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About: Dominican Republic
This gallery shows trip photos from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. This is a great travel destination if you just want to get away for a 4-5 nights, because it's relatively close to the States and isn't terribly expensive. I've stayed at the Occidental Allegro (which is something else now), as well as the Melia Caribe Tropical, which was an excellent all-inclusive resort. My review of the Melia Caribe Tropical is simple: beautiful grounds and beach, excellent food, deluxe rooms, and friendly staff.

We spent much of our time relaxing, tanning, trying the drinks of the day, and diving. We did 4 dives over 3 days with Seaquest Divers out of Bavaro. Two crazy Germans, Uwe and Michael, ran this operation. Be sure to pay cash and agree on prices before hand. We payed with a credit card and ended up getting over charged, to which their excuse was "an ever changing exchange rate". Ramon was our smiley boat driver, and got us where we needed to go very quickly. Diving was just ok, the visibility was not great, but the water was a balmy 82 degrees. Coral reefs were in bad shape, and the marine life left a bit to be desired. The wreck of the Astron was fun to see.
EDIT: I don't know if they're still in operation.

Pictures of Melia Caribe Tropical
Pictures of Dominican Republic
Pictures of Punta Cana
Infrared Tropical Photos