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Favorite AI in Punta Cana

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Favorite AI in Punta Cana

Ok so I am back to Punta Cana in my wedding planning. Longer beaches won over calmer seas in LaRomana/Bayahibe so...

I really had my heart set on Secrets Royal Beach but it's a little pricier than some of the other places I've looked at and we want to book somewhere where all of our friends and family can afford to go. I've started browsing other resorts aside from the Secrets/Dreams/Now chain (we've stayed with Dreams Tulum before and liked it) and holy crap!!! I am over whelmed I don't know where to even start narrowing it down. I'd love to hear some favorites from people.

I want a nice beach. I want night life and things to do. I want decent drinks and I want decent food. I loved the variety of food at dreams and the fact that you didn't have to make reservations (a wait is no biggie we just don't want to have to make dinner reservations a day in advance when who knows what we'll be doing.)

I'd love adults only but it seems that those are the pricier resorts. Anyway favorite Punta Cana resorts, lets hear em!

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Bahia Principe Ambar and Bahia Principe Punta Cana :)

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Catalonia Royal Bavaro

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Bahia complex

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Bahia Principe requires reservations for a la cartes.

Adult only resorts with no reservations are:

Catalonia Royal Bavaro

Excellence Punta Cana

Majestic Colonial Club

Majestic Elegance Club

Punta Cana Princess

Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium

Secrets Royal Beach

My first choice would be Excellence, followed by Secrets. Catalonia Royal would likely have the calmest waters, followed by Secrets, and Royal Suites Turquesa. Excellence has the roughest waters.

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Having to request ala cartes before arriving is a huge turn off for me for the Bahia resorts.

I can live with having to make reservations....but I don't want to make them before I even arrive.

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Taylorlila,

I agree. How should I know where I want to eat on any given day, days in advance? I vastly prefer no reservations at all, so that we can decide where we want to eat when we're about to eat.

I've been to both Dreams in Punta Cana. They're okay, but not as nice as Dreams Riviera Cancun. I haven't stayed at Dreams Tulum.

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Catalonia Royal Bavaro looks nice but I can't get a price for May I don't know if it's because they actually are booked (I've tried various weeks in April and May) or if its because of how far out it it. Same thing with the Majestic resorts. I suppose I could try calling.

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Majestics!

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we were doing the same as you and leaning towards Secrets as we love their properties - we changed our minds as there are only 3 ala carte restaurants and we would get bored. We decided on Majestic Elegance - looks wonderful - check out the reviews

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Taylorlila:

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