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curious about ice and water in the D.R.

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curious about ice and water in the D.R.

I've heard Americans can't stomach the water out there but I'm curious to know if I should avoid the water then wouldn't the ice be unsafe for drinks as well?

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1. Re: curious about ice and water in the D.R.

All water you drink will be bottled water. Do NOT drink the tap water anywhere here.

All Ice is made with purified water so no worries

All food prep is done with purified water so no worries

All food, water, ice that you encounter in restaurants of bars off the resort are made with purified water so no worries.

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2. Re: curious about ice and water in the D.R.

Really. Interesting. So, what was the authority for your concern? just curious.........

N.H.
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3. Re: curious about ice and water in the D.R.

Make sure you use bottled water when brewing coffee in the room also.

Nahville, TN
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4. Re: curious about ice and water in the D.R.

Great point Bob that was our fatal mistake our first trip to Punta Cana brewed coffee with tap water sick as a dog for two days.

Beverly Hills...
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5. Re: curious about ice and water in the D.R.

Thanks for the feedback. I've read reviews about bad experiences from drinking/using the tap water so I wanted to be sure Ice wasn't made from tap or I'll be forced to miss out on drunken fun :)

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6. Re: curious about ice and water in the D.R.

Keep your mouth closed in the shower and rinse your toothbrush with bottled water as well.

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