(Closed) Hard Rock Punta Cana? Or other Punta Cana resorts

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We stayed at Dreams Palm Beach in May and had a blast. Great resort! Check out Trip Advisor for reviews.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Helper bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That one looks really nice!  We are staying at the Majestic Elegance!  It looks awesome and has good reviews.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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 # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

And also it got rave reviews on trip advisor, which is why I choose it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re very happy with our choice for next year ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • 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!

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