800 miles of Caribbean coastline, year round sunshine, picture postcard beaches, and tropical rainforests. Why not swap the Canary Islands for the Caribbean this summer, and grab this all inclusive deal to the Dominican Republic.
Filled with luxury resorts and white sandy beaches, Punta Cana is the most popular resort in the Dominican Republic. Water sports are plentiful – try diving, snorkelling or enjoy a sunset cruise. The island’s interior is filled with tropical rainforests and lush mountains and is definitely worth exploring.
However, most of the hotels are all-inclusive, so many people tend to stay put and enjoy the onsite facilities. If you take a stroll along the beaches in Punta Cana you will discover the cutest beach houses selling local handcrafts and gifts.
There are countless accommodation offerings, but I couldn’t resist the value at the Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana. For less than €1000, you can enjoy a week’s stay with flights, all meals and drinks included! Located less than 30 minutes from the airport, you can hop in a taxi or book a return private transfer in advance for just €16 per person.
Located on the superb Bávaro Beach, the hardest decision you will have to make is whether to spend the day at the beach, or in one of its two lake-style pools. Other facilities include a gym, spa, multi-sports courts and a water activity centre offering a wide selection of water sports. Paddle surf, kayaks, tennis, catamarans and snorkeling are all included in the all-inclusive arrangement for one hour per day, subject to availability.
There are six different restaurants and four bars to choose from, as well as a disco on site. The all-inclusive arrangement includes drinks in the nightclub too! The hotel is also great for families, with kids clubs, a children’s water park, baby station and teen clubs available.
The Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana has two sister hotels close by, the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, and you are welcome to use all the facilities in all three hotels, except the buffet restaurants.
Fly from Dublin to Punta Cana on the 12th of June and enjoy a seven night stay in the Bahia Principe Grand Hotel for just €993. I have chosen flights via Paris with Air France as the layover time is only circa two hours. There are many hotel options when you click on the link below. At the time of issue the price with Otel.com was the best value at €108 per room per night.
With the all-inclusive arrangement, you don’t need any spending money, so go on book this all inclusive deal to the Dominican Republic – you could be lying on a Caribbean beach in June…..
View flights here €615pp
View hotel here €378pp