Punta Cana Holidays
Situated on eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is a genuine Caribbean paradise. Glorious sunshine, breathtaking white sands and an air of complete tranquillity mean that when it comes to relaxation, there is nothing better than a Punta Cana holiday. The turquoise seas lend their hand perfectly to water sports, and the selection of all inclusive resorts means a high class honeymoon or a five star family holiday is well within your reach. With flights into Punta Cana from airports across the UK leaving on a daily basis, it's never been easier to find that ideal Dominican Republic holiday. So take advantage of the fantastic deals we offer at On the Beach and book your Punta Cana holiday today! We've got the best holidays around at the cheapest prices - online or on the high street - so don't miss out!
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Punta Cana Weather
Temperatures reach into the high twenties all year round, making a Punta Cana holiday a great way to top up your tan whenever you like! And what's more, the winter sun is the perfect alternative to the British winter blues, and by avoiding the crush of the summer, you might even save yourself a small fortune!
With around ten resorts and towns adjoined by this stretch of coastline, what began as a 'walk across the front' can really turn into one of the best experiences of your holiday. However if you're looking for a little more exploration, then the caving excursions and the tours through the Dominican wildlife are well worth investigation!
Things To Do on Punta Cana Holidays
If all night partying or big city shopping is your thing, then a holiday to Punta Cana is perhaps not for you. But for those amongst you who want a week of total relaxation in a location of seaside bliss, then you are most definitely in the right place. The white sands stretch an amazing 50 km along the Dominican coast and connect a number of resorts including Bavaro and Macao. The seaside location is ideal for watersports, yachting, jet skiing, diving, water skiing, parasailing and many more are all available.
A trip out to 'Dolphin Island' gives you a chance to, as you might have guessed, swim with dolphins and explore local marine life, whereas a jeep safari inland is just one of the ways to explore the Dominican Republic's more tropical wild side. So whether it's caving or beach horseback riding, speed boating or just straight sunbathing, there is definitely something to keep your whole party entertained on holidays to Punta Cana!
For many people on holidays in Punta Cana there is one thing and one thing only: the beach. This isn't surprising however once you arrive on holiday to Punta Cana as the far stretching white sands really are as breathtaking as they appear on the postcards.
With around ten resorts and towns adjoined by this stretch of coastline, what began as a 'walk across the front' can really turn into one of the best experience's of your holiday. However if you're looking for a little more exploration, then the caving excursions and the tours through the Dominican wildlife are well worth investigation!
Hispaniola, the island which the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti, was first ruled by the Tainio Indians, and it wasn't until Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492 that occupation changed hands. Spanish influence is still present today, in particular with Spanish spoke as the Dominican Republic's official language. At long last, in 1884, after attempts from the French and the English to take over, the Dominican Republic finally gained independence. Punta Cana itself was developed for tourism mainly, and is dominated by the number of large resorts which are frequented each year, making the most popular Dominican Republic holiday destination. Although Punta Cana may not be the best place to see the Dominican Republic at its most authentic, there are a couple of ways to experience as much of the culture as possible. Shopping at the local markets is a great way to try out some local produce, and the 40 minute journey to nearby Higuey is perhaps a better way to get a feel for real Dominican life. Alternatively, come on holidays to Punta Cana when Carnival hits in February, with the bright street parades and vibrant colours on show every Sunday showing the locals doing what they do best - dancing! Their love for jazz and 'Merengue' is evident, as a visit to one of the more secluded clubs or bars in Higuey will show only too well!
Most stretches of Punta Cana beaches are perfect for families with children, with mild surf for splashing. Children will especially enjoy the dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows at Manati Park Bavaro (Carretera Manati) (www.manatipark.com), a theme park that also includes a replica of a native Taino village.
The nightlife in Punta Cana is very much based around the resorts. There are no real clubbing hotspots, but the hotels within the resorts are usually more than adequate when it comes to evening entertainment. Look out for the locally owned bars and restaurants for a more authentic evening out and a taste of Dominican cuisine.
If all night partying or big city shopping is your thing, a holiday to Punta Cana is perhaps not for you. But if you want a week of total relaxation in a location of seaside bliss, then you are most definitely in the right place. For many people on Punta Cana holidays there is one thing and one thing only: the beach. The white sands stretch an amazing 50 km along the Dominican coast and connect a number of resorts, including Bavaro and Macao. The seaside location is ideal for water sports, yachting, jet skiing, scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing and much more. Head out on a boat to 'Dolphin Island' to swim with dolphins and explore local marine life, or if you'd rather keep your feet on dry land, a jeep safari is just one of the ways to explore the Dominican Republic's more tropical wild side. So whether it's caving or horseback riding along the beach, speed boating or simple sunbathing, there is definitely something to keep your whole party entertained on Punta Cana holidays!
Who goes to Punta Cana?
Punta Cana is popular with families and couples.
Book a Punta Cana Holiday now!
If you're looking for sun, sea, sand, and ultimate relaxation, look no further than Punta Plata. The all inclusive resorts will take care of all your needs, leaving you to enjoy the Caribbean in complete peace. And once you've experienced the unique white sands, you'll want to come back again and again! So get your passport ready and book early for the best deals from On the Beach: your Punta Cana holiday is only a few clicks away!