Gorgeous! The resort is stunning! The beach and pools are wonderful. We went the first week in April, 2012. My 11 year old and 13 year old children did not want to have anything to do with the teen club.
G.O.'s- The Teen Club, called Passworld, is located at a skate ramp. It made Club Med worth the money! After my 11 year old became "lint" to my husband and I we decided to make them pick 3 activities that they had to try the next day. After much negotiation, my 13 year old daughter reluctantly agreed. The first day went so well that the second day she went to 5 activities and from the 3rd day on, I never saw her again. She spent all day and night with the other teens she met and the GO's. She cried when we left because she would miss everyone! Wanny, Audrey and Josue were amazing! My 11 year old son showed up at the first activity but didn't want to participate. Wanny picked him up and carried him into the game and said "We have another player!" From then on, he was hooked. They really liked the trapeze,hanging out with the other teens, movie night, and special daily activities, rehearsal for a dance performance and the performance itself.
Food- The restaurants were good and convenient. We liked getting dressed up in the colors of the night and going out for a fancy meal. Hispaniola has an amazing outside patio that we loved to sit at every night right on the ocean.
The Room- Space was great. We loved having a balcony off the main bedroom that had an amazing view of the ocean. The main bedroom had a very comfortable king size bed and the other room had two comfortable twin beds that converted to couches in the living area. The kids had their own beds. There was also plenty of fresh water to drink and a refrigerator for any food that was leftover from dinner. We always had fresh soft towels despite the fact that there were 4 of us. That being said, the room was not that fancy. It was nice but not spectacular. Ask for the building Cortes. Good location and ocean view.
Airport- Yes, we traveled during the busiest time of the year for Punta Cana, however, the airport is very small and was not able to handle the number of travelers. I have traveled all over the world and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had. Long, long, long lines for everything!!! If you go to Punta Cana, pack your patience and expect long delays at the airport. Some people we met said that they wouldn't go back just because of the airport.
Relaxing- My husband loves to spend long hours on the beach relaxing. I, on the other hand, do not. I like it for a little while, but I get bored. I was worried that I wouldn't like the trip. There was so much to do everyday and every hour that there was no way I could get bored. Also, the beach was so relaxing and so beautiful that I loved it far more than I thought. We always had plenty of towels and found a shady spot under a palm tree to relax. Samuel was amazing and brought my husband and I drinks on the beach all day every day. Yeah Samuel!
Language- I travel to foreign destinations for the unique experience of a foreign country. If I wanted everyone to cater to me in english, I would have stayed in America. That being said, almost everyone spoke english. Good job, Club Med!
Internet- We paid $50 for the week for wi-fi in the room. It was worth it but reception was limited inside the room. It worked best from the balcony and was a little slow.
We would highly recommend the resort for families!
Photos- The photographers are great! It is nice to know that I can relax instead of run around and take pictures of my kids at events. We also paid extra to have family pictures taken on the beach. Worth the money. The checkout process for the photos is a little painful. Do it early and not right before you have to leave as it takes awhile.
Cortes had a beautiful view and was close to almost everything.
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18 May 2012
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our Punta Cana resort! It sounds like your whole family had a great time! We’re so happy your children got involved in all of our great amenities. We appreciate all of your feedback! We hope you come back and visit us soon!
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