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Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

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Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

Boy...i will try to be as honest as i can from my experience and also short,starting from arrival,daily activity and departure.After you you fill out the tourist card and pay your $10.00,clear immigration,pick up your bags it's a few steps to your travel company desk(The Madness Begins),the grabbing of your luggage to take it to your waiting bus,i followed the guy and loaded my own bags on the bus($2.00 tip),sat on the bus and wait for other passengers(30 mins,bus driver tip $1.00).Check in was a breeze,asked for bldg 24 got 25...no problem,had to wait 30 mins for them to clean room but i went to the bar and had a cpl beers,i made reservations at the japanese restaurant,sushi was machine made and looked like they were cloned,sparkling wine from Argentina was poured all through the dinner and you could have had anything you wanted to drink,but the wine went well with the bland food.I sampled it all,Hibachi style beef,chicken and seafood along with fried rice and vegetables.We went to the casino after and had a cpl drinks,blew $20.00 in 15 mins at the slot machine.The rest of the week was spent at the pool,beach and did the Bavaro safari,very hectic and bumpy ride,if you have a bad back..stay away.The food they gave us was better than the resort,i met the guy who runs that tour and he was born and grew up in NYC,thats probably why.I did a cpl dives and snorkelled with the sharks .....no big deal...its good if you have never done it,but lots of fun on the boat and a nice show(caribbean Festival).Eat at the Mexican,French,American,Dominican.Stay away from Le Gourmet,it was the worst,chinese was ok.You will always find something to please you at the buffets.Best lunch buffet was on saturday when they bus in timeshare sales personel and other VIP'S to see the resort,the paella was excellent that day,but they hide the shrimp and lobster meat under the rice and it is served to special guest,if you ask they will dig some out for you,thats was so low i thought.The pool bar can be a madhouse, one selfish group from New Jersey(24 idiots)took over the bar in the pool from open to close and they had to call for extra bartenders they drank like probabition was just over,did not see them after that,i bet they were all sick from drinking all the pina coladas and mixed drinks and shots they were doing.I tipped pool bartenders on my first day $10.00 each(3 of them) and never had to ask for another drink after i ordered the first.The Melia is a very nice resort,but it's too large for me,you can get lost trying to find the main lobby at day,imagine if you try at night.We waited for the trolly instead.I dont think i will want to visit Punta Cana again maybe another region in DR,but for now...i put the caribbean on hold,it's off to Europe on my next trip.If anyone needs more info i will be happy to answer any.

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1. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

Sorry to hear that you trip wasn't all you thought it would be. We were there last year loved the resort had a great time. Yes it is a big resort i also prefer smaller ones.But I would return to Melia.

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2. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

I was born in the caribbean and has been travelling back and forth all my life,i think i had my share and it's getting boring.I also live in florida which is a big plus minus the hurricanes.

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Im totally with ya Trini, for the most part!, you read my review, and im sure you agree.

The food deff wasent good at all we thought, and your absoulty right about le Gourmet! did you try their Italian food?? the sauce dident even taste remotely like sauce We did the same thing, tasted it and walked out!

I dont know how you could even drink the wine though? tasted like red wine vinager! no exaggeration either, I told em to make salad dressing out of it! lol.

The pool is georgeous though, and the grounds, but if i was to go to DR again, I agree it wouldent be PC, i would go to La Romana.

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Hi Trini! Great review! So, did you drink lots of "Mamajuana?" LOL!!!!

love

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Matt...i don't know how i forgot to mention the Chef Boyadee restaurant,the sauce was horrible,and yes the wines were horrible,i was talking about the so called champagne they poured...it was from Argentina and is not too bad,it's a step down from korbel.I just realised i got ripped off at the Bavaro Safafi,the CD that they sell you with your pic on the horses is BLANK !They said it had the latest spanish music on it.i think The Melia spends too much time on worrying about keeping the grounds beautiful,more effort should be put into the food,if i wanted to see beautiful grounds i would go to a Botanical garden or even a Zoo.

NJ
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6. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

Oh well what can you do???

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7. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

i can go to Europe instead.

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8. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmm!! I think maybe "Mr. Trini" may be "hard to please!!"

love

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9. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

And......."Mr. Trini".......you ARE a zoo!!!!

LOL!!!

love

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10. Re: Melia Caribe Tropical..The Truth Shall Set You Free

LOL, whats up Love? yesterday you show the top, and today its the legs???