Puerto Plata, La Romana or Punta Cana??

Old Apr 26th, 2001, 11:28 AM
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Puerto Plata, La Romana or Punta Cana??

Had heard wondeful things about the Dominican Republic, but who knew there were so many choices?? For my boyfriend and I, do you suggest Puerto Plata, La Romana or Punta Cana? And why? <BR>Thanks for your help in advance!
 
Old Apr 26th, 2001, 01:45 PM
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Forget Puerta Platta, I personally hated it.. but we have just come back from Punta Cana, the Catalonia and last year went to La Romana, Casa del Mar.. For more info please write..
 
Old Apr 27th, 2001, 05:42 AM
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Thanks for the tip - I think we have narrowed in down to Punta Cana since we heard La Romana is a little off the beaten path. How did you like your hotel there? Any others that you would recommend?? We are looking for good food, a little bit of nightlife, but not waking up at 6am to get lounge chairs! Regarding travel, how far is Punta Cana from the airport? Thanks again for your help - can't wait for my vacation!
 
Old Apr 27th, 2001, 06:19 AM
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Punta Cana has gorgeous beaches but really no night life with the exception of a bit in the hotels. There is no city to wander off to. Depending on which hotel you choose it is approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Puerto Plata seems to attract more young people as there are tons of clubs and night life but the beaches are not as nice as Punta Cana.
 
Old Apr 27th, 2001, 07:05 AM
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The Catalonia is 20 minutes from the airport..the food is decent and you won't starve..the beach is the 20 mile beach everybody talks about..personally I think the CDM had a far superior beach and water..but this hotel has lots doing..plus the disco. Unfortunately, it's far out and too far from Santo Domingo where the "action" is.. The resort is really gorgeous, immaculate, the staff is delightful and the animation/entertainment staff is always doing something whether on the beach or by the pool... As for the lounge chairs..we liked a certain area by the pool and at 7:30 would put a towel out under a palapa..but there was no shortage of lounges...Don't know too much about the beach area, but it was huge... Again, if you write to me I'll send you to the site to see our pictures and my review of the Catalonia..
 
Old Apr 27th, 2001, 08:26 AM
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We were at the Paradisus in Punta Cana the first week in February. Only about 20-30 minutes from the airport and gorgeous! It's a larger resort so it had more right on premises...8 restaurants (which were good) 4 bars, a casino, nightly entertainment, a kareoke pub with a pool table and various ongoing activities throughout the day (volleyball, dance lessons, olympics, horseshoes, horseback riding, water sports etc...). Check out www.debbiesdominicantravel.com for reviews on just about all the resorts in Punta Cana and write back if I can answer any other questions.
 
Old Apr 27th, 2001, 04:29 PM
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We were at Barcelo Bavaro 2 years ago and LOVED IT! great food,ocean views and the best beach in the world!!
 

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