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suggestion for next year

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suggestion for next year

Here's our main criteria for an ideal 4 or 5 star:

Big pool

Lots of greenery (lush grounds vs. too much concrete)

A decent amount of palapas

Good food

Night life and swim-up bars aren't important because we travel with our 10 y/o and 12 y/o.

We've been to the Melia twice. First trip was great, second was very disappointing due to poor service all week long. Don't think you could beat the Melia, though, for big pools and stunning rounds.

Been to the Riu Taino and liked it but we're not crazy about the assigned buffet dinner seatings.

Went to the Iberostar Punta Cana last year and we'd rank it #1 of the six places we've stayed in the DR.

This year we spent two weeks at the Bahia Principe Punta Cana and it's too big and busy for us -- and too much concrete.

Can anyone suggest some possibilities in Punta Cana for next year?

Ontario
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1. Re: suggestion for next year

Any suggestions?

Baltimore, Maryland
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2. Re: suggestion for next year

Gottatravel, my favorite place is on the LaRomana Bayahibe side. Casa Del Mar. I will list you some links so you can check out why I love it so:

http://tinyurl.com/mglcy

above you will find a color map of cdm

http://tinyurl.com/acs85

the above link will take you to my photoshows . Click on any picture and it will load and play. Each pic is a show on it's own. There is navagation on the left of the page so you can see all of the shows.

http://tinyurl.com/jtj7m

The above link will take you to the resort map of Casa Del Mar. One of the things I liked was the layout, everything was so convenient. There is walking but not a lot, it is a very intimate resort.

http://tinyurl.com/bjscp

above link is for the resort newspaper the Sundial. They deliver it to your room in the evening and it gives the info of the next days activities.

http://tinyurl.com/arggq

this link is for the apple resorts trips that are available.

http://www.baltobabesblog.blogspot.com/

above is a link to my blog, all about Casa Del Mar, complete with pictures and links and lots of fun stuff.

all the best,

baltobabe/mt

pathtomt@aol.com

http://www.baltobabesblog.blogspot.com/

All about Casa Del Marvelous!

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3. Re: suggestion for next year

Majestic Colonial.. it's a great place.

Smaller and has a great pool. Check out the pictures posted with the reviews.. the place has just opened in December, so there were some growing pains, but it getting better and better. By next year it will be truly wonderful.