Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

7 Nov

I am finally getting around to sharing my honeymoon! Really I just want to look at pictures while re-living it…but I thought it would be cool to share some of the food, sights and things to do at Majestic Elegance Punta Cana. We went there at the suggestion of my sister in law, who is a travel agent. Check out her site for more recommendations!

The resort is in the Dominican Republic. This was my first time going to an all inclusive resort, or to the Caribbean at all. It was beautiful! We had a Jacuzzi suite and the pool with a swim up bar was right outside out doorstep. You literally went out the sliding grass door and the pool was right in our “back yard”. That was probably my favorite part of it all.

 

 

Jacuzzi in the room!

We had butlered service, but it really didn’t end up amounting to much. Our butler had “vacation” for most of the time we were there, and even when he was there, we didn’t really feel the need to bother him with little things like getting us towels or reserving us a beach spot. Most days there were plenty of sun beds available at the pools or on the beach. At Majestic Elegance there were two private pools available to the Elegance Club members only, then there was a main group pool with a wet bar. We stuck to the private pools.

Sun Beds on the beach

Sun Beds at the pool

We stayed at Majestic Elegance which is the adults only section of the resort. In the same vicinity is the Majestic Colonial which is a more family friendly option. I seriously got lost and couldn’t tell the difference between the two of them until one day we got kicked out of the buffet because we were on the wrong side. Whoops!

Which brings me to the food….not my favorite part, unfortunately. Obviously, you know I like food. And recently, I’ve become educated regarding where my food comes from and making sure I not only eat healthy but from good sources. An all inclusive resort is not the best place to me when you’re worried about the sources and quality of your food. Just saying. Some people are fine with it. Some people don’t go on vacation to eat. Generally, I do. So the food situation did not make me happy, but we made do.

There were seven restaurants categorized into generic, American-ized versions of Italian, Japanese, Steak House (so corny and cliche), French, Seafood and 2 buffets. I would say the best food was at the Italian or French. But best pretty much means mediocre. It screamed generic and un-authentic.

One of the best things I ate- tiramisu from the Italian place. I don’t even have any other pictures of food- that’s how bad it was!! And you know I like taking pictures of my food.

Oh well, the food was only one part of it. Some of the best food we actually ate was when we went on an excursion to a private island and had some authentic Dominican BBQ pork and rice. After complaining all week I wanted a drink out of a coconut, got ripped off by some guy selling them. $5 for extra rum!

 

The island was beautiful. And so was the resort.

 

 

 

Have you ever been to an all inclusive resort? How was the food?

How important is food to you on vacation?

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7 Responses to “Majestic Elegance Punta Cana”

  1. Joanne November 7, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    I am now collecting honeymoon ideas and Punta Cana has officially made the short list! So beautiful!!

  2. di @ life of di. November 7, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Oh my gosh! SO SO beautiful! I absolutely love the sun beds and the pool outside of your room. I need to add Punta Canta to my list of places to see 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  3. makingthymeforhealth November 8, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Ugh…the color of that water. Ugh. You’re killing me. Looks like a perfect place for a honeymoon!

  4. Teri Palmer November 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    My husband and I went to Jamaica for our honeymoon (through Sandles- Whitehouse) and then we just got back from Jamaica again for our one year (through the Jewel at Dunns River) both were incredible!!! I do vaycay for the food. I loved the food at both resorts alot. Probably a little too much, so I would have been bummed too if the food was not that great.

    We are thinking about going to Punta cana next year through Excellence Resorts. We will see! 🙂

  5. Loca Gringa November 17, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    I’ve had the best resort food at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, the steak at their steakhouse was the best I had ever had. Other resorts offered some good meats but most appears just average 😦

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes November 17, 2013 at 9:43 am #

      Yeah it’s probably the last time I will go to an all inclusive resort.

      • Loca Gringa November 17, 2013 at 11:00 am #

        They aren’t all bad, and frankly, here, you’ll likely pay Gringo prices for food off the resort. My tip for that is eat where the prices are displayed 😉

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