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Family trip rec

Albany, New York
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Family trip rec

Hi all,

Thanks for reading. Family of 4 here, kids are 8 and 10. We are looking to travel to PC in August. Would like a resort with a water park and swimmable waters. We have stayed at Barcelo Bavaro a few years back and enjoyed it. The kids are a bit older now so we are looking for more of a bigger water park. I've been looking at Dreams Macao, Royalton PC, and Hilton La Romana. Pros to the first two are the swim up rooms.

Any tips or suggestions on these properties (or others we should look at) is very much appreciated. All seem to have a kids club so that is a plus too.

Ty so much

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Castleton, United...
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1. Re: Family trip rec

The Hilton "La Romana" is on the Caribbean coast at Bayahibe (despite the misleading name) whereas the others you mention are on the North Atlantic coast. The sea is normally calmer on the Caribbean side of the island than on the Atlantic Ocean because the wind is normally offshore on the Caribbean side but onshore on the Atlantic side.

Macao beach has a surf camp so expect waves suitable for surfing.

Bayahibe on the Caribbean coast is 40 miles south of PUJ along a newish toll highway.

Edited: March 27, 2021, 12:12 am
Winston Salem...
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2. Re: Family trip rec

Look into the reserve and grand reserve at paradisus Palma real. We booked for the end of summer for their absolutely fabulous swim ups. Reviews from families are very good

New London...
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3. Re: Family trip rec

Agree with everything Salesman said. We really liked visiting Bayahibe and Saona Island. We are staying at the Majestic Mirage in a Family Suite on our upcoming trip. No waterpark but a nice pool and beach and we plan to do some half day and day excursions to waterparks and other areas.

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