Post # 1
We are trying to decide on a honeymoon and money is a bit tight so we were thinking of going to Punta Cana as the prices there seem to be a bit cheaper.
The Hard Rock looks nice but the reviews are mixed. Have any of you been there?
Can you suggest any good all inclusive resorts in Punta Cana?
Post # 3
We just booked the Now Larimar resort in Punta Cana! My dad had a friend who just stayed there over the summer and loved it! Our honeymoon is April 2nd – April 8th, 2012 in Punta Cana. We are so excited!
Post # 4
We stayed at Dreams Palm Beach in May and had a blast. Great resort! Check out Trip Advisor for reviews.
Post # 5
We stayed @ the Hard Rock Punta Cana this summer for a week for our honeymoon – we won it through a contest. The resort, rooms, and pools are beautiful and fantastic. Food not so much, but wasn’t awful, just not as good as other resorts we’ve been to. The ocean was a bit rough in terms of waves especially if you are looking for calm Carribbean beaches, but we still enjoyed it. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Post # 6
i went a few years ago with a friend we stayed at the LTI but I belive it is now called the VIK. had an awesome time! staff was beyond wonderful!!
Post # 7
That one looks really nice! We are staying at the Majestic Elegance! It looks awesome and has good reviews.
Post # 8
We stayed at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana – beautiful!
There were plenty of pools (typically you could find one all to yourself), and the weather was fab! The staff were really friendly, and the honeymoon perks were great! The cleaning lady did eat our left over ‘welcome’ cake though … haha
The food was pretty good – and the steak restaurant was FANTASTIC!
The only ‘bad’ thing I would mention is that because it has a casino, there was one poker group that were there for some tournament? Really obnoxious people, but we didn’t see them much
Definitely recommend though 🙂
Post # 9
I just watched Housewives of NJ last night (i know I know but it’s like a car wreck I CAN NOT stop watching.) Anyway they stayed at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, the trip looks like it’s going to take two episodes to finish up, but it showed some of the excursions, what the rooms and the area looked like.
Post # 10
Maybe I’ll have to watch that show (I live in NJ so I’ve actually avoided it) so that I can see what it looks like.
I guess one of our big concerns is the kids…our last all inclusive was filled with obnoxious teenagers and we’d like to avoid that.
Post # 11
For a honeymoon i would recommend Princess Punta Cana HANDS DOWN. (Not too expensive either!!!)
Five Star all-inclusive Adults Only resort. And very small as compared to other resorts. You don’t need a buggy to get around anywhere. It’s that small but VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL.
Aside from no-kids policy, they also do not allow people from neighbouring resorts to come over, however YOU can go to other resorts if you feel like it and eat there. Or reserve their restaurants. But adult or not, others cannot come to your resort.
The lounge chairs are almost always available. No ‘towel gaming’ at the beach or pool.
Staff is exceptional!
Fiance and I went there for our engagement. The ENTIRE trip (except for our tips and two excursions) cost us together $1650 Canadian for a week. Our 2 excursions + tips were another $250 MAX for both of us.
Post # 12
And also it got rave reviews on trip advisor, which is why I choose it.
Post # 13
Thanks for all these suggestions! It really is helping…keep em coming 🙂 I love to hear about others experiences.
Post # 14
I’ve never been, but I’ve have a friend who’s stayed there and she loved it! She’s been to many resorts also, so if she says it’s good – i trust her judgement!
Post # 15
Ones you might want to look at are the Excellence Punta Cana and IB Grand Bavaro, as well as the Dreams properties (Dreams La Romana has had a fairly recent refurb and looks beautiful; a la carte dining is unlimited and you don’t need reservations).
We’ve booked the Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda for next summer. We stayed at the GBP Punta Cana in 2008 and loved it; the beach is lovely, as are the pools, and it was spotlessly clean with immaculate landscaped grounds. The Esmeralda is on the same complex, but is an upgraded area with nicer rooms with 4-poster beds, room service, bathrobes, and so on, it’s own pool, it’s own small adult’s only pool, and it’s own buffet restaurant. A la carte dining is unlimited at a choice of about 14 restaurants, but reservations are needed.
What I would say is that we’ve been to Mexico 3 times and IMO the resorts are far superior esp in terms of food, so if you can stretch to Mexico it might be worth a look. But the DR is a good choice and the beaches are great 🙂 We’re very happy with our choice for next year 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
My honeymoon is here in 6 weeks. They DO have an adult only portion of the hotel that is just opening this month, so keep it in consideration!