I had the pleasure of going to the Dominican Republic, in the beautiful Caribbean, in October 2016. With crystal clear waters and amazing beaches, the Dominican Republic has the ninth largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean.
Breathless Punta Cana
I stayed at the Breathless Resort in Punta Cana. Wow, what a hotel! So much going on, there is something for everyone in this hotel. There’s an amazing team that work very hard to get to know everyone, and make your holiday all the more enjoyable. They have entertainment on each night, with shows, a circus, gymnastics, plus a nightclub and casino. There are lots of restaurants to choose from, with 11 different themes on for the food, so depending on what food you like from all around the world, there is a restaurant and a night for you. This hotel is HUGE, with many different swimming pools, so if you’re into the peace and quiet there is pool for that. If you like entertainment and a party, they have that going on too, I can’t even count how many pools they have, as they were around the front, the back, the side, and had river pools running all around the hotel too. There were jacuzzi's, and each person had a hot tub on their balcony also. This is an adults only hotel, so just lots of adults letting their hair down and having fun. Some nights they have a beach party going on, or pool parties, but if that’s not your scene it’s ok, as you can just chill in the beautiful open bar area sipping down the cocktails, or hit a coffee shop for a quiet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bit of cake.
The beach at the Breathless resort in Punta Cana is also beautiful and chilled. You can go out for a walk along the beach, and both ways out of the resort, if you like a nice sea walk in the morning.
One of the days I was here, I got to go out on the Jeep Safari. We ventured into the Dominican countryside, and experienced the most spectacular scenery on the island. Heading up the mountain and through the villages, we visited local towns, and saw how the majority of Dominicans live in their rural environment. We met with local families, stopped at schools, and learnt more about the Dominican school life, and kids growing up here.
We then went on to the Plantations, tried the sugar cane, and went on to the ranch for lunch. We learnt the process of making and harvesting cacao, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, and cigars, then did a bit of horse riding up at the ranch, before leaving and heading off to the last stop of the day at the Macao Beach. Here there are clear blue waters, white sands, and you can stop to chill out for a bit with a little beach paddle, before heading back to your hotel. An ideal spot to experience the real Caribbean.
I can highly recommend Dominican Republic as a place to go to and see. I had the best time here, and the locals are so friendly that they make you feel at home.