A Guide to a Relaxing Holiday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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  • Dominican Republic

  • Beaches

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Slow Travel

  • Tropical Vacations

  • Coastal

  • Outdoors

  • Relaxation

Coastline in Punta Cana
Curator’s statement

Punta Cana can be the perfect Caribbean escape to disconnect and relax. With miles of private tranquil beaches lined with soft white sand – you'll be sure to get lost in the crystal-like waters, warm sun and kind locals. It’s the perfect place to indulge in an all-inclusive vacation and take advantage of its perks. And yet, there are still plenty of options to venture out of the resorts and meet the local life on the island.

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Where to stay in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Things to do in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Beach in Punta Cana

When opting for an all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic, you have the option to take full advantage of everything the resort offers. Many properties have included on-site activities at no additional cost – including spas, multiple pools and private beach fronts. So indulge! 

Looking for something more adventurous? Head to Hoyo Azul at Scape Park to visit a blue cenote sinkhole, enjoy the ziplines and more. Also, the Seaquarium in Punta Cana offers snorkeling and swimming with abundant sea life. 

If you’re looking for a night out, consider venturing out to the local-favorite Oro Nightclub

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A note from Oluwaseyi

Take a trip out to Isla Saona. It is a great boat ride to enjoy this paradisiacal island's water and pristine beaches. Next, the Montaña Redonda in Miches offers a hilly landscape with mountain views for a change from the seaside. Finally, you can head out to Santo Domingo, the island capital, for its historical and colonial value.

Eat & drink in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Cocktails in Punta Cana

Most all-inclusive resorts will have around three to seven restaurants on-site, not including room service, the cafe or butler service. After exploring the food options on-site, you can head out to town. 

Bohemian Tapas & Wine Bar: A fun and cute restaurant bar with superb wines. 

Herman 311 Seafood Restaurant & Bar: A seafood restaurant serving heart-warming mojitos and the best lobsters in town. 

Comadrita's: Local favorites restaurant serving Dominican specials like habichuela. 

Pepe's Tavern: A Spanish tavern in Punta Cana with live music on Fridays. 

La Yola: Oceanfront restaurant with delicious dishes and wonderful cocktails. 

Nakamura: Japanese restaurant featuring sushi and Nikkei cuisine.

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