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Seven nights in Punta Cana- a relaxing dream or a boring nightmare?

Seven nights in Punta Cana- a relaxing dream or a boring nightmare?

Old May 19th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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Seven nights in Punta Cana- a relaxing dream or a boring nightmare?

My brother has convinced us to go with he and his wife for seven nights in Punta Cana this fall. We are staying at one of those all inclusive resorts that is a long drive from anywhere.

At first I thought it would be great relaxing at a nice resort out in the middle of no where, but in recent weeks I have decided it may be a nightmare. How long can someone sit at a pool and play in the ocean before they get bored? I suspect I will like it for the first forty eight hours but then we get plenty restless.

Maybe I can watch some TV. Will there be any American channels to watch? What other activities will keep us busy for the week? Anyone else get bored?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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We did this last July. I have no problem sitting on a beach for a week, and to mix it up I started drinking heavily with my BIL, who is 15 years younger than I am. Upon returning to NJ, I fell quite ill. My husband was convinced it was the prodigious alcohol intake, my doctor thought it was a gastro thing, and the hospital put me in isolation for menningitis. It turned out to be Lyme disease. I had every diagnostic blood test known to mankind before the successful diagnosis. I can't blame the DR, it was the deer in my own backyard.

None of which answers your question. If you're not inclined to sit by the pool and get drunk, I believe there are tours of the area available. If you like to read, bring books. I don't know if there is American TV available, as we never turned it on.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 04:02 PM
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if you gave the name of the resort perhaps someone who has been there will be able to tell you more.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:16 PM
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There is a tour which is a full day that takes you to the capitol city. Santo Domingo. It is a decent tour with shopping, lunch, etc. some great history. It is a tiring long day but perhaps in the middle of the week would break it up somewhat. The resort should offer the info. I am sure there might be other activities. We were there 7 years ago, so it was kind of quiet.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:44 AM
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Those all inclusive resorts have plenty of activities going on throughout the day to keep you busy.
I know I personally can sit on the beach all day for seven days with no problem at all!!
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Old Jun 5th, 2008, 06:59 AM
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Have done 7 day all inclusive in PC,DR three times. Will be going back again in January 2009
Yes, we chose to mostly sit on the beach during the day, but there are volleyball games, exercise classes, and more available for those who don't want to just sit.
Each evening there is a show after dinner.
There are spa services available for a different kind of relaxation.
Yes, there is satellite tv.
There are some casinos as well.
Plus there are tours you can take to get off resort for a day, I recommend the Outback Jungle Safari tour. A full day of fun, and you get to see some of Dominican life, visit one of their homes, shop for local products, see some of the nearby towns, etc.
Book a tour or two when you arrive, if you go with Applevacations, their people will give all the necessary information and book for you. Book for your third and fifth day if possible, this breaks up the week nicely and gives you still plenty of time to enjoy the resort's activities.
There is also shopping, a couple of malls.
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