Palm trees grow all over Vista Sol Punta Cana, a 4-star, all-inclusive resort located on serene Punta Cana Beach. You can see these mature trees from nearly every spot on the resort, which includes seven bars, three restaurants, three adult pools, and two kid pools. The restaurants serve a wide mix of cuisines, from local dishes to European and American staples. And when you’re ready to hit the beach, the Caribbean is only steps away.
Each day presents several options, from soaking up rays on the beach to hitting the tennis courts. You could discover the aqua gym or grab a cocktail at the pool bar. In the evening, the adults can head off to the casino or to the disco, while kids can enjoy the mini-club (only available during the day) and the mini-disco. Those interested in exploring the country’s many attractions, such as the sugarcane fields or Punta Cana’s Marinarium Marine Park, can set up a tour with the concierge.
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.