If you’ve been following our blog, you know we’ve been on some pretty fun adventures. Now it’s your turn to get out and make your own memories. Get inspired by the excursions from my recent trip to Punta Cana.
If the word “adventure” makes you a little nervous, we have some friends at IslandSun Experiences who will ease your worries. I’ll let IslandSun representative Anais Governatori tell you more:
See the great tours and excursions IslandSun offers alongside their transportation services on Funjet.com
No vacation is complete without a little souvenir to remember it by. RIU’s Dominican Republic resorts make this easy on La CalleCaribeña. Enjoy haggle-free, duty-free shopping along this charming, palm tree-lined walk to the beach through the RIU complexes in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.
Here you’ll find everything from cigars and local artwork to cute beach hats. La CalleCaribeña is also centrally located near many of the resorts’ restaurants and spa services.
Not only is it a mile long, Arena Gorda is wide, so it never feels crowded.
I also recommend beach aficionados use their exchange privileges to Riu Naiboa and Riu Palace Bavaro to visit another of Punta Cana’s top beaches, Bavaro Beach. Coral reefs protect Bavaro Beach, making a calm pool of water perfect for swimming. The warm clear waters of Punta Cana make both Arena Gorda and Bavaro great snorkeling and scuba diving. You can borrow masks, snorkels and fins from the resort. You can also borrow other equipment, like body boards, kayaks and more to really squeeze the most out of these beaches.
Have you been to either of these beaches? Have a favorite spot? Tell us in the comments below.
Cancun gets over 200 days of sun a year. On the off chance you end up visiting Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort with your family on one of the rare rainy days, don’t despair! There is still plenty for you — and more importantly, your kids — to do.
Don’t stay cooped up in your room. Go get a massage at the spa, and let your kids make new friends at this amazing kids club! They’ll probably even want to hang out here on all the sunny days!
Have you visited a Palace Resort with your family? Tell us what your kids liked most about the kids’ club?
Sometimes on a family vacation, you need a little vacation time just for you. RiuLand is the perfect way for kids make vacation memories of their own without Mom and Dad.
The certified professionals at RiuLand really do go above and beyond, emphasizing physical and outdoor activities. A couple of other them days include RiuWorld Day, where kids learn popular children’s games from cultures around the world, and Ecoland Day, where they get to explore the resort’s natural surroundings. Something that I really love is that the children’s plays staged each week have the kids up on stage performing, instead of sitting in the audience. RiuLand almost makes me wish I was a kid again!
Do you know any kids who have visited RiuLand? Tell us what their favorite activities were in the comments.
Do you love your family but hate family get-togethers? Instead of trying to squeeze the whole gang into your childhood home for the holidays or a family reunion, take everyone someplace sunny instead. At an all-inclusive resort like RIU, you can forget about cooking for crowds or keeping the kids occupied and focus on each other.
Planning a destination family reunion isn’t as difficult as you might think. In fact, it might even be easier, especially with Funjet. We can help you with flexible group travel packages whether your family needs 5 rooms or 50.
I’ve mentioned RIU’s Brazilian-style steakhouse, Ristorante La Bodega, before. And with good reason – it is excellent!
Part of what makes the churrascaria (that’s Brazilian for steakhouse) experience so memorable is the traditional rodezio style of dining. Instead of ordering one dish off a menu, servers come to your table throughout the night with a variety of grilled meats to try. Everything from beef and chicken to lamb and pork are grilled on large skewers over an open flame and then carved directly onto you plate. Top it off with a signature Brazilian cocktail, and it is an all-you-can-eat culinary adventure not to be missed.
Tell us in the comments below if you’ve eaten at Riu’s La Bodega. What was your favorite dish to try?
Like everything else at RIU Hotels & Resorts, the main buffet restaurant gives you endless options, whether you want to try something new and spicy or just need some familiar comfort food.
See what I discovered at the Monte Cristo Buffet:
Even though it’s buffet-style, it does not feel like a cafeteria. The buffet’s presentation is excellent. Despite being large, the dining room’s atmosphere is inviting, with small tables set with white tablecloths, napkins and silverware. And most importantly, the food is wonderful – and you can go back for more again and again!
RIU Resorts have sports bars in many locations, and they are open 24 hours every day so guests never miss a game. They’re clean, friendly and have stadium-style snacks available as part of the all-inclusive plan all day.
Just ask one of the bartenders to tune the game you want on one of the TVs, which are hooked up to satellite sports channels. With no last call, not only do you get to watch the big game, you can celebrate as long as you want when you win! Go team!