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Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

Sarasota, Florida
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Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

Hi!

I'm looking to book an all inclusive resort, but I have no idea where to start. We don't want to go somewhere with spring breaker parties. I would like to spend about $200 per person a day. We want to relax, go to a spa, eat great food, and do some excursions. Also, a no kid resort is a must!

Are there any good websites that give good deals? Looking for either August, September or December.

Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Cape May, New Jersey
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1. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

Check the AppleVacations website for ideas on price and to compare resorts. Check the resorts also on tripadvisor under 'hotels.'Prices will be very good for August and September until just before Christmas.

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2. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

Two very good picks, would be the Bahia Ambar (Adults Only), or the Majestic Colonial, both have Great beaches, Pools, good to excellent dining, and drinks. The Ambar is more laid back, but the Majestic is livelier both day, and nights, both moderately priced, just depends on what you are looking for. The Ambar does has a better selection of top shelf drinks, especially at the main Lobby bar, and You would not be disappointed with the food, or drinks. Just as an example, we are going to the Ambar from April 27 - May 4th, out of Boston, with transfers to and from the airport, we booked with Expedia.com after all fees, and charges for a total of $2,600. for the both of us. Since You will be flying out of Florida, and in either August or September, am sure that You will get a better price, do a little shopping around, and then compare with Expedia.com, am quite sure You will get the Best price with Expedia. Hope the above info does help you some. Best Wishe, Leo & Sue ps. Don't fall for the much higher priced resorts, like Secrets, or Excellence, not worth the money, and the Beaches are better at other resorts. The Ambar is ranked 7th out of 101 resorts, and is a terrific value for a 4.5 Star resort

Providence, Rhode...
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3. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

Do check out the mentioned resorts, and the reviews, of both, and go from there, for what You are looking for. Leo & Sue

Massapequa, New York
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4. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

We quoted cheap Caribbean and Expedia for the same trip and Expedia was actually $150 higher per person.

Yet on another hotel Expedia was cheaper.

It's truly hit or miss..

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5. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

Excellence Punta Cana has very good deals when you book early. I booked have booked for $120 per person/per day in the spring for a fall trip. The beach is more rough in Uvero Alto, but the resort itself offers excellent service on the beach and at the pool. The staff was very accommodating in general. Had a great time

Sarasota, Florida
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Thank you all so much for the advice! I will look into everything and hope to book very soon! :)

Sarasota, Florida
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Sue & Leo Thanks so much! Enjoy your stay in April and let us know how everything goes!

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8. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

3 resorts you may want to consider are Secrets, Breathless and Zoetry.

Secrets is a great adults only resort on a white sand beach calmer beach. It is on the smaller side wide 3 restaurants and a buffet. There is live music in the courtyard in the evening but the shows and disco are next door at the family resort NOW. You can also dine at the restaurants at NOW as well.

Breathless is another great adults only that just opened in November. The sand is a light beige and the water wasn't as calm as the Secrets beach but it was swimmable and many people were floating in one area that was calm on the mats provided or having fun in the waves in another area. It is very nicely spread out with little boat or air activity to bother you.

There are 7 or 8 restaurants, live music, cigar lounge, disco and top shelf liquor.

We found both Secrets and Breathless to have great service. We would return to both and are returning to Breathless.

Zoetry is a small resort with around 100 rooms. The food is great and all a la carte. It is quieter with less activities at night. We have only been for dinner and drinks but are booked for April. If you are interested there are a few others on here that could give you some great information.

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9. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

If I get your budget right, $400.00 a night for both of you, I expect you can get just about any AI out there. Most websites quote a per night price based on double occupancy. So the price shown is the total for two people, not per person. Even the Iberostar Grand Bavaro prices out in the high $300's a night, so that may be an option also...

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10. Re: Want to book an All-Inclusive. Any advice?

we did lots of research before booking our first trip to the DR and we are going to the Majestic Elegance in May. We are using airline miles so the cost of a flight was not included.We got a club 1 BR suite for under 200 bucks a night through Orbitz. We also found a code to use that reduced the final cost by $150.00.

We usually narrow the choice down to 2 or 3 resorts then compare prices on expedia, bookit, etc.

Good luck and have fun!!