We made a quick 4 day trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this month. It was our second time visiting the Island but our first time visiting for a Bachelorette. Below we go over some tips and suggestions to help you on your next visit.
Let’s Talk Money
Punta Cana does accept US dollars so it isn’t necessary to exchange money. If you are going to exchange money do not do it at the airports. You can either do it at a local exchange house once you arrive or if you have a card that doesn’t charge you a foreign transaction fee, you can withdraw money from an ATM Machine. To keep up with current exchange rates we recommend the XE Currency App.
Tip: Seaweed in the sea can have a heavier presence depending the time of year you visit. The time of year varies due to the effects of Global Warming. This time of year when we visited there was a heavier presence that started around March and should lighten up around August.
For our recent trip, we arranged for a limousine to pick us up at the airport in Punta Cana. The private transportation also included Champagne and soft drinks. If you are interested in doing the same you can contact Christian Reyes via WhatsApp: 1809-757-6254 let him know Suzzstravels referred you.
Where to Stay
For this last trip we stayed at Breathless Punta Cana. This 5-star resort is known as a “party” hotel.
The guests that come here are usually seeking a good time, so we definitely recommend this property for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. It is important to keep in mind though the property is approximately 30 minutes away from the clubs and lounges. The resort does have a club on site, which was fun for us because it’s how our group made it out to be but we also went out of the property on other nights. The staff at this resort is AMAZING and the drinks were not watered down. Their food options were also good, we definitely recommend this as an option.
Tip: Leave a $2-$3 tip for the maids who clean your room daily with a note so they know it’s for them. Don’t wait to do it the last day because hotels rotate their staff on a daily basis
Some options to checkout for Night Life in Punta Cana are:
Oro night club
Imagine (club inside a “cave”)
Don’t book tours/excursions at the hotel they are more expensive. Arrange the tours outside the hotel for better pricing, we give you a contact number below. But first here are some activities we recommend (we will keep updating the list based on what we experience):
-Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve
-Visiting Altos de Chavon
-A day trip to Catalina Island
-Horse back riding
You can either go on a boat with others or Charter a boat like we did. They provide pickup, snorkeling gear and drinks on the boat. For a party of 7 we paid about $55-$60 per person and it was great because we didn’t have to share a boat with others and we played our own music. The staff was very accommodating. You can contact Mallelin via WhatsApp messenger at: 1809-868-5139
Where To Eat/Drink
If you want to leave your resort and try some options around Punta Cana, we have a few suggestions for you below. We will continue to update the list based on what we experience.
-Captain Cook Restaurant
-Pastrata Punta Cana Mexican Restaurant
-La Cava Kitchen & Bar
We hope our weekend guide to Punta Cana helps you plan your next visit to the Dominican Republic. Please don’t forget to tag us on Instagram if you visit!