We went to Punta Cana for the first time two years ago. Why?
Well, because it has a good variety of resorts at good prices and the weather is superb. Easy!
So, this year I decided to try and better it. So, I commenced an exhaustive search for 'paradise on earth' within a reasonable budget.
Mauritius, Seychelles, Hawaii, Cancun, California and all the other Caribbean islands were suitable examined and rejected for various reasons. Most commonly due to lack of facilities, value for money or just the fact that Punta Cana is just so gorgeous! I couldn't believe that I rejected Mauritius and the Seychelles because they didn't seem to be all that nice.
The other Caribbean islands are very beautiful too, but, generally, they are about 10% more expensive than DR. Don't really know why.
I sometimes had the feeling that The Dominican Republic was the poor cousin to the likes of Jamaica, Barbados and St.Lucia. But this is just not the case. It is a stunning island, superior to all of the others in most ways.
So. The choice for this year was Punta Cana again! It really is the place to go for good value exotica!