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... end of the day, was amazing. It was a restaurant that only allows adults that are 19 years and older. So thank God we were above that age or else we wouldn't have been able to enter. But I really recommended this restaurant. The food was amazing and the environment was really nice.
Now, going to bed and waiting to leave tomorrow. :(
... Toronto to Punta Cana. So the pilots had to wait for a plane to arrive in Toronto. So they could fly the plane to come pick us up in Punta Cana.
OMG! So much work for one flight. So our flight was actually a whole day, if you calculate all the time that we spent at the airport and waiting for the plane. So it was about 7 AM when we arrived in Toronto on Sunday.
Sigh! The longest ride every. It felt longer than when I flew to Hong Kong. LOL!
... lion show that I keep calling, seals. LOL! oppzz.
But the rest of the day, I was just chilling with my friends by the beach and doing some of the free activities.
By night fall we had another "special dinner," it was the Mediterranean dinner. It was alright. It had seafood and pasta. Nothing really special.
... the end of the day, we got to see how the locals make cigars (rolling tobacco), of course you can buy cigars here at like 1/2 the price. Plus they have all different types of smokes, cherry, vanilla, and chocolate. We were also able to see local wood carving. So beautiful.
That was the end of the day. We had dinner at the Japanese restaurant but if you were spoiled like I was growing up in Toronto. The sushi, maki and sushami isn't to the standard that you might be used ...
... so I'll pop in later and get some. We are off on an outback tour on Wednesday and if enough people want to join the trip we are heading to the capital next week. Best dash - Jase is percolating coffee before we go to the gym. So much food we best keep active or I'll never get in the dress for the wedding (and Jase won't fit in the shorts he so proudly slimmed in to ) Love to all!! Gill and Jase ...
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Did the tripadvisor user from Tampa FL stay at the same resort I did? I find nothing in her review valid to the experience my husband and I had.
Hotel is beautiful. One of the most beautiful we have stayed at. The trams are very convenient. Learn some spanish before you go, as you'll need it. The staff is very helpful and gracious. The beaches are beautiful and there is a lot to do during the day that surrounds the beach. Dance lessons, aerobics, music by the pool, windsailing, canoeing, peddleboats, boogie boarding all at no extra charge. You keep busy during the day but after dinner there is no entertainment.
Having seen many of the resorts in Punta cana I would have to say that the Bahia Principe will be an excellent resort when finished. The resort is done all major construction however they are building 2 other hotels in the same complex. The construction is non disruptive. When finished it will be one of the best resorts in puj. I believe it is supposed to be completely finished by nov 2004.
Recently together with my husband we stayed at Bahia Principle in Punta Cana. The resort is brand new and I know many of you are looking for any review about this resort. I did the same thing when I planned my trip there. We stayed there from 06.18.04 for 9 nights and I had wonderful time. The Junior Suite rooms are very nice with large marble bathroom and Jacuzzi bathtub and balcony. As to the restaurants we tried the Japanese, Garden Grill and Italian. I would recommend the Japanese and the Italian and I would skip the Garden Grill. For breakfast they have one large buffet style restaurant by the lobby and two smaller ones by the main pool. For lunch you have a choice of two air-conditioned and one open air where they serve hamburgers, chickens, fruits, sandwiches, french fries and it is open all day from 10am-10pm. All of their restaurants are air-conditioned. As for the negative the staff didn't speak English and it was difficult to communicate with them. At times we felt like they are not looking to attract people from United States even thought we pay the most money for our vacations comparing to the Europeans who pay $600 for two weeks. Probably because of the language barrier we felt like they were arrogant at times. The other negative thing was that the hotel spa and gym was not open for those of you who like to indulge in spa treatments or like to work out even a little bit. Other then that, the property has three large swimming pools with swim-up bar by each of them. They have miles stretch white sandy beach with turquoise Caribbean Sea and if you are not looking to pick on little things and you go there with open mind you will definitely have a great time.
This was our first trip to Punta Cana. We were a little apprehensive about the hotel knowing that it had just opened. My father managed hotels while I was growing up so I know better than to expect perfection in any hotel but I do expect if there are glitches for them to be courteously fixed; I was not disappointed.
I just returned with my group of 30 people where we stayed at the NEW Bahaia Principe PUJ.
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Airport a bit slow forms to fill in, arrived at hotel greeted with dancers music and a cool drink, room clean not to cramped a nice mini bar stocked every day. food ample full choice. A la cart if you wanted it was so good we did not bother. plenty of sun lounges, pool big. After laying by the pool drag snlounger on to beach fantastic. one slight draw back sea a little sea weedie, not as clear as should be, but nice to swim in. night time plenty on to too oclock. Tip take a pint container with you the cups they give you are to small. Could carry on and on, so any questions email me i will be pleased to help you. john and jan.
I just got back today from a week at the new Bahia Principe Punta Cana. The resort was beautiful, as expected. I booked this resort because of the chain's great reviews from their other locations. The site is still somewhat under construction and won't be complete until November, when the second resort opens (Bahia Principe Bavaro). Still, the staff tried to make sure all the amenities were available to us.
This resort has the potential of being a 5 star but as of right now it needs to have kinks worked out.
The resort is lovely, the people are friendly and willing to do anything for you. Most of the staff speak some english. The rooms are nice and so are the pools. A little unorganized, but overall a great experience. The shows are horrible, they need better entertainement. Always great games and things to do down at the pool. The food was okay, i pretty much stuck to chicken and fish. The restaurant i enjoyed the most was the steak house. The hotel only allow you one reservation to each restaurant(keep that in mind). The outback safari was excellent and Tony was a great tour guide. We stayed 7 nights, started getting bored towards the end of stay. Overall, I would go back to Punta Cana, but to another resort. And I would definitly vist Bahia Principe at one of the other locations, heard great things about them.