Anyone who can help me on my quest to select a resort will make my day!!!
I am a 24-year old woman travelling with a friend to the Dominican Republic in a little less than a month. We were originally looking into the Occidental Grand Punta Cana—
Here are the stipulations-
We are not filthy rich but we DO want to be part of the preference/royal/luxury club wherever we do go. We were wondering how much it costs to upgrade to Elegance at the Majestic??? Also, can we upgrade BEFORE we leave or must we take our chances once we get there?
Has anyone been to the occidental, paid for the Royal club and been disappointed? Pleased?
Alternatively, has anyone paid for the upgrade at the Majestic Elegance and felt it wasn’t worth the splurge?
How much money should we expect to put aside for tipping staff?
Which restaurants (at either or any resort you’ve been to) are worth reserving at?
If upgrading does put us over our budget, is it better to stay at a less luxurious resort and get the VIP treatment, or stay at the very best and look on to all those blocked off areas we are not allowed to access???
Please help me!!!
—so very much appreciated. ;D ???