January 11, 2011 - I’m not a fan of all-inclusives, but this was just a relax-on-the-beach kind of vacation. Nice resort (NH Royal Beach), great people – I’ve always like the Dominicans (I backpacked through the DR about 6 years ago and had some really good experiences).
There’s not much to Punta Cana except for resorts lining the beach…you can walk the beach but you won’t see anything different no matter how far you go. As far as geography, Punta Cana is the most unattractive area in the whole country (flat terrain with low lying brush – going west the country becomes lush and mountainous, really beautiful).
Still, this was a really relaxing vacation – one more week here and we wouldn’t have had a pulse. Great way to spend Christmas and New Year’s!
PS. I always like the descriptions on buffet menus in resorts;
Balls of Beast (meatballs)
Punched eggs (poached eggs)
Runner beans (the ones that make you sprint for the toilet)
There’s a whole bunch more I should have written down..