The Dominican Republic has a coastline of almost 800 miles, featuring some of the best jewels in the Caribbean. It boasts of powdery sands, turquoise blue waters, relaxing vibes, and various watersports that can rival any beach in the world.
One such area where you can find these is Punta Cana, which alone has a variety of beaches you can choose from. While you’re here, you can stay at the Breathless Punta Cana resort and have access to the best beaches around.
Keep on reading to know the best beaches your feet can take you to while you’re staying at this resort.
1. Bavaro Beach
Punta Cana is home to the best Dominican Republic beaches with Bavaro Beach taking the number 1 spot. It’s around 18 miles away from the Breathless Punta Cana resort. This makes it perfect as your beach of choice for lounging around and swimming.
You’ll enjoy the fine, white sands here and the calm waters perfect for wading. It possesses the typical Caribbean water hue, offering one of the best views in the country. Because also of its long stretch of sand with palm trees, it attracts beachgoers from all over the world.
There are some other water activities to enjoy, too, if you’re looking for some action. Beyond the calm, swimming zone is where you can enjoy boating and parasailing. While it’s best to enjoy its waters while you’re there, it doesn’t hurt to grab a chilled drink from one of the beachside bars.
The sunset view here is spectacular, as well, and when it becomes dark, it’s the best time to enjoy the nightlife in Bavaro Beach. There are plenty of shows and great music to keep you occupied at night before heading home to your resort. As an alternative, you can always keep it quiet and lounge beneath the stars instead.
2. Macao Beach
If you’re looking for a beach nearer to your resort, Macao Beach would do quite as well. While it doesn’t have the white sands of Bavaro, the sand here is still picture-perfect. At the end of the beach, you can see beautiful rugged cliffs alongside the turquoise waters.
What sets it apart is the quiet and serene vibe of the coastline with coconut palms providing shade to the loungers. If the crowds or loud noises are not your thing, you may prefer spending your day at Macao Beach instead.
The waters are calm enough for wading near the shore, but there are some mild waves here. This is great for some surfing activities.
In fact, you’ll see surfing schools here, including the popular Macao Surf Camp. If you’re a beginner, this is one of the best Dominican beaches to go to.
If you book a Punta Cana Buggy Tour, Macao Beach will be one of your stops along with El Hoyo Cave, a farming ranch, and more. This is one of the best ways to tour Punta Cana and enjoy some of the best tourist spots in this area.
3. Canto de la Playa
If you don’t mind going a bit farther, visit Saona Island to see Canto de la Playa. You can get here by booking a tour as you’ll have to ride a speed boat across the beautiful blue waters in order to get to the island. The ride itself is a marvel, though, as you may get to see dolphins accompanying you to the island.
The best thing about this beautiful beach is that it’s never overcrowded. It’s in the most remote part of the island, and so not all tours include this stop. If you can go here, you’ll get to share the white sands and turquoise waters with only a few people.
Palm trees line the beach, providing shade and picture-taking opportunities. For these reasons, Canto de la Playa is one of the most popular beach wedding destinations.
Don’t forget to bring your snorkel for your excursion on this island! You’ll see a lot of wonderful views Canto de la Playa is hiding underwaters – you may even spot a turtle if you’re lucky.
Even if you don’t want to do any activities, though, the beach is perfect for relaxing. There are even masseuses in the back of the beach, offering massages on beds on the sand.
There are other beautiful beaches on the island, as well. The good news is that the island’s small enough that you can check them all out before going home. You can also check out a natural pool, which the locals dubbed the “largest bathtub.”
4. Juanillo Beach
Back to Punta Cana, Juanillo Beach is also worth a visit during your stay at the Breathless Punta Cana resort. Not a lot of people visit this area because Cap Cana guards this place.
However, this beach is open to the public. At the entrance, you can tell the gatekeepers you’re going to the beach and they’ll let you through.
Upon entering, Juanillo’s wide shoreline, clear topaz waters, and palm trees will greet you. Here, you can swim, lounge, and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Do note that there aren’t that many facilities here, but there are restaurants in close proximity.
5. Arena Gorda Beach
The Arena Gorda Beach is often unmentioned, yet it poses views equal to the other beaches in this list. It’s situated between the beaches of Macao and Bavaro, offering many miles of fine, white sand. The atmosphere is fun and carefree, but there are plenty of spots where you can lay down and relax.
There are several beach and water activities here, like kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. The waters are crystal clear, but since this beach is quite popular, you may have to deal with crowds.
Stay at the Breathless Punta Cana Resort
Having access to all the beaches above is only one of the perks of staying at Breathless Punta Cana Resort. If you’d like to know more about the resort or about the destinations in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, don’t hesitate to check out other resorts in the area.