Punta Cana Adult All-Inclusive Hotels

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When you check in a "hold" is put on your credit card for a certain amount, normally the room charges. You're not actually "charged" until you check out, in case there were any incidental charges (phone calls, etc..) Not sure if Whala? (Bavaro) is new, I always thought it was just renamed and renovated to an extent. I always book directly with the hotel (website, call if needed). That way if there are any issues, they can't push the resolution off on the booking company.
Excellent advice. And make no mistake about it, there is a chance of charges you never made added, ALWAYS check all your charges at check out in any of these hotels.........
 
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MarkDR

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About paying for the stay.
Does anyone here have a preferred or best method (especially given that I likely won't have access to a bank before I end up paying)?
Since I won't be able to get a pile of pesos I'll need to pay using my credit card it seems.

Is this the way you folks pay or do you use another method?
If you use a credit card I would imagine you'd be paying in pesos if you live in DR?
 

AlaPlaya

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About paying for the stay.
Does anyone here have a preferred or best method (especially given that I likely won't have access to a bank before I end up paying)?
Since I won't be able to get a pile of pesos I'll need to pay using my credit card it seems.

Is this the way you folks pay or do you use another method?
If you use a credit card I would imagine you'd be paying in pesos if you live in DR?
I always use an American credit card. Like someone else noted, always accept the transaction in pesos and let your credit card do the conversion to Canadian dollars.
 
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NanSanPedro

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About paying for the stay.
Does anyone here have a preferred or best method (especially given that I likely won't have access to a bank before I end up paying)?
Since I won't be able to get a pile of pesos I'll need to pay using my credit card it seems.

Is this the way you folks pay or do you use another method?
If you use a credit card I would imagine you'd be paying in pesos if you live in DR?
Use your CC as much as you can. Just pay off the balance when it's due. If you stay at an AI, you won't have much use for pesos.
 
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MarkDR

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I always use an American credit card. Like someone else noted, always accept the transaction in pesos and let your credit card do the conversion to Canadian dollars.
I also have a $U.S. credit card. Would there be any benefit in using it for the reservation?
 

AlaPlaya

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I also have a $U.S. credit card. Would there be any benefit in using it for the reservation?
I think either US or Canadian credit cards are fine. If you bring cash (i.e. for tipping) I would recommend US dollars over Canadian dollars as they're widely accepted (especially in Punta Cana) and a lot of excursions or other things you may be interested in doing are quoted in US dollars.