Blessed with wonderful beaches, crystal clear waters, luxury resorts, plenty of sunny days and everlasting 25-30°C temperatures, Punta Cana can be every traveler’s exotic dream.
Dominican Republic’s beaches are open and waiting for visitors, especially in Punta Cana, one of the island’s most popular resort areas. Is a place that truly must be experienced at least once in a lifetime and the weather is a big part of the reason – making this winter the best time to visit Punta Cana.
Known best for its endless stretches of white sandy beaches, world-class golf and vast array of all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is often referred to as the Coconut Coast. No resort in Punta Cana is higher than the highest palm tree, and there is no shortage of palms on its forty miles of white sand beaches. But Punta Cana is far more than an incredible beach destination. You’ll find great restaurants, casinos, world-class spas, and twenty-eight amazing golf courses. Be sure to visit nearby Cap Cana, featuring the Caribbean’s largest inland yacht marina and world-class golf.
If adventure is more your thing, nearby you can go zip lining, visit underground cenotes, take a 4×4 out to see waterfalls, or go horseback riding. On the water, you can go fishing, boating, snorkeling, and more. There is certainly something for everyone.
As the sun rises in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana awakens to the lapping ocean—clear, unspoiled blue brushing up against the pristine stretches of sugar-white sand, with swaying coco palms in the backdrop. A thriving tourism industry fuels the region, and with such plentiful ingredients as sun, sand, and sea, it’s no wonder.
The larger area known as Punta Cana encompasses Juanillo (home of the Cap Cana development), Bávaro, and continues all the way around the peninsula to Uvero Alto. Development continues in Galerias Punta-Cana Village, a shopping center that is a draw for visitors from around the area.
Farther up the coast to the Playa El Cortecito section of Bávaro is more how life used to be, with fishermen bringing in their catch, and it is where the wild and crazy restaurant Capitán Cook’s is located. Farther north along the coast is a stretch of beach known as Arena Gorda, literally „fat sand,” and Playa Bávaro itself. About 20 miles (32 km) from Punta Cana International Airport, it’s an area brimming with coconut groves and the location of many resorts.
That’s why Punta Cana is the best place to go in winter.
WHERE TO STAY:
For a well-deserved break from the stresses of daily life, we can recommend you some wonderful hotels and resorts in Punta Cana.
The chosen time period belongs to this Winter is between 22nd – 27 of January 2018.
We have selected for you one of the best flights: TUI Airlines Belgium return flight to Punta Cana, from Brussels National Airport, at 457€ per person.
*Note: as you know, flights and hotels price may vary in time.
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Good 7.6 on Booking.com / 500 € for two, 5 nights B&B
This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Set within White Sands Golf Course, Karibo Punta Cana offers outdoor pools, gardens and free transport to Arena Blanca Beach, just 900 m away. Apartments have a terrace with a spa bath.
Each air-conditioned apartment is decorated in stylish white and offers views of the pool and gardens, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with international cable channels and a bathroom with free toiletries. You can prepare meals in your fully modern equipped kitchen, or you can enjoy international cuisine in the Karibo’s restaurant. A lobby bar and terrace can also be found on site.
Karibo Punta Cana can arrange golf lessons, car rental, and transport to Plaza Bavaro Shopping Centre and Casino Tower. Manati Park is a 10-minute drive away, while Punta Cana International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Bavaro Beach is a great choice for travellers interested in excursions, water sports, and outdoor activities.
2. Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Very Good 8.4 on Booking.com / 1067 € for two, 5 nights, All inclusive
It is situated on the white sandy Bavaro Beach, 50 minutes from the town of Higuey, in the province of La Altagracia.
This luxury beach resort has 500 metres of pure white sandy beachfront, faces directly out to the Caribbean Sea and is set in luscious tropical gardens with many quiet and gentle walking paths to enjoy the natural surroundings. The resort offers activities and facilities for the whole family: children’s water park, shows, children’s areas and much more.
