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Iberostar/Sunscape Grand/or Bahia?

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Iberostar/Sunscape Grand/or Bahia?

Hi, my husband and I are in our late 20's, still into drinking/partying but not as crazy as our college days. We cannot decide where to book, its so hard they all seem great! This would be our first time in the Caribean. We are worried we will be bored at Sunscape Grand (I've read is the smallest resort in PC), worried it will be too far to beach at IB or we won't be able to make reservations, etc. and can't remember my concerns for Bahia....I have been researching on the web all day- the reviews are awesome but overwhelming after a while! We want a nice beach, with waves, decent restaurants, fun bars, things to do, etc. Where should we go????

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Bored, I doubt it.. It resort may not be the biggest but they have things to do if you want to do them...For more info or pitures write parrotmom@comcast.net

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Hi, we just returned from the Iberostar Dominicana. I didn't feel we were far from the beach at all.

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The beach is only steps away from any where in the IB, that should not be a concern. The IB is somewhat laid back, you can do all they have to offer or nothing at all. We go there and enjoy the resort once every year. If you choose the IB you will not be dissapointed. In fact you will find yourself telling others what a beautiful place it is, and the great time you had there. I promise. We have walked thru a lot of the resorts in punta cana and most of them have pretty much the same things. I truely believe that no matter where you go down there you will enjoy your stay. So go and enjoy , no matter what hotel you pick.

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Thanks for the advice!

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When are you going? My boyfriend and I (in mid-20's) are looking at either the Iberostar or Grand.

Dallas, TX
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My wife and I are late 20's and have chosen the Bahia Principe Punta Cana. We'll be there April 5-13th. Everybody seems to say good things about it.

Good luck!

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jlm30- we are planning to go Apr 11-16. How about you? Do you know about Debbie's Dominican Repulic travel page (http://www.debbiesdominicantravel.com/)? Its also a great place for all kinds of reviews on the resorts. Still its information overload anfd we still can't decide where to stay, Iberostar or Sunscape.

I see you are from Philly, are you doing the Erin Express this weekend? We are coming down for it and heard its a blast.

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Hey KJM205, I think we are going to go from April 13th to April 20th so looks like we'll overlap. We are trying to decide between the Iberostar Dominicana, Sunscape Grand, and Sunscape the Beach. I'm now leaning towards Sunscape the Beach b/c it's bigger, water sounds nicer than Grand (with waves), and it's new with many bars and restaurants and you can take a bus to another hotel's casino. The only negative it looks is that it's in the middle of nowhere, which is fine; I just hope that we can still do some of the trips (Saoma Island, Captain Hooks). Let me know what you guys decide. BTW--prices are great now...800$ for the week out of Philly.

The Erin Express..have a great time! Friends did it last year...they were pretty drunk and had a really good time. They're doing it on Saturday as well. I might join them. Have fun.

Let me know which hotel you decide on. Are you considering the Beach?

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jlm30-I aksed our TA about The Beach. We care considering that one now too. Drop me an email if you want, I wondered where you got a deal like $800 for 7 nights. Our TA said it would be $1125/person for 7 nights Ap 6th-13th but only $832/person for 6 nights Apr 11-17. We do not want to fly charter though, we are going USAir out of Philly. I had a bad experience once on a charter to Mexico for spring break.

my email is kjm205@hotmail.com


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Hi Kim, we stayed at the Ocean Sands, next to the Iberostar. One complaint that we heard about the IB was that there are no swim up bars. I know I sure enjoyed them at my resort!