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Punta Cana Is The Most Popular Summer Destinations In The Caribbean According To This Major Airline U.S. Airline

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There’s no end in sight to Punta Cana’s soaring popularity among North American travelers.

The coastal resort town was just revealed to be the most sought-after destination in the Caribbean this summer, according to JetBlue Vacations, with travelers booking more resort packages and longer stays.

View of a stunning white sand beach in Punta Cana

Characterized by warm sunny weather and postcard-like palm tree-lined beaches, Punta Cana’s tropical appeal is proving to be a hit among travelers.

And with summer just around the corner, Punta Cana resorts are projecting record occupancy rates this year. 

Aircraft parked outside of Punta Cana airport terminal

Punta Cana Bookings Skyrocket Ahead Of Summer

The warm summer months are some of the best times to visit Punta Cana when its Caribbean magic awakens, and travelers flock to the coastal town.

The latest evidence of Punta Cana’s unstoppable popularity comes from JetBlue, which has just reported that the coastal resort town is the most popular resort destination in the Caribbean this summer. 

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According to the company, which also sells resort and vacation packages, travelers are increasingly keen on sunny beach destinations, such as those found in the Dominican Republic.

In a press release, Andrés Barry, president of JetBlue Travel Products, noted that “summer bookings are growing rapidly, with most clients opting for warm coastal destinations, especially Caribbean ones,” the executive said. 

The company also added that travelers are booking stays an average of 6 and a half nights this summer, a significant increase compared to previous years. With several dozen all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is one of the best choices when it comes to the variety and quality of beachside properties. 

White sand beach in punta Cana with nature

With so many people set to travel this summer, now is the best time to book your summer vacation. Compared to previous years, JetBlue says travelers are booking well ahead of their vacations to get the best deals on flights and hotels. 

Not only is Punta Cana the most popular Caribbean destination, but it also managed to outrank vacation hotspots like Nassau or Las Vegas, an impressive feat for the tropical city. 

JetBlue’s own statistics are in line with those published by Dominican authorities, who have reported record arrivals for several months in a row. Analysts have said the Dominican Republic is likely to break last year’s tourism record with over 8 million arrivals by the end of the year.

Resort aerial view in Punta Cana with sand

The Dominican Republic was chosen as one of the top 10 destinations to visit in 2023 by Tripadvisor. The online travel giant highlighted the country’s vast history and rich culture, as well as its stunning landscape and tropical white-sand beaches.

With soaring travel figures, the Dominican Republic is experiencing a boom in new hotels and resorts. While Punta Cana will remain the most popular destination for years to come, new resort hotspots are popping up around the country.

Santo Domingo downtown street with colourful buildings and people

Miches, Pedernales, and Punta Bergantín are just several of the main hubs with massive new developments, which are set to add over 10,000 new hotel rooms over the following decade. Meanwhile, a new 2000-room resort is being built in Punta Cana, with an opening slated for next year. 

Travelers that want to visit the sun-soaked island this year without packed resorts can opt for destinations like Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, and La Romana, which are known for their bustling culture and authenticity.

A lush rainforest and a white sand beach in Punta Cana

Quieter destinations can also be found in many of the Dominican Republic’s eco-tourism hotspots, such as the Parque Nacional Jaragua, the largest protected area in the Caribbean.

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