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Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

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Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

It's our honeymoon, first AI and my first trip to Caribean not on a cruise. We would leave in less than a month. All the resorts I'm seeing are in our budget ($2k including airfare)...going 10/22-10/27. I want a golf course preferably on site and a casino...I am looking at Bavaro Palace Deluxe?? Please help...I have enough stress with the wedding! Oh we are mid 30s and I have 4 kids at home so I just want to relax!

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1. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

Here's a link to a topic thread from yesterday regarding resorts with golf included:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147293-i28-k57916…

Golf excursions are available fromjust about every resort plus most have some sort of a casino on-site. Then there's always the Hard Rock Casino. Simply get a visitor wrist band from the desk in the lobby, which will also allow you access to their new night-club, Oro.

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2. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

I believe you're thinking of the Barcelo Palace Deluxe - I haven't been so can't comment on it but you might want to consider the Iberostar Grand Bavaro - it is a very romantic, luxurious adults-only resort with golf included and a casino. I'm a Mom of four kids so I understand the need to have a great relaxing getaway - this place certainly met our needs!

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3. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

I looked at hard rock but it's $900 over budget and Iberostar is $700 over...paying for wedding ourselves so have to save on honeymoon. But, what about this option...I book airfare now and book hotel day after the wedding? Then I can use wedding money to get a nicer resort? Our wedding is Saturday and we fly out Monday. Is that just stupid?

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4. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

There are several lesser-expensive resort options available without having to count on gift monies that you don't even have in-hand yet!

As previously said, most resorts have some sort of casino on site, and golf excursions are readily available, so why not just look for a place that is nice and will fit your budget. Then you can splurge on a round of golf or a night at the casino & Club Oro at the Hard Rock.

Here's three adult-only suggestions that should price-out very well for your October honeymoon (in no particular order):

Catalonia Royal, Gran Bahia Ambar, Punta Cana Princess.

Happy Travels!

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5. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

Thank you! The reason I was looking for something that had everything I wanted was because when I went to La Romana in 09 and was warned about safety outside of the resort! I like the idea of a trip to HR for golf and/or casino

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6. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

If Barcelo Bavaro Palace (or Barcelo Bavaro Beach) and Melia are in your budget we have been to both and golfed at both.

Barcelo Bavaro is newer (recently rebuilt) and the golf is much more convenient that at Melia but the casino is small by most standards and compared to Melia.

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The Punta cana princess is in our budget with $500 to spare, the Melia is in our budget even upgrading to a room with jacuzzi in it (that room leaves us $100...other room leaves us $300) All of the Barcela properties are $200-$400 below budget

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8. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

Hi,

Have you checked the Hard Rock prices through a member? We get much lower prices than you can elsewhere.

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9. Re: Need a hotel with golf and casino PLEASE!! Bavaro palace??

Remember that many of the casinos are tinnnnnnyyy. The one at the Cat Royal shouldn't even be called a casino with 25 machines that work - maybe 1400 sf total with two roulettes tables and a couple of blackjack tables. The Hard Rock certainly has the best casino.

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