5 Reasons Why Honeymooners Should Escape to Punta Cana

Updated 04/24/14

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You know that feeling when you have endless options of amazing restaurants but you keep returning to your local favorite just because you know it's great? That's kind of how honeymooners are with Punta Cana. It's a classic tropical newlywed destination and for good reason. Here, five reasons why just-married pairs should consider jetting off to Punta Cana.

The Amazing Weather: The Dominican Republic's main draw is the beautiful year-round weather, but why do honeymooners flock to Punta Cana specifically? Well, besides the fact that the temperature almost always stays between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, it also has the lowest rainfall in the Dominican Republic. This pretty much guarantees that your beachside dinners and suntanning days will never be ruined. (Play it safe by avoiding hurricane season from June to November, otherwise, weather won't be a worry.)

The Wide-Array of Luxe All-Inclusive Resorts: Whether you want a lush tropical setting, 24/7-butler service, or five-star food, you'll easily find a resort to satisfy your needs in Punta Cana. Book the Paradisus Punta Cana for its rainforest-like atmosphere, or if you're more into activities head to the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro. Looking for something more sophisticated? Go to the adults-only Barcelo Bavaro Beach.

The Untouched, Natural Land: While the coastline is sprinkled with luxury resorts, there is still a lot of land that has yet to be discovered. It's actually illegal to build taller than the palm trees, which ensures plenty of prime Instagram photo spots. For a taste of the untouched Dominican nature, visit Punta Cana's Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park. It makes a great day activity for those who want a break from the beach.

The Never-Ending Activities: Punta Cana is perfect for couples hoping to spend their honeymoon lying on the beach sipping fruity frozen cocktails, but there is plenty to offer for those looking for more. Between the world-class golf courses like the Cana Bay Golf Club and Punta Espada, the water sports, and the nightlife, there's always something to do.

5. The Picture-Perfect Beaches. The soft white sand beaches of Punta Cana are filled with plenty of palm trees to provide shade, so it doesn't really ever get too hot. But if it does, the crystal clear calm ocean offers a refreshing — but not frigid — respite from the heat.

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