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Dominican Republic

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I’ve been wanting to go to Dominican Republic for a while now. Everybody knows or has heard about the amazing beaches and the beautiful all inclusive resorts. SO MANY to choose from!

First of all, let me teach you how to pick the perfect resort for you. Focus on your KEY REQUIREMENTS:

ARE YOU TRAVELING WITH KIDS, FRIENDS OR IN COUPLE?

WOULD YOU LIKE EXCURSIONS?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WATER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING, JET SKIING ETC.?

ARE YOU OK WITH EATING EVERY DAY, 3 TIMES A DAY AT THE SAME BUFFET RESTAURANT OR WOULD YOU PREFER VARIETY?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE YOUR RESORT?

NOW TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

If you’re traveling with KIDS, there are resorts with different fun activities for them: scavenger hunts, team games, waterslides or even waterparks.
If you’re traveling with FRIENDS you’ll probably like to have entertainment, so there are clubs inside resorts or you might want to go to the famous Coco Bongo club.
If you’re traveling as a COUPLE, you may want to have some romantic facilities such as a spa, a hot tub in the room or on the balcony.

I had a hot tub on the balcony and the view was to die for! 

I made the decision of going to DR a few weeks before the actual trip. I stayed at Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort and I can honestly say it was the best vacation ever!

It has 10 restaurants to choose from: Argentinian, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Spanish, French, Mediterranean, 2 buffets and a sports bar/restaurant. My 2 favorite ones were the Mediterranean – La Brisa because of the romantic setting and the French one – La comedie because it looks so classy and elegant. It also has some beautiful bars, lounges, cigar bars and terraces for when you want to have a drink in the evening or go out “on a date" 🙂

They have a ton of activities both for adults and for children: snorkeling, scuba diving, mini golf, kids play area and waterpark, aqua gym, scavenger hunts for kids, beach dance, etc.

The rooms look amazing! Of course I was most excited about the view and the balcony hot tub where is where I spend most of the time while being in the room.

The evening shows were so much better than I expected and my favorite one was the Michael Jackson show (yes, I’m an MJ fan for life) on Tuesdays. The theatre is huge, it has two levels and an impressive stage. Of course you can also have drinks there while watching the show!

There was not one thing that I didn’t like about this resort and I’ll surely pick the same one next time I want a vacay in DR.

 

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  1. Nuriarose
    September 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I have always desired to visit Dominican republic! And you have given us a lot of dependable information to plan a good getaway.Thank you

    • Kristina Crown
      September 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      You’re welcome!

  2. Laura
    September 11, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Such a beautiful place. Thanks for the tips

  3. Stephanie
    September 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Useful and seems to be the perfect resort to enjoy a vacation with my lover 🙂

    • Kristina Crown
      September 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      It most definitely is!

  4. Taima
    September 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Great post. I love all inclusive resorts. When I need a break I love being able to eat and drink all I want.

    Taima

    • Kristina Crown
      September 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      I loooove having unlimited food and drinks haha

  5. Alexa
    September 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This resort seems wonderful! I love the rooms! Was the food good? What about the drinks? You had all inclusive, right? How much was it?

    • Kristina Crown
      September 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      The food was perfect! Especially at the La Brisa restaurant! Yes I did have all inclusive and it was definitely the best choice!

  6. Danielle @ The Wanderlover
    September 10, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Absolutely love resorts in DR! I always eat and drink more than I should 😜

    • Kristina Crown
      September 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Same here, dear!

  7. Jamie
    September 10, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I want to go there! I wish I had taken advantage of flying to the Dominican when I lived in Miami. Would have been such a quick flight.

  8. Kristen Jauregui
    September 10, 2017 at 4:27 am

    This article is great. I love the Dominican Republic. Your pictures make me want to go back.

  9. Pietro
    September 10, 2017 at 3:13 am

    So useful! I loved all the pics, never been to the Dominican Republic 🌴

  10. Faridaisrail
    September 10, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Wow beautiful post , I have never been to DR, but it’s on my list 🙂

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