Some of you may have known but I was on the beach in the Dominican Republic a week ago. My tan is fading quickly and I’m still catching-up with work, but thought I can now give my quick report about my 7-day adventure in the Caribbean.
The water. What can I say but the pictures can’t show you how this green, blue, crystal water made me smile. The beach was the reason to be on this island with my travel partner/boyfriend Steve.
We stayed at Bravo Princess, which we had a suite that included a jacuzzi tub (yes I used it more than once), mini-bar, remodeled interior with double sinks and easy 1-minute walk to the sandy beach.
The main adventure that Steve insisted we do on day 3 was a full day trip zip-lining. Now, I’m not scared of heights and frankly I’m down for any thing but this was a true test of “amazing race skills”. The zip-line course just keep getting longer and higher! Needless to say, I couldn’t reach the end to the two longest ones and had to be rescued on one by a Dominican that I tipped 2 dollars when got on the safe platform! It wasn’t fair though because I wasn’t trying to, unforgettably if your smaller the velocity doesn’t carry you the whole distance needed.
Getting back to the beach, I found that the Punta Cana side where we stayed was quite windy. But it was 80 degrees every day so I didn’t mind the warm breeze, but it was unlike any beach-side experience I had seen before.
The food at our all-inclusive resort was 7 out of 10. (Steve said 6 out of 10). Traditional American-made food was the hottest picks during the day. I can say though I didn’t have one cheeseburger but many plates of french fries. I was looking for fresh quac and salsa then remembered this isn’t Mexico Tric. The evenings Steve and I enjoyed fresh fish and even a Filet Mignon which was a treat. The last two days I was coming up with Jeremiah Weed inspired cocktail drinks made with the Dominican Vodka and enjoyed their local beer Presidente that was on tap. The tequila tasted like rocks though.
I won’t be back to the Dominican anytime soon, but it truly was the perfect much-needed get-a-way!
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