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Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

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Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

I'm planning a trip for my champagne 30th birthday (turning 30 on May 30th) so it's a big deal for me and I'd like to make the best decision here but I'm stuck!... I'm a single Canadian and will be going with a large group of friends.....I'm looking for a great resort for young adults around my age group (not into the resorts where it's mainly family, old people or couples only lol), nightlife/party scene (but nothing too crazy with a bunch of 21 year olds lol) so a little more grown and sexy crowd, white sandy beaches, activites, lots to do, not far from town etc etc....I was aiming towards Jamaica or Punta Cana but I'm opened to others. Thanks ;)

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1. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

What's within your budget? If you can afford it the Hard Rock would be a great option.

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2. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

Gran bahia...

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3. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

Hi Jen

We have been going the last 6 years, been to many resorts and the best nightlife that we have found is what Poster number 2 said.

At the Gran Bahia at night you can go to the center called Pueblo Principe that offers casino, shopping, gym, sports bar, terrace bar, karaoke bar and nightclub. All is FREE Drinks

The Bahia is the biggest complex in Punta Cana with 5 resorts in 1 so your chances are better for nightlife compared to a smaller resort.

The nightclub clears out around 230am and if you still want some drinks you can head to the snack bar called Noche by the main pool that serves beer and is open till 7am.

From the Bahia after you started your evening and pre-drink for free the younger people in your group can go off the resort to one of the popular PAY clubs such as Mangu (Occidental Resort), Oro (Hard Rock), Jewel (Palma Real Mall) and Imagines (In a cave)

Out of the resorts we been to many were repetitive days of lobby bar, show, lobby bar to wait for club to open. The Bahia is completely different were they offer so much to do there is never one night that is the same. We have been 3 times to Bahia and 4th will be in Sept.

If money is not an issue and you are ok with paying 6$ per drink every night then stay at the Hard Rock or Occidental where the popular nightclubs are.

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4. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

I was looking for the exact same thing with a few of my buddies around the same age. We decided on Grand Bahia Ambar and are going March 13-20.

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wow thanks so much for the great feeback!! I keep hearing great things about grand bahia and thats where I was aiming towards...BUT...I just found out that one of my good friends from New Jersey is booked that exact same week that I'm going!! Only thing is she's staying in the Riu Palace Macao...Any feedback on that resort by any chance? Remember we're tryna party so I don't want a boring resort lol...Thanks in advance

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Hi Jen,

Well the RIU is right next door to the Bahia. You can walk and see them on the beach.

As for the RIU nightclub called Pacha drinks are not included. I never stayed at the Riu but did go to their nightclub from the Bahia and it was 5$ and up per drink but most likely 6$ now.

What you can do is spend time with one another on the beach. Or a really good idea is you can all book an excursion together so you can spend the whole day with one another enjoying a trip and drinks

When we have friends at other resorts we do the Saona Island excursion together which is a 12 hour trip involving speedboats, catamarans, drinks, music and dancing.

Considering you are so close from one another and will see each other most likely on the beach you can also make plans to go off resort to one of the popular clubs together.

Below link you will find picture of Riu Club. Was actually not that busy the few times I been there

puntacanatv.com/pacha-disco-punta-cana-clubs…

Youtube link below is Bahia club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A55Pr4f-0_M

Edited: 27 February 2013, 00:06
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Ok thats sounds kool..thanks so much for the info, ur very helpful :)

So do I buy that island excursion anywhere in the resort or the beach? Is it expensive?

Also I just found out Grand Bahia is A LOT more bigger than I thought and now I'm hearing there's so many hotels/sections of it.....I know the Ambar and Esmerelda are more expensive, so we probably wont go there lol....but I heard about Bavaro, Punta Cana, Premier, Hacienda, Turkuesa (might be spelling errors lol)....So which ones would be best??

I also heard the bars are not 24hrs??

I've only been on cruises and the disco was pretty good! They played RnB, bit of salsa, reggae, and alot of hiphop which is what I like! So I'm hoping the disco there is pretty much the same, or the clubs.

Thanks again

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8. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

Hi Jen,

This might be a long post LOL.

First here is the resort map so you can see how it looks.

resortsmaps.com/maps/map-GranBahiaPrincipeCo…

The Bavaro and Punta Cana are mirror images of each other Either on to stay at is fine you can also look at the Royal Golden upgrade which would give yous rooms a bit closer to the beach, room service, etc.

The premier section is furthest away from beach closet to main entrance.

Esmerald is luxury family resort

Ambar is luxury adult only

Hows 21 hours of bars for you? lol after the nightclub closes around 230am and your not off the resort at a club then by the main pool there is a snack bar that is open to 7am and you can get beer there.

During the day the main pool has a quiet side and party side. The party side you will find music, dancing and drinking games hosted by the animators.

Again I suggest you watch a bit of the youtube video below on the disco (Forward to the middle and the person actually walks around the club to show it all)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A55Pr4f-0_M

The club is theme night. One night latin, salsa, next hip hop, RnB, next 90s, etc. You will be given an activity sheet either at checkin or it will be in your room which will list what is playing each night at the club so you can plan off resort clubbing based on what is playing at the resort club that particular night.

As for Soana Island we book our excursion on the beach with the people selling excursions. You can negotiate very cheap prices with them depending on how many are in your party. We generally pay 55$ - 65$ per person after talking them down from there high starting price. You can also book at hotels travel section or online at higher prices.

Everyone charges different prices. We were on it a few years ago and our group of 5 paid 45$ each and a couple from France paid 125$ each. They were not pleased by the price difference.

We give them a small deposit, they write a receipt with your information, room, hotel, what day your going, what time to be at the lobby for pickup and the remaining balance owned. Once we get picked up with pay the rest to the driver.

Speedboats to snorkel in coral reef

Speedboats to sandbar to swim for starfish

Speedboats to Saona Island

Lunch BBQ, Music, Dancing, Drinks, Shopping, Massage on Saona Island

Later after Speedboats to Catamaran

Drinks music dancing on catamaran back to port.

Bus back to hotel.

Drinks are included all day and BBQ

Below is some youtube videos of Saona so you can get an idea of what it is like. Let me know if you like it.

Afternoon Catamaran when everyone drinks kick in and everyone starts to have a good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BETCOgVu9DU

Speedboats ( Jump to around 2:35 to see the boats)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdKktDSkmoM

Saona Island (view, bbq, etc)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ_VuohR6v8

Some people dancing on Saona with the workers and having a good time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j-fndqd1vE

Edited: 27 February 2013, 20:42
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9. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

There is also half day booze cruises around the beach in Punta Cana where you don't half to take the 1 hour 15 minute drive to Bayhibe for Soana Island.

We enjoy the Saona Trip better is it is an eventful fun 12 hour trip that combines many things then a short 3 or 4 hour trip.

We also like it as you get to see the country side driving to Bayhibe and how locals really live and stuff so you actually get off the resorts and see a bit of stuff while driving.

On the left hand side of Trip Advisor go to "Things To Do" it will list over 80 different excursions you can do as there is many.

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10. Re: Best all inclusive resort of young adults??

Bigjim i gotta give it to you man. all that info was nice to read. i think i made up my mind and will be staying at the baha

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