So I decided to come here to try to get some first hand experiences from people. My fiancé and I were DEAD set on going to Punta Cana. We had picked the Hard Rock resort for where we wanted to stay, and looked online briefly to check out some excursions. We met with two travel agents (one was a preferred vendor through our venue, another was at a bridal show), and they both kind of hinted that DR might not be the way to go. They told us that the DR isn't really safe outside of the resort, and there isn't much to do. The first agent sort of mentioned other islands, but the second agent was pushing Jamaica. I have never been to either island. I went on a cruise when I was younger with my fam and visited a ton of islands, so I don't want to go to an island I've already been to. It will be my fiances first time being in the Caribbean at all, and everybody is telling us Jamaica will be more "us" with more to do and more safe off the resort. We would ideally like to go for 10 nights, with doing an excursion probably every other day or so. The lady at the bridal show was REALLY pushing Sandals, but we didn't really like their honeymoon packages they offered (Hard Rock has an AWESOME one)
Now my questions are, has anybody ever been to both of these islands? Which did you like better? Was there more to do in one vs the other? Any resort recommendations if we decide to do a Jamaica trip? I guess I'm just looking for experiences and opinions so we can base where we want to go off of that. Thanks!