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Help decide Majestic Ellegance or Colonial or which Iberosta

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Help decide Majestic Ellegance or Colonial or which Iberosta

Family of 4 (2boys in 20s), high priority is we love good food, especially seafood, Japanese, other international foods, snorkeling, water activities, yoga, gym, bicycle riding, decent alcohol, not too quiet of resort, walking distance to casino if not on property

If one resort is much higher price, is it worth it? Trip will be at Christmas.

I've done lots of research, but if any other resort fits the bill, open to suggestions. Never been there! Thanks

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1. Re: Help decide Majestic Ellegance or Colonial or which Iberosta

It's always tough when someone wants good food. Not that the food is bad at many resorts, just that food is so subjective and we need to remember AI is typically a budget vacation. When you consider cost breakdown, and how much actually goes to the resort to cover room, food, drinks, entertainment, etc, very little is left to cover food/drink.

Unless I'm staying ultra highend, I don't expect much better than a typical buffet at home. A La Cartes can be a little better, but the same goes, I keep expectations in the mid range.

I've been to the Colonial, fantastic resort, food was average, rooms are very nice, lots to do. Can't really go wrong, IMO.

Explored the Elegance while at Colonial, but can't comment on it much. It looked very nice though. Haven't been to Iberostar, so can't help there.

Happy travels.

Edited: 04 October 2012, 15:22
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I would choose the Iberostar Bavaro, prettier that the Majestics, great beach location, very good food and lots of things for your sons to do.

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3. Re: Help decide Majestic Ellegance or Colonial or which Iberosta

Have been to the Iberostar Bavaro twice - food is pretty awesome there. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - even the buffets had lots of variety. We found the a la cartes to be so so - it's not gourmet high end food but it was a nice break from the buffets. We're actually thinking right now about the Majestic Colonial for our December holiday because the Iberostar Bavaro rooms are a bit more dated and last time we were there we struggled with the air conditioning not working as did others.

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We stayed at the Majestic Elegance and it was a beautiful resort, the majestice colonial is a sister hotel next door which is almost an exact carbon copy of the Elegance. As far as food goes all inclusive is usally never high end. If you stay at the Majestic elegance I would definitly upgrade to the elegance club. You have a private section of the beach roped off where no children under 18 are allowed, a private bar just steps away, the club room also just steps away with food 24hrs a day and non alcholic beverages and beer, coffee, tea, water. The conceirge in the club will make all your restaurant reservations for you. The club also has free internet I believe there was around 6 computers (could be more). The casino is very very small. There is activities on the beach volleyball, etc. Extra would be tubing, parasailing, snorkeling,diving etc. Nine doors was a good restaurant very entertaining and good food. Buffet always had a big variety, steakhouse was ok, italian was ok, the french restaurant was good.The sea and sea restaurant on the beach was also a big buffet. You do have to get up early to reserve your lounge on the beach. Hope this helped.

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5. Re: Help decide Majestic Ellegance or Colonial or which Iberosta

Majestic Colonial is very nice but Iberostar Bavaro would be my choice for fun, activities and better food...plus the beach is less crowded. And you have full use of the Dominicana and Punta Cana and the disco and the casino.

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