The SpaceThe apartments are in an enclosed golf course complex with beautiful tropical grounds and a beautiful golf course. It has 4 pools and a couple of them feel like private pools because they are quiet and peaceful. The other two are more frequented but it is never too full to find a nice hutch to sit under shade. Across the street is a very nice mall where you will find restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe, Outback, a lounge bar, wine store and several others. They also have stores like BGBG, Guess, and many others.
A very nice new supermarket is open so food shopping to cook at home is very close. There is another supermarket in Plaza San Juan, which is just 5 minutes away. You will be just a few minutes from several beach clubs and across the street you will also find a couple of beautiful 4 and 5 star resorts for which you can get day passes, if you are willing to splurge some. Otherwise, you are just no more than 3 to 15 minutes away from some of the most beautiful and peaceful blue water, white sand beaches in Punta Cana. There are a lot of restaurants in the area since it is in the middle of Bavaro, the most popular area in the Punta Cana area and the in the Dominican Republic.
You also have one free parking spot. A lot of people like to rent cars to be able to explore the area, and it is pretty inexpensive to rent a car for a few days or a week, especially if you have a major credit card that insures you, since that is the highest expense when renting one.
In the apartment, you will have access to the internet. You have a portable i-pod player to listen to your music, but you have to bring your own I-pod or i-phone, 32 inch flatscreen tv with speakers attached that will give your movies great sound. You have cable and you can bring your movies to watch if you choose. You have two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, one with two twin beds. There is also a sofa bed in the living room. There is a dinning room and a fully equipped kitchen that is small and cozy and has everything you will need for preparing meals for your family. You have a safe to safeguard your valuables even though the fact that it is a very safe and secure complex. There are air conditioners in the bedrooms and the living room. The living room also has a ceiling fan and there is a portable fan that you can use in the bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchen if you feel you want extra ventilation.
For an additional $25 a day, you can have your own cleaning lady, who will clean and cook for you (food has to be purchased by you at the supermarket). This is great for people on a budget since the restaurants can get pricey because it is a very touristic area. It will also save you the hassle of having to spend time cleaning or cooking for your family and giving you more time to just enjoy your vacation. If you choose not to, the charge for the last day is mandatory in order to assure that the apartment can be ready for the next guest.
It is a beautiful relaxing area where you and your family and friends will be able to sit, put your feet up and relax. Guest AccessGuests will have access to 4 pools, a restaurant by the pool that is by the golf club house, a restaurant by pool between villas 5 and 6, coffee shop and another restaurant in villa 1, a mini mart in villa 1, supermarket, shops, banks, restaurants like Outback, Hard Rock Cafe and Papa John's Pizza, bar lounge, movie theatre, night club and more, right across the street from the complex. Interaction with GuestsI am available for questions and concerns by e-mail or by phone. However, due to the nature of my job, I am usually able to answer e-mails only at night. If there is an urgent matter when the guests are housed at the apartment, I respond immediately or as soon as I am able to get to it. The NeighborhoodThe complex is a closed, 24 hour security complex, beautiful grounds and views within the complex. it is located at a very central area near lots of amenities. Access to the Resort is for Family members only. You can purchase day passes for Melia, Paradisus or any other Resort in the area (dozens in the areas). There are several beach clubs right in the area which give you free access to the beach. Although they are not far, due to very high temperatures, it is recommended that you rent a car (highly recommended), use a taxi which you can catch right across the street, or use a motor taxi (which is the least expensive option). Beaches are from 3 to 15 minutes away by any of these options, depending on which one you choose to visit. Getting AroundThere is good transportation in this part of the island. The best way to get around is to rent a car, which makes it very convenient to go everywhere outside the area. They have made sidewalks for people to go long distances around, but it is very hot and I don't recommend it for anyone who may be affected by heat exhaustion or with any health issues. There are lots of motorcycle taxies for just a couple of dollars. If you are not scared to ride one, that is very convenient to some. There are lots of taxis but the rates are comparable to NY rates, and I find them a little too high, mostly to the airport. However, some people may feel that they are willing to pay the rates for the convenience. Other Things to NoteThe apartment is located in a beautiful complex that feels like a resort due to it's connection to Melia Resorts across the street. However, it is a residential complex and people have to observe all condo rules like not hanging towels or clothes from the railings, turning loud music down or off after 10 pm. following pool rules that are posted by each pool, having id card that they obtain coming in and out of complex, and any others mentioned in the rental agreement.
You must indicate which apartment you seek, Golf Suites Paradise I or II. If you do instant booking you are agreeing to whichever is available at the moment.