Looking for insight on differences between EPC vs Breathless, have been to EPM and loved it, but found it dead after 10PM at night, and have never been to DR, so any pointers would be appreciated.
Very different resorts. Although EPC has been renovated, it is more on the tropical style. Breathless is more on the modern style. I would also offer that Breathless would be more lively at night (and during the day).
Tropical style wins vs modern style, thank you.
What about going out into town from Excellence? close enough, safe, bars, etc?
Excellence is actually on the northern side of PC (Uvero Alto) so it's a bit of a drive to get to anywhere. Note that there isn't much in PC as far as town/bars etc... El Cortecito is a small townish area with bars/shops/restos but it's at least 20 mins or so from Excellence.
I have been to both Excellence properties in Punta Cana as well as Breathless. The nightlife at Breathless was far and away better (more active, lively) The shows at the Excellence properties pretty much wound down the evening. Within an hour of the show ending, the many of guests were back in their rooms. Some evenings at EEC had the small nightclub packed til 2AM and on other nights, there wasn't a single person in there. While places are open in the evening, they just aren't packed and consist mainly of couples and groups of friends drinking and socializing, not partying.
Well. I had though I'd be partying into the wee hrs but after a full day of sun, activities pool beach and booze at EPC, by midnight I was ready for sleep. The sun saps the strength out of me! Just something to think about.
That's outright misinformation, Bomberro. In the 11 times I've been to Excellence Punta Cana, there have been people of a wide range of ages, including early 20s. It's not a party place, but the entertainment is typically lively enough in the evenings, and there are lots of activities in the main section of the pool by the lobby, and that area of the beach.
3 couples in their 20's is mis info...be honest ..these resorts are for totally different clientele..
Been to both EPC and Breathless in the last few years. Loved both. A bit of a different feeling , modern vs tropical, but found there were quiet and lively nights at both. For us, we found was more about what you feel like doing and who you end up hanging out with. I would agree that Breathless had more of a party vibe... especially during the day. By the way... we are a retired couple in our late 50's and have absolutely enjoyed both resorts. Don't think you can go wrong with either one.