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Where to Stay???

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chesterfield, va
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Where to Stay???

I have seen so many on where to stay. Can anyone help? I think I am leaning towards the Excellence but want some opinions. It will be for just me and my husband. A nice week stay at an all inclusive. Love the beach and relaxation. We don't need anything flashy. Help! thanks!

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1. Re: Where to Stay???

We are planning on Excellence for our Honeymoon. Friends and family have stayed there in the past and they all have given it two thumbs up!!

Worcester...
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I've heard good things about Excellence...MHEATH is a great resource (Punta Cana TA expert) & he stays at this resort frequently so he could give you his opinion and first hand experiences. I'll be traveling to PC for the first time in Nov; when are you looking to travel?...Good luck with your research!

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Hi

For people to give you advice they need much more information about what you are looking for in the resort you want to stay at

We have stayed at Excellence several times and whilst we love it there it is not for everyone

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4. Re: Where to Stay???

Excellence is nice as you do not have to make reservations for restaurants but on the beach the water is not as calm as other areas as it is further up north.

As flipflop_man mentioned above if you can provide more information then fellow TA members can give you other suggestions.

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Excellence is my favorite. Having a choice of 8 a la carte restaurants for dinner, and no reservations is a major plus for me. Multiple options for lunch and breakfast too.

The beach is beautiful. Very wide and deep, so it's not crowded, and there's no traffic from neighbouring resorts because they're a mile or so away. The waves are similar to east coast Florida. It's more for playing in than swimming. There is a calmer area to the right of the resort for swimming.

The main pool runs along the beach, so from pool to beach or beach to pool, it's seconds. There are bars just off the edge of the beach. Service around the pool and on the beach is very good wherever you're sitting.

Mark

Montreal, Canada
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Well both points you mentioned, beach, and nothing fancy might make you consider your other options. Excellence is luxury you might not need, and the beach is not necessarily what one pictures when they picture PC and Bavaro beach. Look at candid traveller photos to help you.

There are so many choices

Adult only or not, level of luxury, in the middle of everything, or secluded, small or large, budget, time of year travelling, foodie or not, calm beach turquoise water, or don't care....

There are tons of options....Excellence comes at a price for the advantages it offers, might not be the right fit for what you need, but it could be, let us know what your wish list is....

Erie, Pennsylvania
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Majestic Elegance "Club" section is the way to go for the biggest bang for your buck. It has a clean, wide, and swimmable beach and you can walk/jog for miles. Food is subjective but I was more than satisfied, especially with room service. Lots to do if you are looking for action but at the same time there is peace and quiet in the Club section if that is what you want. Lots of chairs and Bali Beds, too. And our butler was top-notch as well. You can move everything up a notch for more money, but I don't know what your budget is or how long you are going. I personally found ME Club a great value for the quality of the whole package.

chesterfield, va
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Ok. Thanks for all the info. Here is basically what I am looking for. Budget, not over $4k., lookng for relaxation, don't need a "swimming" beach, just one where we can jump in, enjoy the water and cool off. Food is important, meaning...I don't want crappy food. Don't care about having to make reservations or not, don't care if we eat at 10 pm. Just don't want to eat crappy food.Have been reading about "butler" service. Don't know what it is or if we'll even need it. I mean is it worth th money? I am not sure on that issue. We'd like to get out off the resort and look around but it's not a requitement. Is there a town area where you can shop, etc? Love lounging by the pool so a nice pool is important. A swim up bar or waitress service would be awesome. I hear there are casinos, don't have to have one on property but the option to go to one would be nice. But again...not a requirement. We are very laid back. We usually vacation in places like Bimini, Chub Cay and Eluthera. We also like Hilton Hea, Sanibel, and have a home in the Outer Banks. We adapt well to any vacation spot. This is really going to be a R & R trip for my husband and I. I am 38 and he is 44. Thanks again for all the imput!

Worcester...
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I don't quite understand the need for butler service either...I guess I'll find out when I get to PC in Nov...

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Then you don't really need to spring for Excellence....it is remote, beach can be rough....far from airport etc

Is your price with air or not, one week?

Bahia, Majestic, Iberostar, PC Princess, Palladium, etc