3. Catalonia Royal Bavaro *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Fabulous 8.6 on Booking.com / 1225 € for two, 5 nights, All Inclusive
The hotel Catalonia Royal Bavaro is ideal for those who wish to practice water activities and enjoy the exquisite and varied dishes on an All Inclusive basis. There is professional staff, offering a large variety of services and entertainment, for all age groups. The restaurant offers theme meals and you can try Far Oriental dishes; exquisite French dishes with a romantic touch, typical Mexican dishes or the authentic American steakhouse. There are also many tempting sweets to try; next, to the swimming pool, there are pizzas, prepared in the Wood burning oven. The Hotel is surrounded by beautiful lakes and vegetation and there is a buffet restaurant “ Restaurant Gran Caribe” with show cooking. There are also five bars where all types of drinks and snacks are served.
4. Majestic Elegance Resorts *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Fabulous 8.9 on Booking.com / 1550 € for two, 5 nights, All Inclusive
The complex comprises a total of 597 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Internet access (for a fee) are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant and a bar. Shopping facilities are available. The grounds of the complex feature a playground and an attractive garden.
Among the additional services available are a babysitting service, medical assistance, room service and a laundry. A conference area and a business centre are available.
5. Dreams Punta Cana Resorts & Spa *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Very Good 8.4 on Booking.com / 1594 € for two, 5 nights, All Inclusive
The beautiful all inclusive resort with wonderful gardens comprises a total of 620 rooms. Facilities include air conditioning, a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, a currency exchange desk, a lift and a café, in addition to a hairdressing salon, a bar, a nightclub, a casino, 7 restaurants and conference facilities. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.
The hotel offers a variety of activities to satisfy every interest, including an expansive pool with waterfalls that meanders down from the lobby to the beach, an indoor pool, and a children’s pool. Moreover, there is a poolside snack bar, a hot tub, a sauna, a gym and a range of spa offerings, such as massages, on offer. Guests may try out some of the many land and water sports.
6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Very Good 8.5 on Booking.com / 1911 € for two, 5 nights, All Inclusive
This oceanfront hotel in Higuey, Dominican Republic, is located within 25-minutes’ drive of the Punta Cana International Airport. The hotel features a spa and 5 different pools. The resort is characterized by its love for nature and animals, lush gardens, the harmony with the surrounding countryside and its eco-friendly culture.
Tranquillity can be felt in every corner and luxury perceived in every experience. You can enjoy a relaxing massage at Spa or ride along the hotel pathways between the palm trees on one of the eco-bikes routes.
For fine dining enthusiasts, many hotels have 12 restaurants offering the best surf ‘n’ turf delicacies.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.
Its superb location on Playa Bávaro offers you the chance to be able to enjoy its crystal clear waters, fine white sandy beach and exclusive area for our guests. Also, is a great choice for travellers interested in excursions, water sports, and outdoor activities.
7. Secrets Royal Beach Hotel *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Very Good 8.5 on Booking.com / 1703 € for two, 5 nights All Inclusive, Adults Only
Specially made for couples, Relaxation and Pleasure are the aims of this luxury resort, offering more than 2,300 m² of idyllic white-sand beaches, surrounded by lush tropical gardens of tall coconut trees and wildflowers. This adults-only resort offers 369 rooms and 4 Royal Royal Suites (53 m² and 118 m² respectively) which offer services such as outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the tropical forest, swimming pool or the ocean.
Dining experiences include 3 different styles of the restaurant (Mexican, fusion and international cuisine buffet) and 3 bars. As for entertainment, there is a multitude of possibilities, both during the day and in the evening.
8. Zoetry Agua Punta Cana *****
Ranked 4.5 on TripAdvisor / Very Good 8.5 on Booking.com / 2494 € for two, 5 nights, All Inclusive
This resort is well known as the luxurious, oceanfront wellness retreat, stunningly located in Punta Cana, on a palm-studded white sand beach with crystal clear waters, just an hour away from the Punta Cana International Airport.
Their 96 luxurious exclusive suites, cane-thatched with hardwood floors and natural stone accents, harmonize with the lush, secluded oceanfront setting. The spirit here is far, far removed from the hectic tempo of everyday living. Your lifestyle is made even more extraordinary by the bounty of an Endless Privileges stay, which includes top-shelf spirits and daily refreshed mini-bar, combined with tranquility, romance, gourmet dining, Bvlgari bath amenities and more.
Check also : 7 Best Dominican Republic Beaches.
The great challenge for you is this: tell me which is your favourite hotel from the above 8 TOP hotels in Punta Cana.
Until next time, enjoy your fabulous trip wherever you are and I wish you magical Winter Holidays together with your loved ones! 🙂