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Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

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Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

We have never been to Punta Cana, and there a just so many choices for resorts! I think we have it narrowed down between the Ambar and Colonial Club at Majestic Colonial. Has anyone been to both of these resorts and can compare? What is most important to us, is a great beach/pool, nice view from room, and just an overall relaxing vacation. I have been reading all the reviews for each resort, but its just so hard to pick! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

Hi,

We have only been to Ambar. It has a beautiful beach with lots of beach palapas and chairs. Plenty of sun too. The pool is also beautiful with plenty of seating. In two week swe leave for our 3rd visit. We have also gone to Dreams La Romana, which can't compare with Ambar's great food, pool, and beach. We liked Jamaica Wild Orchard, but the only resort worth returning to is Ambar. If you are over 40 or 45, you will like Ambar. We are told it is a quiet resort, but we love it. There is action if you want it at the Hacienda with music, entertainment, and a small casino. Or you can take a 10 min ride to the Hard Rock Casino.

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2. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

The Ambar you don't really have much of a view from your room, as the rooms face into the resort, not towards the beach etc. Ours was a corner room, and we could see the building opposite, and a little bit of trees and garden - not at all bad, but not a 'view' either.

The pool is good at the Ambar, small, but conducive to talking to others around the pool bar. Plenty of loungers, and it is nice and close to the rooms for forgotten items!

The beach I wasn't a fan of, it is very small for the number of people at the GBP, and while the Ambar has its own section, so not hard to get loungers, when you move away from that area, down to the water etc, it does feel very busy, lots of people from other resorts walking by, lots of boats, jetskis etc. and not tranquil.

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3. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

We stayed at the Ambar at a previous visit to the DR. Great resort. Had a great time. Food was good, Pool was great. Your vacation is what you make it. You can't go wrong if you stay there. We like to try different resots so this year we are booked at the Majestic Colonial Club Section. It had great reviews and many people who have kept returning to it so we decided to try it. Good luck and have a great time.

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We too have only been to the Ambar and are headed back for our 4th time in April. Just a little bit of paradise for us.

Haven't stayed in any other room, but room 64308 (hopefully we get this room again) you can see the pool (and lovely palm trees blowing in the wind) and the water beyond, as did my brother when he was in Villa 67. Can't remember their room number tho, but it was a corner room on the on the same side of the hall as room 67301. Just looked at the pictures to on my computer to confirm and it is indeed a lovely view from both rooms.

Jet skis???? I have never seen any jet skis...boats yes, but not jet skis. Do they have them now? I sure hope not!

Whichever resort you choose, you will love Punta Cana!

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Thank You everyone who has responded so far. Its a tough choice! We will be traveling May 4-11, so still have time to decide.

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6. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

The jet skis weren't anything to do with the resort - the were on the left hand side as you leave the property (so right around where we were in the water coming down from the Ambar bit). They may well not be there all the time etc. as they weren't affiliated with the resort.

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7. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

Hi!

We visited Majestic Colonial (but not in Colonial club) a few years ago and it will be our fifth visit to Ambar this year.

Majestic Colonial is certainly a good hotel. Grounds are beautiful. The pool is huge. We didn't have a view from our room. It was facing the other resort. I'm not a fan of the "bathroom in the middle of the room" concept... The beach was fantastic and I think it was less crowded than Ambar's. But at the time, there was also less rooms. The waves are stronger here than at Ambar. Majestic has a "younger vibe". There are games around the pool. Can't tell about the night entertainment.

Ambar is the place for us. The room is very nice. It's a small section of a bigger resort and it's adult only. We sometimes go to the other sections for a la carte restaurant. But it's great coming back to Ambar. We like the food. The buffet is very nice. A lot of appetizers! The buffet is smaller at Ambar than at Majestic Colonial, but overall, we prefer the food at Ambar.

It's very relaxing place. We read, take walks. We like to go to the beach early so the chair game is not a problem for us (even if we're not early risers home!).

We really feel home at Ambar!

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8. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

Although the Amber is a small section, the Bahia property in general is very large. Both resorts are comparable but personally I would choose the Majestic for the size of the property.

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9. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

We were at the Majestic Colonial Club last year (Jan 2013) and are looking to return again next month (Feb 2014)....simply put, it's paradise.

Here are the things we liked most:

- Smaller resort so everything is close walking distance with an intimate feel

- VIP Lounge open until midnight (adult side only) always stocked with finger foods, beverages, alcohol, free internet/computers/printer and wi-fi

- Wide selection of food at the buffet and at a la carte restaurants

- Blocks 3 & 4 (adult side) were renovated Sept 2012

- Private section on the beach with bar and waitress service, right beside gazebo and loved to watch the weddings taking place daily (to me it was entertaining!)

- Bath robes, slippers, personal butler (great for booking a la carte dinners), pillow menu, turn-down service, free 24hr room service

You have access to the whole resort, the pool at Blocks 1 & 2 (family side), so you have the best of both worlds, but better service, accomodation and perks than the family side......makes you feel special. We visited Majestic Elegance next door and it's the same as Club Class but a more upscale and for more $.

We were thinking about the Ambar as well, but I get the impression that it's a smaller resort contained in a mega-resort and you're just another number.

Edited: 03 January 2014, 19:30
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10. Re: Luxury Bahia Ambar or Majestic Colonial

We will be at the Ambar in 28 sleeps so will let you know how it goes. We chose it because it was a small resort in a big complex so plenty of options to either party hardy or chll out. No kiddos at the Ambar so peace and quiet. However, you will, I am sure, see kiddos in the water as only the lounge area is Adult Only, not the water! LOL

Life is about variety and seems we will have alot of that at the Ambar.