BEACH - Beautiful!!! large! Clear/turquoise! Rarely any seaweed. Great waves to play in but not too rough. Great snorkeling right close - lots of amazing fish to see. A few rocks (large) on the bottom. Always loungers free - sun or shade (never congested even though hotel was full). Always a great breeze off the ocean so you never get too hot. you can walk along the beach forever (north or south) and pass by other resorts.
POOLS - LARGE!!!! so much area - always loungers available. Swim up bar and activities. Never sat at the pool though as the beach was so amazing. If you are a "Club" member that you have access to bed cabana's (as well as on the beach)
FOOD- Amazing! I've stayed in Punta Cana twice before at 4 star resorts and this resort was 10x as great. You have unlimited a la cartes. Japanese (teppanyaki style) and steakhouse were the best! French was second best. Seafood good/average. Mexican was just ok. Breakfast buffet was great (at main buffet or the beach) - crepes, pancakes, omelettes, bacon, ham sauusage, fruit, toast, yogurt, everything you can imagine! We ate lunch at the restaurant at the beach (best burgers and nachos ever!). One down side - we ate at an alacarte and there was a piece of metal in it (an inch long - like a piece of a paperclip). We told staff (as my partner could have choked if he had swallowed it) - they were very apologetic (multiple people came including management). They offered us a free romantic meal on the beach (which normally cost $100). We were leaving the next day so we couldn't accept, but when we got back to our room that night, they had put rose petals everywhere! filled the jacuzzi tub with hot water and bubbles, given us champagne and a huge fruit basket. Good customer service! I would still go back here as they serve 1000+ plates per day and we just happen to get (I think) was a piece of the metal brush that they use to clean the grill off (must have broken off when cleaning). Also, they have purified water and ice so you don't have to worry about drinks and they always have bottled water (make sure to brush your teeth with bottled water).
SERVICE - great. never a wait if you need anything, room service, towels, cleaning staff were great (give them a tip). Tour rep always handy (schedule in the lobby).
Rooms - very large with jacuzzi. I would have paid the extra $100 to get club or a pool view (only had gardenview) - get a room that start with 2000 (not 1000's)...there are 3000 and 4000 as well (but not sure which of these are pool versus garden view)
RESORT- overall was beautiful/large. The pictures on selloffvacations are really old - all the bushes are grown in so it is sooooo much better than I thought it would be. Beach BBQ's and daily activities(exercise and games). Free water sports. Pay for parasailing and sorts. There was a hot guy and hot girl contest (but the resort was mainly older couples and LOTS of wedding groups). But not a huge party atmosphere at all. We do not drink much or party and there was always a quiet place to be :) There is a gym, spa, theatre, casino, stores, kids play area (although not many kids at the resort when we went). Price will go down to $1500 (taxes in) three days prior and $1400 two days prior....so wait it out if you are booking online. Don't pay the $1800 plus tax.
MARKETS - there is a market within walking distance (5 min) of the resort. Make sure you barter though! Whatever price they quote - only pay 20 to 25% of that! Make sure silver has .925 engraved in it or its not real silver. If you walk for 45min south on the beach you will reach markets as well. You can go to other malls (nice stores - real shopping) there are buses that can take you there.
TOURS - lots to choose from! Bavaro Splash (speed boat and snorkeling) and dune buggy/polaris (see macao beach, cave and plantation) ones are good!
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- Also Known As:
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- Punta Cana Hotel Majestic
- Majestic Colonial Dominican Republic
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- Majestic Dominican Republic
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- Majestic Resort Punta Cana
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