You’re probably here because you have planned or are planning a trip to Punta Cana. This blog is designed to help assist you with your travels so that you are well acquainted with what to expect.
Punta Cana is located on the eastern most part of the Dominican Republic. Best known for it’s 20 mile stretch of white powdery sand beaches, crystal clear waters and lavish all-inclusive resorts it’s no wonder Punta Cana sees over 4 million visitors annually (one of the top vacation destinations in the Caribbean).
This is one of my favorite places to send people who are looking “to just getaway” and want a scenic beach views and water adventures. All inclusive resorts range from budget to luxury. Punta Cana has it all. Typically you can find direct flights out of any major airport (including ORD & MSP)which makes is a great location for a long weekend.
-Main Language spoken: Spanish (most people do NOT speak English)
-Currency: Dominican Peso. American currency is widely accepted.
-Electricity: Same Voltage as North America but the sockets are two-pronged
-Passport/Immigration: All travelers MUST have a valid passport when traveling to and from the Dominican Republic
-Drinking water: Avoid tap water. Be sure to drink filtered and bottled water.
-Average Annual Temperature is 77 degrees F (sunny and warm year round)
-Peak Traveling Season: February & July-August
-Capital City: Santo Domingo
-The Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean and shares the island with Haiti
-90% of the hotels in Punta Cana are All-Inclusive resorts which allow you to relax and enjoy your time when you get there (you won’t need to be pulling out your wallet constantly because all food and drink are included!)
-Food at All Inclusive’s isn’t usually gourmet and can sometimes be different than what you may be use to
-Rooms can be damp–you are in the tropics
-Be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water as the sun is HOT HOT HOT
Whatever type of beach you are looking for, Punta Cana is sure to impress.
-If you’re a surf enthusiast, you may want to head to Macao Beach in the northern area
-Families with kiddos typically prefer staying near Arena Gorda Beach where the water is more shallow and calmer
-Bavaro Beach is arguably the most scenic area but can be crowded
Our Favorites All-Inclusive’s:
-Excellence El Carmen:
Here you are secluded but not isolated. Our all-adult, all-suite world is situated on a beautiful Caribbean beach in a palm grove on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Its architecture is in the Contemporary Caribbean style, and twenty pools wind through our grounds. Situated on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, the resort is surrounded by a beautiful palm grove, bordering a Caribbean beach of fine golden sands.
Rooms starting at $338 per night. Want to stay here? Get your customized quote HERE!
Located in a lush natural setting of beauty, the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana offers a perfect combination of comfort, nature, pristine beaches, exclusive services and personalized high-quality treatment. This spectacular deluxe hotel located on the paradisiacal Bavaro Beach and with all-inclusive service, offers a unique experience to travelers looking for a sophisticated holiday in the Caribbean. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana is specially designed for couples, families and groups who want to relax, enjoy a privileged environment, play sports, relax in the Spa, enjoy excellent gastronomy, enjoy spectacular Caribbean rhythm shows, play golf on one of the many courses in the area, go shopping as well. It also has an exclusive Elegance Club aimed at adult audiences, with accommodation and personalized services for its guests.
Rooms starting at $263 per night. Seem like the place for you? Get your quote HERE!
-Hard Rock Punta Cana:
Fronting an expansive stretch of white-sand beach, families, golf-lovers, honeymooners and destination wedding parties alike are treated to rock star amenities including 11 refreshing pools featuring swim-up bars and water slides; luxurious spa treatments; an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course; a Las Vegas-style casino; a wide variety of dining options including 9 dining venues and various bars. 24-hour room service is also available; Plush accommodations complete with incredible vistas, a double hydro spa tub and the exclusive Sleep Like a Rock beddings®. True to Hard Rock form, the resort also boasts an extensive collection of signature rock memorabilia from both international and local artists, while couples looking to tie the knot in style will enjoy dream come true wedding services including indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations and a professional team of culinary and event planning experts. Distinctive and unique, this polished haven is an oasis for sunshine and fun.
