Originally Posted by Cherokeekid88
My vote is Punta Cana...I have never been but this is where my wife and I are planning to go.
From the stories that I have heard if you stay at one of the many resorts....a couple dollars goes a LONG way....
This ^^^. My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Punta Cana and absolutely loved it. We plan to go back once our youngest is a few years older. The resort we stayed in was made up of 5 large hotels. If you stayed in the largest, called The Palace, you had full access to the other 4 and all that they offered. If you stayed in one of the 4 smaller resorts, you could use all 4, but not the Palace. The beaches are spotless with small crews coming by several times a day to rake up any seaweed or other litter. Absolutely free food and drink 24 hours a day and tipping is discouraged. Gratuity is part of the "all inclusive" part of the resort. The market vendors are forbidden on the resort beaches so you aren't being hounded to buy something. Tons to do either on the resort properties or away. One other thing, the beaches are European influenced and while full nudity was rare, there are plenty of topless visitors there.
(bought a pair of mirrored sunglasses the first day on the beach)
The two of us spent just over a week there for a couple grand, including airfare. You'll spend nothing at the resort and anything away from the resort properties is dirt cheap.