A group of 12 of us took a trip to Punta Cana last November. We weren't sure what to expect but after some research and reading reviews we gave it a shot. This resort exceeded our expectations for the price!! Here is a breakdown of our stay:
Check-in: This was very smooth. 6 of the 12 of us had checked in 1 day prior, our rooms were all over the resort, but after speaking with the front desk they had all 7 of our rooms in the same building and just doors away from each other, and in doing this we all ended up getting an ocean view room. We arrived at about 3pm and really didn't have to wait in a long line.
Rooms: The rooms were great. Very clean with everything working. Great view of ocean & pools, nice little balcony. This truly was "all-inclusive". They were sure to keep our in-room fridge fully stocked with El Presidente (their house beer), sodas and bottled water.
Food: This was the only part lacking on this trip. BUT, like I said for the price and for all-inclusive, the food was average. I have done other all-inclusives to know that food isn't always the greatest. Since we were there with a large group (our group ranged in age from 26-40 years old with some couples and some singles) we didn't expect to go to sit-down dinners every night. When we did we broke into smaller groups and you had to make your reservation for that evening fairly early in the morning. They did guarantee us 2 dinner reservations, however all of ours were different since we didn't book as a group. But, the daily buffets were edible..not great, but really not horrible and no one got sick on the trip. The lunches at the pool were probably our best meals of the day.
Drinks/Entertainment: I have to say, if you are looking for fun, this is the place to stay. As noted before, they do not skimp on the drinks. The would keep them coming and every bar/pool bar was so accomodating and made some stiff drinks. We brought our own 22 oz plastic cups and beer pitchers and they filled everything up for us with no problems, no questions asked. The Dominican Vodka had a bit of a funny taste, but when asked, they served ABSOLUT with no extra charge. The beer was probably equivilent to like a Bud or Coors Light. The entertainment staff was great-they allowed us to use our blow up beer pong raft in the pool and played a lot of fun pool side games. Now, I will say that we were a rowdy group and enjoyed this aspect, this was all done at the pool with the swim up bar. They did have a completely separate pool area for families and children. So if this sounds too wild, there were certainly more calm areas for those not wanting the day-time drinking/pool fun. We were there reliving Spring Break days so we were a bit on the not-so-quiet side.
The night life was decent, one club and lots of bars. We didn't spend too much time in the Casino, it was small.
It was a great trip, and we would revisit this resort.
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- Breezes Punta Cana
- Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
- Barcelo Premium Punta Cana
- Barcelo Dominican Punta Cana
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