So sorry this spring break post has taken me so long to get out! Seriously, where does the time go?! I hope the end of the school year doesn’t have you going in a million different directions like it often does. It seems like the end of the school year should be a chill time, but instead it seems to be a maddening and busy time for all. It is fun though to see the kids so excited about the end of the school year, isn’t it?!
Well, take a few minutes and enjoy this post with a cup of coffee or maybe a fruity cocktail while planning your summer travels or summer camps.
After a fun three days in Miami Beach we headed down to the Dominican Republic for our last five days of spring break for some relaxation and fun in the Caribbean sun! This was our second time heading to the Caribbean. Nine years ago we vacationed in the Cayman Islands, which I would love to go back to sometime soon.
We spent our time in the resort area of Punta Cana, which appeared to be the most popular area for vacationers visiting the Dominican Republic. We found it to be a very quiet and peaceful place to enjoy time together as a family. The beaches were uncrowded and the local businesses and restaurants were always excited to see us!
For the most part we stayed in Punta Cana and drove our golf cart from one beach club to the next and used it to drive to dinner at night, when we were not having dinner in. Our girls had a ball driving it around and it was the one thing that caused them to have arguments. As you can imagine, they both wanted to drive it all the time. Great trails all over Punta Cana for running, biking, and for golf carts.
There was a lot to do on this lovely island, but if you wanted to just relax and chill, there were plenty of places to do that without being disturbed. We did some snorkeling, and my husband and older daughter made a visit to a monkey preserve and went zip lining, an hour from Punta Cana. Renting a car is not necessarily recommended so taking a tour to your desired location is probably a good idea.
An abandoned beach shack left behind from a shuttered hotel. Hmmm…. maybe somebody is living in there?
Love beautiful cloud formations and this one is just incredible!
Like I mentioned, the beaches are pretty much empty. Such a treat to vacation in a place where I wasn’t fighting for beach chairs or beach space. No need to place your beach towels and belongings on chairs first thing in the morning!
We really enjoyed cooking several dinners in at our home, but also enjoyed a few dinners out in the area. There was a lovely Oscar de la Renta resort down the path from us where we liked having cocktails and had a wonderful dinner with our kids on our last night. From what I understand, Oscar is from the Dominican Republic. It was a very elegant and understated resort without being over the top.
Have you been to the Caribbean? What is your favorite island? So many to choose from!
I will be back next week with some posts from my recent girls weekend in Cabo. I have a fun post coming up about some great dresses I wore while I was there and a post about where we stayed and more! xo