Punta Cana is a region within the Dominican Republic fills with many luxury resorts. It is the most-visited part of the Dominican Republic. The white beaches, the swaying palm trees, and overall plush sumptuousness make Punta Cana the perfect Caribbean honeymoon destination. For lovers, it is a modern-day Eden.

Everything here is calm – the waters, the welcoming people, and the refreshing ocean breezes have turned Punta Cana into an oasis of bliss. This is where to just lay in the sand, get close, and tune out the rest of the world. It’s as if nothing else existed.

Punta Cana is well-known for its amazing all-inclusive resorts, where you can get pampered and spoiled. Thirty miles of pure white sand are your playground. 

The nightlife in Punta Cana is limited but lively and influenced by Spanish and African music. Everyone here dances the merengue and bachata, so just join in and shake it until the early morning hours. The Coco Bongo Punta Cana and Oro Nightclub are well-known and beloved clubs worth a visit. 

Most of the all-inclusive resorts have their own restaurants, usually with a great view of the water. In addition, there are a number of restaurants outside of the resorts, such as the JellyFish Restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, and the Chez Mon Ami, which offers delightful French cuisine.

In Punta Cana, you can enjoy every type of water sport, from sailing in a catamaran to windsurfing, horseback riding at the beach, or going on a party boat. 

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Excellence El Carmen

This quaint, colonial-style resort is the ideal destination for couples seeking secluded romantic getaways. Nestled among palms on a perfect white-sand beach on a remote stretch of Punta Cana’s Caribbean shoreline, Excellence Punta Cana provides the perfect All-Inclusive and Adults-Only honeymoon and is also home to a world-class spa.

This modern luxury resort is the best way to experience the beauty of the Dominican Republic on your honeymoon. Twenty-three pools line the property, while stunning architecture surrounds you.An array of world-class restaurants and daily entertainment ensure that each moment of your honeymoon is blissful. Every aspect of your Excellence El Carmen honeymoon has been designed for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Melding warm hospitality with luxurious accommodations and amenities, Excellence El Carmen will make Punta Cana you feel like you’re home.

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Average Price Range: $225 to $575

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 464

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Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Perfectly situated in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa will bring the highest level of luxury to your honeymoon. The crystal blue waters and magnificent sugar-sand Juanillo Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic will make the perfect setting for your romantic once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon.

Adults-Only Secrets Cap Cana is the epitome of luxury with 457 suites adorned with sophisticated Caribbean furnishings, gourmet dining, top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service, and daily refreshed mini-bar.

Nonstop adventures are guaranteed with, the close proximity to the unique pleasures of Cap Cana – a protected harbor marina, a renowned fishery, thrilling excursions, and Punta Espada golf course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

Secrets resorts are known for their Unlimited-Luxury, where everything is included. Capa Cana makes for an unparalleled magnificent setting, just 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport. Spacious honeymoon suites will be adorned with striking décor, marble bathrooms and furnished balcony or terrace with stunning views of the ocean or lush landscape.

A world-class spa offering a bevy of treatments, an expansive infinity pool, daily activities and nightly entertainment, the opportunity to spend a night out at a neighboring resort with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience, and so much more allows guests to customize and enjoy their stay their way. Escape into luxury at Secrets Cap Cana and experience all of the pampering you deserve in the most superb surroundings in the Dominican Republic.

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Average Price Range: $250 to $750

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: No

Number of Rooms: 457

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Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana

This luxurious beachfront honeymoon resort in Punta Cana is located on a gorgeous white-sand beach overlooking the turquoise ocean. Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana offers the finest accommodations, dining and activities.

With plenty of daytime activities, you can catch some rays by the pool or play tennis or beach volleyball under the sun while on your honeymoon.  Or indulge at the spa with a bevy of transcendent treatments to rejuvenate the body. With their Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana has an incredible all-inclusive package and offers the perfect escape for honeymooners.

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Average Price Range: $175 to $525

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Number of Rooms: 373

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Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is the newest all-inclusive honeymoon resort in the beautiful gated community of Cap Cana. Located on the sought-after shores of Juanillo Beach, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is a tropical paradise where newleyweds can indulge in all-inclusive luxury surrounded by local culture, magnificent ocean views and incredible amenities.

