Hello Punta Cana experts,
Please - I need your help! My husband and I are not all inclusive travelers (prefer adventure travel) however, since we now have a little one and really need a vacation have decided to take an all inclusive resort trip. I am torn between The Reserve at Paradisus or Melia Caribe. Price is not a concern for either of them and we would stay in a one bedroom master suite (upgrade to Royal Service at Melia).
I want to make sure we are choosing the best resort for our family and our Toddler has a great time as well. I have read many mixed reviews on Trip Advisor about the Paradisus and am concerned about room cleanliness and quality of the food. Sounds like the people who work in the kids club don't really engage the children (we are not planning on using the kids club a lot but are thinking on occasional mornings so we could go snorkling).
We would definitely want a babysitter every night so we can go out to dinner (our little one is in bed by 7 pm).
I spoke to the Melia reservation line and they even said the Reserve at Paradisus is a nicer resort then the Melia which is why I'm concerned b/c the reviews on here are so mixed.
Does anyone have any experience traveling to either of these resorts recently with an under 3 toddler? Please - any advice would be greatly appreciated!