I am planning a trip for Nov 30 to Dec 6th or 7th that is a mix of fun and relaxing with a great beach. Myself and my hubby both 30 years old and another couple early to mid 20's and possible my brother in law,(prob on his own- 22 years old) would be going.
I have fouund some hotel deals in the under $150 per night range. So our "Ideal " deal resort would have:
1- a great white sand beach, not too much sea weed decent clarity of water not crazy waves
2-free snorkling or other watersports, plus daily beach or pool fun things
3- some quiet areas for when we want to chill
4- a swim up pool bar and/or beach bar
5- hot tub with nice people from around the world to visit and chat
6- A few a la cartes options for when we want some romantic nights with good food, and good food in general
7- a somewhat fun disco or pub for us all to get together and visit and dance or listen to music
8- a few decent evening entertainment shows
9- proximity to either one cool excurition such as fishing,( or even fishing off a pier) or a casino (they like texas hold'em)
10- Big enough that we don't have to go on excursions all the time to be entertained but maybe not so big that I can't find the people I came with ...
So I have found some good deals ranging from under $100 per night to under $150 per night. Less expensive is better for me right now BUT I don't want to get sick from the food or have no entertainment!
--Choices-- (Based on finding deals for our week)
1- Catalonia Bavaro Beach , Casino and Golf- is smack in the middle of our price range.
2-Grand Palladium Palace (is a bit less)
3-Iberostar Punta Cana (is a bit more)
4- Hotel Carabella (great deal)
5-VIK or LTI ( almost as good a deal)
6- IFA Villas Bavaro ( In the best 2 price wise, but do they close the pools early??)
Sorry this is so long but you guys always ask for more details :-)
I would LOVE if you could tell me your top 2 or even 3 for our wanting some fun and some relaxation. And why that resort is the best in your opinion! Muchas Gracias!!