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Stunning beach.

Lovely beach , but why pay for sun-beds and drinks etc when you can get them at your hotel. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
55bart
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Poole, United Kingdom
Wowza!!!!

Our hotel was way on the other side of this beach and it took 1.5hrs approx to get there. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
levesque2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach , but why pay for sun-beds and drinks etc when you can get them at your hotel. We stayed at Iberostar Playa Pillar so just around the corner.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was way on the other side of this beach and it took 1.5hrs approx to get there. We decided that for 5bucks why not go for a tour on this awesome double decker bus in the beautiful weather. Yes we did stop at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus to this beach and it took over 2 hours to get there as the bus stops at all the hotels. When we were ready to leave there we were running down the board walk and the bus driver saw us. He...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Playa Pilar first week of May after an absence of about 3 years. I was happily surprised to see the total reconstruction of the site after the passage of hurricane “Irma” last September. The beach is wide, long and clean. Workers remove the...More

4  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach as always but very sad to see the encroachment of more hotel building projects . Not only is it destroying the flora and fauna but is also a blot on the landscape . The place is no longer 5* but a 4 ....More

2  Thank sandrawalkingwhisker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Playa Coco Resort. We took the double decker bus up to pillar beach, took about 45 min, was ok got to see all the different resorts. When you get there the bus stops on the road then when you get off there...More

1  Thank sunshine181752
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of the best beaches in the world! The sand is so white and fine, and the sea is beautifully warm amazing! The sea is also crystal clear. When you look to the horizon on a clear day, you can't see where...More

Thank Rose-Chris2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quick ride on the double decker bus to the beach from Iberostar Daiquiri. It cost $5 pecos for the total trip. You can get a cover area for $10 pecos, with 2 chairs and 3 drinks. These drinks are more like a shooter. Beach...More

Thank Cindy2013_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most BEAUTIFUL beach!! A MUST SEE place. Is perfect to play, relax, eat yummy sea food, cocktails!

Thank Seba S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High or low tide, this white, long, sandy beach is beautiful! Only 5 pesos(CUC), return, on the double decker bus from Cayo Coco. There's a few buildings being rebuilt because of the hurricane but you can still get something to eat and drink. This place...More

Thank DebC100Canada
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steveSouthampton
29 April 2018|
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Response from Scarletrugby | Reviewed this property |
We were there recently.The beach bar sell Heineken beer (not Cristal/Bucanero) & a can costs 3 CUCs.A pina colada costs 3 CUCs. Unsure about the larger restaurant or food costs but as it's a capative market with nothing else... More
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Thomas A
11 April 2018|
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Response from Scarletrugby | Reviewed this property |
We recently cycled from the Iberostar Daiquiri to PP & took us 30mins.You could easily walk it or if the Melia has bikes,cycle there like we did. It is a nice beach but nothing to rave about though.
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Sherry H
11 April 2018|
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Response from sam1968951 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, We didn't have any luck with snorkeling ourselves. But, if you go to Playa Pilar, there is someone who walks around selling a snorkeling trip for 1 hour (f I recall, it wasn't expensive) Apparently there is a... More
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