Hello! My wife and I got our Sandals Barbados trip scheduled for May 2014 bumped on account of their closure for renovations. We're looking at alternatives, and I am interested in the Punta Cana region of DR. We prefer all-inclusive, adult-only resorts, and I see there are many available in DR.
We typically tend to favor more relaxed, non-glitzy resorts (while we were booked at a Sandals resort in Barbados, some may recall it was originally planned to be operated by Couples...). I'm not fond of resorts with tiered service, so I am not sure if some of the Secrets or Excellence resorts, with their premium package options, would be a good fit.
For anyone who has traveled to it, our favorite all-inclusive has been Couples Negril - so anything comparable in atmosphere or inclusions would be great. The atmosphere we like is moderately relaxing, moderately active. We're near 30, but we're not drawn to any young, party-like environments. We tend to stick to whatever resort we pick, but we do like taking tours and excursions to check out popular landmarks. We're also very fond of snorkeling.
Any recommendations from seasoned traveler?