Hubby & I headed out for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on April 25....leaving our baby girl with my parents for the first half of our trip and then she was transferred to his parents for the last half. We were away from her for 7 nights, and spent 5 of those in paradise.
We had discussed several different vacation options, from a cabin in Colorado to a resort in Cabo...and then we realized that we could fly to Punta Cana and stay at an all-inclusive for basically the same amount, or less! I did tons of research and we finally settled on an adults only resort.
This was initially a decision to stay away from kids so it would be somewhat quieter and a more romantic trip; however, this ended up being a good decision for a much bigger reason. Without kiddos filling our resort and beach, I found myself missing Elyse a WHOLE LOT LESS...than if I had seen little girls and boys running around all day every day!
We stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar section of the Gran Bahia resort. This is a mega-resort with 5 different sections and TONS of restaurants. I honestly could not have asked for anything more in a resort. We normally stay at smaller resorts, many times that are not all-inclusive, and we were definitely pleasantly surprised with our experience. All of the negative issues mentioned were not an issue for us.
Overall I would definitely recommend our resort to others, and also I would love to go back and visit again in the future! It was the perfect location for some rest, relaxation, and recharging that Hubby & I so desperately needed! Next up...the beach!