Post # 1
My Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law surprised us last night with a honeymoon! We honestly didnt think that we would get to go anywhere.
Has anyone been to the Barceló Bávaro Beach – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic?
How about the Punta Cana Princess Resort or the RIU Palace Macao?
Any other recommendations?
Post # 3
I am looking into going there; what dates will you be on your honeymoon?
Post # 4
Hi! I stayed at barcelo bavaro beach this past September with my best friend (now maid of honor) and it was the best trip ever! I have traveled a lot, but this was the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. I don’t have any complaints about the resort either. It is adults only, which is incredible, and you can take advantage of all of the amenities of thot larger hotel which sits right next to this one. This is where my fiancé and I are going on our honeymoon. I highly recommend it!!!
Post # 5
We stayed at the Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda in June last year, and have booked again for September this year; we loved it. The food was decent (nothing amazing, but all inc resorts in the DR aren’t exactly renowned for fine dining lol; there was plenty of choice, it was tasty, and we had unlimited reservations at a choice of about a dozen a la carte restaurants inc 3 adult-only ones on the Ambar complex). The Esmeralda is a small, upgraded part of a much larger complex, with it’s own two pools inc an adult-only jacuzzi, and access to pretty much all other parts of the complex, inc the a la carte restaurants, the pool, the gym, the lobby bar, and the snack bar at the adult-only Ambar section (we usually stay adult-only but choose the Esmeralda over the Ambar as we preferred the Esmeralda room decor and could still use everything bar the buffet restaurant at the Ambar).
There is free wi-fi at the pool and lobby, large jacuzzi tub and separate shower in the room, king-size beds, 24 hour room service, mini-bar with spirits and beer, loads of restaurants and bars, and the Pueblo Principe which has live music, a sports/karaoke bar, shops, a disco, and a casino (extra $). I’ve also heard good things about the Bavaro complex, though I haven’t stayed there. Another resort that gets consistently good reviews is the Magestic Elegance, as is the Catalonia Royal Bavaro (adult-only part of the larger Catalonia complex). From the UK, these come into a similar price-bracket; not sure about from elsewhere.
Post # 6
I think this is where my fiance and I are going in June for our honeymoon as well!
Post # 7
@MrsJohnsonToBe: Do you have any pictures to share?
Post # 8
My Fiance and I are going here for our honeymoon in June! We have a Club Premium Master Suite. Our package includes a resort credit to be used towards excursions and the spa…I can’t wait to be there!
Post # 9
@elibas: I’m totally late to the party on this thread. I guess I didnt subscribe! We are going the first full week of June! Is that when youll be going?
@MrsTJK: Looks like youll be there the week after us!
@barbie86: Thanks for the reviews! Makes me feel better about going!!!