At the easternmost tip of the island of Hispaniola, Punta Cana's bronze sand unfurls along the Caribbean Sea like a banner, striped with emerald palms and encompassed by endless turquoise waves. Nearby, the Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel's infinity pool surrounds a tiny island of its own—a model of Hispaniola in miniature that sprouts up from the center. A resort-only private beach accentuates the secluded feel of the area, and the aquatic theme continues within the on-site Aquarea Spa & Wellness Center, where submersive hydrotherapy treatments rinse away lingering tension. Guests can pass through the seething steam room, invigorating ice fountain, and roaring cascade shower.
Dark wood furnishings frame the Deluxe Junior suites with a simple, modern feel, flanked by details such as a pillar or basin sink. Potted bromeliads, palm-frond prints, and wicker ornaments lend tropical touches. A complimentary mini cooler chills parched tongues with ice-cold water, beer, and soda, and a private balcony outfitted with chaise lounges looks out to verdant gardens. After a full night of slumber or prank collect calls to relatives, hot coffee and pastries wait on the doorstep each morning. Still-rumbling bellies can alleviate pangs by wandering down to any of the resort's many restaurants. Gourmond Restaurant's elaborate French dishes match up with more than 300 bottles from an extensive wine cellar. Tau melds Asian flavors; Laveranda serves Mediterranean flavors on an ocean terrace; and Blu Bar concocts tropical drinks and deli sandwiches for poolside delectation.
Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel is presented by Classic Vacations, whose attentive reservation agents set up voyagers on customized getaways at carefully reviewed destinations that best fit one's individual needs. Agents remain on-call 24/7 throughout trips to help circumvent any hiccups and keep adventures carefree.Punta Cana: Beach Beauty and Maritime Adventure
In 1492, the sails of Christopher Columbus's galleons crested the Caribbean horizon, bringing Spanish culture face-to-face with the agricultural society of the native Taíno people. Once host to one of the first European settlements in the Americas, the Dominican Republican remains a well-frequented international destination today—especially the pristine beaches of Punta Cana, set on the country's eastern tip—which are interwoven with world-famous golf courses. Along the shorelines of Uvero Alto and Macao, sun seekers skim the wake atop kayaks, sailboats, or windsurfing boards. Those yearning to take to the open seas or drop bottled grocery lists can hire sailing charters, catamarans, or even party yachts.Groupon Says