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Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

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Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

We have 10+ families planning to spend one final spring break with our high school seniors next April. We want a nice property, gorgeous beach, the best food an A-I can offer, and plenty of activities for the teens- including a night club or hot hang out spot for the evenings. Club Med has caught our attention, though it looks like it really caters to little ones. Suggestions please?

Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

Iberostars are always a hit, Ocean Blue/Sand, Palladium, Bahia Principe and even Majestic

you could look into the Punta Cana Princess (adults only - so if everyone is over 18 then ok) . the PCP itself is very laid back and relaxing, ultra small and not overly luxurious, your teens will say it is boring, but and there is a but. Adults will have a relaxing vacation and the teens can go next door for more fun (and a bit of freedom from the parents) The PCP guest have access to all services and facilities of the Caribe and Tropical Princess next door. It is a very lively resort and has an evening lobby party and production type shows. One of the major public discos is steps from the lobby and another one is a 5$ cab ride away. It is in a very good location.

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2. Re: Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

I've stayed at Iberostar may times (with and without children), and they seem to have a variety of activities for all ages. The beach is beautiful, good for swimming, and the food is great too. The disco seemed to be more for the 17-20 year olds than us, but we had our fun in the casino.

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3. Re: Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

I agree with the Iberostar and Palladium. We were at Dreams Palm Beach this March and we saw a big group of parents with their high school seniors and they seemed to be having a lot of fun. The only issue there is that the beach is not as nice as Iberostar/Palladium - water is very calm and a lot of seaweed. You might want to check out the Dreams Punta Cana.

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4. Re: Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

I've stayed at Iberostar many times over the last seven years, and they are always my favorite. Nice beach, great food, plenty of activities, and a great staff. The disco there seems to be more for the 17-21 year old crowd, but we have our fun in the casino. This resort has a nice mix of families and couples of all ages.

Edited: 13 May 2011, 15:54
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5. Re: Best A-I for many families with 18 year olds?

IMHO Grand Bahia Principe Complex. If your budget allows check the Esmeralda section, or the Premier section. But a stay in the "normal" Bavaro / Punta Cana side will be great also.

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