Rooms from $454 per night. Get your personalized quote for Hard Rock HERE!
-Chic Punta Cana:
Experience All Exclusive™ service at CHIC All Exclusive Resorts by Royalton. This upscale, all inclusive adults-only resort is on the beautiful white sands of Uvero Alto in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. CHIC Punta Cana offers a unique experience where day merges into night and guests can enjoy luxurious indulgences around the clock. CHIC serves up premium cocktails, masterfully crafted food, superior entertainment, and an elegant yet relaxed ambiance. This all inclusive adults only resort is perfect for couples, singles, and celebrations like anniversaries, honeymoons, and bachelor/bachelorette groups.
Rooms from $234 per night. Let us help you with your quote
You can enjoy a perfect holiday by the Dominican Republic’s most famous beach. Its facilities include everything you might need to spend wonderful days relaxing.You can also enjoy the stunning beauty of Punta Cana’s beaches, considered to be among the most spectacular in the world, surrounded by the distinctive Caribbean landscape of coconut palms, sugar cane fields and amazing spots such as the Altos de Chavón, Saona Island and the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve, home to the most varied plants and animals in the area and an 8-km coral reef.
Rooms starting at $188 per night. Book your trip HERE!
-ISLA SAONA **TOP PICK**
Whatever your idea of paradise is, you’ll find it on Saona Island. White beaches, clear turquoise waters and countless palm trees are just some of the things you’ll find here. Miles and miles of pristine white beaches invite you for a relaxing stroll. Imagine the pleasure of boarding a luxury catamaran that will take you to the golden beaches of Saona Island. With a professional crew, you are assured of a safe trip and friendly relaxed service. Soon however you will be drawn back to the inviting aromas of cooking on the beach, as a delicious hot lunch is served. On the way back we stop off at the natural swimming pool.
White beaches, clear turquoise waters and countless palm trees are just some of the things you’ll find here.
Imagine the pleasure of boarding a catamaran to the beautiful beaches of Saona Island.
Once aboard the speedboat we stop off at the natural swimming pool, a unique wonder of nature, where you will interact with starfish.
From $106 per person
After a drive onboard an open-air safari truck, you will be entering a whole new dimension of entertainment. Our expert zipline guides will teach you all you need to know about the ride and the equipment. You will be transferred to the Welcome Center, where a safety briefing will be conducted. From there, you will walk along one of the property’s roads and garden trails for about 5 minutes, until reaching the first platform, and be ready to face the challenge of “flying” from one platform to another. You will be safely attached with climbing gear to the cables with the longest one being 900 meters (2593 feet) long! Your tour consists of 15 platforms and 12 ziplines stretched across the length of the mountain range throughout 1 mile. Our zipline tour was built with steel cables, traversing system on a steel pulley with a manual breaking system only when needed. Most cables are calibrated with its necessary speed to fly and enjoy. At the end of the tour, fresh fruits will be served and you will have adequate time to purchase a special souvenir of this unique adventure.
“Fly” from one platform to another and swing through the air with a privileged bird’s-eye view of the lush scenery. Leaving Punta Cana behind, you’ll travel through the Dominican Republic’s scenic countryside on your way towards Anumaya.
From $90 per person
Experience a full day, all inclusive guided mountain safari adventure! Experience spectacular views and photo opportunities at every run. See and Feel the day to day lifestyle and friendliness of the local people in their natural habitat. Sample exotic fruits, roasted coffee and sugarcane. Visit quaint villages, a countryside school and an old sugarcane mill. Ride a horse for approximately 20 minutes and then head up the mountain for a Dominican feast! Visit a Taino shelter and learn about the legends of this tribe as you take in the scenes of the daily life of that time.
Enjoy rural roads where you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the country.
Interact with typical Dominicans in an ambiance outside hotels.
Experience spectacular views and photo opportunities at every turn!
From $90 per person
Think Punta Cana suites you? Schedule your FREE consultation HERE!