Our first trip to the Dominican Republic
Minime and myself visited the Dominican Republic together during the summer and we have a little feature on Kizzi’s Business Game Changer.
It was such a wonderful holiday, our first time travelling there together, here is a little snippet for you:
We stayed in Punta Cana, which is at the eastern-most tip of the Dominican Republic and we spent three blissful weeks there – staying at the Bahia Principle Fantasia hotel, part of a large resort of seven hotels. The Bahia group was established in 1995 and they own 27 hotels spanning from Tenerife to Mexico.
Being a busy single Mum to six year old Minime – this was our first overseas holiday as just the two of us. I juggle a busy career as a marketing/PR consultant and obviously I also write this blog too.
What made me chose the Dominican Republic?
The weather was obviously a big factor. The temperature has a comfortable average of 30 degrees, as opposed to Egypt or Turkey which are often above 40 degrees in late July.
The people. When I have holidayed here in the past I have loved the people, they are incredibly happy and friendly!
Trips. There is always plenty to do and this was important, especially as we were staying for three weeks. The Dominican Republic is the most visited country in the Caribbean and for lots of good reasons, it is the perfect place to rest and relax or get involved in water sports and excursions.
My two top things to do when staying in the Dominican Republic.
Saona– located 12 miles off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. It’s no surprise that this Caribbean island off the coast of Bayahibe is straight out of a postcard from paradise with its numerous powdery white sand beaches, bright turquoise waters, sandbanks, and towering palm trees, with no major developments.
We visited using Punta Cana best excursions and after a short 45 minute private taxi ride, we arrived at the shore and chose a speedboat ride there and a catamaran on the way back. Although Saona has approximately 3000 visitors per day, you wouldn’t know and you really feel like you have your own piece of paradise for the day.
Adventure Boogies– An adrenaline filled trip to remember forever, we drove through beautiful countryside via exotic trails and stopping at breathtaking places. Nothing prepared me for how amazing it was to swim in crystalline water of a private natural cave. After we took a dip in the private cave we headed towards one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, Macao Beach. For those who want to get muddy, mud and dust is what you get, while the three hour experience driving one of the Adventure Boogies.
We spent three glorious weeks in the Dominican Republic, spending half of the summer holidays on the beach and by the pool. I came back relaxed and ready to take on the rest of year with a newly found enthusiasm.
Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: September 13, 2019 | Posted in: TRAVEL