A new report sheds light on some of the issues travelers are most likely to run into on their next Punta Cana all-inclusive getaway.
The Dominican Republic is home to a whopping 882 hotels and resorts, with Punta Cana boasting the largest number of high-end establishments.
And although most resorts offer exceptional service and lavish amenities, a number of resorts in the coastal destination still have some work to do to achieve world-class status.
In this article, we’ll share the latest insight on what aspects of Punta Cana’s resorts have room for improvement and some surefire ways to book an excellent resort.
Luxury Inspector Reveals Resort Shortcomings
Punta Cana has earned a unique status among resort destinations in the Dominican Republic thanks to its array of top-rated properties.
But a closer look reveals that only two of its luxury resorts are classified as 5 Diamond properties, an industry-leading accolade awarded by the AAA.
According to a new media report, which gathered intel on the state of luxury accommodations across the Dominican Republic, some aspects of high-end resorts in the sun-soaked tropical destination leave a lot to be desired.
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The analysis, which draws on reviews gathered by an official site inspector based in the Dominican Republic, reveals that resorts in the tropical country underperform when it comes to cleanliness and maintenance when compared to properties in other countries.
Those issues become all the more important in tropical destinations like Punta Cana, where humidity, precipitation, and extreme weather phenomena can lead to wear and tear.
Left unchecked, problems like mold, corrosion, and discoloration can turn into a costly conundrum for local properties.
According to the anonymous inspector, the AAA pays close attention to issues that might impact the guest experience, especially as issues like mold or poor air quaintly can have a detrimental effect on health.
The report highlights that: “We evaluate everything from excessive oxidation corrosion and mold in public areas as well as in rooms”, adding that “if these issues become recurrent, it could translate to a lower property rating,” the anonymous reviewer noted.
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Another aspect that is increasingly important for resort reviewers is the versatility of on-site amenities, especially in family-friendly resorts.
Characteristics like the variety of outdoor pools, water quality, and an assortment of waterparks are all critical when it comes to evaluating the rating of Punta Cana’s resorts.
For now, only two resorts in the popular destination have obtained 5-Diamond certification: Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resorts & Club and the exclusive Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa.
Both resorts boast an unapparelled level of privacy for guests and a handful of luxurious rooms that deliver true luxury for an unforgettable vacation in paradise.
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Do This Before Booking Your Next All-Inclusive Getaway
With interest in Punta Cana skyrocketing to new highs this year, it’s more important than ever for travelers to book the right resort.
Websites like Tripadvisor and Booking.com are a great starting point to help narrow down the search for the ultimate luxury getaway.
Travelers are encouraged to check the latest reviews, paying close attention to aspects like cleanliness, the overall condition of the room and property, as well as customer service.
With countless new resorts opening their doors to guests, travelers should check when their desired property opened, as well as if its facilities have been renovated recently.
Lastly, travelers can consult the AAA’s Diamond certification guide to help book a high-end resort that delivers excellent quality without fault. Opt for four or five-diamond properties for a stay that is certain to exceed expectations.
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