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Planning a very special trip with daughter

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Planning a very special trip with daughter

My adullt daughter and I have never taken a luxiury vacation. This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We would love to have a place to relax, read, be in the sun and water and have an excellent experience in a high quality hotel. Although the budget isn't unlimited, I am not lookin gfor the budget angle. I would love to find an all inclusive where we would be pampered, with very clean environment and beach, and safe!

Any suggestions? I have thought about a ground level room so we could just walk out the door to go to the pool, beach, etc. But is that dangerous as far as theft might be concerned. Hopefully we would have a safe environment, but I have been warned about some problems that can occur.

Suggestions?

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1. Re: Planning a very special trip with daughter

the royal suites by palladium has swim out suites like you describe, we have stayed in them many times and have never felt security was an issue.

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Thanks for your quick response! I'll look into that right now!

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cynspin, Would suggest You take a Look at, and read some reviews of the Bahia Ambar, which is Adults Only, has a Great beach, pool, nightly shows, a smaller casino, and a disco. Very relaxing at the beach, with very little noise, top shelf drinks, wait staff on the beach, and at the main pool. The food is good - excellent at the buffets, and the ala carte restaurants. The Ambar is ranked 7th of 102 resorts in PC, but is moderately priced compared to others like Secrets, Excellence, the Hard Rock, etc., am sure the Bahia Ambar would be a good choice for what You are looking for. Best Wishes, Leo & Sue

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4. Re: Planning a very special trip with daughter

Do check out Iberostar Grand bavaro.

Adult only, clean, great food.

Very upmarket feel to the place.

Free room service, great and quiet beach with a lot of loungers.

Waiter service on the beach and by the pool.

never been pampared more than at the Iberostar Grand resorts!

I travel alone and never felt unsafe! So I dont know what problems you have been warned about but do NOT let anyone scare you into anything and listen only to those who has acctually been to Punta Cana!

However I do prefer a room on a top floor as you get more or a (ocean) view and a lot more privacy in your room.

Amy

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You could take a look at Zoetry Agua - tropical, "rustic elegance" and certainly that pampered feel - like being on your own deserted island. It only has 96 rooms, so it's small, quiet and deliciously relaxing. They have swim-out rooms and direct ocean front rooms, if you really want to splurge :) We were graciously upgraded to one of the ground floor ocean front rooms on our first trip, and felt perfectly safe - yes, I understand you are two ladies, but we saw security walking around every night, including down by the beach where they would do a patrol.

It's a little remote and not much around, but we took a taxi to shop a local store by the beach and nothing is really too far by taxi. We loved how peaceful the beach was, with no boat traffic at all and very little foot traffic - people from Excellence (about a mile away) would sometimes walk by. Beautiful long, wide beach and gorgeous ocean colours - not the white "postcard" sand, but light, light brown-sugary beige and very soft.

We're returning in July and can't wait!

Good luck in your search and enjoy your special trip wherever you end up :D

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Thanks to you all! What a great resource. I appreciate all the thoughts and suggestions and am following up.

My next problem is that looking for flights from Newark, looks like there is nothing that is straight through and all entail a long layover in FL - making the flight an 18 hour ordeal. The trip for my daughter from LA looked like 5 hours one way but the same problem with an 18 hour duration with the layover in FL.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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7. Re: Planning a very special trip with daughter

What dates are you going??

Out of EWR - United Airlines has direct flights to PUJ.... or have you considered out of JFK? Jet Blue has reasonable direct flight fares from there...

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