Punta Cana is famous for its fantastic all-inclusive resorts and amazing beaches, and while there are plenty of luxurious options for travelers in the main Punta Cana area, there is another level to this corner of the Dominican Republic for those seeking the best of the best.
Just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport is the beautiful sub-destination of Cap Cana.
This isn’t a town repurposed for tourism; like Punta Cana, it was planned from day one to provide an unforgettable vacation experience. Where Cap Cana differs, though, is in its luxury-first approach.
Everything here has been carefully planned to provide an unrivaled standard of luxury in the Caribbean. In fact, Cap Cana is so exclusive the destination is contained within a super secure gated community.
The Biggest Marina In The Caribbean
Something that helps Cap Cana stand out is its beautiful marina.
Officially the largest in the Caribbean, it is populated by stunning resort suites, mooring docks, as well as many amazing restaurants and boutique shops.
Golf is pretty synonymous with luxury, and Cap Cana has earned itself a seriously impressive pedigree in this regard.
Travelers here can experience the world-renowned Punta Espada golf course, which has hosted several PGA tournaments already in its short history.
This 18-hole par-72 course is part of the Jack Niklaus signature collection and is widely regarded as one of the best courses in the world.
A Fishers Paradise
Cap Cana’s marina isn’t just for show; this area of the world has been called the number 1 billfish area in the world by the billfish report.
Major fishing tournaments are held here every year that aim to catch blue and white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, and tuna.
Wellness As A Way Of Life
There is a huge focus on wellness and fitness in Cap Cana, as seen by the wealth of spas and sports on offer in the area.
Some of the best-regarded spas in this area are:
- Spa at Sanctuary Cap Cana.
- Secrets Spa by Pevonia.
- Solaya Spa.
- Zentropia Spa.
- Larimar at Hyatt Zilara.
- St Somewhere Spa by Karisma.
For fitness enthusiasts and those wanting to experience a new sport while on vacation, clubs and complexes for the following are all on a traveler’s doorstep:
- Adventure Sports e.g. ATV off-roading.
The luxury in Cap Cana isn’t just reserved for the activities provided in the local area. The resorts here are all in heavy competition with each other to provide outstanding service and amenities.
The following are the top 5 rated resorts in Cap Cana:
- Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa.
- Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana.
- Sanctuary Cap Cana, a Luxury Collection All-Inclusive Resort.
- Eden Roc Cap Cana.
- Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana.
Additionally, there are many amazing villas and private apartments in the area that are on offer to travelers.
Beaches That Leave An Impression
Cap Cana doesn’t sell travelers short on a beach vacation, the sand here is super clean and soft underfoot, and the water retains the same famous turquoise blue shades seen on the world-famous Bavaro beach in Punta Cana.
On top of the almost endless reasons to visit Cap Cana, the one that almost always leaves a huge impression is the varied dining choices, as well as the high quality of ingredients found across this destination.
Food from across the world is available here, which of course includes local Dominican Republic dishes, but on top of that, travelers can sample the best cuisine of the Mediterranean, Mexico, and Asia, as well as delicious fresh seafood and unbeatable steaks and grilled meat.
Entertainment Every Night Of The Week
While Cap Cana is a much more relaxed and refined experience than Punta Cana, that doesn’t mean that a vacation here is without fun.
Cap Cana has its own casino, as well as being served by some truly fantastic bars that aim to play their part in making this the vacation of a lifetime.
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