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What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

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What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Hi There

My husband and I are thinking of going to Punta Cana next spring , it will be out first time travelling there,

Would appreciate any advise on which is the best hotel to go to .

We prefer Adult only but are open to any ideas.

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1. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Way too many variables to determine. Do you mean best as in "most sophisticated","highest price tag".

What do you enjoy at a resort: food, pools, bars, rooms?

Have you looked into any resorts that you "think" you might enjoy and what is your price point per night?

There are so many options in PC, you really need to fill in the blanks a little before even beginnning the search. As far as true ADULTS ONLY, the list is shortened quite a bit, but, again, depends on your budget and several other preferences

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2. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Yep. It would be helpful to establish what "best" means to you, because your best isn't necessarily my best, as far as what we each want out of a tropical vacation. If, by "best" you mean most expensive, then it's probably Tortuga Bay. If, by "best" you mean new and glitzy, then it might be Iberostar Grande. If, by "best" you mean small, tropical casual, intimate, then it might mean Zoetry (which would be my #1 pick if could go anywhere in PC).

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3. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Thanks for the replies.

Not really looking for the most expensive or the newest , but looking for great beach , relaxed and laid back atmosphere, great food .

Nothing any less then a 4 star.

Was looking at the Majestic, or the Melia tropical, or the Paradisus.

But I am open to any suggestions

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4. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

We LOVED the Elegance Club at Majestic Elegance.

We are trying to choose for next May and are having a hard time choosing somewhere other than ME

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5. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

For Adult only that offer what you mentioned you may want to look at Royal Suites Turquesa, Gran Bahia Ambar, and Catalona Royal. Been to the first two and they were both great, and have had the Cat Royal on our list for years now. Not as upscale as the others would also be the Punta Cana Princess which we were at and also loved. I would say of the ones we have been to the Punta Cana Princess was along the best section of beach.

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I'm a big fan of the Majestic Elegance too! I think it would offer most of what you're looking for but am hesitant to say it has "great food". I think it will be hard to find great food at any all inclusive anywhere near that price range. I thought the food was excellent for an All Inclusive but would stop short off calling it great.

-Brugal

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7. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Ya I guess I should say good food instead of great food.

I am not looking for gourmet dinning, really hard to find with a AI.

Sounds like The Majestic is a popular place ,is it a large resort?

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8. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Comparatively speaking, Majestic seems compact especially compared to some of the mega resorts. It is long and narrow. If you don't feel like walking, the pool spans just about the length of the resort :)

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9. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

tobilynn--a few questions if i may

1.Does a large resort needing a tram turn you off?

2.Are you beach folk or pool?

3.Must you have 'newness' or is well kept up older one ok?

4.Are you a sucker for huge trees/ wildlife or does it matter?

5. Do you usually eat in the buffet?-or do prefer seated

alacartes?

6 Would you prefer an Open Air Buffet or Closed in a/c?

7.Is the upscaleness of your Room a big issue? or Room

not a biggie as long as it's clean?

8.Is a nice Lobby and Lobby Bar important re pre-dinner

drinks?

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10. Re: What is the best hotel in Punta Cana

Hi Ionsys

In answer to your questions

1. Don't like having to take a tram around prefer smaller resorts

2. definitely beach folk

3.doesn't have to be new as long as its well kept

4.Yea love having mature trees and grounds, wildlife humm depends what it is LOL.

5. We like the Ala carts but most nights like the buffet.

6.Definitely has to have AC in the buffet

7.As long as the room is comfortable and clean doesn't have to upscale, don't really spend a lot of time in the room.

8.Yea lobby bar is important , we like the open air lobbies

Any suggestions?