Hi all, just a quick message to let you know that I got brave and moved away from the AI Hotel option on my last break and I was very pleased with the result. I know it is not what everyone wants and I was a little unsure how I would get on but as I have many good friends (English and Dominican) living in Puerto Plata I was sure they would look after me and they did.
I rented one of three properties know collectively as ‘The Three Sisters’ They are in their own little plot of land secure behind gates and with a night watchman. My property had three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bath and shower room and the other two sharing a bathroom, downstairs was another single bedroom with shower/toilet room attached and another toilet also available downstairs. Big living and dining area with kitchen, small garden and a couple of small balconies. You can also sit on the roof and watch the world go by.
I was joined in the property by a couple of my English friends and their children and we had more and more Dominican friends as the days went on, feeding 9 adults and two children one evening and 12 adults two children another. (including three local Police officers!)
I know this may not be everyone’s idea of a holiday but I really enjoyed the freedom to have my friends with me whenever I wanted without having to pay for a Dayticket from the hotel. If anyone wants more details please feel free to send me an email or PM. I have already tentatively booked my next stay in the same house in October!!
Cheers and apologies for slightly longer than intended post!! Amandalou :-*