5 Reasons Punta Cana is Where You Want to Beach

(Punta Cana Beach.)

Punta Cana feels most like what you’d imagine the quintessential beach paradise to be like: white powdery beaches, luscious turquoise waves and fewer crowds. It is the closest thing to Beach Eden you might ever experience. Here’s a quick snapshot of why Punta Cana is an ideal vacation destination.

(Hard Rock Punta Cana, photo by instagram.com/nicole_luciamarie)

1. The Beaches. Unlike some in the Caribbean and Mexico that are narrow or short, Punta Cana beaches are wide and deep. Bigger beaches mean more places for you to get a prime position with a great view of the blue and not be on top of other beach lovers. You’ll have more room to dig your toes into the soft sand, shut out the world and let your worries be swept away by the cool ocean breeze.

(Barcelo Bavaro Beach, photo by: instagram.com/jufitnesslifestyle)

2. The Water. It’s the most stunning color of turquoise that you’ll ever see. The temperature is like bath water and the waves are generally calm. You can swim, float, chill until it’s time to go back and refresh your cocktail. At times, you might feel like just sitting and staring at the water, speechless. It’s that hypnotizing and oh so good for the soul.

(Pineapple drink in Punta Cana, photo by: instagram.com/lkbern)

3. The Cocktails. Speaking of adult beverages, if you’re a rum lover, you’ll be in beach heaven. Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach sipping a fruity (but potent) Rum Punch, Pina Colada (we love these), or a refreshing Mojito. There are many others that will slay your taste buds and leave you feeling mighty fine like Mamajuana, which is rumored to be an aphrodisiac (read more about Mamajuana). And of course, a cold beer beachside is always easy to find.

(Riu Palace Punta Cana, photo by: instagram.com/lgarellano17)

4. The Natural Beauty. Since this escape haven is a newer vacay spot, commerce has not come in and hacked away a lot of the jungle to create highways and other edifices of concrete as other highly populated destinations. This dreamy escape is green and lush. Best of all, you can immerse yourself in it because it’s bursting at the sandy seams with excursions. You can frolic with the nurse sharks and stingrays at the Marinarium. Go horseback riding amidst the flora and fauna. Sail over to Soana Island, where you’ll experience the magic of an (almost) uncharted island. You can zip line, hike through ecological parks, swim in Hoyo Azul cenote and so much more.

(Little John at Juanillo Beach, photo by instagram.com/jcpeters_)

5. The Locale. The weather is nearly perfect – temps range from upper 70s to low 80s the majority of the time. And while this beachy paradise is still developing, you can still find some gems along the coast. One of our favs is Little John that sits behind the Cap Cana Marina. From the patio, you can feast your eyes on the stunning Juanillo Beach hugged by turquoise waves, while you tickle your taste buds with oh-so satisfying grub. While in Cap Cana, you can visit the marina, check out Dolphin Island, play golf at Punta Espada or venture out to seas for some deep sea fishing. Wherever your ventures take you, you won’t be able to beat this kind of beach weather. While you’re kicking back, cocktail in hand, remember that the vibe here is decidedly Chill – with a capital “C.”

So, are you ready to get out of town and soak in the awesome that is Punta Cana? If so, we can help. If you want to get a lay of the sand in Punta Cana yourself, just go here. Life is short. We highly recommend that you spend it on the beach.

Lisa Mitchell

I am a blogger for CheapCaribbean.com who is a travel junkie and addicted to the beach.

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    1. Hi Anita! Just following up to give you our phone number where you can talk to our Beachologists, who will give you the info you’re looking for. Just call 1-800-915-3162. Thanks and please let me know if you need any more help!

