When it comes to exclusive, upscale Caribbean destinations, Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is a top contender. Known for its luxury resorts, this private, gated community is just 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport. In less than half an hour, you’re settled in, next to the glittery sea, amongst jaw-dropping homes owned by megawatt stars like Jennifer Lopez and Dominican native David Ortiz and with access to everything you could want in a tropical vacation.
Here’s why we love Cap Cana for your next Caribbean vacation:
There’s No Reason to Leave.
With its own golf course, a marina and an adventure park with cenotes, ziplines and ATV trails, you won’t run out of activities in Cap Cana. The Jack Nicklaus signature Punta Espada golf course is listed among the world’s finest. Love to fish? The marina is host to several angling tournaments a year and is considered a catch-and-release marina – try your luck catching blue and white marlins, sailfish, wahoo and tuna. The kids are in heaven here, too, with kids’ clubs, beach camps and even a mini spa, just for them. And did we mention the Scape Park, where you can descend into a sacred underground cenote, go zip-lining through the jungle, meet a white-headed capuchin monkey or go caving?
It Boasts One of the DR’s Most Beautiful Beaches.
Cap Cana is home to Playa Juanillo – a wide open stretch of white-sand beach fronting clear blue waters between the Cap Cana Marina and Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa Resort. Swim, sunbathe, windsurf, play beach volleyball or sand soccer, attend a musical or cultural festival – it’s all cued up at Playa Juanillo. Hungry? Head on over to the award-winning Juanillo Beach Food & Drinks, then take a blissful nap in the shade of a mini cabana.
Along the gorgeous swath of sand that is Playa Juanillo, you’ll find a fantastic selection of family-friendly resorts, adults-only hotels and even a resort with both options in one (it can be done!).
It’s One of the Safest Vacation Spots in the Caribbean.
Rest assured that Cap Cana is one of the Caribbean’s safest vacation destinations. You should feel comfortable even when traveling outside of your hotel area. Beyond petty theft, there is very little crime. Hotel security is good, and a special police force – the Politur – attends to tourist safety.
Cap Cana really is that idyllic Caribbean vacation of which you’ve been dreaming these past several months. There are more than 24,000 hotel rooms to choose from – from jetset stylish to the budget-friendly – a beach so soft you’ll think you’ve dreamt it and activities for days, from hiking to swimming in secret cenotes to challenging yourself on gorgeous golf courses. For every taste, for every style – Cap Cana fits the bill.