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      01-29-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Vacation Resorts

I thought I would start a new thread on vacation resorts and see what others liked and disliked. I have spent countless hours pondering the question to where I want to spend my hard earned money when it comes to my vacation. I know there are dozens of travel sites, but I figured since all of us on this forum already have one thing in common; our passion for BMW, that we might be able to share our tips and travel experience. Plus I'm always looking for a new spot to visit and maybe I have overlooked some place.
I’m personally a Caribbean traveler, as I love the water and the hot sun. I’m an avid scuba diver, so diving usually plays some part of my vacation decision. My wife is a non diver so there always needs to be something to entertain her while I’m diving. I prefer adult only resorts; not that I dislike kids, but it makes it that more relaxing at the pool. I also prefer all- inclusive as I drink my weight in alcoholic beverages
I have found to have the best prices.
Resorts I have stayed in the past 5 years
Couples Negril
Pros: free scuba diving, very personable staff, very laid back resort
Cons: dated rooms
Couples swept Away
Pros: free scuba diving, very personable staff, very laid back resort
Cons: small pools
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Pros: nice pools
Cons: Food not great, service mediocre for a resort, resort is 3 resorts together
Aventura Spa Palace
Pros: Lots of activities, great pool system, liquor in room
Cons: younger party crowd, very big resort!
Moon Palace
Pros: Great pools, liquor in rooms
Cancun Place
Pros: None, stayed there after hurricane Emily wiped out Adventura spa palace
Con: out dated (resort has been renovated since my stay)
La Blanc
Pros: Upscale resort, food excellent, nice pool
Cons: beach not good
Excellence Playa Mujeres
Pros: rooms fantastic! Food great, service perfect, pools are great. Loved everything!
Cons: I had to leave!
Dominican Republic
Excellence Punta Cana
Pros: inexpensive, nice pools, beds on beach
Cons: dated, terrible AC in restaurants, diving not great
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