We stayed at the Majestic Colonial Resort which is an all inclusive resort so everything is provided. My little grandson was so excited for this vacation....
His Mom has been taking him to the beach since he was 5 days old so he is quite familiar with the ocean!! Here he is with his Uncle Dooloo.
We had heard that the waters and beaches of the Dominican Republic were beautiful and they were quite right. The sand was amazing and the water was so warm - like getting into a hot tub.
Our room was right across the walkway from the ocean and the wedding gazebo. There was up to six weddings a day at the oceanside gazebo.
There were seven restaurants on the property. This one was overlooking the beach. During the day they served breakfast and lunch and at night they put on white tablecloths with candles and served dinner.
Here are some more pictures of the complex. It was HUGE but properly planned so that you could get around quite easy. (The pool pictured above is for adults only but the main pool was very large).
|My guys having dinner at the French restaurant|
Here's some pictures of the guys enjoying the surroundings.
At the end of the wing where our room was located, I discovered this beautiful little church they had built on the grounds. It looks old but is really new.
My husband and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at the resort and my daughter, Heidi, celebrated her 34th birthday at the resort.
We arrived at the resort on a Friday and our last day there, Thursday, we all went to the beach and/or pool as normal. Dark clouds started to form overhead and we could hear thunder. It started to rain and then it started to downpour. With the wind and the rain, we all ventured back inside for the remainder of the day.
Here's a picture from our lanai - the rain kept coming down for rest of the day and I felt so bad for those brides who had planned to get married in the wedding gazebo.
I can't forget to mention my "dear" son-in-law, Tony. He is such a joy to the family (and I am sincere when I say this)! He was our guide while in the Dominican Republic since he is fluent in Spanish. It was fun to hear him speak in Spanish because at home he only speaks English to us!!
My Review of Punta Cana:
All in all, I was really impressed with the Dominican Republic. The country is building it's infrastructure and they are very accommodating to the tourist industry. Prices for taxis are fixed. The people are polite and kind.
The Majestic Colonial Resort is the most beautiful all inclusive resorts I have been to. Previoiusly, I went to two different ones in Mexico, one in Costa Rica and one in Aruba. Aruba had been my favorite but the Majestic Colonial property is extremely large and the grounds are like a garden. I would definitely recommend going to the Dominican Republic.
That's about it for my travel pictures. I hope to share with you some crafty photos next week. I received my yarn order from loveknitting.com and it's beautiful! Please stop by Handmade Harbour and check out all the great ideas from other bloggers.
I wish each of you a wonderful, fun filled week!