Going to DR end of October and staying at Gran Bahia L R. Been to DR once before so know mostly what to expect of the country. Stayed at RIU Merengue a few years ago when it was getting bad press for food poisoning etc. I had no problems and most of it was down to people trying to claim money back from the tour company or overeating /getting well drunk etc. Really enjoyed it and after similar (disappointing stay) in Cuba and an expensive time in Cyprus, my wife and I are going to DR again as ir ranked so much better.
I have had a few bad health issues this year so this will be a real chill out holiday. I have a problem with "dry Mouth" so need to check on the food (going AI). Is it the usual wide choice as I need moist food rather than dried/burned offerings? Is water OK as I need to have regular sips of water? Good standards of hygiene?
Beach - plenty of shade? Is sea as cloudy as claimed as many photos show good blue colour? Caused by river or barrier work?
Usual 50% DEET and are mossies bad at this time of year? I know its cockroach mating season so are they a problem? What about insects in rooms as there appears to be an issue here.
Any trips recommended? Local shopping OK? Any rip offs to avoid?
Plenty of questions but I would appreciate anyone's help just so I am prepared and don't waste any time there.Edited: 22 September 2010, 13:06