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La Romana or Jamaica??

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La Romana or Jamaica??

I am looking to book an all inclusive resort. Price is a factor. Planning on a 7 night stay. But I also want there to be decent snorkeling available included in the AI price if not right off the beach at the resort. Obviously would like good selection of food/restaurants as well. My interests at this point are probably La Romana, DR or Jamaica. Any advice would be appreciated as to locations or resorts. Had been looking at Dreams La Ramona but have no idea where to look in Jamaica. Which is best if the plan is the vacation will be spent at the resort only for the all inclusive price?

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hi I have just come back from Jamaica this week we stayed at grand Bahia principe runaway bay and couldnt have had a better time! they are so laid back and we just chilled out for the whole two weeks . price was about the same as we paid to go to the Dominican republic last year. we didn't go to dreams we stayed in bavaro but have been looking at dreams only this week. I really wanted to go back to Dominican but didn't realise i'd enjoy Jamaica so much. have just posted a review on grand Bahia principe feel free to have a read.

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For dreams laromana, you really need to look in the bayahibe forum. All the info on dreams is on this sub forum.

The dreams laromana resort will have everything you would want . If you would like go off resort or take in an excursion, it is a perfect location..

There are other places nearby that maybe be more affordable, but you will need to research the forum.

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bidefordbabeDevon,

Thank you for your response and review. Did you snorkel at all while you were there?

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We didn't snorkel but lots did the best snorkeling I was told was on the beach in front of the hotel where it is a little bit more rocky

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If price is a factor, you will probably be better off with the DR.

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having originally planned a wedding at both La Romana and Jamaica i would go for Jamaica - The Dom Rep is very much about making you pay for extras whereas in Jamaica not so much. The level of service you receive very much depends on whether you have gone for premium or not in the dom rep whereas in Jamaica people tend to say you all get hte same service regardless.

I would personally give Dreams La Romana a miss - too many reports of people being horrendously ill due to the food - discrimination regarding service levels and even heard of one woman being felt up by a member of staff who was asked "not to do it again" by his boss rather than escorted off the premises. Also the rooms are very dated unless you pay for the premium upgrade.

With regards to Jamaica - I did extensive research as we were looking for a wedding venue and i would avoid the Sandals Resorts liek the plague - very overpriced for what you get(even on the 2 for 1 deals) = hotels are quite run down and you get much better quality elsewhere.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall in Jamaica gets amazing reviews and all rooms are suites.

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we have been to DR and Jamaica Bahia Principe Runaway Bay. Jamaica was by far our favourite. Amazing, friendly people. Great food and service.

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riu ochos rios in Jamaica is amazing... the entertainment is incredible. However we are going to la romana this yea

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