Dive into the clear waters of Juanillo Beach, lounge by a swim-up bar in one of our infinity pools, and dine in style at 12 restaurants and bars within the resort. Explore the 40 acre gated enclave of Cap Cana to find golf courses and deep-sea fishing excursions close by.

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Average Price Range: $300 to $560

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Number of Rooms: 375

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

A honeymoon paradise. Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana is designed to be chic, modern and elegant. The sophisticated Adult-Only and All-Inclusive honeymoon resort is a magical destination with pristine beaches, lush vegetation and world-class entertainment.

Stretch out their beautifully designed honeymoon suites, many of which boast private terraces with infinity pools or Jacuzzis. Sip and indulge at their many restaurants and bars, where rhey celebrate the flavors of Italy, Japan and other cultures including the fantastic cuisine of the Dominican Republic.

Here is what your honeymoon could look like; Start your day with a beach yoga session. Refresh in the tranquil, secluded spa, which offers a wide range of therapeutic treatments. Catch a nighttime show in the impressive indoor theater. There is no limit to what you can do during your honeymoon at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana.

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Average Price Range: $255 to $645

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: No

Number of Rooms: 347

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Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana

Amid the beauty of Playa Macao, the newest Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana sits as an idyllic haven where honeymooners can experience an incredible All-Inclusives getaway. Featuring 500 luxuriously appointed suites, honeymooners can experience new spacious villas with double the features.

Both serenity and adventure can be found at Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana and you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy limitless gourmet à la carte dining with stylish lounges serving top-shelf spirits, a world-class spa and a fun water park with countless slides and a lazy river.

Located 40 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, this exclusive setting will surpass all expectations. Uncover serenity and adventure on your honeymoon at Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana.

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Average Price Range: $220 to $580

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 500

About Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a manmade paradise. In the 1960s, there was little else here but a thick jungle, a few villages, and no roads. Not exactly the high life. However, investors saw the possibilities in the perfect beaches, azure waters, and beautiful coral reefs. This was nature as its finest. Thus, Punta Cana came to life. It received a major makeover. The beaches and waters were left to their own perfection. But several luxury resorts were added for an upgrade to paradise.

There are four major renovated beach areas that attract the most visitors.

Bávaro

This beach is located north of the airport. Bávaro is best known for its shops and restaurants. For entertainment, you will amusement parks, such as Dolphin Discover, where you can swim with your favorite aquatic mammals. It is also home to the village of El Cortecito, a growing community of stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and bars that provide a different atmosphere than the nearby all-inclusive resorts. 

Higüey

Higüey dates back to the Spanish conquests. Ponce de León lived here in the 16th century. His residence can still be seen. One of the most important landmarks in Higüey and in the entire Dominican Republic is the Basilica de Higüey. Not only is the architecture magnificent, according to legend, this is also where a sighting of the Virgin Mary occurred. To the locals, this is sacred ground to which worshippers making annual visits.

Macao

Macao beach is popular for dune buggy rides and horseback riding through the white sand. It is also a great beach for surfing. 

The all-inclusive resort Dreams Macao Beach offers limitless luxury and pampering for your Punta Cana honeymoon. There are nine restaurants and dining at the beach. Several nightclubs provide entertainment throughout the evening.

Dreams Macao Beach is not just a popular honeymoon destination, it is also a dream wedding destination. Whether you want a visually stunning beach wedding or a luxury ballroom wedding, a planner will help turn your dream into reality, including assuring accommodations for your guests. 

Playa Uvero Alto

Playa Uvero Alto, at the northern part of Punta Cana, is smaller and more secluded than the other areas. It is the most undiscovered of the beaches, far less crowded, and offers breathtaking, untouched beaches and swaying palm trees for as far as you can see. The beach itself is ideal for all watersports. 

The Excellence Punta Cana Resort in Playa Uvero Alto is adults-only designed especially for romance. Here, you will find unparalleled luxury, especially if you sign up for the Excellence Club. This will upgrade your stay to permit you into beach areas and pools not available to other guests and will customize your experience in the onsite restaurants. This is the Punta Cana honeymoon you have dreamed of and a once in a lifetime experience. Every honeymoon deserves a bit of indulgence.

