As far as Caribbean beach destinations go, few are more dreamy than Punta Cana. The easternmost spot of the Dominican Republic is one of the region’s most famous resort towns renowned for its gorgeous selection of white-sand beaches.
Beaches are the biggest attraction in Punta Cana, and for good reason. The main beach, Macao Beach, is a picturesque stretch of white sand lined by tall palm trees and is popular with surfers. Elsewhere, Bavaro Beach is ideal for snorkelling and offers plenty of great diving spots. If you’re looking for something more secluded, check out Palmilla Beach on Saona Island just off the coast. This untouched island is part of East National Park and is known for its mangroves, coral reefs and wildlife.
There are plenty of exciting things to do and see in Punta Cana. Check out ChocMuseo, a museum and factory where you can learn how chocolate is made, from the cacao beans to the delicately wrapped bar. At night, head straight for Coco Bongo, a vibrant nightclub that knows how to put on a show. Here, trapeze artists, singers, dancers and entertainers perform well into the early hours of the morning.