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home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

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home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

We have just returned home after 2 great weeks at the Bouganville. ( literally landed 4 hours ago) Willing to answer any questions.

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1. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

Food- How was it? :-)

Flies/Sand flies- did they have a lot as some posters have mentioned?

What was it like at the main pool- did you have to get up with the sunrise to reserve a chair?

Did they play music at the pool?

How far is the walk from GB La romana to Bouganville? Just thinking about poor hubby and having to pull all that luggage...hahaha

25 days until paradise and I can barely wait.

Thanks in advance!

Michelle

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2. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

Hi Edmonton mama. We are going next week for 7 days. Did you do any excursions?

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3. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

We booked an excursion from home, didn't do any from the resort. Did SEAVIS Tours Saona island.

Sand flies? Fleas. .... I got about one bite per day, hubby got none. Mosquito's here love me too. Took a Benadryl pen, like after bite but Benadryl, usually one treatment did it.

Lots of loungers at pools and beach. I got up around 7:30 and went out for the morning sun. But we'd move to the pool mid afternoon never had any trouble finding new chairs

Music at the Bouganville pool in the afternoon, but no yelling over loud speakers to join activities.

The bus from the airport stops at the La Romana, no road to the Bouganville lobby. You identify your luggage and the bellman takes it to the Bouganville lobby. After you check in you put a tag on your bag and it's delivered to your room.

The Bouganville lobby is less than a 5 minute walk from the La Romana lobby.

Everything is wonderful, didn't hear of any one getting sick.

The managers are everywhere, very hands on, very friendly.

You'll love it

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4. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

What did you think of SEAVIS Tours Saona island?

I'm looking at this one for us as well but would love to hear your feedback.

Thank you for responding to all my questions- muchly appreciated.

PS- Benadryl pen? I have never seen these. Must drop by Shoppers today and see if they have them.

Michelle

Edited: 18 March 2014, 12:52
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5. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

BEST TOUR EVER!

Really worth the price of $105/pp. That includes pick up at the resort at 8 am. transportation to Bayahibe by car, the excursion, all drinks, snacks, lunch. They go to 4 areas, 1 for starfish, 2 to snorkel and one to have a guided walking tour of the village of Manojuan. Return to the resort by 6 pm.

it was the high light of our trip.

Book online before you go, you don't have to pay until you get to Bayahibe.

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6. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

FANTASTIC! I sent him a email last week requesting to book but was waiting to hear your response since you mentioned this tour previously. :-)

I'm going to email him right now and see what availability he has for the week we arrive :-)

Thanks again.

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7. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

At the bottom right of the Seavis page there is an availability calendar, check it, I found Thursdays the easiest to book.

You'll have a blast. Our guide was Ingrid.

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8. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

Is that the VIP tour? How long is the bus ride?

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9. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

yes, the VIP. departs from their office in Bayahibe, the car not bus ride was about 20 minutes.

They make arrangement for a driver to pick you up at the lobby. and then another to take you back.

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10. Re: home from 2 wks at the Bouganville, questions??

Hi Barb, I am interested to hear what you find out about excursions as well as we are arriving at the Bouganville on March 23 for one week,

thanks, Cindy