Sunday, April 5, 2015

Punta Cana Preview

First off, Happy Easter! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day spent with family, friends, and loved ones. Second, paradise is so close I can almost feel it! One short week from right now, Nick and I will be headed off to the beautiful Dominican Republic. Our original plan for this trip was to spend 11 days in Punta Cana before heading to Santo Domingo for 4 days. After a big turn of events while we are waiting to head home here in Sweden, we have decided to extend our stay in Punta Cana by 4 days! Dreaming of this vacation is really what has been getting me through the past couple of cold months, and as such I've had plenty of time to book activities and plan this vacation out! Here is just a quick look at everything Nick and I will be able to experience while on vacation:

Passion Paradise Catamaran & Snorkeling
One of the first things Nick and I have booked is a trip with Passion Paradise Adventures. We will be taking a catamaran out to Isla Catalina and have a full day of snorkeling, relaxation, and entertainment. From all of the pictures I've seen, I can't imagine being disappointed with this trip! Because really, who wouldn't want to snorkel like this…

Passion Paradise Adventures Snorkeling
beach lounging
Personally, I will be soaking up as much time lounging on the beach and at the pool as possible. We will be staying at two separate resorts for our trip. The first resort is an all-inclusive located on Bavaro Beach, and the second resort is a brand new adults only all-inclusive that just opened up! I had hoped to find a 5K run to complete while in the Dominican Republic, but I don't think it is going to work out this year. Instead, we will just settle for morning runs on the gorgeous beaches!

Zorbing at Bavaro Adventure Park
Nick and I are also planning on spending a day at Bavaro Adventure Park. Bavaro Adventure Park has a ton of unique activities, including ziplining, zorbing (as seen above, how cool!), paintball, climbing, and a unique sky diver flight simulator. I haven't yet decided what activities we will be partaking in, but I know a day at this park will be one to remember!

Zip Line with Runners Adventures
One of the last things we will do while in Punta Cana is spend some time with Runners Adventures. Runners Adventures have a ton of different activities to do, and Nick and I are having a tough time deciding which we would most like to do! Between zip lining, spending time with monkeys at Monkey Land, and an authentic tour with horseback riding, there are tons of options.

Chic Punta Cana cocktails & daybeds
Chic Punta Cana
As a treat to ourselves, Nick and I booked a stay at Chic by Royalton Punta Cana. Chic is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that just opened up in December 2014. We can't wait to experience all of the amenities that Chic Punta Cana will offer. Several pools (including a mermaid pool!), restaurants, hand crafted cocktails, and incredible personalized service in the form of a butler…sounds like a dream vacation, and I can't wait to arrive!

Sun Country Airlines
For this trip, Nick and I will be flying with Sun Country Airlines, a charter airline based out of Minneapolis. We were able to find great flight deals with them to tons of sunny destinations (hence the name!) but ultimately decided that the Dominican Republic was going to be it for us this year! If you've been to Punta Cana, what are your recommendations for things to do?


  1. Great post and absolutely beautiful pictures :D


  2. Amazing photos! Make me want to jump on a plane and head to Punta Cana.

    1. Naila- I can't wait to go! Only six more days :)

  3. All those colors. SWOOOOOOOON!

  4. Yeeeey!!! Have a lot of fun and have a safe trip! Can't wait for the post where you tell us all about it!

    1. Thanks! Those posts will definitely be coming, don't you worry!

  5. I'm a little bit jealous because this looks like it will be an amazing two weeks!

  6. So jealous of everything you have coming up! That all looks absolutely amazing! And what a terrific planner you are! Chic Punta Cana looks like a dream ..... Soak up the fun and enjoy some quality relax time!!

    1. Thanks, Lauren! I am so looking forward to the trip and all of the adventures. Now if only the next few days would just skip over!


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