Have you ever been to an all inclusive resort? If you have, you already know what we experienced on our vacation. However, this was my first time and I was impressed. It was a 5 star and we had purchased an upgrade. We had private check-in service, complete with a welcome drink and snacks, which was most appreciated after a long day of traveling. Our room was great and situated right near the ocean. It had a huge bed and was completely stocked with everything we would need, robes, slippers, beach towels, a well stocked fridge and fresh flowers every day. We even had access to free internet service. We could have our breakfast, lunch and/or dinner delivered to our room at no charge. But, who would want to? There were so many places to eat and such a variety of food available everywhere. The staff were wonderful and were definitely there to please and entertain you. The maid service was top notch. The weather was fantastic.
It was a very large resort and it took us a little while to find our way around. It was actually quite funny at first. We didn't understand the map we were given and were actually walking circles around where we needed to go, which was the buffet.
After several days, we were totally surprised that with the availabity of free alcoholic drinks everywhere, we did not see anyone out of line in their behaviour. Everyone was there to have a good time and have a good time, we did. I took advantage of all the dance and aerobic classes, in and out of the water. I believe I am pretty good at the Salsa, now. We took advantage of the many water sports and games available. We walked up and down the beach for many hours and yes, I do have a tan. I even sported a bikini on this trip. However, by the end of the week, I had to resort to my one piece bathing suit. Why? The food, food and more food and possibly the Bahama Mamas and Pina Coladas did me in. M-m-m, they were good.
As it turned out, just my husband and I went to Punta Cana. My daughter and her family were not able to go at the last minute, due to the children having ear infections and a touch of pneumonia. Although, we missed spending time with our grandchildren, the trip became a much needed R and R for us. When I return to B.C., I will post a few pictures for all to see.
Just as a final note, we are time share holders and have enjoyed traveling to many different places via this avenue. But after this experience, I believe I will sell it. If you are interested, contact me. For those who understand, it is a ski week in Canada in a red time zone. It seems as we get older, we like the warm weather and being wined, dined and entertained.