The Caribbean feels likes summer throughout the year, but summer itself is an excellent time to visit. Spring Break crowds have dispersed and winter vacations are still months away, so escaping to the warm beaches of a Caribbean island is easy and appealing for any summer traveler.
Located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations – and a trip to Punta Cana with Inspirato is even better. Members stay in beautiful, palatial residences and thoughtful service teams, rating the destination a near perfect score.
Punta Cana’s numerous amenities and activities are perfect for active families and adrenaline junkies, but it’s also an ideal place to relax and get away from it all.
Our trip to Punta Cana was wonderful. We went with five couples and played two great rounds of golf. Our absolute favorite was the course right near the house, Punta Espada. It was exceptional in every way. We also had a great day on the catamaran cruise. The house was beautiful and comfortable for everyone. The best part was our amazing chef our attentive concierge. The team made our trip the most memorable so far. We can't thank you enough!Jeannie W.Inspirato Member
Below, we’ve outlined the best ways to enjoy this paradise, whether you’re there for thrills or just to unwind. No matter what your ideal vacation entails, Punta Cana delivers.
For the Active Traveler
1. Hit the Links
Some of golf’s greats have designed courses in Punta Cana. Play a round overlooking the sea on fairways and greens designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and P.B. Dye. Waterfront courses like La Cana golf course have the Caribbean’s most sought-after tee times.
2. Hit the Jungle
Scape at Cap Cana is a unique eco-adventure park tucked within the jungle-covered hills of Cap Cana resort. Its lush setting hosts a slew of thrilling activities ideal for all ages; among the highlights are a hidden cenote to explore, zip line, cave and waterfall expeditions, and dune buggy rides.
3. Hit the Water
The aquamarine waters surrounding Punta Cana beckon travelers to dive right in. The area is one of the Caribbean’s top spots for sailing and catamaran tours, and with plenty of gentle bays, it’s great for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming.
For the Relaxed Traveler
1. Hang Out at the Beach
Powdery soft, white sand beaches are found all around Punta Cana. Spend a day in the sun with a cocktail in hand and attentive beach staff to take care of every need. With a beautiful calm beach just steps from an infinity-edge pool, Eden Roc Beach Club is a must. Alternatively, kick back next to the peaceful water at La Cana Beach Club, designed by Oscar de la Renta. Other popular spots include Playa Blanca and Playa Bavaro.
2. Hang out at the Restaurants
When not feasting on delicious meals prepared by an in-residence chef, Inspirato Members are fans of La Palapa, where the fresh seafood and waterfront views are reliably impressive. Other favorites include AAA Three Diamond Award winner La Yola restaurant at the PUNTACANA Resort & Club and cocktails from the beach bar at Eden Roc Beach Club.
3. Hang Out at Your Residence
Inspirato’s residences are as expansive as 16,000 square feet and feature amenities such as large private pools, so it’s perfectly understandable why many members spend most of their vacations peacefully lounging in comfort. Several residences feature a dedicated, on-site cook and in Inspirato’s exclusive enclave of three residences in Cap Cana’s Punta Cayuco area, an incredible hospitality team is on hand to assist with anything you need. The enclave is perfect for large families or groups looking for privacy, space, and five-star service – all at the same time.
Any time is a good time to visit Punta Cana or any of the other 175+ destinations in the Inspirato Collection. Learn more about how Inspirato Members make unforgettable memories while spending their summer vacation with the club.