Club Med Punta Cana

APT Postal 106, Higuey, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
(4 star hotel)
#20
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Wonderful Family Vacation!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 9, 2012

We just got back from spending our Spring Break at the Club Med Punta Cana. We had never visited the resort, nor the Dominican Republic, nor took our kids to an all-inclusive resort. At first I was a bit apprehensive after reading up on some of the comments. I was nervous about GI issues, language barriers, being in a different country, etc. First of all, from the second we arrived at Club Med, we felt like rock stars. We were greeted with a fresh towel, cold iced tea or water and smiles from all of the staff. I immediately felt relaxed. We were taken to our room which was in the Ovando and the top floor. It was fairly small for our family of 5, but perfectly fine for us. We were hardly in the room and each person had a nice comfortable bed. There was a mini fridge stocked with sodas and we always had plenty of bottled water available in the rooms. Housekeeping always came in twice a day to restock and clean up a bit. The kids loved coming in each night to find a chocolate on their pillow.

The mini club---what can I say? Our kids are ages 12, 11 & 8. Our 8 year old surprised us by immediately wanting to go to the mini club. Once she got there, she didn't want to leave! She became immediately attached to the GO's who were AMAZING! They were always cheerful, funny and made the kids feel very special. Our daughter was kept busy and could come and go as she pleased (almost always wanting to stay!). She was exhausted by the end of the day, but couldn't wait for the next day. A big shout out to Marc, who made our daughter feel special. She cried when she had to leave him on Friday evening and to also Christian who made all of us laugh. Our older two kids met up at the Ramp when they wanted to do an activity or two. They too had fun there. It gave them the opportunity to try some things that they wouldn't have tried before---circus, archery, wind sailing.

Germs---yes. That was on my mind while we were there. The restaurants are buffet style and little hands touched the food, plus the occasional flies and birds ventured in. I did wish that parents watched their kids more while they served themselves so that they didn't touch everything in sight. A few of us had some minor GI issues, but nothing that kept us down or stopped us from doing activities and enjoying ourselves. It was probably a minor stomach bug---but very minor. The food was great some days, not as great on others. It did get repetitious after a week, but the kids always had a ton of variety. Snacking was an issue with our very picky 8 year old, so we always took some cereal back in the morning to our room for snacking between meals which came in handy for her. There is a snack bar where our other two kids would get fries and ketchup each afternoon if they were hungry. It also had yogurts, sandwiches, fruit. Plenty of choices.

Activities: My son and husband did scuba. It was my son's first time ever diving and he took the beginner's course. They said it was an amazing time! The dive instructor was awesome and she made them feel comfortable the whole time. The dive was incredible. My son is hooked now! We also swam with the dolphins on Dolphin Island. A fun time was had by all and the memories of swimming with the dolphins was incredible. We went on the zipline tour. It was very expensive! But the experience was incredible. Our guide Nacho was the BEST! The trip was quite long though---2 hours each way. Though we were kept busy with Nacho's laughter, got to see some of the Dominican Republic outside of the resort, stopped for a quick shopping and bathroom break and also got to try raw sugar cane on the way---we had no idea that it was going to be that long. A little prep would have been nice to prepare the kids for all that they would be doing that day. But they had a lot of fun. Once we ziplined---they had the time of their lives. The views were breathtaking and kayaking & ziplining on the river that they filmed Anaconda and Apocalypse Now was exciting for our son. I would recommend the trip, but it is a long day, so be prepared. A totally different experience than the resort life, so it was worth it to us to see some of the country and it's culture. A great experience for the kids that they will never forget.

Language barriers were never a problem for us. The beach had people from all over. Yes---the occasional topless person so be prepared to talk to your kids about that. Just about everyone spoke English. The accents were hard for our daughter at times in the mini club, but she never seemed to mind it. The place never seemed crowded though it was. The pool was busy and yes, no chairs in the am. But we spent our mornings on the beach and never had a problem finding a chair in the shade. There was plenty of shade which was wonderful. The older kids and I did Zumba (fun, fun, FUN!!!) and Abs & Buns. We had a blast trying some classes outside overlooking the water. The weather was perfect, breezy and sunshine the whole time!! We never felt hot. Just perfect. Bring lots of sunscreen though! The shop is expensive.

Definitely recommend for families!! Not for couples---it is definitely a family resort!

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Place for families

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 28, 2007

It was very nice.

It´s great for families. I saw 45 years old persons (ladies in topless) with sons between 4 an 16 years old).

You can do nautic sports (windsurf, snorkeling), futbol (soccer), basket. Also they have a Circus School.

Al the meals and drinks are free !. I drank whisky, Caipirinhas, Caipiroskas.. everything OK.

Unique Quality: The beach, the great sea.... the weather, the place.

Directions: At five minutes from the Punta Cana airport

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Club Med Punta Cana

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Address: APT Postal 106, Higuey, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Amenities at Club Med Punta Cana

  • Restaurant
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Suites
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Kids Activities

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