I’ve previously written about going to a Grand Dame hotel shortly before they are going to do major renovations as a way to experience something well known at a discounted price. Once those renovations are completed, prices usually soar. Although you can get some good prices during renovations, that is often an unpleasant experience. It can also bring a bargain, but you really have to research what those renovations will be and how much it will affect your stay.
What about staying at a newly opened resort? Some say to stay away until all of the bugs are worked out. The prices can be wonderful! In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, there are several new hotels opening this year. Many people who are familiar with travel there are flocking to book for the openings or shortly thereafter. One of the reasons is that the new resorts already have existing resorts, so people know what to expect and know that there is backup around if everything doesn’t go quite as planned.
Most reputable new resorts will go out of their way to make your stay special. If there are a few kinks not yet worked out, they will usually be pretty generous with extra perks for the guests to make up for that that is not yet perfect. Let’s face it, nothing is ever perfect, so it’s a win-win situation in many cases.
With great confidence, we are going to take the plunge this December and book for the opening of a new resort. I show here an artists rendering of the new Majestic Mirage which is located next to the existing Majestic Elegance, which is located next to the existing Majestic Colonial.
This will be the first all suite resort, all inclusive, resort in Punta Cana. All except for 2 buildings will be Adults Only Club Level. There are so many restaurants and pools, it is amazing. It will not be a large resort, so it will be very intimate, yet still full of fun. I’m excited! They have already started selling suites starting on January 15, 2017, but the resort will be open by mid December 2016. Soon those opening dates will be available.
We have previously stayed at both Majestic Colonial and Majestic Elegance many times, so we have no fears of trying the new even more upscale Majestic Mirage. I don’t usually post advertisement videos, but to give you an idea of the already existing Majestic Resorts in Punta Cana, I provide a video from GoGo Travels. We have used them before for international travel. They don’t sell directly to the public. You have to contact a travel agent to book through them. We’ve always had great luck with them.
Happy and safe travels to all!