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7 night All Inclusive Toronto to Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic (4 Star Cofresi Palm Beach Resort) - $719 (Nov/Dec)

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7 night All Inclusive Toronto to Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic (4 Star Cofresi Palm Beach Resort) - $719 (Nov/Dec)

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For those interested in heading to the Dominican Republic from Toronto in November or December, Cofresi Palm has a great deal for $719 for the following dates:

Dec 5 to 12 - $719
Nov 28 to Dec 5 - $719
Nov 21 to Nov 28 - $719

What I find with this resort is that the longer you stay, the better the overall deal.

If you stay for 2 weeks (stay must be between Nov 7 and Dec 12, leaving on a Monday), the all-in cost is $989.

If you stay for 3 weeks (stay must be between Nov 7 and Dec 12, leaving on a Monday), the all-in cost is $1259.

If you stay for 4 weeks (stay must be between Nov 7 and Dec 12, leaving on a Monday), the all-in cost is $1529.

You can find these deals on any third party vacation site like Trip Central, SelloffVacations or Red Tag as examples.
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5 star or nothing in the Caribbean. I stayed at a 4 star once and there is no comparison.
What's in your wallet?
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Spawk1028 wrote: 5 star or nothing in the Caribbean. I stayed at a 4 star once and there is no comparison.
Disagree at this price point. 4 star is perfectly fine, especially for the DR.

5 star only for Cuba I’ll agree with.
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chrisli779 wrote: any Mexico deals??
Nov 30 to Dec 7, Toronto to Riviera Nayarit Mexico, 4 star (Royal Decameron Complex) for $989
Nov 30 to Dec 7, Toronto to Puerto Vallarta Mexico, 4 star (Krystal Puerto Vallarta) for $999

Personally, I think the DR trip is better value, but thought I'd share
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4 star in the Dominican is a notch above living in a hostel.
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ADRiiAN` wrote: Disagree at this price point. 4 star is perfectly fine, especially for the DR.

5 star only for Cuba I’ll agree with.
I've been in a 4 star in playa del carmen that was WAY better than a 5 star in punta cana. These star ratings are always unreliable. I personally go off the tripadvisor score
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Spawk1028 wrote: 5 star or nothing in the Caribbean. I stayed at a 4 star once and there is no comparison.
My first DR experience was a 5 star. It will be hard to book anything less...
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Given the increase in airfares, the price of these hotels are only $100/200 more than the flight itself.

Yes the 4 star hotels are hit or miss, but there’s a large price increase to go to a hotel where you’re absolutely guaranteed everything to be perfect.
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I've stayed at the Cofresi a couple times now and thats the typical price you can expect to find there through many times of the year. You get a decent bang for your buck. Plenty of a la carte restaurants. It's a mixed bag of quality for the food. Some nights are great, others not so much. Lots of stairs (so be aware if you have mobility issues) but you can find cart paths that lead to most places you want to go. This is a HUGE resort complex so take advantage of their shuttles. Rooms are dated but not horrible. Ask for a room near the front desk if you can as the rooms are a little bigger. Beach front is meh and you have to show up pretty early to get the few loungers they have but the water and beach is maintained well. You can upgrade your stay to get access to the VIP beach areas that have a lot more availability for loungers (and a couple additional restaurants). Plenty of pools to find (some quiet, some not so much) if the beach isn't your thing. Occassionally they have higher end (imported) alcohol and beer at some of the bars but it tends to run out quickly. Tip the bartender well and they'll remember to put some aside for you when they get more. Friendly staff in general but beware they do a towel count when you leave and will charge you for anything that's missing and that's not cheap (they wanted $25 US for a missing face cloth). Last time we were there they were just opening after being shut due to COVID so some things like the disco and a couple restaurants weren't open yet and the service wasn't as good due to short staff. Having said all that, I'd go again for a cheap week away. This won't be a gourmet or deluxe experience but you won't go hungry and there's plenty of amenities. Feel free to DM me if you have any questions.
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I stayed at a "5 star" Riu in punta cana way back (2008) and it was terrible .....leaks in ceiling, ants all over ....room was smoky (cigarette smell), had to switch room 3 times
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I stayed at a 4 star Riu in Playa del Carmen back in 2015, its pretty good compared to my 5 star Dominican resort in 2017
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4 weeks at an all inclusive for $1500 is incredible. Goddamn I wish I could justify it Face With Tears Of Joy
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Dunderhead wrote: 4 weeks at an all inclusive for $1500 is incredible. Goddamn I wish I could justify it Face With Tears Of Joy
Tempting to disappear for the winter and “work from home”.
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I went here about 7 years ago as my first resort. Its two resorts in one and you could go to both sides for buffet and restaurants. The restaurants were amazing but the beach sucked.
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quantman wrote: Tempting to disappear for the winter and “work from home”.
Trying to figure out how much extra it is as a solo traveler. Not sure how to change the options to 1 person or 28 days on the Transat site.
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Some pretty brutal recent reviews. The few good reviews are dedicated to a single staff member by reviewers with only 1 contribution which sometimes means that staff members coerced them to write a positive review.

Also, the ratio of great reviews to terrible reviews is about 4 to 1. I usually like to see about 10 to 1 to give an idea, because sometimes rating can be subjective. I also noticed that returning guests were disappointed that it has gone downhill which is another bad sign.
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Dunderhead wrote: Trying to figure out how much extra it is as a solo traveler. Not sure how to change the options to 1 person or 28 days on the Transat site.
If you are a solo traveller, Sunscape Puerta Plata Dominican Republic (also 4 star) is the cheapest at $869 for 7 days, works out to $2,099 for 28 days. Cofresi is more expensive as a solo traveller.
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is their internet good enough for video calls for work?

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