With its tropical climate and year-round temperatures of over of 25°C, it’s not hard to fathom why the Dominican Republic is seeing a surge in popularity among tourists. Blessed with clear blue waters, white sand beaches and a relaxing island vibe, the Dominican Republic has much to offer.
With an entire island to choose from, you may be wondering where you should stay. If you’re looking for a luxury base from which to explore the island, there’s no better place than the resort of Punta Cana, on the eastern most tip of the Dominican Republic.
When you’re discovering any island for the first time, it’s a nice feeling to know that you have a luxury base from which to explore and a comfortable place to rest your head.
Club Med’s resort of Punta Cana is the perfect solution. Situated alongside a stunning turquoise lagoon, with its own 650-yard stretch of pristine, pale sandy beach, the resort has everything that you and your family need for an unforgettable, luxurious stay.
With three restaurants and two bars, a wellness centre and more activity options than you could imagine, the staff at the Punta Cana resort will be certain to make sure that your every whim is catered for.
Beyond the resort
When taking a holiday in the Dominican Republic, getting your accommodation right is just the start of a unique adventure.
An island steeped in history
One of the highlights of a trip to the Dominican Republic is the chance to visit Santo Domingo, the first European settlement of the Western Hemisphere. Established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Santo Domingo is teaming with historical, cultural and architectural intrigue; a visit to the first cathedral in the New World, the Las Casas museum, the Alcazar de Colon and the Calle de las Damas are particular highlights that shouldn’t be missed.
In addition to visiting Santo Domingo, exploring the artists’ city, Altos de Chavon, should be a definite fixture on your sightseeing schedule. The town oozes quaint charm and is designed as something of an ode to 16th-century Mediterranean style, complete with cobbled alleyways and a stunning Roman amphitheatre. Best arranged as a trip through the staff at Punta Cana, a catamaran trip to Catalina Island to lounge in the Caribbean sun is a great way to end the day.
Connecting with the island
The best way to really get a feel for a place, however, is to connect with its people. With this in mind, the Punta Cana resort offers a fantastic opportunity to experience what life is really like for those living in the Dominican Republic. You’ll visit typical Dominican homes, a sugarcane plantation, a cigar factory, a primary school, a local butcher, a rum factory, a cocoa plantation and even a chocolate factory. It’s an all-encompassing tour that allows you to really get a true sense and feel of island life.
An island of opportunities
Whether you fill your day marvelling at historical architecture, gaining more of an insight into Dominican way of life or swimming with dolphins in Manati Park, you can rest assured that Punta Cana is the perfect place to rest your head and recharge your batteries, ready for another exciting day of exploration.