LET'S GO TO PUNTA CANA
LET'S GO TO Punta Cana!
Added a new place to my list of travels & I am already ready to go back! As if extending our stay wasn't enough, we could bask in the Dominican sunshine for as long as time allowed! One of our other couple friends asked us to go with them about a month ago & y'all know me... I never pass up an adventure! I logged on the next morning & had flights & the hotel booked faster than you could take a tequila shot!
WHERE WE STAYED:
We stayed at Royalton Punta Cana - Hideaway! None of us had ever been & it was such a beautiful location. It is all inclusive & has so much to offer! Linking their site HERE & be sure to tell them I sent you! We in no way collaborated & everything that I showed/did on the trip was all out of my own pocket. We just wanted to enjoy the trip with no worry about "having" to post or promote! The location was about 45 minutes from the airport & we just grabbed a taxi shuttle from PUJ (the airport we flew into!)
The lobby was HUGE & stunning! We went into the Diamond Club to check in & enjoyed snacks & drinks while we waited to be taken to our room. I purchased the "Ocean Front View" but we were infront of the pool & half was over the sand. When I asked about this, they said that they don't have any that face directly out, but this is their closest that they have. So if you are wanting a full ocean view to wake up to, this will not be it.. However, it was still beautiful! I just was personally disappointed that I paid extra then they said that isn't really an option.
We had a personal butler that would book our dinners & reservations for us, which was so helpful! Anything we had questions about, we just used the WhatsApp to communicate with him & he was there in a hurry! We had Victor & he was so fun!
This resort does allow children so be aware of that going in! I didn't do a ton of research on this place, since we were just joining our friends, so I didn't even think to look into that. If y'all are looking for a place to go as a family, this is great because there is lots to do to keep everyone entertained. If you are looking for more of a "couples" style, I recommend upgrading to the Diamond Club & getting a Cabana on the beach to have some space away, or looking into a couples resort close by!
We did love this resort & would still recommend it for anyone looking for a beautiful resort with lots to do, different options to eat & fun events each night!!
WHAT WE ATE/Drank:
Everything we could! Like I mentioned, it was all inclusive, so we took full advantage of that! Y'all know I love to eat! We were usually at breakfast around 9: 30 or so (the morning buffet is open from 9-10:30am I believe) & would be out enjoying a mimosa or two with breakfast! For lunch we usually just ate by the pool or beach, enjoying anything from burgers, nachos, salads, or wings! The servers would usually bring food to you, or you can sit at the little beach-side restaurant to eat! Once we were all cleaned up for dinner, we would go wherever we had made reservations for that night! (Check with the hotel once you get there to book each day so y'all have it planned & arranged ahead of dinner time!)
We indulged in fancy steak dinners, perfect pasta at the Italian restaurant, ate yummy soups, salads, seafood, burgers, pizzas, ribs, honestly whatever we wanted once we sat down! I personally did not try one thing that I did not LOVE; it was all incredible! I even tried new things, expanded my food & wine palette & enjoyed some dessert after each meal... sometimes even two! I always say that one of my favorite parts of traveling is the food & this trip was no exception!
As for drinks, they have the typical fun, fruity cocktails that we loved all week long! Mimosas were a must with breakfast & starting off our days on the beach. Mai-Tais, Miami Vices, Pina Coladas, Margaritas, Banana Mamas & more were delicious each & every time!
WHAT WE DID:
Y'all, this place had it all! We went deep sea fishing, went to the waterpark, jumped waves in the ocean, rode a boogie-board from the gift shop, relaxed with morning walks on the beach & enjoyed lots of food, drinks & sun! There were more excursions that we REALLY wanted to do like the monkey jungle & zip lining, but we just did not have enough time! Guess that means we just need to go back hahaa!
There was a TON of fun rides, slides & park adventure across the street from our hotel. I am not sure if this is open to everyone in the area, but we LOVED having it right there! We would be casually laying on the beach, then randomly be like "Wanna go to the waterpark...?" Then after a short 3-5 minute walk, we'd be zooming down slides & racing on the each other for hours! It was a blast!!
DEEP sea fishing:
Y'all know I love fishing! I had not been deep sea fishing in YEARS! I was SO excited!! However, I want to be honest. After about 2 hours of just riding & riding & riding on very bumpy water, we realized that this was not what I was expecting. The weather made the waves a bit crazy, so the ride is wild, but we just kept going...