We travelled to Punta last year and stayed at Grand Bahia in Royal Golden No real complaints it was spotless, food acceptable, staff incredible only draw back was beach was extremely crowded there has been alot of erosion. We are planning to return this year with my parents and 6 yr old and 13 year old. I don't like to go to same place twice but I agreed to do Punta Cana again looking to spend less that last year. Vik offers great deal for kids it doesn't need to glamorous but it does need to be clean and have good food and beach. The beach was pretty rough a few days last year what is beach like at VIK ? is it shallow and can you still get to market from that side by walking the beach? Is the sea grass any worse? Do I need to have the Cayena beach to get a half decent room close to beach ? we are looking to travel at the end of Jan. Other properties I was looking at are the Ifas Bavaro and Barcelo Punta cana. If NOW larimar went on sale I would take it in a second. Planning to use Noli we have had good luck with them any advice would be helpful.