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Best beach for 1 week stay!!

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Best beach for 1 week stay!!

I am starting my research, switched from Mexico( one family afraid of drug wars) and they all want to come here.

I would love a very wide, white sandy beach with a balony overlooking the water. We are beach people and spend all our time in the water, walking in the sand and sitting on the beach!!

Any ideas on resort.? All adult not necessary and moderate priced. Beach drink service a plus. Less than 1 hr from airport a plus too! Thanks!

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1. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

I would recommend a resort on the stretch of the Bavaro Beach. It's absolutely beautiful and the best beach I have ever seen; one of the main reasons I return to Punta Cana

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2. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

by far not the whole Bavaro Beach Strip would suite the requests,

you have to look from the NH Real Arena Southwards on the Map, all Prize Ranges available there.

NH Royal Beach

Paradisus Palma Real

Dreams Palm Beach

Catalonia Bavaro or Royal

Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana

happy choosing

Mike

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3. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

the royal suites turquesa by Palladium is on that stretch of beach, its adults only and has drink service on the beach

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4. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

Mike, what do you think of the beaches at Ocean Blue & Gran Bahia Bavaro? Was originally leaning towards NH Real Arena but some good deals came up and I also like the other 2 resorts. We are traveling as all adults, like a nice sandy beach (whiter sand/clear water), pools w/ swim-ups, decent food. Thought I'd ask you because you seem to know your stuff since you are there --- lucky dog!!!!

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5. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

we returned on oct 23rd from a week stay at dreams palm beach and it was amazing. beach ,white powder sand , clear , food exellente! Great pools and only 20 minutes from the airport. We did upgrade to the preferred side before we left. it was our second time to Punta Cana and will return. Have been to playa del carmen, mexico 4 times(riu palace mexico) and aruba 4 times. have fun!

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6. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

no Suckie,

the palladium Turquesa is def NOT Located on the perfect part of the Bavaro Beach, it is located at Cortecito Beach and during all winter long during Tidal changes anything but Calm.

the real bavaro Beach Bay with the white powder sand and supercalm always swimable waters starts on the Map at Los Corales Beach and goes from there Southwards, Palladium is a couple Miles North from there and provides very different conditions.

Ocean Blue asked above, Nice Beach north of Cortecito, does not feel overcrowded there, they have enough space and loungers for their number of guests,

the bahia Principe is a Large Monster Resort with countless Guests at a Time, by far Not My Taste.

the above mentioned NH Real Arena, NH Royal Beach and Dreams Palm Beach are a Class above in case of Beaches easily.

Happy Travels

Mike

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7. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

It's actually hard to find a hotel with balconies directly on the beach, as it is common in Cancun. Most, if not all, hotels are built behind the wall of palm trees that runs along the length of the beach in Punta Cana.

I have walked the beach all the way from the Barcelos to the Majestics, and I haven't seen any hotel with balconies directly overlooking the water, but only a few buildings away from the water with balconies on the high floors that let you see the water from afar.

That said, the best beach area, as someone already said, is the one known as Bavaro Beach.

Specifically, the best section of Bavaro Beach, with "a very wide, white sandy beach" as you want, runs from the Princess hotels to Ocean Sands and Ocean Blue. Further southeast from the Princess hotels or further northwest from the Oceans the sand has a steep drop that makes it less comfortable to walk along the shore as you like to do.

I can send you a few pictures of that section if you give me an email address through a private message.

FYI, the beach at Excellence PC is the worst in all of Punta Cana. We stayed there on our first trip to PC and, being huge beach fans ourselves, lived to regret it. The hotel is awesome, but the sand is light brown, the water is dark green and there are constant unswimmable huge waves. I can send you pictures from there too if you want to compare.

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8. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

Thank you so much for clearing up the beach question for me. So next question is resort wise would you choose NH Real Arena or Ocean Blue?

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9. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

notop explains it perfectly ... there is no better beach (IMO) than the Bavaro area ....

Out of your two choices, I'd go with Ocean Blue ...

Here's a link for more info .....

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147293-i28-k24691…

Happy Choosing!

Peace

Lea

Edited: 05 November 2010, 11:39
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10. Re: Best beach for 1 week stay!!

Here's a link to maps of Punta Cana's different areas, locating the resorts.

http://puntacanatv.com/maps