Golden orange sunsets, soft white-sand beaches, vibrant aqua-blue skies, swaying coconut palms—Punta Cana has all of the right ingredients for paradise perfection. Not only is it the fastest growing tourist destination in the Caribbean, it’s also the largest single destination for golf. If you are looking to surprise your partner with an all-inclusive resort stay for the holidays, or possibly a romantic beach getaway for some rest and relaxation, this is the place for you. To make your visit as easy as possible, here are some quick tips to help you plan an
authentic and unforgettable Punta Cana getaway.
At Simon Mansion, a consistently top-rated restaurant inside the Hard Rock Hotel, you can feast on fresh seafood options like ceviches and tartars, as well as Asian-inspired delicacies like charred edamame and crispy sesame rice. For exotic cravings, head to Passion inside the stunning Paradisus Punta Cana. Here, famed Spanish chef Martín Berasategui delivers a tantalizing marriage of Mexican, French and
Spanish flavors with dishes such as Kobe steak, warm lobster salad and liquid Brie cheese spheres decorating the menu. For an authentic taste of the Dominican Republic, head to Nam Nam in the quirky Plaza Sol Caribe Shopping Center and order a bowl of tres leches ice cream or a rich, coffee-spiced cake topped with juicy guavas.
Snorkeling in the Cariibean While many of Punta Cana’s impressive beaches belong to resorts, Bávaro Beach is open to everyone. And a good thing too, since everyone loves visiting this slice of Caribbean heaven to swim and snorkel in the crystal blue waters. Boat rides are also plentiful, so hop on a sunset sail or fishing expedition to enjoy a view of the island that will leave you speechless. For an immersive experience into the island’s wild interior, visit HorsePlay Punta Cana, a 300-acre plantation home to lush walking trails, a treetop course and horseback riding paths. Adventurous types flock to the river tour to dash through rushing rivers on horseback then fly through the trees on a zip line.
Located on the island’s eastern-most coast, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana is rated highly by travel agents and with good reason. Not only will you enjoy a wealth of luxurious services and gourmet dining through their Endless Privileges ® philosophy, but the cane-thatched suites with hardwood floors and natural stone accents just might inspire you to remodel your own home when you return. Overlooking one of the 10 best beaches in the world, the Barceló Bávaro Palace has enough room for the entire family, including spacious family suites with separate rooms for parents and children.