Making the most of your stay in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is more than just sandy beaches and high class resorts. For those of you who want an action-packed holiday, Punta Cana on the East coast of the Dominican Republic offers hordes of activities.

Ladies in dire need of some good old-fashioned pampering can book themselves on Dr. Fish’s Ocean Spa excursion. This three hour adventure will give you the ultimate pampering session. Expect a nice massage, followed by a session of Pilates, a pedicure by fishes (who will nibble away all your dead skin) and some blissful time amid the beautiful ocean.

Home to some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean, Punta Cana can be a real treat for golf lovers. Some of the five star hotels in Punta Cana have their own golf courses, where you can tee off in style. It is advisable to get in touch with the hotel desk to get discounted golf packages at the time of your booking.

In the month of March, the island of Punta Cana transforms in a party land with locals and tourists parading on the streets in boisterous outfits and indulging in witty banter and other fun activities. The annual carnival is definitely worth attending if you happen to be in the Dominican Republic in the month of March.

The bars and discos of Punta Cana are always buzzing with some theme nights, special events and parties. Hitting one of these hot spots when an international DJ is playing is a great idea to enjoy a fun-filled night with great music, cocktails, et al. You can also go to one of their casinos to play a game of poker or come here in November to attend the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2010, a three day mega poker event for everyone from beginners to pros. If you come to Punta Cana after November 2010, make sure to visit the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a memorable night of gambling and glitterati.

For those of you out there who like to earn their food before gobbling it down, a fishing trip in Punta Cana is a must. It is vital to book in advance with an authorised agency or through your hotel, as the sea can be pretty rough from time to time. That’s why it is crucial to have an experienced person on board.