I bet you are wondering....."where are all of the people?". These pictures were taken in the late afternoons right before the staff would close down the area for cleaning. After long days on the beach, we would hit the pool to cool off and have a drink or two. It was nice to be in a pool without droves of people. I understand that we were there before the peak season kicked in, so there were less people than normal.
The pool bar had stools in the water. You can just sit there and have a drink or simply wade around in the pool. The bartender's last name was "Sosa". We mentioned Sammy Sosa, the baseball player to him and he said "He's my brother!". I bet he always says that. I didn't believe it.....he looked nothing like Sammy....hehehe. Ironically, the bartender's first name was Freimmie (pronounced "Frammy"). He kept our drinks full and was very attentive to everyone. A dollar tip goes a long way in keeping that attention.
If you look carefully at this photo, you can see something swimming beneath the water. My wife purchased a battery operated, motorized toy shark and brought it with us to Punta Cana. We all had a lot of fun with the shark. You can imagine the look on some of the faces of the people when it would swim past them. A few times, the shark would swim below the surface and collide with the people at the bar. They would freak out when the fins would swipe at their legs.
All in all, the pool area was pretty darned great and I enjoyed each and every moment I spent there. During the day, they have several activities going on at poolside. The entertainment crew called "Star Friends" teach merengue dance, aerobics, contests, etc. I didn't participate in any of these because I preferred the beach.
Stay tuned for Part Seven.