Caribbean Islands Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Adult Family Getaway - Punta Cana Hotels

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone! My in-laws are celebrating a big birthday next year and have requested that for their birthday all they want is to go on a family (mini)vacation during the beginning of March. I want to present a couple different locations/hotels to them and I'm exploring Punta Cana as an option in case they're not in love with my first idea (The Sands in T&C...thanks to all that have helped me narrow that down!).

I have looked through other posts, tripadvisor, as well as debbiesdominicantravel.com, but am wondering if I could get some more specific hotel insights.

-It seems that Bavaro beach is the place to be?
-There will be 6-8 of us (4 rooms would be needed)
-It would just be for 4 days (Fri AM-Mon PM including travel).
-We'd definitely prefer a small to medium sized hotel...not a HUGE complex of a resort.
-Is it possible to walk to any shopping areas/towns in the Bavaro area?
-No preference on AI...we don't drink (or drink minimally) so not sure if AI would make sense? Or perhaps something that includes just meals?
-We're all going to be getting together for dinner somewhere in the evening. We're not foodies, but do appreciate good food over touristy restaurants. We would prefer that these be in the hotel or something walking distance.
-Parents would like a quiet, relaxing beach & pool as well as spa-services on-site.
-The "kids" (between 25-32yrs) would like the same as well as something more active (hiking/water activities) for a bit of the time.
-No need for nightlife/clubs. We'd prefer to stay away from any college/spring break crowds or large gatherings of children.
-Budget about $350/night per room

Is anyone able to help me narrow down the huge list of properties I've written down from tripadvisor/expedia pretty please? :)

Bahia Principe Esmerelda/Ambar
Secrets Royal Beach
Excellence Punta Cana
Iberostar Dominicana/Bavaro/Punta Cana
Majestic Colonial/Elegance
Or??

Thanks so much in advance as always for the help!

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Turtle Beach, Barbados
  2. 2 What is the best Caribbean island for white sandy beaches
  3. 3 We've done it - we've bought our flights to Cuba. Now the planning begins!
  4. 4 Curacao vs Barbados
  5. 5 Honeymoon Destination
  6. 6 Bahamas girls trip
  7. 7 Young couple planning June/July trip to Caribbean..where should we go!?
  8. 8 Safe for Family
  9. 9 Trip Report Solo backpacking in Cuba
  10. 10 Restaurants in Aruba
  11. 11 10 days in Cuba - HELP
  12. 12 Best way to get to Martinique?
  13. 13 Martinique - solo female traveller
  14. 14 Seek Advice on 9 days in Samana and possibly Cabarete
  15. 15 Barbados or St. Lucia in late August
  16. 16 Need help deciding which resort/island to vacation at in September
  17. 17 Snorkeling
  18. 18 Trip Report ST Thomas trip report with kids at Frenchman Reef and Morningstar
  19. 19 fish fry on Curacao
  20. 20 mosquito problem in Curacao
  21. 21 Place to stay and dive in Curacao for new divers
  22. 22 Trip Report Sailing in the Abacos, Bahamas
  23. 23 One night in Nassau - hotel help
  24. 24 2 Weeks in Caribbean
  25. 25 Questions about Moving to the Carribean
View next 25 » Back to the top