Speckled with a mosaic of shallow marine pools—ideal for a quick dip or a generous splash—the eastern shores of the Dominican Republic are known for their sail-worthy breezes and beachside balnearios. Stroll towards the sugary sands of this nature-rich paradise, and add some Caribbean color your calendar with this week's Escape to Punta Cana.
A recipient of the Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award, The PUNTACANA Hotel is a real bon bon. See why when you and your companion spend four-nights in a Deluxe Room ($822) where you'll each receive a $250 resort credit to spend on snorkeling, horseback riding, golf, Segway riding, the petting zoo, and the eco-park, in addition to all standard meals and drinks—think savory à la carte meals and hand-crafted cocktails.
Spread with richly hued mahogany furniture and glossy marble floors, your vibrant accommodations are located just steps away from the resort's neighboring beaches.
"As the sun rises in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana awakens to the lapping ocean," says Fodor's. "With clear, unspoiled blue brushing up against the pristine stretches of sugar-white sand, with swaying coco palms in the backdrop."
Stroll towards the PUNTACANA Marina where, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, you'll sip on a custom cocktail from La Yola while enjoying views of the marine life through a glass-viewing portal. Afterward, utilize your included resort credit with a visit to the 1,500-acre Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve.
Boasting a network of trails leading to 12 turquoise freshwater lagoons, the park serves as a protected habitat for an abundance of birds, reptiles, insects, and other local flora and fauna. Catch a glimpse of the Ridgeway Hawk, one of the rarest animals in the world, with a total population of just 300 remaining individuals in the wild.
Close your day with a vivid Mediterranean spread from Bamboo, an on-site restaurant surrounded by custom décor from Oscar de la Renta.
Skip piecing together a sparse canvas of homebound hustles—with this week's Escape you'll craft a kaleidoscopic of memories that will last a lifetime.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2012
Punta Cana Resort and Club
Four-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Room Inclusive of All Food and Alcoholic Beverages Plus One $250 Resort Credit Per Person
- from $822