    1. Hi Anita, thanks so much for reaching out. What kind of resort are you interested in? Big or small? Family-friendly or for singles? If you can tell me the kind of resort you’re looking for I can better direct you. Thanks! Lisa

  1. Lisa, this looks a bit like what I imagine heaven to be. I am looking to take a vacation a little later this year and wondering where to go. Could you tell me if there is an all inclusive resort there? I am a sea lover also. Have been to Cancun but that is all. I will go by myself and wonder if this is a safe place for a single lady? I just would love to see more about it.

    Thank you

    1. Barbara, thanks so much for reaching out. There are many all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. Since you’re single, what kind of atmosphere appeals to you? Spa-ish or meeting new people at a party? Somewhere in between? Just trying to get a feel for what you’re looking for. Thanks! Lisa

  2. Hello Lisa,
    I am writing on behalf of my graduating class. We are interested in an all inclusive including air fare preferably and would like information on packages and pricing. We are interested in traveling next year. Most of us are turning or are already 54 but still all enjoy having a good time. I live in Chattanooga Tn and there will be quite a few coming in from here but of course others from different destinations. We would be interested in group activities. Can you send me a few options for committee review.

    Thanks!

    Gwendolyn Davenport

    1. Hi Gwen! We would love to help you and your graduating class. The best thing to do is to call one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-3162 and one of them will help you with all the scheduling, pricing, etc. I have recently been to Cabo and Playa del Carmen and love them both. Cabo does not have swimmable beaches but you can take a fun boat ride out to Los Arcos to see the natural rock formation, one that is awesome. Playa del Carmen has gorgeous beaches, lots of things to do like visit Mayan ruins (Tulum is amazing) and swim in Cenotes, natural underground springs. Let me know if you need any more help with this and I’ll make sure you get the info you need! All the best, Lisa

      1. Hi Gwen, just a quick update: I have sent your email address to our Customer Service team and one of our Beachologists should be getting in touch with you soon. If you don’t hear anything in a day or two, please let me know so I can expedite your request. Take care, Lisa

  3. Hi Lisa,

    If I were going on my first beach vacation for 7-8 days in the first week of December and don’t want to spend more than 1300 per person with all inclusive including air from San Francisco.

    Where would you go???

    My thoughts were punta Cana or maya riviera, my other half was thinking cabo.

    Thank you for your time

    1. Hi Kevin, thanks for getting in touch! You have come to the right place to get an all-inclusive beach vacay. The best thing to do is to call one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-3162 and one of them can better answer your questions about pricing than I can. As far as a choice between Punta Cana and Riv Maya, first thing to know is that the Riv Maya is easier to access. You just fly right into Cancun. Punta Cana might be a longer trek for you. But both are incredibly dreamy. I was just in the Riv Maya this past spring and loved it. Let me know if you can’t get anyone on the phone and I’ll make sure you get taken care of. Look forward to hearing from you! Lisa

    2. Hi Kevin, quick update: I have sent your email address to our Customer Service team and one of our Beachologists should be in touch with you soon. In the meantime, here is our home page and on it on the right column you’ll see “Budget Beach Finder.” Type in the amount you want to spend and you’ll get a few options to look at. In the meantime, if you don’t hear from anyone soon, please let me know and I’ll make sure you get the help you need! We want you to beach with us! Take care, Lisa

    1. That is AWESOME! So glad you enjoyed Montego Bay! I love it myself! Let us know how we can help you plan your next beach vacay – we’re here for you! Lisa

    1. Hi Cliff, thanks so much for getting in touch. There are lots of shopping areas in Punta Cana and the question is where you might be close to based on your resort, but if we had to narrow it down to one we’d say Palma Real Shopping Village. It’s very popular. Please let me know if there is anything else we can assist you with. Take care, Lisa

  4. Would like to know when I could go with my family to Punta Cana so it’s pretty reasonable especially with kids being in school. It would be two granddaughters 10 + 12 their parents and my husband and myself looking for all inclusive

    1. Hi Anita! Thanks so much for reaching out to us! I have forwarded your email to our Beachologists, one of whom will be contacting you shortly to give the best dates for an all-inclusive, family beach vacation to Punta Cana. If you don’t hear from one of them soon, please email me back and I’ll make sure you get the information you are looking for. We want you to beach with us!

