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Royalton Punta Cana worth the money?

Muskego, Wisconsin
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Royalton Punta Cana worth the money?

I'm going back and forth on which resort to pick for our trip the first week of June. It is myself, my husband and 2 kids ages 18 and 15. Our kids favorite resort that we have been to so far is Beaches Turks and Caicos so I'm looking at Royalton Punta Cana in a 2 bedroom suite. Other considerations are Grand Palladium Bavaro or Barcelo Bavaro Palace in a connected family suite for half the price.

We are looking for nice beach that we can snorkel (I know snorkeling is not the best in PC) and my 15 year old is interested in PADI courses. Also would like decent food and not watered down drinks. I don't want to be nickeled and dimed if I ask for a top shelf liquor. The water park at Royalton would be a great bonus but, again, is it worth twice the cost of other resorts?

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Athol, Massachusetts
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1. Re: Royalton Punta Cana worth the money?

My family visited this resort 2 months after its opening and even then it was awesome! Great drinks beach and food! I can only imagine it's still great!?!? Check the reviews, but we REALLY REALLY enjoyed everything about this resort it's beautiful! Great staff at the time also. Have a great trip!

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I’ve been to both the Royalton & the Palladium Bavaro amongst other resorts. If you are asking if it’s worth spending twice as much to stay there over the Palladium then I would say no it’s not. The Palladium has so many pools and beach areas that your kids would not miss the waterpark. Don’t get me wrong, the waterpark at Memories/Royalton is great but not at paying twice over Palladium. The beach at Bavaro specifically is MUCH better than the Royalton. Both resorts have high quality food and liquor and you wont be nickeled & dimed at either. In short you will be happy with either choice so I would go with the lesser expensive option.

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3. Re: Royalton Punta Cana worth the money?

Hi,

We are looking at booking the Royalton Punta Cana or the Now Onyx. Please could you advise what the pools are like at the Royalton. We will not be in the preferred club. I know its great having the splash park next door but i do not wish to spend every day there so i was just checking the pools will keep our children busy.

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