Plan Your Luxurious Punta Cana Vacation
With pristine beaches facing both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Punta Cana has been attracting visitors since the 1970s. Its name means ‘tip of the white cane palms’ and the region is home to many cane palms. Just the azure skies kissing the crystal clear waters while being wooed by the fresh, calm air - who could say no to that kind of vacation?
It is part of the Dominican Republic and has a windy coastline of 100 kilometres. Arena Gorda, El Cortecito, Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, Juanillo are among some of the beaches most frequented by tourists. It also has the Punta Cana International Airport which is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean Sea.
The waters surrounding Punta Cana are shallow and allow the travellers to bathe in its natural pools. Spanish is the local language so you are advised to get familiar with it before travelling; it will make your stay on the island easier. Many locals know English now but just a little. It can become very troublesome if you are unable to communicate with the people who are serving you. Before you travel here, make sure you have downloaded a few translation of the local language so you won’t have too much difficulty in communicating with the locals.
Restaurants at Punta Cana
Punta Cana has a growing variety of restaurants which you can choose for dining instead of the resort you are staying at. That way you can get out of your resort, walk around the island and experience the local culture. American chains like Hard Rock Café are now operating on the island so that you can get a taste of home while away from home. There are cafes right in front of ocean to let you breathe in the fresh air and dine while listening to the crashing of the waves or taking pleasure in watching the sun set on the horizon. If you are up for adventure, you will enjoy seeking out local restaurants in remote areas which are not mentioned here. You will find different flavours and amiable service but you must keep in mind that your English will not be sufficient in those remote areas where you will either have to speak their language or use sign language.
Dining at the resort you are staying at is convenient, both physically and financially as the meals are part of the package you purchase. That is why, most tourists choose resorts that are all-inclusive and have most of their meals there. You can choose your meal plan from a variety of options offered by your resort. Typically, there is a main buffet which is open for all daily meals. Most resorts also offer restaurants which are à la carte, meaning you can order your choice from the menu. Larger resorts may offer five or more of such restaurants. VIP packages provide at least one exclusive restaurant for its guests. In the peak season, be sure to make dinner reservations at à la carte restaurants as they might be jam-packed.
What to Wear While in Punta Cana
Anything other than shorts, tank tops and beachwear is acceptable at the à la carte restaurants. Some restaurants require you to wear long pants, closed shoes and collared shirts for men. Check with your resort for casual and formal options so you will not have any problem during your luxurious Punta Cana vacation. But since this is an once-in-a-lifetime experience, why not go all out with your fancy clothes while having a meal in posh restaurants? And then, you can just roam around in your favourite (or brand-new) bathing suit afterwards.