We went for Thanksgiving with family from Florida and California. We had two teenagers, two preteens, and one elderly, and we were all accommodated well.
This is a great family resort. The children had free rein, and they loved being able to eat at the restaurants by themselves or near us. They had fun with the tennis, archery, sailboating, kayaking, etc.
The staff and guests were all friendly. The food was excellent. The drinks were fine, and the wine they included for meals was decent vin du pays. No complaints on that front.
The only thing that disappointed me was the location on the ocean. It was quite rough the whole time we were there, and snorkeling was not even an option. The area they designated for it was away from the quieter water, so that was weird. We took an expensive snorkeling excursion to the other side of the island, and if you're interested in snorkeling, maybe look into one of the all-inclusive resorts on that side. The water was much calmer and clearer on that side of the island.
We also took another expensive tour of the island, and it was well worth it. The Santo Domingo house where Columbus lived: fascinating. The government house where the dictator later lived (can't remember his name) had some of his outrageous collection of weaponry, including a suit of Pancho Villa with a photograph of Pancho himself in the suit. This is where the Americas really started, and the history is palpable. I don't think venturing there on your own would be a good idea, due to the poverty. But that was a lovely excursion. It took almost all day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Dominican Republic in this all-inclusive family resort, designed over a long white-sand beach, considered to be the finest in the world. Travel to Club Med Punta Cana with your family and enjoy a carefree all-inclusive vacation in this resort which flourishes beside a lagoon surrounded by magnificent grove of coconut palms. Fun moments filled with memories await your kids at Club Med world-famous children's clubs with dedicated activities and sports for children and teenagers from morning to evening, for each age group, and all coordinated by qualified and enthusiastic professionals. This newly redesigned resort has something for everyone, with amenities such as: Baby Club Med™*, a new Spa* with private pool access, exclusive private Oceanfront Family Suites, new dedicated programs for Mini Club Med™ including Le Petit Tennis(R), circus school and Baby Gym(R), Passworld for teens, and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Club Med
- Club Med Dominican Republic