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Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

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Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

After many visits to EPM, ERC, and Secrets MB, we are venturing out of the Cancun Comfort Zone and exited to visit the Dominican Republic.

We are travelling on October and were looking for any not so obvious tips to this country and resort.

Also any others travelling to this resort in October? If so we are always happy to buy new friends a drink!

Cheers

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1. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

We were booked for October, but changed to late November, to celebrate a couple of birthdays (50th and 80th).

I have stayed at ERC 5 times. EPC has a more tropical style / vibe. It has a much better (and bigger) beach. The lobby is close to the beach, with the room buildings spread out along the beach on either side. Café Kafe is right by the beach. The lobby is one story, and open air, with a big fountain / pool in the middle, with turtles in it. Unlike ERC, where the Martini Bar is at the bottom of a Scarlett O'Hara staircase, the Martini Bar is in the lobby with seating around the fountain. The theatre is beside it.

EPC does not have a Basmati restaurant. It does have a Flavor Market, and Barcelona is open for dinner.

Unlike the moat style lazy river pool at ERC, the lazy river runs along the edge of the beach for about 1000 feet, and there are 3 bars spread out along the beach.

There's a nice nature / jogging trail. EPC has a casino just off the lobby. It does not have a Club only pool, but it does have a nice Club lounge and Club beach area.

There are no resorts within a mile or so, so there's little to no traffic.

It would be a good idea for you to purchase the $10 tourist cards online, before you go. The line to buy them at the airport can be quite long if a bunch of planes are arriving at the time.

It's about a 35 minute taxi ride to the resort on the new highway.

Mark

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2. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

We will be there 1st - 17 th October it will be our seventh time here our last visit was May.

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3. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

Mark,

who in the family is celebrating his/her 50th the same week of your birthday?

hehe

cheers

Mike

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4. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

LOL Mike!! I almost spit up my geritol. :)

Mark

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5. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

Thanks all! The forum post is off to a good start.

Happy to hear some travellers from the U.K. will be present!

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6. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

We will be there Sept. 27 - Oct 4th. 1st time in DR and 1st time at an excellence resort.

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7. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

Just going to miss you all from Georgia.

I can vouch for the Excellence Resort. EPM and ERC were fantastic! I am sure that EPC will stay true to their brand.

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UK??

what travellers from the UK will be present??

above i read Georgia, Indy, even a Canuck, Hey, you are right, Surrey is moving in for an Fall Attack, we will be ready, hehe.

don't worry, Excellence Punta Cana stands service wise for the highest standard you could book in punta cana at any AI. to me it is a fraud that they are not listed #1 on Tripadvisor here, guess someone else paid more for the first spots in the rankings, lol.

Mike

Edited: 31 July 2014, 02:22
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9. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

It is my favorite time of the year to go to PC. October is a great time of year. Hot Hot Hot!!!! No issues getting lounges or towels or any of the normal whining you hear about.

My tip for you is try the Excellence Martini, the Mango Martini and the Flirtini. Can ya tell I like martinis?? LOL

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10. Re: Excellence Punta Cana October Insights

As Mike says, it is the service that sets Excellence apart, particularly their customer relations and concierge staff. Outstanding!!

Mark