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Places to Visit: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Places to Visit: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hey guys! It’s been a while. Life has been a roller coaster ride lately (I’ll tell more about this at a later date lol). But I wanted to share one of the highlights of my summer, which was my trip to the Dominican Republic.

If you’ve thought about traveling there - this post will give you an inside scoop on what to expect! For me anywhere with a nice beach and an all-inclusive resort always makes for a good time. You can’t go wrong with free/unlimited food and drinks!

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When we arrived to the DR it was pouring raining and before landing our flight had to re-route and stop in Puerto Rico, due to us being low on gas. *inserts panicked & frustrated emojis*

But nonetheless we arrived safely at our beautiful resort Royalton Bavaro. It was like as soon as we arrived all of our problems went away LOL. It’s beautiful! The swim out pool on the first floor adds a nice touch, and it’s definitely convenient having easy access to swim.

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I highly recommend this resort. Below are my thoughts about the trip!

The Excursions

The Dominican Republic has many excursions such as skydiving, zip-lining, ATVs, buggies, horseback riding, anything you can think of. My sister and I did the buggy excursion where we got to drive around some of the local towns, visit a cave, and a beach. It was very affordable and well worth the money. We got to see a lot of the island by driving around in the buggies. We saw things that you wouldn’t typically see in the “touristy” areas.

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The Food

The food at the resort was very good. At the pool bar they had the grill going everyday, so we took full advantage of the grilled chicken, hot dogs, etc. They also had a Japanese steakhouse, Italian, and buffet restaurants. Unfortunately, we didn’t try any local food spots, but the resort offered great options.

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The People

My aunt mentioned that she felt some of the hotel staff were rude, but all in all my experience with the bartenders was pleasant LOL. There was a huge language barrier, but I think that can be expected when traveling to any country where English isn’t the first language. There were some people that were more welcoming than others, but I wouldn’t let that stop me from going back.

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The Nightlife

There were very entertaining shows at our resort, with dance and singing performances. We went to the casino at our sister property and that was nice - to experience being at another resort. We didn’t actually experience the local nightlife though, so that’s why I’m like I need a re-do trip with my franssss. I did hear about a club inside of a cave, it just probably wasn’t appropriate for a family trip lol.

The Beach & Pool

The beach and pools are beautiful. My resort had a lazy river and surf simulation, which we really enjoyed.

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 All in all we had an amazing time! I would definitely like to go back to experience more of the island. Have any of you been to the DR? I’d love to hear your comments below!

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