Included in all options:
- Round-trip airfare
- 5 or 7 nights’ all-inclusive accommodations in a superior room at IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited domestic beverages
- Nonmotorized watersports
- Introductory scuba lesson
- Daily organized activities
- Supervised children’s program(s)
- Tennis court(s)
- Gym/fitness center
- Nightly entertainment
- Hotel taxes and gratuities<p>
IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa
Playa Bavaro, located on Punta Cana’s eastern coast, is widely considered one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean. Its powdery white sands stretch for miles along the turquoise sea, and it’s fringed with hundreds of palm trees—many people call it the Coconut Coast. The oceanfront IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa offers an all-inclusive plan, with which you can enjoy a complimentary scuba-diving lesson and free access to snorkeling gear to explore the coral reef, as well as gear for windsurfing, boogie boarding, and kayaking. And that’s all in addition to the unlimited meals and open bar in the all-inclusive plan.
A $20 million renovation in 2008 added several amenities to the hotel, including a glamorous lake-style swimming pool with a large water fountain. During the day, guests flock to the pool deck and swim-up bar to enjoy frozen cocktails and meringue dancing. The new High Beach Jacuzzi Bar has live dance shows, themed dinners, and a 4 a.m. disco surrounded by several bubbling whirlpools. After the music stops, you can make your way back to a superior guest room, which features a private French balcony and a plasma TV.
The resort houses several buffet and à la carte restaurants, and guests can eat and drink to their hearts’ content at all locations. At Bambu, chefs whip up traditional Japanese plates in an open-air patio. There’s a medley of fresh seafood on the menu at the beachside Las Velas Grill, where patrons can wear towels and bathing suits. Additional onsite facilities include a full-service spa, complete with a sauna and a steam bath, and a tour desk that organizes unique cultural excursions.
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.
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