We started the initial planning for a vacation in 2012. I wanted to go back to Mexico after a 3 year break, and my wife fell in love with Punta Cana last year. You can guess who won that one...after all, I'm posting here.
We stayed at Secrets Royal Beach last year, and while we did love the beach and people there, the timeshare hassle was off-putting and we had a bout of foodborne illness.
So here I am looking for a resort again for this year. A really good spa, a beach that isn't too crowded, cleaner modern style rooms that don't look dated, and seriously good food are the main things we value. Adults only isn't a huge deal because we travel in early fall and there aren't many kids anyways. I'd put great beach too, but come on, it's freaking Punta Cana.
IBG, Zoetry, and Excellence are probably out of the budget.
Help me out here, kind people...