Monday, April 17, 2017


On April 12, we were on a plane heading for our tropical island getaway to Punta Cana. We made reservations for The Grand Bahia Principe Resort in the Dominican Republic. After the accident, we felt we really deserved the mini-vacation.

Once we arrived, we were disappointed to see that it was a rainy, gloomy, damp day. And there were some really annoying young men on the bus that were driving us crazy with their loud, obnoxious behavior. I remember thinking, Oh, God, don't let them get off at our resort. Well, the Lord must have been in a good mood, because I got my wish.

Our hotel room was amazing. Clean, colorful, and tastefully decorated. By the time we unpacked the rain had stopped and the clouds dissipated. It was great to see that beautiful Caribbean sun. My hubby and I went out for a drink and a walk about while our son kicked off his shoes and relaxed.

The resort was beautiful. There were three swimming pools, including a swim up bar. It was late afternoon and we surmised that guests were in their rooms showering off the days activities and getting ready for dinner. We went back to the room and did the same.

The restaurant was great, the entertainment was spectacular, and the food was delicious. After our trip to Cuba, we were not sure what to expect, but it turned out to be five stars as advertised.

The next day was beautiful and we found our way to the beach, which was a bit of a walk, but trolleys made the trip up and down the cobblestone the whole day. It was a large resort and fairly crowded, but we made our way through. We did not worry about not finding a chair, as we offered up money to the staff and they found us chairs with no problems. The beach was lovely, but very crowded. The water was just as we remembered: above 30 degrees, clear, aquamarine, very salty.

We had a great stay. The evening entertainment was wonderful, the drinks were tasty, the food was delicious, and the staff went out of their way to accommodate guests. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone.

Here are a few pics of our stay.