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Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

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Chicago, Illinois
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Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

Can I get some advice on the Best All Inclusive Adult Only hotels in Punta Cana. We are looking for swim up bar (optional) as long as there is a nice beach side pool bar, nice pools, nice beach (dont care about the crowds), good food and some nightlife. And all at a decent price!

Suggestions Please!!!! and Thanks!!!

Tequesta, FL
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for Puerto Aventuras, Punta Cana
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1. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

There are several high-end complexes that feature smaller adult-exclusive sections within them including the Iberostar Grand Bavaro, the Paradisus Palma Real Royal, and the Grand Palladium Royal Suites Turquesa.

Secrets is another high-end adult-only with shared amenities & facilities with the NOW Larimar.

And Excellence is a stand-alone, high-end adult-only about an hour north of the airport, but depending upon time of year, can have rough surf conditions.

There are others, but you specifically asked for the "best" and those are our recommendations. You are certain to get others so check them all out!

Happy Travels!

canada
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2. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

I have only been to two adult only in the DR..both were add ons to large resorts..the royal suites turquesa by palladium..and the luxury bahia ambar (dont let the luxury fool u..they just added that recently to the name) We are returning to the ambar next friday after a wonderful two week holiday the last two weeks of oct. it was more our speed..

but to be honest..they are pretty much equal except that the royal suites turquesa do NOT have their own beach restaurant..you need to mingle with kids at the palace resort for lunch or get fully dressed to go to the adults only restaurant..and it has a small starter buffet..rest off menu..not my idea of a quick lunch...that being said..royal suites have awesome swimout suites that the ambar does not..it is all in your priorities.

have fun where ever you choose

Lynn

Bloomington...
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3. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

I have done some recearch and found that riu palace macao is very nice a little smaller than most resorts. It is a resort within the riu complex. It has all that you asked for and more. The beach there is beautiful look it up on line. I upgraded to a jacuzzi suite which is on my balcony. Going first week of march I am a retired USPS letter carrier turned travel agent so I travel alot. Can't wait!!!!!

Scranton...
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4. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

Below is a list of adult only from the FAQ section. I am looking into Excellence for a trip in Nov. I just stayed at Majestic Elegance. We upgraded to Club which was adults only, but the entire resort is not. I rarely saw a child there at all. It might price out less than some of the others.

Adults Only Resorts in Punta Cana Jan . 2013

Catalonia Royal

NH Royal Beach

Palladium Turquesa

Punta Cana Princess

Majestic Elegance Club

Majestic Colonial Club

Excellence Resort

Bahia Principe Ambar

Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana

Yorktown Heights
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5. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

Riu Palace Macao is adults only too.

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

What time of year are you looking to go?

Mark

Oakville, Canada
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7. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

Barcelo Bavaro Beach is also adults only.

Cheers

Chicago, Illinois
posts: 18
8. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

Thanks for the info everyone! Plan on going in May. Think I broke it down to two, ambar or riu macao. Anyone been to both and can tell me which of the two is best?? Again looking for good bars, good drinks, good food, good beach and good nightlife! Thanks again!!

Ottawa, Canada
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9. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

Hi there - I have been twice to the Ambar and loved it. Sorry, haven't been to the Riu Macao - it was previously a family resort and was closed and renovated and just reopened late summer 2012 so it's not likely that many people here would have been to both.

By the way, we've also been to the Iberostar Grand Bavaro - very nice resort which we loved, but we preferred the tropical look of the Ambar and thought that the Ambar was better overall for us, including that the Ambar was much less expensive.

Toronto, Canada
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10. Re: Our first trip to DR! Best All inclusive Adult Only?

I don't think I'd pick Ambar if you want good night life - there is very little in the Ambar itself in the evening (no band etc) and the bar closes pretty early. You can go up to the shared square, but when we did we found a handful of people in the karaoke bar, even fewer in the sports bar, and a deserted nightclub. There were a few more in the small casino, and then groups of families with sleeping toddlers in strollers sitting in the outdoor area. Maybe it is more lively Jan / Feb / March with spring breakers, but when we were there in the summer it was very subdued.