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Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

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Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

We are a family of 4 (2 boys 12,11 very active) looking to change from barcelo maya palace to something similar in Punta Cana for March 2015. Any help is appreciated!

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1. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

What kind of things are most important to you?

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2. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

Swimable ocean (snorkeling), nice pool to play in, clean rooms, good food and drinks, daily activities like mini golf, tennis, basketball, water polo and being able to walk around to see things off resort would be nice if it is safe.

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3. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

check the Barcelo Palace deLuxe in Punta Cana. they offer the full sortiment of activities, are lñocated on the calmest white sandy beach to be found in PC, swimable for children year around, and you already had a good experience with Barcelo in Mexico, so you know what to expect.

happy travels

Mike

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4. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

We (myself, hubby and 10 year old son) just returned from the Barcelo Maya (we were at the Tropical not the Palace) - loved it! We haven't been to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe but it's been on our radar for a few years - we walked by it in 2013 and thought it looked beautiful. The snorkeling, however, won't be the same - my understanding is that it's pretty limited in Punta Cana so if you're really set on that, then you might want to check out Dreams La Romana:

tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g663484-d1163459…

Another resort that I've got my eye on as it has a great looking waterpark is the Royalton in Punta Cana.

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6. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

kyle m (post #5) - which resorts in Punta Cana have you been to?

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7. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

Hola: We vote for Dreams La Romana. Calm and clear water with snorkeling right off the beach. Good food and plenty of activities for kids/teens. You can walk down the beach into the small town of Bayahibe and explore.

Good luck.

Mike & Cyndie - The Maineacs

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8. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

thanks for the suggestions, this is just what I was looking for. keep them coming :)

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10. Re: Need help finding a fun family resort for a good price!

Okay thanks, I've just heard very negative things ) about the Lifestyle resort in PP that you're recommending (especially that it has very pushy timeshare sellers). What kind of activities does it offer for pre-teens/teens that would make it better than the BBPD?