Ok, so I need some help deciding on an all-inclusive. Traveled to Beaches Turks and Caicos in February and was probably the best vacation we will ever take. Our party consists of 15 people (8 adults and 7 teenagers). Beaches met everything on our wish list and more. The dilemma now is that if the budget allowed I would go back to T & C in a heartbeat but with college coming soon we need to spend about half of that amount. I have been researching and in our price point, I am looking at places like the Majestic Colonial, Iberostar Lindo, Barcelo Bavaro. Looking at DR, Mexico and Jamaica (Beaches cost almost the same in Negril as T & C??) I keep going round in circles with all of the resorts out there. Dreams Punta Cana was as much as Beaches for their lower category rooms. Looked at Dreams Romana and discovered you can smoke just about everywhere…no thanks.
Our kids can “sit” on the beaches we have here so we are looking for some teen activities; pool tables, ping pong, basketball, archery, teen centers/disco, water sports availability, etc. I do not want to deal with towel cards limiting you to one at a time or having to make reservations for every a la carte restaurant. I am on vacation and don’t think that planning what time I am going to eat every meal is relaxing. The kids need to be able to go to restaurants whenever they want to and not be limited to buffets when we are paying adult prices for them because they are 16 and older. Since we will go in February at least one heated pool would be nice