Friday, September 7, 2012

Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resort Picks of the Month

This weeks, my staff an I would like to share some insights on some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We hope that you'll find this information useful in helping plan your next Punta Cana Getaway!

Be Live Grand Punta Cana
Escape to the beautiful white sand beaches of Punta Cana with a stay at the all-inclusive Be Live Grand Punta Cana Hotel. Located on famous Bavaro Beach, the Be Live Grand is the perfect destination to enjoy the tranquil Caribbean waters and sublime tropical weather in a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Featuring a fusion of Colonial and Caribbean architecture and style, the hotel offers spacious accommodations with lush gardens and superior amenities including friendly, attentive personalized service. Dining options at the Be Live Grand Punta Cana take guests on a global culinary journey. Enjoy a stroll through the lush gardens, lounge on the pristine beach, or delight in a variety of land and water activities. Guests can enjoy a relaxing family holiday, a romantic getaway or a fun vacation with friends, and all will experience the vacation of a lifetime.

Resort Rating: 3 ½*
Key features: Great beach location with plenty of entertainment including a kids club and onsite casino
Best suited for: Perfect for all age groups
Special offers: This resort is part of the 'Smile' Resort program. 
  - Two kids 2-12 years old 'Stay, Play and Eat COMPLIMENTARY' year-round
  - Teens 13-17 years old enjoy special rate when sharing with paying guest(s)
  - No Single Supplement charge for single parents traveling with up to two children/teens
Special Tips: Honeymooners receive a complimentary fruit basket and a bottle of rum

Iberostar Bavaro Suites
At the beachfront all-inclusive Iberostar Bavaro Suites, you can have it all. Name your pleasure. Swimming, scuba diving or explore the island. How about just kicking back and letting your cares wash away in the dazzling sea--all in a spectacular setting of sun, sand and tropical abundance. Only 13 miles from the Punta Cana airport, you can be relaxing in the warm Caribbean sun, splashing in the sea, or relaxing under an exotic palm, just minutes from the time you deplane. Add to your pleasures a relaxing massage in the spa, sumptuous delicacies in top notch restaurants, Turkish baths and a fully equipped fitness center. Then top it off with the deluxe accommodations and great amenities you'd expect from a great all-inclusive resort.

Resort Rating: 4*
Key features: Beachfront location with well appointed suites, making this a great choice for family travel. In addition to the many activities available at Bavaro Suites, there are 7 restaurants from which to choose  
Best suited for: Great choice for family travel 
Special Tips: Guest have exchange privileges with all Iberostar resorts in the complex except the Grand.

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana Resort welcomes couples and families with children to a world of Unlimited-Luxury® , where virtually everything is included. This idyllic haven boasts gorgeous beaches, a majestic turquoise sea, lovely pools and tropical gardens. Family-sized rooms and suites offer luxury amenities, private balconies or terraces, flat screen TVs, daily refreshed mini bars and 24 hr. room and concierge services. Eight internationally themed restaurants and seven bars, located in stunning indoor and outdoor settings provide delectable and varied dining options. With so many ways to play, from numerous daytime activities, featuring an Explorer's Club for Kids and a Core Zone for teens, a world-class spa and fitness center and fantastic nighttime entertainment, a stay at Dreams Palm Beach will be forever memorable.

Resort Rating: 4*
Key features: This resort is about Unlimited-Luxury® for all clients, from couples looking for time alone to families looking for lots of activities and plenty of variety on their vacation. This resort includes 8 restaurants and 24 hour room service.
Best suited for: Perfect for all travelers
Special Tips: As a sure win, we recommend upgrading to the Preferred Club level with private lounge, private check-in/out, private beach area and free wi-fi.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Barvaro
The lavish Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is designed for golf lovers and romantics alike providing a perfect getaway retreat for adults only. Just 35 mins. from the international airport and located on Punta Cana's beautiful Playa Bavaro beach, this exclusive resort offers handsomely appointed guest suites, an outstanding selection of gourmet restaurants and impeccable service including butlers who cater to guests every desire. This luxury resort features an oceanfront spa and fitness center and a serene lake-style pool as well as a second activity pool; plus all-suite accommodations and access to an 18-hole championship golf course designed by P.B. Dye.

Resort Rating: 5*
Key features: Located on the amazing Bavaro Beach, this resort is an excellent choice for your high-end clients. Five restaurants with the option of a "dine-around" with the other Iberostar resorts in the complex; there is an option for everyone.
Best suited for: Adults-Only resort
Special offers: Features an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye; a complimentary golf promotion is available for guests arriving between now and December 20, 2012.
Special Tips: Butler service is included with all room categories.   

Sanctuary Cap Cana
Sanctuary Cap Cana is part of the Grand Resorts at Cap Cana, a Salamander Caribbean Collection, offering unmatched security and exceptional amenities. Sanctuary Cap Cana luxury resort is set along the Dominican Republic’s eastern coastline of sugar-white sand beaches and crystal-clear sea and is just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport. Guests will find a vast array of handsomely-appointed suites and villas including those with access to a private concierge club available throughout the property ranging from Oceanfront Luxury Villas to Private Island Suites with exclusive privileges. Within your tastefully appointed suite or villa, the ingredients for serenity unfold with marble baths, fine linens and silk bathrobes and slippers. The resort's unique Spanish-Colonial design and breathtaking ocean views combined with the ground's elaborate fountains and flourishing gardens create an ideal setting unlike any other.

Resort Rating: 5*
Key features: Sitting on a sugar-white sand beach, this resort, with its great views, is a sure win for clients looking for pure luxury with 176 suites/villas located throughout the property. Families have endless activities to choose from and your (18+) clients  can enjoy a secluded area all to themselves in the Castle section.
Best suited for: For all age groups
Special Tips: This resort is located only 15 minutes from the Punta Cana airport.
Getting there: Vacation Express (our preferred partner) offers seasonal champagne flights via Sunwing Airlines from CVG to Punta Cana through Oct. 19, 2012 (7nts on Fri) and Feb. 16, 2013 through Oct. 26, 2013 (7nts on Sat); and via scheduled air service on all major US carriers from most U.S. cities.

Booking Tips:
Take advantage of our exclusive 'Reduced Deposit Plan' (RDP) to lock in the sale. A minimum deposit of $235 per person, guarantees the air/land booking so your clients can look forward to their Vacation Express vacation with the final payment due 45 days prior to departure. For more details on this and many other Vacation Express programs, visit