Breezes Resort Punta Cana
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Breezes Resort Punta Cana is a HUGE 4 star resort (735 rooms). This is a family oriented
resort that aggressively markets to singles as well – the result is a resort with tons of
activities and tons of partying going on. Breezes Punta Cana can be a great time for many, but
if you’re looking for a quiet, romantic get-away – this isn’t it!
We were very impressed with the setup they had for kids at Breezes Resort Punta Cana. Their
mini-club is for kids ages 4-12 and provides fun; supervised activities all day long (except for
a lunch break). Our kids aren’t really old enough yet, but they also have a trapeze, a
trampoline and rock climbing that the older kids really seemed to love. Okay, I know they’re fun
because I tried them.
The Breezes Punta Cana staff has also organized a kids’ disco that opens right after dinner, a
lot of fun for the kids – not so much for the parents. If you’re able to keep the kids up late
enough, the nightly entertainment is usually quite good.
Breeze Punta Cana has a ton of activities for adults as well, here’s a list of the stuff we
- Scuba diving intros in the pool
- Boogie boarding (an absolute blast when the wind picks up)
The rooms at Breezes Resort Punta Cana look quite nice, but definitely need some updating. They
are all air conditioned and have: safes; hair dryers; iron & ironing board; mini-bars and coffee
makers. I never used the coffee maker – they make much better coffee at the bar (it’s worth the
walk). Beds seem to be the same level of almost-comfortable that you get at every resort, the
King beds are definitely better than the Doubles.
This is an older hotel, facilities in the rooms can be hit or miss – some plugs don’t work low
water pressure, etc. None of these ever bother us much as long as the room is laid out well and
comfortable. Because of the humid climate in Punta Cana, if the AC isn’t working perfectly – the
rooms tend to get a real musty smell. Ask to have your bedding changed if necessary. If the room
is really unacceptable, ask to change rooms (they’ll accommodate you if there’s one available).
The pool is probably the most striking feature at Breezes Resort Punta Cana – it’s an enormous
meandering free-form pool with tons of lounge chairs around it and a swim-up bar (a resort
pre-requisite for me). This swim-up bar is really cool; it’s an island in the middle of the pool
with a bridge going over to it. There is also a separate kids’ pool adjacent to the main one
that’s more fun for families and kids.
The beach at Breezes Resort Punta Cana is also exceptional – really well manicured,
beautiful white sand and more palapas than at most resorts. We spent most of our time on the
beach. You will have to play the chair game at this resort though – get up early and reserve
a chair (this happens everywhere, so “when in Rome”).
Restaurants at Breezes Resort Punta Cana
The food is about the same as it is at most resorts in Punta Cana, you can always find
something good to eat. There is one main buffet restaurant and a whole bunch of a la carte
options. The a la carte restaurants cover several themes – Japanese, Italian, Dominican,
French, Tex Mex, BBQ & Seafood (the Japanese, Italian and Seafood places were our
favorites). Reservations are required for all of the themed restaurants and Breezes Resort
Punta Cana has tried to fix the problem of getting these reservations by giving you three of
them at random when you check in. This system is not good for everybody – if you don’t like
the time or the restaurant you have to wait ‘til the day of the reservation and wait in line
at the front desk to try to change it – a pain! Read my tips below for getting around the
Tips for Breezes Punta Cana
- If you get off the plane with a load of people it’ll take you over an hour to get to
Breezes Resort Punta Cana, they stop at every other hotel first. My advice is not to
take the transfer – hire your own taxi and you’ll get to the resort and check in long
before everyone else on your plane.
- Get the king rooms if you’re going as a couple, beds are way more comfy (real box spring
instead of the cement pad under the Doubles).
- Humid climate – bring deodorizers if you don’t want musty smell in room
- Pants are required for guys at all restaurants other than the buffet – bring a few
- You tend to get better food and service if you hit the restaurants when they open (try
to get the first seating).
- Reservations: Method 1 – know the times and restaurants you want to go to before you get
there. Slip the check-in clerk $10 and your reservation request while you’re checking
in. Method 2 – someone always misses their reservation! Go to the restaurant you want
ten minutes after the first seating and tip the Maitre D, they’ll usually find a table
for you. If this doesn’t overload your moral barometer, it usually works.
Contact information for Breezes Punta Cana
Location: about 30 minutes from airport
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