We landed in Punta Cana and our 2 year daughter already had a high fever (rapid deterioration on the plane). We were hoping this was a 24 hour thing we could shake off and then get into action. The next day it was clear we had to see a doctor. We went to the on site medical clinic (staffed with a pediatrician) and found out it was strep throat. The doctor was very professional and was able to dispense antibiotics right away. It was very convenient to not have to go off site to see a medical professional. A few days later our 5 year old was also afflicted. Despite this, we found the staff, the management ,the food, the general quality of the resort basically uncomparable to others we've been to (this includes, Le Meridien in St- Martin, Sandals Ocho Rios, Iberostar in Riviera Maya). Our girls took some advantage of the mini and petit clubs and really enjoyed them (despite being a little lethargic in recovery). Overall, there are two takeaways here - this is a top notch well run operation with lots of things to do and secondly, if you're going to be sick on vacation, there's no better place (the manager and staff were downright doting on us). The GOs are spectacular, I've never seen such a professional and hard working group (Folka, Paul, Lauren, Christine, Lori and so many others equally awesome... and the wonderful GO whose name I forget but who ran back to the petit club as we were leaving to get the arts and crafts our 2 year old had made while in their care). Final mention goes to Leo, manager of the Hispaniola Restaurant. Leo was really the best for making sure our vacation wasn't fully compromised by our health problems - on our one night out he ensured we got five star treatment. Pretty expensive vacation but if you can afford it it is worth every penny, our only regret is we were not able to fully take advantage of the place and time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Dominican Republic in this all-inclusive family resort, designed over a long white-sand beach, considered to be the finest in the world. Travel to Club Med Punta Cana with your family and enjoy a carefree all-inclusive vacation in this resort which flourishes beside a lagoon surrounded by magnificent grove of coconut palms. Fun moments filled with memories await your kids at Club Med world-famous children's clubs with dedicated activities and sports for children and teenagers from morning to evening, for each age group, and all coordinated by qualified and enthusiastic professionals. This newly redesigned resort has something for everyone, with amenities such as: Baby Club Med™*, a new Spa* with private pool access, exclusive private Oceanfront Family Suites, new dedicated programs for Mini Club Med™ including Le Petit Tennis(R), circus school and Baby Gym(R), Passworld for teens, and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Club Med
- Club Med Dominican Republic