Recently, I spent a few days at Club Med Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, to learn more about this all-inclusive resort. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a gorgeous view. This property is stunning: white sand beaches, turquoise water, gently bending palms. The buildings fit seamlessly into the landscape. No modern high-rises here…the reception area and main bar are open air and covered by thatched roofs. Club Med prides itself on celebrating the geography and the local building style of its location.
A 2,000-foot beach fronts the property, with a long and winding pool behind it. There are expansive lawns surrounded by palm trees, lined by large family-sized day beds, covered by netting – a perfect base from which to partake in the staggering schedule of activities offered each day. The activities are endless! And most are included in your cost. Sailing, yoga, aerobics, volleyball, dance lessons, tennis lessons, golf lessons and more are all included. Scuba, snorkeling, kite surfing, fishing, golf and excursions can all be added for an extra nominal fee. Seriously, there was something happening here every hour of every day. But you could also choose to lay on the beach or by the pool, with no interruptions. A lovely spa is on site where you can schedule your massage on the beach or in a treatment room.
The rooms themselves are in brightly colored 2-story buildings running parallel to the beach line. My room, a deluxe couple accommodation, had a lovely huge closet, a large double bed (which was two twins zipped together), tiled floor, stucco walls, a sitting room with a fridge, two televisions, and also featured a lovely porch with two teak chairs and a table…a perfect place for morning coffee or tea or an evening glass of wine. The bathroom featured a large shower, and a separate water closet. These rooms are comfortable, clean and definitely fit the style of the resort: casual, and “ beach-y.” This is a great choice for families. There are kids’ clubs for children of all ages and they all seemed to be having a blast. The recently added “Creactive” area (designed and built by Cirque du Soleil) offers trapeze and circus training for all ages. The recently added adult-only Zen section has its own pool and bar. It’s removed from the more active areas and near the spa – a perfect spot for a relaxing, romantic getaway.
To learn more about Club Med Punta Cana and other Club Med vacations, give me a call!