Parent Paradise at Punta Cana
Great Family Activities Sent to You!
The Best Holiday Activities Sent to Your Inbox!
Delivered right to your inbox
Other activities include archery, petanque (a French bowling game), and dance lessons in merengue and salsa. One afternoon, a ‘slip and slide’ was set up at the beach, and after the little kids had their turns, teens and adults got to try. In addition to sports during the day, teens had a party one night and a dance another; the younger kids had an early show and could attend in a supervised group, if parents wanted an hour or two alone in the evening.
Club Med offers such great programming that we never felt the need to leave the resort, even though there are excursions to the capital, Santo Domingo, and catamaran rides. We were tempted by the horseback riding trip, but it was limited to those over 12. We didn’t exactly experience the Dominican Republic but Club Med brings a bit of local flavor into the resort, with one evening’s entertainment featuring local music, and Dominican food at the restaurants, so our entire family embraced a true family vacation.
Club Med Punta Cana is undergoing renovations, with new family suites debuting in March. The resort recently opened a new spa and will open a new restaurant in December. A week for a family of four starts at $2500 (excluding airfare). For reservations, go to www.clubmed.com.