BF & I (both 40's) are looking for a fantastic AO/AI resort. We went to Sanctuary Cap Cana in the DR last year and had a great time but are looking for someplace new to try. We met a couple there that highly recommended RPDC but I'm not liking the look of the size of the facility or the crowded nature of the beach. We were considering Jamaica but BF isn't too keen on it especially given the pushy beach vendors. We were also considering Aruba but I'm not big on the hotel like feel to the places there. PDC seems like it may be a good fit as we are looking for a resort with a more boutique (but still fun) vibe (with villas right on beach if possible). Some of our key requirements are:
- great beach for walking (clean, sandy and beautiful) - the most important aspect!
- swim up bar
- fun but not over the top vibe
- laid back atmosphere (not super formal)
- great food
- ocean front room
- water activities & tours available
- safe environment
So do you have any recommendations that would be a good fit for us?