Punta Cana: The Ideal Family Holiday Location


A holiday is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your family. While the idea may sound heavenly, the realities of a family trip mean that whatever destination you choose, there has to be more than a little something to keep the kids entertained.

If you’re in search of the ideal family holiday location this year, Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, effortlessly blends peaceful, relaxing, island solitude with a sprinkling of entertainment, which is sure to keep the whole family amused.

A slice of island paradise

Punta Cana is one of the world’s most picturesque holiday destinations. Chock-full with turquoise lagoons, sweeping stretches of white-sand beaches and crystal clear seas, the area is, quite simply, the epitome of island paradise.

For those of you looking for a haven of relaxation, Punta Cana certainly ticks all of the boxes, affording you and your partner the opportunity to relax in an idyllic beach setting while your children run around and enjoy the relative freedom offered by one of the region’s many child-friendly and secure resorts.

Keeping the kids entertained

Although you’d love to imagine that your kids will be able to appreciate the majesty of Punta Cana, their boundless energy is sure to leave them feeling restless after the first few days, which is why choosing a resort that is family-friendly is an absolute must.

The facilities that the resorts of Punta Cana offer vary somewhat, but the most high-end resorts offer entertainment opportunities for children of all ages. With tennis academies, flying trapeze academies and dedicated kids clubs all part of the course, there’s no shortage of sporting and creative opportunities for the little ones.

With many resorts offering day-care for children as young as four months, you and your partner will be able to soak up everything that Punta Cana has to offer, safe in the knowledge that your children are being looked after by specially trained activity co-ordinators, with decades of experience.

Treating yourself

With your children busy playing football, basketball, snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing, you and your partner are free to explore the somewhat more adult-friendly offerings of Punta Cana.

For those in search of a means of unwinding from the stresses of home life, Punta Cana’s resorts are packed with some of the world’s most acclaimed spas. Treating yourself to a nice long massage is the perfect way to relax and let your worries dissipate into the ether.

If you’re in search of more energetic entertainment opportunities, playing 18 holes at one of Punta Cana’s many ocean-view golf courses is a breath-taking experience. Punta Espada Golf Course, for example, is ranked by Golf Week as the best golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico. With eight holes, requiring you to play alongside or over the sea, the par 72 PGA course is a truly unforgettable, and challenging, round.

Family time

No matter how you and your family decide to spend your day, the evening is the time to head for one of Punta Cana’s exceptional restaurants and swap stories over dinner. Dining on fresh fish and fine wine while watching the sun set, is an experience that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.

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