Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Every summer my family and I go on a vacation together to a tropical destination. This year we traveled to the beautiful Dominican Republic, where we stayed at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort on the Royal Service side. This was beautiful beach front property with several gorgeous pool locations some that are family friendly and some that are more quiet. 

I love the water, so spending my days between tanning on the beach cabana and poolside was perfect. To balance the hot days in the sun, there was a tiki bar with fresh fruit smoothies and tropical alcoholic beverages. There were poolside dance classes and paddle board activites during the day.

We usually book an excursion during our family vacations, so that we can experience life outside of the hotel grounds. This year we booked a catamaran cruise to Saona Island. It was a long journey from our hotel lobby to the island but, we enjoyed it once we arrived. The water was crystal clear, there was beautiful greenery, and great food and drinks. I loved that there were cute little colorful houses and storefronts that brought a vibrancy to the island.  

When on vacation it is essential to capture the moment, so ofcourse I had to get a professional photographer to help me. He took some amazing photos for my family and I that we were able to put onto a CD to take home. Although it was a long excursion, it was worth it.

The Paradisus is an all inclusive hotel and they have various restaurants to choose from including: A grille, a Japanese, an international buffet, a steakhouse and more. The entire stay was so peaceful and relaxing. The guest relations at this hotel was wonderful, the people were so kind and accommodating. If you ever want to go to Punta Cana, I recommend booking with the Melia Hotels & Resort Group.