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Old 03-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #21
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I've definitely experienced the fact that, in general, ***** that aren't worth hiding, are also not worth seeing.

Also thinking about taking a day to go SCUBA diving - my PADI advanced open water and EANx cards haven't been taken out of my safe since earning them in the Red Sea 4 years ago.
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Don't expect all-inclusive food and service to always be excellent. Once you've paid it can be as good or bad as they want to make it. The incentive is lost at that point. Check Tripadvisor for the skinny on anyplace you are looking to go. Where are you staying?
We've been to Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Negril the past two Novembers, great service and food both times.

However, Breezes in Nassau a few years ago was terrible.
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ill be too busy eating and drinking to worry about boobies.
No joke.

My wife and I's entire goal at an All-Inclusive is to make them lose money on us through our alcohol consumption.
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Chilling is good.

Rafa lives in the capital city at the other end of the country from "Cane Point."
Just saw this thread. I do indeed live in the DR.

If you want any info please pm me. I can assist you while you're here. Don't move around the area on your own. Security is getting worse.

The hotel you're staying at is pretty good.

The beach is just outstanding.

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Caneel Bay, Allure Package, Garden View.

Disney Wilderness Lodge for a week, then the above = best vacation.

Punta Cana is on our list however, Paul and Artieparty went there and loved it.


Paul and Artie rented a car and drove to Santo Domingo where they proceeded to eat at my house and we drove around the city that day. They visited a couple of the local tourist attractions and we really enjoyed their company.

Anyone of you planning on coming or coming to visit are welcomed to do the same thing and we'll pick you up upon entering the city.

We'll provide lunch at our home.

Braineack, careful moving around the area.

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I've definitely experienced the fact that, in general, ***** that aren't worth hiding, are also not worth seeing.

Also thinking about taking a day to go SCUBA diving - my PADI advanced open water and EANx cards haven't been taken out of my safe since earning them in the Red Sea 4 years ago.
I have a really close friend who is an avid scuba diver. I can ask him to assist you.

He's currently in Australia and New Zealand on holiday.
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Damn, really? I never thought of DR as a place to worry about.
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Damn, really? I never thought of DR as a place to worry about.
Drug trade.
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I consider "everywhere" to be a place to worry about - so I make sure to stay paranoid at all times when I'm "everywhere". I'll most likely stick to the touristy area, no plans for anything like "backpacking" or "seeing the country".

Rafa, when your buddy gets home, ask him if there are any "best places" to dive there in the middle of June - I understand there is a vast difference between Bavaro, Half an hour north, and half an hour south depending on the season.
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Drug trade.
And pirates.
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I consider "everywhere" to be a place to worry about - so I make sure to stay paranoid at all times when I'm "everywhere". I'll most likely stick to the touristy area, no plans for anything like "backpacking" or "seeing the country".

Rafa, when your buddy gets home, ask him if there are any "best places" to dive there in the middle of June - I understand there is a vast difference between Bavaro, Half an hour north, and half an hour south depending on the season.
Will do. I'll let you know.

BTW, it's ok to move around during the day. Just don't drive around on your own at night.

I'll also check which "group tour" is currently available worth trying.
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We booked for Punta Cana this year to; I made sure to book an Adults Only all-inclusive
Frugal Braineack: Where did you book?

I was researching an AI trip to punta cana a couple years ago and am creating a budget now for a trip in 2015.
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Braineack, careful moving around the area.
by the area, you mean the beach where I'll be drunk, and passed out in a food como?

Excellence.
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by the area, you mean the beach where I'll be drunk, and passed out in a food como?

Excellence.
You'll be fine there. I mean the small villages around the hotels. The most notorious one is called "Veron" and it's the one closest the airport. With the new road they just opened you don't have to pass through it.

When you come over shoot me a pm. I'll provide you my cel phone # and my email address so you can contact me at any time.

I started contacting people there to find out what local tours are worth trying. I'll let you know in this thread.
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thanks brah. but like maniac said, my entire goal is to have them lose money on me through food/drinks.
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thanks brah. but like maniac said, my entire goal is to have them lose money on me through food/drinks.
You are a light weight drinker, they will not loose money on your booze intake. I mean it only took like 3 beers to convince you to make Hustler a mod.


Rafa you should totally get Scott drunk and have him make you a mod.
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Dirty Bananas is my drink of choice.
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Dirty Bananas is my drink of choice.
Those are good in the morning for the inevitable hangover.

However, I'm usually at double Vodka tonics by 10:30 in the morning or so.

Just tell the waitress to bring me another any time she walks my way.
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i like fruity drinks.
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There is always a huge selection of sugar-laden, faux fruit drinks for the amateurs.
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