Okay, I have finally narrowed my lists to three resorts. Please help me decide... I been going crazy this last few days,my head is spinning with so much info. My husband says I'm the most indecisive person in the world and to stop paying attention to TA reviews. Resorts are as follow no specific order.
Melia = beach sounds great, pictures makes this resort look very fresh and and nice decor. Big plus is the feedback from the kids program.
Palladium bavaro = everything sounds great with this resort, except the whole resort (buildings, rooms) looks outdated, and # 1 complain is that it smells too much like cigarette everywhere. When I hear that, I picture a 3 star hotel from Vegas, I can tolerate excessive cigarette smell for a long weekend, but not for a whole week. The kids program sound awesome here too.
Riu palace punta cana = We have stayed in Riu resorts in the past @ playa del carme and cabos, we loved it! I figured we can't go wrong with that chain. I love the design of the building, it also looks fresh and with nice decor. We can probably afford the bavaro section, but is it worth it? Thanks in adavance, first time in punta cana, hoping it's a memorable one!