Haven't been to DR since 1992 so that would make it 20 years! Stayed in Puerto Plata and this trip we've decided on Punta Cana and we've sort of narrowed our choices down to Dreams PC or Ocean Blue.
Please forgive me if I ask questions that may or may not have already been answered on either the Forum or in trip reviews but I'm still going to ask the following for both resorts - hopefully someone with tons of knowledge will be able to help me out.
What is the name of the tour provider at the hotel?
Name of Dive provider?
What are the types of fresh fruit and fruit juices served?
Best building to stay in (away from the noise of shows, restaurants, etc.) and then best floor to stay on? We prefer ocean / garden views, pool not so much.
Does anyone have a copy of Dreams' daily activity schedule I could take a look at? Does Ocean Blue have one?
We have two 14 year olds - so we're looking at the Teen Clubs provided at each hotel - anyone had experience with their teens at either or both? The idea is to go to a resort with the teen club so they don't say there's nothing to do, I'm bored, I have to stay in my room all day because..... If it's there, we're hoping they use it. And what about security? They can't leave the resort without me knowing - right?
It appears Ocean Blue has free Wifi in the lobby, looks like Dreams charges - not sure why hotels even charge for Wifi anymore but whatever..... I've read a couple of posts with varying costs for Dreams wifi, anyone with the real numbers?
Is it safe to walk the beach at night at Dreams - with no other hotels around - good idea / bad idea? How about Ocean Blue?
Is there local snorkelling at either resort? Good/bad? Or do we pay to go on the snorkeling excursion?
Chances of finding a shell or two on the beach at either resort?
Any tips and tricks for either of these two wonderful resorts? We're looking at 2 weeks the beginning of November and we're really excited to be able to return to this beautiful country. And just so we're clear, 20 years ago Punta Cana had about 5 choices for hotels.....
Thank you, Gail in Calgary
Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.