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Bronson2017
Auburn Fan
Birmingham
Member since Feb 2019
324 posts

I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
All this news is sketching me out. I am more so concerned about my soon to be wife's safety. Is this all just overreaction by the public or is this place really that bad? Any experience? We are going to Punta Cana.


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
63986 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
Thousands and thousands of people go there to the resorts every day and have no problems.

I believe both cases were both at the same resort, the Bahia.


dLSUm22
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Aug 2012
299 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
Happened at two different resorts, but both resorts are owned by same company. I personally think it’s a huge coincidence that is being blown out of proportion by media. Hopefully all of this smooths over in the next couple of months so you’ll be able to enjoy/relax!


diat150
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OPELOUSAS
Member since Jun 2005
30319 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
I stayed at the bahia principe in tulum. I am surprised that they weren't killed by the buffet. I thought I was gonna catch the bubonic plague at that cattle trough.


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KajunKouyon
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White Castle, LA
Member since Jun 2012
1592 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
Which resort are you going to?


FriscoTiger
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Frisco, TX
Member since Aug 2005
1385 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
We stayed at The Sanctuary in March an never felt unsafe or saw any shady activity. The airport was no different from Mexico or any other similiar countries.


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
You gonna die, baw


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lsunurse
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Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Dec 2005
119647 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
I think your only worry will be if it rains a lot since it’s hurricane season(make sure y’all have good trip insurance just in case).

Also....if your soon to be wife is pregnant or y’all plan to get pregnant soon....Zika is still a real possibility in many of these tropical locations so she might want to talk to her doctor.
This post was edited on 6/6 at 11:52 pm


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slapnuts74
Wright St. Fan
Nuttsville
Member since Jan 2019
72 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
Just got back from Punta Cana in April and I’ll say I will NEVER be back. We stayed at Secrets’s Resort and we just didn’t like it. The water on the beaches was covered in seaweed and the locals bugged us constantly to purchase things( way worse than Jamaica) The first time I walked on the beach one of the guys offered me weed or blow he said lol. Probably the worst thing was the food..maybe it was just the resort we went to but I’ve heard similar stories now that we are back and I’ve done more research. Sorry to be so negative but I’ve been all around the Caribbean and this was by far our worst experience.


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dLSUm22
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Aug 2012
299 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
My in laws go to Punta Cana pretty often. They actually just left this morning and will be there for a week. I'll ask them how it was when they return and report back.


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lsunurse
LSU Fan
Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Dec 2005
119647 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
Hope you guys aren’t planning to stay at Majestic Elegance in Punta Cana.

Look that resort up on trip advisor. Several reviews about people’s items being stolen from their room(some while the guests were asleep). Also one review detailed a woman that was savagely beaten by a staff member and left in a basement at the resort (her attacker had thought he had killed her but she survived). She even posted gruesome pictures of her at the hospital after she was found (she was missing for several hours).



dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
18265 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
DR is hit or miss

The deaths are overblown. I wouldn’t let that stop me


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jbgleason
LSU Fan
BTR, suck it all you haters
Member since Mar 2012
12147 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
quote:

Also one review detailed a woman that was savagely beaten by a staff member and left in a basement at the resort (her attacker had thought he had killed her but she survived). She even posted gruesome pictures of her at the hospital after she was found (she was missing for several hours).


I have my doubts about that particular story. She demanded $2.2 million from the hotel owners and they wouldn’t pay. Only then, two months later, did she report the alleged crime to the authorities and the media. She also hired a lawyer and is now suing. Not saying it didn’t happen but that the chain of events is fishy and deserves a hard look.
This post was edited on 6/9 at 9:28 am


Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
26624 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
Went to excellence in April and had a fantastic time. Never felt unsafe at all. The resort was the cleanest hotel/resort I have ever been to.


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LSU1018
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2007
6695 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
David Ortiz was shot in DR yesterday at an amusement park yesterday.


ellunchboxo
New Orleans Saints Fan
Gtown
Member since Feb 2009
16875 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
I wonder if he was the only shooting victim in the entire world.


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ChanceOfRainIsNever
LSU Fan
Far from Louisiana
Member since Oct 2016
481 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
DR is very hit and miss in terms of service and quality of food/hotel. I’ve been all over the Caribbean and DR is probably my least favorite place to go for those reasons. That’s just me though, you guys might love it. That being said I’ve never felt unsafe or anything. I think that all this media hype is just typical media fomenting hysteria. Go down there and enjoy yourselves.

As far as the Zika thing, my wife went to Jamaica at 3 months pregnant after her doctor told her not to worry as long as she took basic precautions like bug spray and wearing certain clothes. Our son was born 6 months later perfectly healthy. Like I said don’t listen to the hype from the clown media who wants everyone living in fear.


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whoisnickdoobs
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Lafayette
Member since Apr 2012
6716 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
My finace just got back from a wedding there. She stayed at the same hotel as the woman who got beat down and left for dead stayed at. She made it back last Thursday and didn't die once.

Don't let it hold you back. Probably much more chance of dying if you had your honeymoon in New Orleans.


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Sofa King Crimson
New Orleans Saints Fan
3rd Ward
Member since Nov 2008
4119 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
we had a pretty good time at the hard rock a few years ago. but after going to Isla Mujeres on our honeymoon I doubt we'll return to the DR.


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baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
10057 posts

re: I have a honeymoon in Dominican Republic in October....
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All this news is sketching me out


Its your honeymoon, its likely you'll have a great time. But honestly, its something you should have no hesitation about. I'd go somewhere else so you have no reservations.


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