Hello! I haven’t posted in awhile because Danny, the kids, and I just got back from Punta Cana!
We left Sunday July 31st and got home on Friday night. This was our first ever vacation that required passports so we felt super fancy.
Really though, it was a great vacation and we had a great time. And it was HOT. The first couple of days weren’t too bad because there was a storm moving through but after that it was very hot outside.
We stayed at the Now Larimar resort and had an all-inclusive package which included all food, drinks, alcohol, entertainment, and non-motorized water sports.
The kids had so much fun and loved swimming the the ocean (actually I think it’s the Caribbean Sea) and the pools.
Danny and I tried out the paddle boarding which is harder than it looks.
The kids loved the paddleboarding too and we also did kayaking and windsailing.
I loved that the resort had fun activities throughout the day. One of my favorites was when they brought a monkey out to the pool area so people could take pictures with it.
I was so excited because I’ve always wanted to hold a monkey!
Another day they had a coconut party on the beach with a coconut throwing contest and coconut drinks served in coconuts.
There was a foam party in the pool which was tons of fun. The foam was everywhere and they warned you to hold on to your child so they wouldn’t get lost under all the foam.
They also had pool Zumba and bingo games.
One night there was a dance show which was fun to watch.
After the dance show, they’re were crab races! The crabs looked so funny running with their claws up in the air.
Jaden bought Danny and I this cute monkey all by himself with his own money and surprised us with it.
One of my favorite things on our last night there was the beach party and fire show. We did the congo and limbo.
Then we watched the fire show. It was amazing and I think I kept my breath held the entire time because I was afraid they were going to drop the fire or miss catching the fire, but they didn’t.
I was a little worried about the food in Punta Cana because I heard mixed reviews about it and I was worried about the kids and if they’d eat anything. Luckily, the food was decent and we had no problems finding good things to eat.
I liked the chicken burritos.
Jacob liked the desserts.
And Jaden liked ordering Froot Loops from room service.
Overall, it was a wonderful trip but we looked forward to getting home and sleeping in our own beds!
Have a great afternoon!
- What was your favorite vacation?