The Dominican Republic sits at the pivotal point where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean Sea. And at its heart, you’ll find Punta Cana, the ultimate iteration of paradise in this hemisphere.
What makes it so ideal?
This is the tropical beach utopia that truly qualifies for the cliché “truly has it all.” Beginning with far and away the best airport, there is no other Caribbean destination that can match its beaches, infrastructure, resorts, nightlife and option to explore and to be entertained. What’s more, this incomparable sea town is stunningly affordable. Let’s have a look.
Perfect. We will say it again. The weather is perfect. Let’s put it this way, June is the hottest month and the temperature averages 82 degrees. January is the coldest month and the weather averages 77 degrees. Rain infrequently comes and goes for a short spell, often accompanied by simultaneous sunshine. In other words, the weather is perfect.
Palm trees, crystal clear water, soft sand and oh, yeah, that weather make Punta Cana the ultimate beach destination. These beaches have names like Macao, Arena Gorda, Uvero Alto, Bavaro and El Cortecito, just to name a few. What do they have in common? Pretty much everything. They all border on the ridiculously perfect. Some have fewer people; some have more activities. Go try them all, or just go to one. It won’t matter, they’re all about as close as you can get to Heaven on Earth.
Culture & People
Since the time the New World actually began a few miles from here when Columbus arrived in Santa Domingo, this island, its culture and people have never ceased to be the ultimate melting pot. European, Caribbean, North & South American and African influences all come together in a colorful and dazzling group. The people are friendly and warm – proudly embracing a culture as dynamic as its beaches are perfect. The delectable cuisine is masterfully assembled from indigenous yucca, plantains, beans, potatoes, seafood and meat giving rise to some of the planet’s most unique flavors.
We get it. You are not backpacking into the jungle and pitching tents for the week (not that THAT wouldn’t be cool, too). Rather, you are coming to relax, ease your tension, reawaken romance, and enjoy days of endless perfection … and all of that is likely going to happen while you, at least sleep, at one of Punta Cana’s resplendent resorts.
Can we tell you that Punta Cana is actually KNOWN for its best-in-industry (and in this case, that pretty much includes THE ENTIRE WORLD) all-inclusive resorts? So let’s add this all up. You get pristine snow white beaches, perfect weather, exciting culture plus, refrigerated pools, glorious rooms, endless food and drinks with impeccable service – all for prices that you would pay nightly for a three-star city hotel in the continental U.S.
Okay, this place harbors one the planet’s most vibrant coral reefs, so there’s that. You can also book some time on a deserted island, go snorkeling, scuba dive through forgotten shipwrecks, four-wheel through jungle trails, ride horses, tour plantations, book a catamaran, zip line over the treetops, go tubing along a pristine inland river, truck safari through rainforest, bathe with your lover in placid waterfall-fed lagoons and pretty much anything and everything else you can imagine.
Or, you can sip cocktails with cucumbers and totally rejuvenate. In Punta Cana, it’s not about what you can do, because other than alpine skiing, there really are no limits.
You would be hard pressed to find a Punta Cana beach resort without a bookable website option for any of the following:
- Candlelight dinner on the beach
- Moonlight beach massage
- Champagne breakfast on your balcony
- Drawn Jacuzzi tub with rose petals
- Vow renewal services
And those are just the things that are listed. Ignite your imagination and allow yourself to immerse into the rich and diverse offerings of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The exquisite backdrop and subtle breeze will ignite your spirit and liberate your gypsy soul.
One More Thing
When we first conceived of this article, it was because we thought it was time to give Punta Cana the destination props it deserves as a premier destination. As the article was being written, somebody suggested, hey, “If you had to just pick one resort and it had to be tops in luxury, activities, all-inclusive with the very best price, where would you send our readers.”
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