Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana, located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, on the island of Hispaniola, is one of the top vacation resort areas in the Caribbean and is known primarily for its incredible beaches and fabulous resorts. The beaches are consistently ranked as some of the world’s best, making Punta Cana the perfect escape for beach lovers and the hotels and resorts are primarily all-inclusive, which means all your meals and beverages, as well as most activities, are included in the cost of your vacation.
All-inclusive also means all-encompassing so, once settled in at your resort, there is little reason (or desire) to leave… the onsite restaurants offer a world of flavors and cuisines; swim-up bars, beach bars, and lobby lounges keep all quenched; a variety of land and water sports are available; fitness centers challenge, pampering spas relax, and pools refresh; and most resorts have or have access to an exceptional golf course. In the evenings, entertainment ranges from onsite nightclubs with DJs, live cultural and music performances, casino gaming, and more.
Flights to Punta Cana are seasonal, offered November - April via Minneapolis/St. Paul and June - August via Dallas/Ft. Worth (dates may vary).
Why Go To Punta Cana
The reasons to vacation in Punta Cana are many… never-ending white-sand beaches dotted with palm trees, no hotel or resort taller than the palms, shallow and warm aquamarine waters perfect for watersports, and pampering all-inclusive resorts where every vacation desire is taken care of.
Who Should Go
All-inclusive resorts are perfect for families — everyone can eat what they want and as much or little as they want (of course, with mom and dad’s approval), kids clubs keep the little ones entertained (and supervised); activities abound for older kids; and many resorts have rooms designed especially for families.
Luxurious resorts with spacious accommodations and in-room whirlpools, exquisite dining, and white-sand beaches that stretch for miles all kindle romance.
Punta Cana is a golfer’s dream with more than 10 championship courses designed by some of the world’s greatest golfers/designers. Many resorts have their own courses or have access to one.
Colorful Caribbean architecture