Punta Cana, Info please!

Old Jan 7th, 2001, 11:57 AM
john b
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Punta Cana, Info please!

Traveling to Barcelo Bavaro Beach shortly, can any one give info. We love to snorkle and EAT. I understand that the beach is wonderful but what about the water? Are all the restaurants buffets, hows the food? <BR>Thanks!!!!
Old Jan 7th, 2001, 12:28 PM
Parrot Mom
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For the best feedback go to.../www.debbiesdominicantravel.com. <BR>lots of reviews <BR> <BR>We will be at the Catalonia Bavaro on February 3rd..
Old Jan 8th, 2001, 05:43 PM
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Hi John! <BR>We went to Dominican Republic this past July - stayed at the Paradisus. The resort itself was very lovely. Very nice rooms and nice beach. We did have some complaints however: We really should have learned more Spanish!!! If you cannot speak fluent Spanish you will have problems. We also learned to NOT stay on the windward side of the island - we like calm water not waves. Take the Jeep Safari excursion. This was the best time of the vacation - ENJOY! <BR>
Old Jan 8th, 2001, 05:50 PM
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Regina - which is the windward side and which is the leeward side? Is part of Punta Cana not on the windward side?
Old Jan 8th, 2001, 07:59 PM
susan grimsley
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Hello, I traveled to Punta Cana last year. I stayed at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace. It was very nice. It was an all inclusive package. I ate seafood every day. It seemed to me the portions were somewhat small at the restuarants. The buffets of course are a different story. All in all the food was good. Good shrimp. The beach was fabulous. Pretty water great for a paddle boat or a swim. Beutifull palm trees. There are alot of foreigners, which means just don't walk up to somebody and try to start a conversation, unless you know about five foreign languages. If you need help with some translation I asked the hotel guest services. For example I wanted melted butter for my lobster and I just couldn't get it across to my waiter so the next day I went to guest services and had them write it down for me, for the next time. I to love to snorkel as well the beach I stayed on wasn't the best for snorkeling. The water wasn't real clear. I'm sure there are places to go but I would suggest asking around first. The only thing I wish I would have did is take a catermeran. Overall a georgeous place to go. Very relaxing.
Old Jan 9th, 2001, 08:13 AM
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Regina: My husband and i are going to the Paradisus at the end of this month. I'd like to hear more of your impressions regarding restaurants, casinos, service, etc...Thanks in advance for any input you can provide.

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