    1. Hi Aide, thanks for reaching out to us! We do indeed offer packages to Wyndham resorts and the beaches they sit on are spectacular. Was there any destination in particular you had in mind? We’d love to help you create an all-inclusive beach vacay. Malta Vacations is a travel Company for Malta Europe, so we do not work with them. RCI is a timeshare company and we also do not work with them. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Until soon, Lisa

  5. I LOVE Punta Cana. I want to go there so badly – end of July or 2nd week Aug. But need an outstanding deal in order to go 😊…just 1 persom me. Maybe Punta Cana Club Med??

    1. Hi Lyn, thanks so much for your inquiry. YES, Punta Cana is amazing! There are so many things to do there. I have forwarded your email to Customer Service and one of our Beachologists will be in touch with you to help you create the beach vacay to Punta Cana of your dreams. If you don’t hear soon, please contact me again and I’ll make sure someone reaches out to you pronto. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Take care, Lisa

  6. Good Morning,

    My family are looking to travel in mid June 2018 and would like to know what parts of the Carribean ( Punta Cana, Jamaica , Mexico etc.) is a good travel during that time ? I know places is raining season .

    1. Hi Chaunti! Thanks for getting in touch. All the places you mentioned – Punta Cana, Jamaica and Mexico – are incredible. The water in Jamaica is hypnotizing, it’s so very blue, and Mexico’s beaches are some of the best in the world. And Punta Cana? Heaven. We are thrilled to have the chance to help you create an amazing family beach vacay for June, 2018. One of our Beachologists should getting in contact with you very soon. If you don’t hear, please contact me again and I’ll make sure you get the help you need. Take care, Lisa

  7. Our whole family wants to go in 2018, how do we book as a family so we get the same dates and hotel. I did go through you a few years ago and we ended up staying at two different hotels because you overbooked.

    1. Oh no, Linda! We hate to hear that you weren’t 100% satisfied with your trip! We are looking into this and someone will be in touch soon!

    1. Hi Myrna, yes Punta Cana is amazing! We absolutely love it! What has been your favorite beach? Resort? Bar? Restaurant?

  8. Hello,
    I was looking into getting more information about your all inclusive deals. I would like to plan a getaway with my boyfriend and this would be our very first vacation alone. I want it to be fun, dreamy, and unforgettable. I hope you can help. Please contact me via email.

    Thank you,

    Soco

    1. Hi Soco, I have forwarded your email to Customer Service and one of our Beachologists will be contacting you shortly. If you need anything else, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Lisa

  9. We are wanting to come to punta cana i Feb next year, not sure of the resort, looking for something with a grill for my husband, i want a room with terrace or balcony and something close to the water, so far its vetwin iberostar pinta cana, riu palace punta cana, and bavaro princess all suites and resort, and we need sometime of wiifi service can u help

    1. Hi Missy, we absolutely can help you out! I have forwarded your email message to Customer Service and one of our Beachologists will be in touch shortly. If you need anything else, please get in touch! Lisa

  10. I am looking for a vacation spot next year for me and friends to take a girls trip. Looking for suggestions on how to plan it all out being we all from different states.

    1. Hi Bella! Thanks for getting in touch! Girls’ beach vacays are the best! I have forwarded your email to our Customer Service department and one of our Beachologists should be in touch with you soon to help you plan your trip. If you don’t hear anything soon, please let me know and I will make sure you get the help you need. Take care! Lisa

    1. Hi Jamie! Thanks so much for reaching out! I have forwarded your email to Customer Service and one of our Beachologists will be in touch with you soon to help you plan an adults-only, all-inclusive vacation. If you don’t hear in a day or so, please get back in touch and I will expedite your request. Thanks again!

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