So, I am looking for something specific somewhere within the DR. My wife and I traveled here last year for the first time and really enjoyed the experience BUT (there is always a BUT)...
The accommodation I am seeking would ideally be smaller, adults only (or at least adult oriented) and have comfortable rooms and a GREAT beach. When we travel during the winter, all we really want to do is lounge on the beach and relax. Nightlife, excursions, volleyball tournaments, shopping are just not on our agenda for these type of trips.
The mega resorts are fine and we have plenty to choose from. What I would LIKE to find is a smaller and more intimate property where we could spend 5 or 6 nights just relaxing on a world-class beach by day and enjoying a decent meal and bottle of wine at night. Somehow, the huge AI resorts don't quite meet those simple demands. Some of the older and smaller resorts might fit out desires, but the reviews always seem to put me off. We aren't what I would call high maintenance people but we do have SOME standards, if that makes sense.
Anyway, I have always received help on the TA forums when I have asked for it. Hopefully some of the local experts will be able to offer me some suggestions. I am not tied to one specific area, but it seems that flying from the US into PUJ makes getting a non-stop flight at least possible. Flying into LRM always seems to require multiple stops and even overnight flights. But I'm flexible, really.
Thanks in advance folks!