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Urgent- help needed! PPR, SRB OR IGB?

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Urgent- help needed! PPR, SRB OR IGB?

I'm in a pinch trying to book my first trip to Punta Cana. I initially had my heart set on PPR b/c I've heard amazing things about it from friends. I would do Royal Service. However, it is quite pricey compared to other resorts...do SRB or IGB even hold a candle to PPR? I like that PPR has a lot of onsite activities (golf, tennis, ATVs, casino) as well as top shelf liquor and an abundance of restaurants. I also don't want a hotel that completely dies out by 9PM...help anyone???

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1. Re: Urgent- help needed! PPR, SRB OR IGB?

I love IGB but I have never stayed at PPR....I think SRB is a notch below both resorts.

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How about Zoetry? Are there a lot of kids? I think I ruled out SRB & IGB...IGB just doesn't look like my "taste" or "style" & SRB does look a bit subpar (at least compared to what I'm used to!)

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3. Re: Urgent- help needed! PPR, SRB OR IGB?

Iberostar Grand Bavaro is consistently viewed as the top all inclusive in the area and would be my choice. It's also the only one on your list where you won't get the timeshare push.

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I have stayed at the IB Grand Bavaro 3 times and Secrets Royal Beach last March. We had a great time at Secrets due to a number of factors: great liquor, the people we met who we had a great time with, and the staff at the front desk, restaurants, bars, and especially our butler, Alexis. The food at the Secrets buffet was good (Iberostar Grand buffet is much better) and there are only 2 a la carte restaurants at Secrets. We were VERY disapponted with the restaurants at Now Larimar where we chose to go for a change of menus. Pool is more crowded at Secrets, lazy river at Secrets is a nice feature. Pricing at IB Grand and Secrets is almost the same and I would say IB Grand is more luxurious and I like the beach better there also.

Can't comment of PPR.

Going to Riu Palace Macao this March b/c it will be adults only starting next month and recently had a complete renovation. IB Grand has just gotten a bit too expensive for this year's annual girl trip! Going with my husband to the IB Grand Rose Hall in Jamaica for 8 days just after Thanksgiving.

Let us know what you decide.

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5. Re: Urgent- help needed! PPR, SRB OR IGB?

If you go to the IB Grand, you can always walk or have the golf cart take you over to the IB Bavaro or the IB Punta Cana/Dominicana where you can have a lot of night time action. (casino, disco, busy bar scene, etc)

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