Celina and I spent 10 nights in the Dominican Republic early 2017! We decided we wanted to get to know whole country so we decide to spend the first 5 days traveling north from Punta Cana to Samana and Las Terrenas. We spent about 6 hours on "guagua's" which are their public transportations. Basically it involved flagging down overcrowded pick-up trucks and buses (so much fun). We stayed in a few hotels and visited some up and coming beaches and cities. The second half of the trip we met some friends in Punta Cana and stayed at the new Sandals resort! The resort was very good for the price. The pools and facility were beautiful but the beach could use some work and the restaurants were a bit underwhelming. We were also able to tour some resorts that we haven't stayed in which was fun!
We love traveling to Punta Cana for great resorts, great beaches, great people and great prices!
Zach & Celina