All meals and snacks, including à la carte and buffet options
Unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages
Nonmotorized watersports, including an introductory scuba lesson
Complimentary scuba diving lesson
Use of fitness center, tennis courts, and bicycles
Be Live Grand Punta Cana
With miles of white-sand beaches, the Bavaro Coast is hailed as one of the Dominican Republic’s most desirable stretches. The Be Live Grand Punta Cana complex opens up onto a private section of this Caribbean oceanfront, giving guests access to renowned snorkeling and diving opportunities. You’ll have access to all the facilities of the larger complex, too, including windsurfing, sailing, tennis, and other recreational activities. And as part of the all-inclusive package, you’ll also enjoy unlimited meals, an open bar, and a complimentary scuba-diving lesson.
Strewn with lounge chairs and palapa umbrellas, the resort’s private beach fills up quickly. You can fetch canoes, kayaks, and snorkeling gear at the watersports hut, or ask one of the staff to organize a windsurfing trip. For extra fees, the resort can also organize golf outings and fishing trips. Or you can simply relax at one of the four pool areas. At the main pool deck, guests can order frozen cocktails and snacks from the swim-up bar. A quieter scene can be found at the adults-only pool or at Be Live Grand Bavaro’s recently renovated spa.
The Colonial-style resort houses several restaurants and bars, and guests can dine for free at nearly all locations. It’s not hard to find a beachside spot where you can dine amid serene ocean views. Nighttime entertainment includes karaoke and movie screenings on the beach, and you can also party until the wee hours at the resort’s onsite casino and disco.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Miles of White-Sand Beaches
When Christopher Columbus landed on the Dominican Republic more than five centuries ago, he described it as “a beautiful island paradise.” Punta Cana, located on the island’s easternmost tip, lays legitimate claim to that description. The coast stretches for more than 20 miles and is dotted with coconut palms, chaise lounges, and laid-back bars. Glitzy resorts feature prominently along the shoreline, but Playa El Cortecito, a short drive up the coast, harks back to earlier times. Brightly colored, thatched-roof shacks line the beach, and local fishermen bring their boats to shore each afternoon with the day’s catch.
Starting at $799, all-inclusive Punta Cana vacation with round-trip airfare
17 options available, including July–October departures from JFK, CLT, CVG, ATL, BWI, MDW, MSY, and BNA
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Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $179 (6-night options) or $199 (7-night options) fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.
Policies and Fees
Book by: 7/12/13
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $50 fee per person. 45-day cancellation notice required or fee equal to 50% of Groupon price applies; 31-day cancellation notice required of fee up to Groupon price. Airfare cancellations non-refundable 24 hours after booking.