This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations. All opinions are 100% mine.
Solve your winter blues and help the Caribbean by taking a trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
This 2017 Hurricane season was devastating to many places within the United States and the Caribbean. We watched in horror as some absolutely beautiful locations (like Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, St. Maarten, Barbuda, and our beloved Turks & Caicos) were hit so terribly hard. We’ve actually been to the Caribbean 4 times in the past 3 years! We’ve loved every trip there and some of the areas hardest hit are favorite places of ours. So, we continue to keep these places in our hearts as the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria will certainly impact some Caribbean islands for months and years to come.
How to help the Caribbean?
If you love the Caribbean like we do, there are a few great ways to help:
- Donate money. Please consider donating money to Tourism Cares or Hispanic Federation, where 100% of donations are going to affected areas!
- Book Caribbean Travel. By visiting the Caribbean, you can help local economies (which can help with disaster relief). While some islands aren’t yet recovered and ready to receive guests, you can support the economies of the other islands by booking vacations there. Although many destinations where affected, a large percentage of the Caribbean was not impacted (the entirety of the Caribbean spans about 1 million square miles), or minimally impacted, by recent hurricanes. The Dominican Republic is a good example. Although Dominica, a similarly sounding island, sustained major damage, the Dominican Republic was largely unscathed. Punta Cana in the Dominican was not affected by hurricanes, so there is no reason to hesitate booking your winter vacation there!
Visit Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
I could SO go for some Caribbean blue waters and a tropical drink right now! Couldn’t you?! Some soft, white sand between my toes while sipping a cocktail in my big, floppy beach hat?! YES! That’s exactly what you can do in Punta Cana! Known best for its endless stretches of white sandy beaches, world-class golf, and vast array of all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is a great destination in the Caribbean! In fact, it’s one of the Caribbean’s most popular beach destinations! Did you know it’s often referred to as the Coconut Coast?! I love me some coconut palm trees! I also LOVE no resort in Punta Cana is higher than the highest palm tree!! Preserving the environment was a concern during Punta Cana’s hotel-building boom, so they ensured some great environmental/visual integrity with that! So, whether you want some idyllic tropical paradise beach time, great restaurants, casinos, world-class spas, or golf (did you know there are 28 amazing gold courses there?!), you’ll find it in Punta Cana!
Book with Apple Vacations
Apple Vacations is the #1 tour operator in the world to the Dominican Republic. In fact, they’ve sent millions of vacationers there since its tourism beginning! They offer some incredible Apple Vacations packages that include round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, and the services of an in-resort Apple Representative. The representatives are are there for you with scheduled desk hours at most resorts and welcome briefings in all of our most popular destinations. Super nice! So, make sure you check out Apple Vacation‘s Punta Cana deals for great rates this fall and winter!! A trip to the Caribbean is the PERFECT cure for those winter blues!
Have you been to Punta Cana? What is your favorite thing?
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