So I decided to take my first solo trip to the Dominican! Like an idiot, I booked the hotel first and then decided to read the reviews. I was totally freaked out when I read how much the rooms sucked, bad service, ect. But when I got there it was the complete opposite! Service was awesome, rooms were great, beach was beautiful. Since I travelled alone, I was looking to meet other solo travellers, however, most people on the resort were Russian and didn't speak much English. I ended up making friends with all the staff (security guards, chefs, tour guides, lobby staff). About 5 nights out of 7 a different guy took me out each night, so I got to see a lot of Punta Cana as opposed to being on the resort alone for 7 days. The best means to travel is on a "moto," and it was the most thrilling experience! Sitting on the back of one, smoking a cigar, drinking a Pina Colada and waving and blowing kisses to all the locals. As a woman, I was VERY nervous leaving the resort the first night, as soon as I took one step off the resort every guy was drooling. But The Dominican relies on tourist money to survive, so if something ever happens to a tourist they're in trouble, plus I felt very safe going out with security guards. In general, I felt safe in Punta Cana, I never once felt scared or threatened. I was more loving the attention from the locals ahaha. When it came to the food, it's not as terrible as people on here are saying. There's a lot of Carribean food (but where do you think you are??). I mainly stuck to what I knew and didn't eat the meat. But I highly recommend this place, the Amacion team was amazing and the beach parties were so fun!
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- Also Known As:
- Carabela Beach Hotel Punta Cana
- Carabela Beach Resort And Casino
- Carabela Bavaro Hotel
- Carabela Bavaro Punta Cana