6 Ways to Soak up the Sun and Sand on the Coconut Coast

Punta Cana is nestled in the easternmost part of the Dominican Republic among 32km of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and towering coconut trees, making it an idyllic destination for those wanting a good dose of sand and sun to help break up their winter!

There will be so much to see and do once you land on the sandy shores of this Caribbean paradise, you may wonder where to start. While there’s no wrong way to fill your vacay days, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to make the most of the sunshine in Punta Cana!

Non-stop flights from Fredericton International Airport to Punta Cana resume February 9, 2022.  Visit sunwing.ca or call your travel agent today!

Relax on the beach or lounge poolside

While Punta Cana has so much to offer, it’s the expanse of soft white-sand beaches and the crystal clear waters glimmering under the bright sun that keep visitors coming back. Pack your favourite sunnies and those beach reads you’ve been itching to get into and get ready for some serious relaxation. Lay underneath the flickering shade of coconut trees and listen to the sound of waves hitting the shore. Or relax poolside and order your favourite cocktail at the pool bar.

You’ll find that most resorts offer full spa amenities for some much-needed pampering. However, you can find resorts that also offer massages outdoors, where you can lay in the shade of a palapa, with the calming sound of waves and a fresh sea breeze washing over you.

Dive with sea turtles

Punta Cana’s crystal clear waters are perfect for scuba diving or snorkeling on a catamaran tour or right off your resort’s beach. Swim alongside sea turtles and the Caribbean’s exotic marine wildlife as you take in the vibrant corals that line the ocean floor!

Enjoy your resort’s amenities

For those looking for activities to fill their day, be sure to take full advantage of your resort’s amenities! Most come with complimentary kayak, paddleboard, or beach sport rentals for leisurely fun in the sun. In other resorts, activities such as windsurfing and introductory scuba diving are popular activities among thrill seekers. However, if you’re on a mission to really slow down, some resorts also offer relaxing outdoor yoga sessions to help you find your zen.

Tee off in paradise

One major perk to vacationing where the sun shines for most of the year is that you can get in a fantastic round of golf in the middle of February! Choose from one of many Punta Cana resorts in close proximity to the best courses in the country, where you can spend a relaxing day on greens sprinkled with palm trees, accompanied by panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

Wine & dine outdoors

There’s nothing like dinner with a view, especially not one as stunning as Punta Cana’s. And when you’re vacationing in a tropical paradise, every drop of sunshine counts! Dine al fresco on local and international cuisine at one of your resort’s restaurants or grab a snack at your resort’s beach hut or pool bar, all while feeling the gentle sea breeze and warmth of the sun on your skin.

Set sail for nearby Saona Island

Hop on a speedboat or catamaran and take in the epic views of the beautiful Caribbean coastline. Speed through crystal clear waters and head to breathtaking shores of Saona Island. Home to one of the most important sea turtle nesting grounds in the Dominican Republic and a secret lagoon where flamingoes and other native birds flock, Saona Island is a treasure trove of natural beauty and exotic wildlife.

Book your sunny getaway

With Sunwing, you’re only one flight away to the sunny south for an unforgettable getaway. Book your vacation to Punta Cana now, with non-stop flights leaving from Fredericton International Airport beginning February 9, 2022. Visit sunwing.ca or contact your preferred travel agent!

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