We went to this resort January 15-22 2014. We flew from Toronto with Air Transat. We arrived at the resort around 2:30pm. Check in was slower but understandably as it takes a long time to check in so many people. We were checked in by 3:15.
Our room was 1203. It is the farthest from the beach and pool with the swim up bar, but was very nice and upgraded. We had no complaints about our room. We had a king size bed which is what we requested and pillows were great not moldy smelling like others have said. We never had an issue with hot water or water pressure. Do take your own washcloths with you as we were only given 1 a day. Mini fridges get stocked with 1 large bottle of water, beer, pop and a juice box.
There are 2 pools at this resort. A quiet or family pool which has the kids play area next to it. We never spent time at this pool but walked past it and it looked nice. The other pool has the swim up bar. This pool is nice, however found the water a bit cool at time.
The buffet always had a ton of selection. There are omelette, egg and pancake and crepes stations for breakfast. At lunch and dinner there are pasta stations, carving stations. Never a problem with running out of food. We ate at 5 a la cartes. The seafood bbq and the Japanese were the best in my opinion. We also tried the Dominican, Italian, and French restaurants. There was also a late night snack bar in the theater area where they served buns, nachos, chicken, and cut up hotdogs. Down by the pool there is also a snack area where they serve burgers,hotdogs and fries during the day. There is also a pizza place which serves delict pizza. We ate lunch there several times.
Entertainment could have been better. The first night we were there there was a magic of Disney show which was really good. The other nights were kind of boring but we still went and watched the shows every night. In the theater there are also a couple pool tables. There was always afternoon entertainment by the pool where the staff always got visitors up to participate in the activities.
We did the Caribbean festival and really enjoyed it. We went out on a big pirate themed ship to the ocean to an area where we were able to swim with nurse sharks(vegetarian) and interact with sting rays. Then we were also able to go out and snorkel in the ocean. The entertainment on the ship was great at well.
The wedding was down by the beach in the afternoon. It was a short ceremony with a cocktail hour on the beach with a bar set up and some appetizers. Pictures were done on the beach with the ocean as the backdrop. Following cocktail hour we went to the Japanese restaurant where we had a delicious dinner and cake.
Overall we had a great experience. I would recommend the resort as we all had a great time.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Breezes Punta Cana
- Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
- Barcelo Premium Punta Cana
- Barcelo Dominican Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Barcelo