Local vendors at the resorts

by Kathy
(Massachusetts, USA)

I would like to know if there are any all inclusive resorts in Punta Cana that do not permit locals to sell to you while you are a guest at the resort?

I have heard that this can sometimes be a nuisance while trying to relax at the beach.


Hello Kathy,

As you may know the beaches in Punta Cana are considered to be more on the public side; some of the resorts don’t have any problem in allowing the vendors to call the attention of the guests to get a sale. As surprising as it may seem there is a cultural aspect to this common practice and some people enjoy haggling with the vendors to immerse more in the way of life of the locals; however, it is possible to be at the beach and enjoy a full day of complete peace.

Some of the resorts in the area of Punta Cana offer specific services which allow any guest to have the serenity and relaxation they desire. If you do not wish to deal with vendors at the beach you can always select one of the premium packages offered by certain resorts. The packages normally involve a private beach area among many other privileges. It is a bit pricier but the benefits are well worth it. Some of the most popular resorts offering these deluxe advantages are the Excellence Punta Cana, the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort and the Melia Caribe Tropical.

The Excellence is an adult only resort with many luxuries and it offers the excellence club package with the ultimate levels of luxury and services including a secluded spot on the beach where you can rejoice without anyone bothering you. The Paradisus Punta Cana has its own royal service also for adults only. This service includes not only a private section of the beach but also personal butler with many more amenities that you will find enticing.

The Melia Caribe Tropical posses their own royal service as well with that exclusive area of the beach where you can truly appreciate the meaning of a vacation. In the particular case of the Melia Caribe the royal service is open for everybody and not only adults. If you really don't want to see any vendor around the beach, giving serious consideration to these special packages can be the defining moment between a good or an extraordinary vacation.

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