Best Time to Visit Punta Cana

The weather in this Paradise is terrific all year round, averaging a lovely balmy 80 degrees. However, the Dominican Republic, where Punta Cana is located, can get hit with hurricanes from June through November; Punta Cana can be especially vulnerable to storms. Although it gets extremely rainy in October, Punta Cana remains crowded. A few drops cannot dampen paradise.

Visitor flock to the fancy resorts for the holiday, so December through February remains a major season, with accommodations going at a premium. An important event in February is the Master of the Ocean, where fierce competitors take place in all major watersport activities.

January is the coldest month. Still, the daytime temperature hovers around 80 degrees, while the temperature drops to 70 degrees during the evenings. It is the driest month, so it is an excellent time for a visit.

March and April will draw in a huge spring break crowd, so expect to lose some of the romantic isolation. March is also when Punta Cana enjoys its annual Carnival Parade, filled with historical costumes. Everyone will be dancing the merengue, bachata and reggaeton.

The hurricane months of June through November rain out many outdoor activities. However, those months also provide the best accommodations bargains. If you are in Punta Cana in July, the Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival is not to be missed. For two wonderful, aroma-filled days, world-renowned chefs and sommeliers will demonstrate their art with cooking demonstrations, wine pairings, and parties. Enjoy some superb dining on your Punta Cana honeymoon.

Top Things to do in Punta Cana

ORO Nightclub

There are nightclubs, then there is the ORO Nightclub, located within the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana. The shows, lighting, and sound functions are one-of-a-kind. This is taking the nightclub experience to new edges. It is euphoric and spectacular and permits entry into the Casino for some fun gambling. Call (809) 687-0000 for more information.

Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana

This is where to come for some major excitement. The Hard Rock resort is a marvel of luxury and entertainment. It is one of the premier all-inclusive luxury resorts in Punta Cana, with 13 pools, a golf course, and an abundance of plush rooms and suites. 

Then, of course, there is one of the best casinos in the entire Dominican Republic. Try your luck with 500 slot machines, 28 gaming tables, and a separate poker room.

Catamaran Sail

Take part in a four-hour catamaran sail around the shores of Punta Cana. The catamaran allows for a group of 25 people. There is an open bar and a delicious seafood lunch. Enjoy the stunning scenic trip along the coast, then stop at a private beach and dive and snorkel by the Cabeza De Toro reef. Call 1-800-282-5784 at Catamaran Aquatic Experiences for more information. You will be picked up from your hotel.

Jeep Safari Trip

Roam through the Punta Cana wilderness in your own Jeep on a seven-hour adventure. Zipline above the jungle canopy and horseback ride through the countryside. This is the best way to experience all of Punta Cana’s natural charm and beauty. Lunch will be served at the beach. Best of all, a professional photographer will capture the day to create your perfect Punta Cana honeymoon memories. For more information, contact Just Safari Tours at 1 809 501 0555.

Hoyo Azul 

You can drive to or take a guided tour to Hoyo Azul, a magical blue lagoon with colors that no palette could ever replicate. It is a half-hour drive from Bavaro Beach, or you can stay at a nearby hotel in Cap Cana.  

Once you have entered Scape Park Cap Cana, you can head straight to the lagoon. The path is to the lagoon is surrounded by a lush botanical garden, displaying the magnificent beauty of nature at its most glorious. Cross a few bridges, and you will have arrived at the blue lagoon with its crystal waters that are up to 40 feet deep. You can remain in the shallow sections or pick up life jackets at the park entrance.

Your entry ticket to Hoyo Azul includes zip-lining above the park’s canopy.

Dinner Cruise

Enjoy three hours of sailing the clear waters along the coast of Punta Cana while having a sit-down dinner. There is live entertainment during dinner, as well as an open bar. You will have a stop at a natural swimming hole for a quick dip, so bring bathing outfits. Call 829-548-2386 for more information.

Weather in Punta Cana

Blue skies and tropical, warm temperatures await you in Punta Cana. The hurricane season lasts from June through November. However, Punta Cana rarely gets a direct hurricane hit. Normally, there may be no more than a day or two of storms and high winds. The rain actually brings relief from the heat.

During July and August, the average temperature will hover around 90 degrees, ten degrees hotter than the other months. November through January cool down to just above 70 degrees, bringing a pleasant freshness to mornings and evenings.

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