Barcelo Resort – Dominican Republic – #6

We were at the resort for a week.  It was wonderful to be pampered and special.  There was a number of restaurants and we tried them all – from Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Brazilian, Sea Food on the beach and a Buffet. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I ever experienced. There were a number of bars to sit and relax in the sun, including a pool bar.  There was shopping as well.  Nola and I enjoyed a massage by the beach. People walked around with parrots and monkeys to have your pictures taken with.

A special thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Barcelo Resort in the Dominican Republic for making our vacation a wonderful experience.

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Barcelo Resort – Dominican Republic – #5

Outside the resort was a little shopping mall, where many people were eager to sell tourists services and items.  It was a pleasant two-block walk from the resort.

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Barcelo Resort – Dominican Republic – #4

The resort was on the ocean. The colors of the water were beautiful.   We enjoyed going down to the ocean and taking walks along the shore.  Once Nola ventured too far into the waters.  If you stand in the sand you start sinking. I enjoyed the feeling.  But Nola stood too long and before we could do anything a wave washed over her and knocked her down. She was carrying her bag of things she needed.  Nola is very leary of the water and was a little scared.  But all ended well. The sea-food cafe/bar was right on the beach. We sat and enjoyed a drink while Nola’s things dried out.   Nola goes into the ocean Nola comes out of the ocean - after falling. Barcelo Resort - Drying out Nola's stuff

Vacation – Dominican Republic – Barcelo Resort #3

People at the resort were friendly and so helpful.  It seemed as though many were friends and helpers.  There was so many different ways the people made us feel special and welcome.

From our own personal receptionist ???????????????????????????????right across from our rooms who always answered our questions,  to our own special waiterWith our own special waiter #2 who would bring us drinks and whatever food we wanted as we sat by our special ‘pool’,??????????????????????????????? it was definitely a time for relaxing.

At my favorite bar, the bartender would say – just for you, beautiful lady I will make a daiquiri. Although he said this to others – it always made me feel good.  The maids went out of their way when doing our rooms. ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????We were pampered with amazing cheerfulness.