Big Rick’s Been Here – Dominican Republic

I’VE BEEN TO THE D.R. A BUNCH OF TIMES..FIRST TIME WAS NEAR 20 YRS AGO SO LOTS HAS CHANGED! GIVE IT A TRY ..LOTS OF GREAT AREAS TO CHOOSE FROM .. FROM BUDGET TRAVEL TO WOW HOLY DAMN THATS NICE..GET OUT THERE N TRAVEL..SEE NEW PLACES..N MEET NEW FRIENDS!! 1ST.. 2ND N 3RD TRIPS WHERE NEAR 20 YRS AGO BUT IN BOCA CHICA AREA..GREAT TIMES! 4TH, WAS IN SAME AREA TO CORAL COSTA CARIBE..A DECENT OLDER PROPERTY THAT DID ME JUST FINE IN 2003 ISH..CASINO ACROSS THE STREET..QUIET PART OF HOTEL JUST ON THE OTHERSIDE OF A LIL ROAD..W/SM POOL N HOTTUB! (2005 ISH)5TH WAS IN PEURTO PLATA A LIL MORE BUILT UP @ THE GRAND MARIEN..GREAT RESORT,WENT W/ A BUNCH OF FRIENDS AND MEET SOME GREAT LOCALS..TOOK THEM OUT ONE NITE DRANK FOR HOURS AT THIS LIL BAR..BILL CAME $16..FOR 7/8 PEOPLE DRINKIN AND ALOT OF LAUGHS FROM ALL! 6TH WAS THE BLUEBAY DOWN THE STREET AN ADULT’S ONLY RESORT..A LIL SMALLER..BUT GREAT FOOD N STAFF(PLAYA DORADA AREA) ALL GOOD TIMES! PUNTA CANA..WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AREA..PRISTINE WHITE SANDY BEACHES..SOME STUNNING PROPERTIES THERE..7TH WAS THE BARCELO PALACE A CPL WEEK AFTER OPENIN..SHOULD STILL BE GREAT(2009) CLASSY PLACE THERE FOLKS..NOT 1 COMPLAINT..BESIDES WISHIN I WAS STILL THERE! 8TH GRAND OASIS..ANOTHER KOOL RESORT..YOU COULD SWIM ALMOST UP TO UR ROOM..MORE DOMINCAN TO COME, A GREAT COUNTRY!                                        WELL FOLKS I’M BREAKIN THE RULES A BIT FROM MY NORM!! JUST BOOKED N LEAVIN TOMO TO THE BARCELO RESORT IN PEURTO PLATA..IT’S  A 3.5*..BUT W/PRESTIGE CLASS UPGRADE..IT SHOULD BE GREAT..IT’S IN PLAYA DORADA AREA..SO GOLF AN SHOPPIN R CLOSE..LOTS OF GREAT ALA CARTE RESTAURANTS THERE SO..I AM LOOKIN FORWARD TO GETTIN OUT OF THE FREEZE..SO SUNNY SKIES N SANDY BEACHES AWAIT!!   **** HAD N AMAZIN TIME @ THE BARCELO PUERTO PLATA..GREAT LAYOUT FOR THIS RESORT..N FABULOUS FOOD..ALA CARTE REST WERE GREAT ALSO..MMM MEXICAN N PIZZA ..YUP ALL GOOD THERE..MADE A TRIP INTO SOSUA  WHAT A KOOL TOWN..PUT IT ON THE LIST FOLKS!!March 2014 Casa Marina..A more basic hotel then most ..but all you will need..decent clean room w/friendly staff throughout resort! Enjoyed the ala carte restaurants,buffet had a ok variety of food..fresh cooked eggs in the am..pasta station..n something on the grill! This hotel is a short walk to town where you can get great good food,I ate @ The Jolly Roger(Canadian owners) always daily specials/karoke thurs/live entertainment most saturdays..great area..comfortable beds..I will return!

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