Last week I spent 4 days in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Though I'm not a "resort- all inclusive" sort of guy it was on balance OK.
The resort thing is artificial. Your contact with the local people is reduced to a strange master-servant relationship and the inevitable service with a sneer develops.
I can't say I blame them.
The gulf between haves and have- nots is in pretty stark relief. Some of the guests I saw seemed to forget that they weren't the high rollers (not that it would be in any way an excuse) they play-acted in the DR back home.
The food was mediocre ( I had a bad scallop and spent a tough night worshipping the porcelain god).
The booze was watered down.
The weather was good and as this was a corporate trip it was free.
To complain seems churlish in the extreme.In anticipation of snorkeling I picked up a little Pentax waterproof camera. The pictures needed considerable photoshop cleanup mostly due to the glare and shaky hands but scroll down and you'll get the picture.
Two posts in a day!
I'm in Miami and have a really long week ahead which starts tomorrow.
Be well and try and be happy as well as healthy.Love to all