Punta Cana is a tropical wonderland for newlyweds. The seaside destination is secluded, breathtakingly beautiful and offers a number of exciting activities. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Punta Cana sits on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. The resort town is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and soft silvery-white beaches. Besides enjoying the warmth of sun-drenched strip of beaches and aquamarine natural pools, indulge in some of the most popular activities such as canopy zip-lining, snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. It also has some of the best golf courses in the world.
What makes Punta Cana so special for honeymooners? Well, you have your picture-perfect beaches, the splendid ocean, all-inclusive resorts, and a vibrant night-life. Thanks to the low rate of rainfall, you can have a romantic candle-light dinner by the beach anytime you want. The weather stays pleasant throughout the year, so you can safely sunbathe without fear of sunburn. Make a beeline for the land of relaxation and luxuriously spend your very first holiday as a wedlock couple.
When to Honeymoon in Punta Cana
The resort town is a tropical, slightly windy destination with flourishing ocean and natural marine pools. While the weather is constant throughout the year, it tends to get hot and humid in summers. We recommend you to pack light, loose-fitting cotton clothes and comfortable shoes. Hurricane season is from June through November, so you do run a small risk of having to cancel your plans. Hurricanes are most active in the area in late August into September.
Things to Do During Your Honeymoon
There is a good reason Punta Cana is rated as one of the top destinations among honeymooners. The resort town allows you to lavishly rest in the lap of luxury and at the same time takes you on an adrenaline-rushing adventure. From strolling on a beach under the star-stricken skies at night to taking a revitalizing plunge into a marine pool, try out different activities and connect with your spouse on a deeper level!
Sailing and Snorkeling Small-Group Catamaran Tour
Ladies and gentlemen, all aboard! Grab your favorite swimsuits and hop onto a fun-filled catamaran tour. Sail through the turquoise waters, take warm dips in marine pools, snorkel at Cabeza De to meet the underwater creatures, watch the glorious sunset together and relish refreshing drinks and snacks anchored at a sandbar. The boat has hammocks where you can lie together, watch the cloudy skies, and feel the warm breeze against your face.
If you wish to be completely isolated, go for an aquatic tour. Ride the two-passenger speedboat, take a dive into the water, and explore the spectacular barrier reef, and transverse the seashore in utter privacy.
iHeartDR Adventure Tours
Are you two looking for a heart-racing opportunity? iHeartDR has a wide range of personalized tours. Go on cave expeditions, explore the jungles on a jeep, dare to try cliff diving into a splendid lagoon, ride the horses, surf the waves and fly through tree-tops via zipline canopy tours. They offer several packages for couples.
Have a chance to panoramically view Punta Cana’s fine coastlines from high above in the sky. The unbroken vistas of swaying palm trees, silvery beaches and extensive golf courses will leave you awestruck. Design your tour according to your liking and budget. Flight duration ranges from 10 to 40 minutes.
Jarabacoa White Water Rafting
Fly to Jarabacoa and visit Dominican Republic’s magnificent Central Mountain Range, which is also the tallest one in the Caribbean. Towering 1700 feet above sea level, there are hidden gems like pine forests, rivers, and some of the highest peaks. Brave the rapidly flowing rivers during white water rafting in the Land of Waters, visit the Papillon Garden, a colorful butterfly conservatory, and explore the mountainous town.
Places to Visit During Your Honeymoon in Punta Cana
Manati Park is an interactive zoo where you can catch glimpses of vividly-colored fish, swim with dolphins, feed horses and watch exotic birds spread their wings. There are immaculate gardens and orchids blooming with tropical plants. If you wish to buy each other a memorable token of love from your honeymoon, check out the souvenir shops that sell local crafts.
Bavaro Runners is one of the best cultural excursions that allows you to mingle with locals, visit Dominican houses and get to see how the locals live, get a chance to see cocoa, coffee and sugarcane plantations and ride a horse to the beach.
Hop on to a catamaran and sail together to this quiet isle that lies off the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic. The nature reserve boasts colorful coral reefs, dense mangroves, and beaches. Relax under the shade of a palm tree, explore the streets of Mano Juan, and observe the pre-Columbian rock art of the Cave of Cotubanam.
Altos de Chavon
Altos de Chavon is designed to resemble a 16th century Mediterranean town. Sitting atop the peak of a hill, it overlooks the rushing water of Chavon Water. The town has a huge amphitheater, an archaeological museum, several arts and crafts workshops, art galleries and several restaurants.
Best Accommodations for Honeymooners in Punta Cana
When it comes to accommodations, Caribbean’s luxury resort town won’t ever disappoint you. From high-end hotels to furnished residencies, honeymooners will find a variety of options.
Best Honeymoon Packages
Excellence Punta Cana
The swanky adults-only resort brings you a wonderful honeymoon deal that is hard to ignore. The oceanfront resort offers sublime views of the aquamarine water and lavish suites with private verandas and whirlpool tubs. For $639 pp, the package includes all meals, mini-bar, water sports (snorkeling and scuba diving), and a romantic dinner date among other perks.
The Level at Melia Luxury All Inclusive Resort
Calling itself a heaven on earth, The Level at Melia Luxury All Inclusive Resort is sprawling on a palm-studded beach. The honeymoon package offers a stay in their luxury junior suite with wide-open balcony, a king bed, and a Jacuzzi. Learn to dive and snorkel and swim with colorful school of fish. Laze around on the beach and play unlimited golf. The deal is for $529 pp.
Secrets Royal Beach Luxury Adults Only Punta Cana Resort
Spend an unforgettable honeymoon at Secrets Royal Beach and indulge in tropical luxury. Offering lavish rooms with soaking tubs, sublime gardens and beach views, the resort allows you to have a perfect vacation in just $629 pp. A warm welcome awaits you when you arrive at the resort. The deal also includes meals, access to pool lounge, and activities such snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing.
Luxury, All-Inclusive Resorts
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort
Are you two looking for a rejuvenating retreat where you can relax in a spa and enjoy warm baths in a whirlpool tub? Head towards Paradisus Palma Resort. It is located on a white-sand beach boasting fully-equipped deluxe suites, beachfront balconies, and hot tubs. The resort also has a fine-dining restaurant where you two can share a romantic meal.
TRS Turquesa Hotel
Situated only a couple of minutes away from the beach, the TRS Turquesa Hotel is an all-inclusive resort is dedicated to adults only. Enjoy your private moments away from the usual hustle and bustle and experience the beauty of Punta Cana in peace. You can either go for a suite or a separate bungalow.
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
The adults-only resort is located on a picturesque Juanillo Beach offering posh suites and luxurious amenities. Take a walk on the beach, have Italian cuisine in their restaurants and relax in a pool while sipping on a fruity cocktail.
Punta Cana Princess
Sprawling on Arena Blanca Beach, the adults-only, all-inclusive resort is a superb option for honeymooners. The suites are cozily furnished featuring oceanfront terraces, flat-screen TVs, whirlpool tubs and minibars. Room service is available 24/7. While it is a four-star resort, you can go for their budget-oriented packages that are easy on the wallet.
NH Punta Cana – Starting at $120
Blue Beach Punta Cana – Starting at $126
whala!bávaro – Starting at $93
Things to Know Before Your Honeymoon
Make your Punta Cana romantic getaway easier with the following tips!
1. US Dollars are accepted at almost all tourist-oriented spots. Try to carry small bills with you.
2. Dress in comfortable, breathable clothes.
3. Respect the local customs. It is a strict Catholic area and nudity on the beaches is a big no.
4. Remember to tip your servers!
5. Try to eat ‘authentic’ Dominican food at local restaurants. It might not be available at resorts.