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The Dominican Republic is a vibrant destination with diverse cultures, music, and food, known for its stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and tropical vibes. After a 3 ½ hour plane ride, we arrived on the beautiful tropical island of the Dominican Republic and made our way to Punta Cana. Upon arrival at the Majestic Mirage, Punta Cana, we were greeted with a cool towel and a welcome beverage, setting the perfect tone for our vacation.

Poolside Suite

Our room suite on the 1st floor had an outdoor patio and a connected pool, creating a calming atmosphere where I even took a little nap one night. The next few days were filled with exciting tours and excursions. I discovered that you could even become seasick while parasailing, but I can now check parasailing off my bucket list.

 

Visiting during the summer, I experienced scorching and humid weather with sporadic short rain showers. Lizards were a common sight outside, and mosquitoes were present, so I suggest packing insect repellent.

Excursions

Punta Cana offers a plethora of activities, including parasailing, buggy tours, relaxing at the beach, exploring cenotes, snorkeling, catamaran cruises, and visiting local markets all the things I have done with more on the island to explore. there’s something for everyone. The all-inclusive adult resort also hosted several events, including daily activities and entertainment including live music, nightly shows, games, sports, plus some.

 

Cuisine

Dining at the resort was a delightful experience, with endless options ranging from local food such as plantains, fish, rice and beans, empanadas, and more to international cuisines. The various on-site restaurants offered different cuisines, with some requiring reservations for dinner. I recommend booking in advance upon arrival. The buffet-style dining area served breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with staff always ready to assist and prepare fresh dishes.

Overall Experience

Overall my experience in Punta Cana was great. On the last morning there, I walked to the beach to see the calming view one last time. The sun rose, and you could see the beautiful cast against the vast blue ocean. It was a sight to see. I honestly didn’t want to leave. The activities on and off the resort (with tour guides) were entertaining, and the music, food, and ambiance were a vibe. I absolutely can’t wait to visit the Dominican Republic again!

Tips for traveling to Punta Cana

When traveling to Punta Cana, it’s wise to be prepared with a few essentials. Remember to pack insect repellent to ward off pesky bugs, and carry extra cash for tipping, as it’s customary in many places. For longer tours, bring along water and snacks to stay hydrated and energized. Also consider carrying travel-size wipes or tissues, as restroom facilities may not always provide them or may charge for their use. And don’t forget the sunscreen to protect your skin from the tropical sun.For safety reasons, it’s best to avoid drinking beverages from the mini-bar or tap water.

If you’re staying at a gated resort, keeping your resort bracelet or badge handy for reentry is a good practice. By staying prepared and informed, you can make the most of your trip to Punta Cana while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

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