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Reasons to be Thankful for the Beach + Giveaway

November 22, 2019 0 Comments

This year has been full of days spent by the sea, exploring marine life, lounging on the sand, building sandcastles and making countless memories. In honor of the fast-approaching holiday season, we’re giving you seven reasons to be thankful for the beach–plus, a special giveaway for two adults to the stunning, all-inclusive Riu Bambu in Punta Cana!

Total relaxation

From the calming sounds of the ocean waves gently crashing ashore to the warm sea breeze blowing through your hair, there’s no place more relaxing than the beach. No need for your nightly audio recordings of the ocean to lull you to sleep when you can just head to the beach instead.

We can’t think of anything more relaxing than this… (Photo by: @lauren_huddleston)

Health booster

As if we actually needed a scientific reason to be thankful for the beach, spending time in the ocean really does help boost your immune system. It’s said that the salt water can increase your red and white blood cell count from five to 20 percent, which can help fight off infections and other viruses. Plus, the ocean contains magnesium, iodine and potassium, which is known to help people with anemia and high blood sugar. Um, how cool is that?

Running into the ocean after hearing of its health benefits. (Photo by: @niendg)

Skin rejuvenation

One of our favorite reasons to be thankful for the beach is how fresh and glowy our skin feels after spending a few days in the sand and sun (minus the mild sunburn, of course!). The sand acts a natural, pore-cleansing exfoliant while the ocean’s magnesium and potassium chloride help moisturize and heal your skin. More beach, please!

Soaking up the sun in La Romana. (Photo by: @kathylaslasheuse)


Ever noticed how much more productive and refreshed you feel after a much-needed beach vacay? We all need some time to unwind, clear our minds from everyday stress and allow room for fresh ideas or motivation. Between the calming sound of the waves, the wildlife and the overall atmosphere, it’s hard not to feel inspired in paradise.

Our favorite view, courtesy of Sensatori Punta Cana. (Photo by: @catherinaaah)

Endless fun for everyone

No matter where you’re from or how old you are, there’s no denying how much fun there is at the beach. Whether you prefer lounging on the sand, splashing in the waves, building sandcastles, people watching, exploring marine life, staying active with water sports or drinking bottomless piña coladas, there’s always something exciting to do to create the best memories!

Gliding through paradise, a.k.a Bavaro Beach. (Photo by: @romana1608)


There’s just something magical and intimate about being on the beach with your other half. From anniversaries and honeymoons/babymoons to “just because” and relationship building, the beach is always a perfect setting for the occasion.

Date night on the beach in Cancun. (Photo by: @miss_picky38)


When you visit the beach, do you ever have that moment where you just stop and take in all the natural beauty that surrounds you? Whether you have views of the mountains, tropical rainforests, small seaside villages or miles of pristine sand, beach views are pretty hard to beat.

Reasons to be thankful for the beach: it's breathtaking.

It’s hard not to get lost in this view… (mcoflyboy79)

To be honest, the list could continue on for a while on more reasons to be thankful for the beach. But we want to know what else you’re thankful for this holiday season–specifically, who.

Is there someone in your life that has made a positive impact, goes above and beyond, is just all-around amazing and could use some much-needed R&R? We’re giving you the chance to say ‘thank you’ by entering them to win a 6-night beach getaway for two adults to the fabulous Riu Bambu in Punta Cana. All you have to do is fill out this form to enter–it’s that easy!

Rachel Tellez

Storyteller and grammar nerd by day, traveler and adventure seeker by long weekend.




Limited time and availability. To be eligible for this promotion you must 1) be an approved ER&R Club member by 11:59 p.m. CST on November 4, 2019 2) be within the first 25 ER&R Club members to sign up for the promotion 3) make a double or single occupancy booking for 5 or more nights. Bookings must be made and payment must be collected through a designated CheapCaribbean agent between November 11-20, 2019. Travel must be completed between January,1 and June 30, 2020. Blackout dates include but are not limited to April 3-19 and May 20-27, 2020.


Flight accommodations will be booked in economy class or lower on United Airlines. Flight requests will be taken into account but are not guaranteed. In areas that are serviced by more than one airport (for example New York, Chicago, San Francisco), clients are expected to use the airport that provides the lowest fare available.


CheapCaribbean’s travel protection and cancellation policies for the hotel portion of the booking will apply. Travel protection will only be valid on the hotel-portion of the booking. Cancellation or a rebooking of your hotel stay outside of the allowed travel period will result in forfeiture of the free flight(s). Any changes to flights will be subject to the airline’s policies.


Offer not valid on previous bookings. Offer may not be combined with other special offers, discounts or promotions (including promotional codes). This promotion is not available to employees, or family members of employees, of CheapCaribbean or affiliated companies of the Apple Leisure Group.