Punta Cana

Aug 27th, 2003, 05:34 PM
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Punta Cana

I would like to know if there are restaurants outside big resorts in Punta Cana. I'm going there next october but I think that ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION is very expensive.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 07:25 AM
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No option - you have to do all-incl because there're only a few restaurants , prices are same like homes plus you'll spend a lot of time and money on taxis you'll end up with not a saving but inconveniences !I'm not sure if these resorts would book you without all-incl anyway?-Punta Cana is really JUST FOR BEACH (great endless beaches!), food ,drinks,entertainments all are confined at your resort.No real town in PC ,just beach resorts.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 06:21 PM
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Thank you,
all-incl at Melia Paradisus is optional.
I`ve heard about restaurants outside the resorts.
By the way, do you know how I can go from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by bus?
Thnak you very much, once again.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 06:03 AM
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By all means, try to swing the all inclusive at the Paradisus. The food is the best I've found in the DR, after 9 trips there. You can book at the specialty restaurants every day, and even e-mail your reservation requests in advance. We ate at their gourmet restaurant, El Romantico, 4 times during our stay, and enjoyed it each time. The breakfasts are unbelievable, and you can even get paella with lobster and shrimp for lunch. I'd be glad to answer any questions you have.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 06:17 AM
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There're tour buses going back and forth , it takes about 3 and half hours.I assume there're also regular public buses (since Santo Domingo is their Capitol),just not sure how well(or bad ?) they run. If Melia Paradisus offer you that choice then I think you can also eat there at the resort , I know they have several eating places , pretty sure it's not cheap( because they can get you) but it's still a good option if you're not a big drinker or eater !The beach at Paradisus is very expansive -nice !I've been to DR over dozen times , I don't mind helping if I know the answers.Don't hesitate to ask.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 07:35 AM
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If you want to dine outside a resort, then you chose the worst area for that in all of the Caribbean. Punta Cana was built as a resort area, there isn't a town nearby that you could eat at local restaurants, and all hotels are all-inclusive (so you will not be able to dine at other restaurants either). If you're exchanging your timeshare week at the Melia, then I suggest you buy their meal plan. Otherwise, exchange your timeshare week to another area. If you're set on the DR, look at the Sosua/Cabarete area.
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Aug 31st, 2003, 09:56 AM
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Barcelo Bavaro Palace also will give you a dozen choices to eat, they have 5 resorts all together and have been there the longest so they have an ideal beach location, with golf, watersports, casino etc.
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