Greetings from Punta Cana! I’m writing this from the airport, where we’ve already gone through check-in, immigration, and security and still have two hours until our flight leaves. When you travel with my husband, you never have to worry about missing your flight. We always arrive at the airport with plenty of time!I can’t complain because although I would have loved an extra hour hanging out on the beach, now I get to check in here and fill you all in on our fabulous vacation.
We stayed at Breathless in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort. We left the kids with their grandparents so we could have a few days away. We’ve always valued having the opportunity to get away as a couple and are grateful that Tim’s parents are always willing and able to take care of Meghan and Luke. We miss them so, but this time away is important for us.
So let me tell you about our little vacation. The beaches at Punta Cana are gorgeous. We spent a lot of time just relaxing and reading on the beach. With only a long weekend, we didn’t take any of our days to go on excursions, but rather spent our time unwinding.
I spent a little time at the resort’s spa and it was amazing. It was such a great atmosphere and exactly what I needed. The resort had three separate pools and they were all beautiful with distinctly different atmospheres. One day I walked from one pool to others and it went from complete silence and everyone reading, to the senior crew playing BINGO, to a spring break atmosphere for the 30 and 40-something crowd, complete with club music and drinking games going on. A little something for everyone! We spent time at all the pools, soaking in the different scenes. It was an fun mix of people at the resort of all ages (well, no kids, but all ages above 18) and we met people from all over the world, from South Africa, to Canada, to Germany.
Overall the drinks were fine, but the food was underwhelming. There were a few highlights, but mostly it was just okay. It looked pretty a lot of the time, but the taste didn’t match the presentation. See that walnut brownie? I couldn’t eat more than a bite. It was awful. That spinach soup was surprisingly one of the best things I ate in our time there.
I tried to balance my indulgent choices with healthier choices, but certainly didn’t obsess about what I was eating. I wish the food would have been better, but that didn’t ruin the vacation. With plenty of sunshine and outstanding views, I was really happy with our destination. Now it’s back to reality! I’m ready, though. A little mid-winter break was just this mama needed.
I’ll be back soon with recipes and other regularly-scheduled programming. I hope you enjoyed reliving my vacation with me!