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5 Reasons Why Punta Cana Is The Ultimate Romantic Destination

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Punta Cana’s popularity among travelers has been rising steadily over the past years.

While the seaside destination has been a hit for decades among sun-seeking travelers, a growing number of visitors are choosing the location for a romantic getaway.

A couple string by a Punta Cana pool

Punta Cana’s soft-sand beaches paint a truly romantic tropical landscape that will make any heart flutter. The resort hotspot has seen new properties opening their doors lately, many of which are adults-only.

If you’re one of the many lovestruck travelers planning the ultimate romantic getaway, here are five reasons why you should consider Punta Cana.

Relaxing sun chairs in Punta Cana with tropical water in background

Abundance Of Adults-Only All-Inclusives

With well over 50 industry-leading all-inclusive resorts to choose from, Punta Cana is one of the top Caribbean destinations when it comes to luxurious accommodations

In terms of adults-only properties, few resorts provide the romantic ambiance and peace of mind the way Secrets Cap Cana does.

Opening its doors in 2016, this 457-room resort boasts some amazing amenities that are perfect for couples.

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Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana aerial view with pools and beach
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From its modern furnishings to the rejuvenating on-site spa, guests love Secrets Cap Cana’s private beaches and exclusive activities.

Hyatt’s Zilara Cap Cana is another excellent top-rated choice. The 5-star resort is situated on the shores of Juanillo beach, which sets the tone for a romantic getaway.

Travelers love the resort’s modern architecture and variety of on-site dining options.

Couple holding hands while walking on a Punta Cana beach

Honeymooners’ Paradise

Resorts in Punta Cana are increasingly offering more packages tailored to newlyweds.

From exclusive wedding planning services to beautiful tropical venues, Punta Cana ticks all the right boxes for couples looking for the ultimate honeymoon or wedding.

Punta Cana was recently chosen as the first location outside of Brazil to host Club Med’s all-inclusive wedding venue, Chez Bisutti. 

The comprehensive wedding service allows guests to personalize their dream wedding and offers a gorgeous venue as well as special discounts for wedding guests.

Excellent Tours For Couples

What better way to spend time with your loved one than by embarking on an outdoor adventure through the jungle or perhaps a quaint sailing trip?

In Punta Cana, the choices are endless, and there’s a little bit of everything for all tastes.

aerial view of a boat in Punta Cana sailing on top on blue waters

Travelers looking for an all-around excellent couples tour can book this top-rated 5-in-1 tour that includes some of the best that Punta Cana has to offer.

From horseback riding to a buggy ride through the picturesque countryside, this Viator tour has earned a Badge of Excellence.

For a more laid-back experience, choose one of Punta Cana’s many sailing tours. For example, this $109 per person adults-only sailing tour is perfect for couples. Sail through romantic tropical scenery with your loved one while sipping on fresh cocktails.

Romantic Postcard-Like Scenery

One of the best reasons to choose Punta Cana for a romantic getaway is its picturesque tropical scenery.

With a predominantly white-sand coastline, Punta Cana is full of top-rated beaches.

From massive beaches like Bávaro, which ranks among the best in the world, to more remote shores, Punta Cana is synonymous with romantic evening strolls while admiring the sunset.

Couple running on a white-sand beach in Punta Cana

What’s more, nearly all of the town’s popular all-inclusive resorts are beachfront, meaning travelers can enjoy paradisiacal views right from their suite. 

Some of the top areas for stunning views include the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana.

Cabeza de Toro is another popular choice, and the palm-tree-lined resort neighborhood has become one of the hottest locations for new properties.

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Unforgettable Nightlife

Punta Cana’s tropical nightlife scene makes it the ideal location for couples looking for a fun night out.

The city is dotted with a variety of bars, discos, and beach clubs that serve up local cocktails and play local music.

For a unique experience, couples can visit Imagine Punta Cana, a nightclub built entirely inside a massive cave system.

While the party venue boasts several large halls, it also offers private rooms for a truly VIP experience. Visitors can also opt for Coco Bongo Punta Cana in the city’s downtown area.

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