Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Is there anything quite like escaping on a tropical vacation? A get away full of rest, relaxation, and sun is a must any month of the year. The hubs and I decided on a vacation to the Dominican Republic this year and as expected, it was everything we had hoped for. 

The beaches were stunning, and nearly abandoned. We were at the only resort for miles and felt very secluded on our stretch of ocean front. 

We spent a lovely afternoon on the beach reading, napping, and catching some waves. But, the majority of our time was spent at the pool. 

We even spent an entire afternoon in the infinity pool and had it all to ourselves. In honor of the olympics, we spent our alone time trying our hand at synchronized swimming, which could have attributed to the reason no one joined us in that particular pool.

Don't forget the sunscreen! I learned the hard way.. In fact, don't forget any of the the essentials! Sunscreen, bronzer, swimsuits, cover-ups, maxis, and hats are essentials on vacation. Here are a few of my must haves for any vacation! 

When deciding on where  to go on your tropical vacation, I highly recommend an all-inclusive resort. It's a no brainer! You don't have to think about what your spending on a daily basis, because it's already paid for.  This was our second time staying at an Excellence Resort. The first was our honeymoon in Cancun. They spared no expense. The food, drinks, entertainment, and resort were all "excelente".

We started each day with a breakfast buffet, full of every delicious breakfast food you could imagine. My view wasn't half bad either. 

We spent our nights enjoying the nightly entertainment. Our favorite was the circus themed night. 

And of course, we took full advantage of all the amenities - including a much needed afternoon enjoying the Mile Spa. 

I'm not sure which is more relaxing, a massage at the spa, or napping in the hammock on our patio after a long day of relaxing at the pool. 

One of the best things was you could get a drink in a coconut any time of the day! Wish I liked coconut flavor more. 

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