Last year was my 39th birthday. I made the decision then that I would be sitting in my favorite spot when I turned 40-the ocean! The original resort that I wanted to stay out was just a little too pricey in my opinion so we searched for something that seemed a little more on par with others. We ended up choosing the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection. It is one of 5 resorts in the same complex and is adults only. Even though it had great TripAdvisor reviews I was still a little worried since it wasn't as pricey as some of the other places we had looked at. I shouldn't have worried one bit! From the time we arrived until the time we left everything was amazing! We had our own butler, Luis, who was awesome and had the room decorated for my birthday......and brought us champagne and a small birthday cake on the actual day. He arranged for us to have lavender scented pillows, arranged champagne to be delivered twice, helped with dinner reservations (although you can email 14 days ahead of time and I highly recommend that!). This was the cleanest resort I have ever stayed at. Every single staff member that we encountered was nice and helpful. The food was better than any AI we've ever been to. I wouldn't hesitate to return to this resort! We've been to Punta Cana before (5 years ago) and did excursions. They are pretty much the same just more expensive. We opted to just stay at the resort the entire time and relax. It was a great 40th birthday trip!
We really liked this hotel. The only negative thing was having to go get a good spot at the beach very early. Silver lining is that we saw the sunrise every morning! Food was good, service was excellent, room was decorated for my birthday!