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I am wondering which is best for romance??

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I am wondering which is best for romance??

Looking for romantic enviroment, celebrating anniv. which resort for best beach dinners, music, Excellence or the Iberostar Grand?? how do they compare to Sandals? we have been to a RIU Palace in cabo & Sandals in Jamica, both perfect . any comments will help. Looking to go in June, which resort has best calm water with that beautiful blue caribbean color???

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1. Re: I am wondering which is best for romance??

If calm water is a deal breaker than the Excellence may be out. The Iberostar Grand is on Bavaro beach which is beautiful but would not be classified as calm either but definitely better than the Excellence.....others who have been to both can chime in and give you a better comparison with respect to ambiance, food etc.

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For everything you describe, I'de defenetelly go to Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, which a is a luxury five star (real five star) all by itself on a island!!!!

The rooms are amazing, the food is unbeatable (its all top gourmet), and you even have caviar served for breakfast, real exquisite dishes an dinners are better that any other Hotel I have visited in this country.

The three beaches on the island are amazing, specailly the two on the Hotel side, (one is of public access, but they cannot access the Hotel or its surroundings) and there is lots of natural shade with trees, and beautiful white hammocks hanging from them all over the beach.

(I hardly recommend the 45 minute boet tour around the island!!)

I really defenetelly find that this is the best Hotel for romance in the whole Dominican Republic !!!!!

Here it is: bahia-principe.com/es/…index.htm

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Have you considered Royal Suites Turquesa? If it is romance you are looking for, this resort is for you. The beach is awesome, soft rolling type waves and the resort is immaculately clean with great service. Take a moment to read our last review from our very romantic vacation.

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Monica, just wondering what resorts you have been to in The Dominican to make a statement Bahia is the best.

Since you have asked about Excellence and The Grand I will do a comparison of these two resorts.

Let me start by saying these are both great resorts. These are both in our top three favourite resorts but now having been to Iberostar Grand Bavaro we would probably not return to Excellence as our needs are exceeded at The Grand. Excellence is for you if you prefer pools to the beach as the pool at Excellence was large and seemed to wind throughout the whole property and they provide floats. Excellence is also a great place if you like to watch the evening shows in the open air (I got eaten alive when the wind died down), I prefer The Grand’s air conditioned evening shows. One thing I preferred at Excellence was a la carte was available for lunch whereas at The Grand we only had one buffet for a lunch choice. Both of these resorts offer an abundance of seafood and steak (another important factor to us). The Grand has the better buffet so if buffet is your preferred dinners The Grand would be better. Excellence offers quiet, solitude walks along the beach, The Grand is on a strip with non stop resorts so the beach is always busy with people walking by. The Grand by itself is quite compact and one never has to leave this resort but for us having the additional three resorts to visit, drink and walk around was heaven. The rooms are newer so are also nicer at The Grand. We had excellent service and great food at both resorts. The water is calmer at The Grand but we found the waves of Excellence fun to play in. I have tried to tell you what benefits both resorts have because although I prefer the Grand, Excellence pleases many people who have different priorities when away. For us having the use of three other resorts is the icing on the cake. If we got antsy at The Grand we walked through the other resorts, we had drinks at the other resorts, checked out one for lunch, went to one for the evening show, visited the casino etc. For us having such a huge playing field was a big plus. If and when we repeat a resort it would be a Grand that we would go back to. Hope this helps

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5. Re: I am wondering which is best for romance??

We stayed at Cayo Levantado for our 20th anniversary last April. I agree with Monica. It was excellent, beautiful and very romantic. If you can afford to splurge, i would also recommend that you book a beach villa. The location was perfect and at night it was like we had the beach to ourselves. We loved everything about it. We have booked Royal Suites Turquesa this year to try something new but I am still wondering if we should have returned to Levantado.

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6. Re: I am wondering which is best for romance??

Monica,

GBP Cayo Levantado to looks absolutely gorgeous ! Well worth checking out as a romantic desitination !

Thanks,

Sheryl

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7. Re: I am wondering which is best for romance??

Monica, thanks so much for that recommendation. I had never heard of it. We spent almost 3 hours looking at it last night and it is incredible! It's official, we have chosen this as our next destination for 2 weeks in Jan and I am sooo excited (although a little sad to deviate from my 2nd home of Punta Cana).

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