Hey folks - I'd love your input if you have been to BOTH Aruba and Punta Cana, even Cancun.
One of the things I love about Aruba is that you have many dining options, without completely going broke. Its the same thing I dislike about Cancun - you are primarily at an All Inclusive and at the mercy of the buffet quality. From my research, Punta Cana seems to be more inline with Cancun. Would you agree?
In addition, in Aruba I felt safe leaving the property, going shopping, beach combing and to restaurants. While I didn't feel threatened personally in Cancun, we've all heard the stories and been warned of night time off-property activities. How does PC compare?
I've heard so many nice things about PC but then there are the negatives - the language barrier for Americans, the buffets, the lack of shade on beaches, the inconsistent service, feeling captive on the resort. I realize if you ask enough people the opinions will vary widely.
So - basically - if you tend toward the Aruba style, how does PC compare?