Dominican Republic Parents Getaway | Travel Tips

Well we’re currently on our flight home from the beautiful Dominican Republic and I figured what better time than now to tell you all about it!

We stayed at Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and it was truly incredible. This is a spa resort so it does revolve mostly around relaxation. It’s a smaller boutique resort so there’s only about 100 suites which we have learned we prefer. At the huge resorts you are always having to fight for a seat at the pool and the beach, plus you have to wait entirely too long for a drink ๐Ÿ˜œ.

Because we were basically vacationing to sleep and rest and escape the kiddos, this was perfect for us. It was All Inclusive so all of the food and drinks, 24 hour room service, butlers, laundry service: alllll included. The food was amazing and they had premium liquor.

We started each day with scheduled room service in the morning with mimosas, coffee, and pastries (highly recommend asking them to bring this every morning if you stay at all inclusive). Then whenever we were ready we would grab brunch and then head to the beach.

After hanging on the beach for several hours we would move to the pool and swim up bar area. (Hard life I know…๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿน). We’d either order lunch to the pool or head to our favorite beachside restaurant.

After a day of sun we’d go back to our room to shower and get ready for dinner and then head to one of the 4 restaurants for dinner. This resort was small enough that you didn’t have to make dinner reservations, however you do have to at a lot of all inclusive resorts so keep that in mind.

After dinner it’s drinks at the lobby bar and they usually had some nightly live music of some kind. If we weren’t feeling the bar we would just hang on our patio and listen to the waves. Anyone else obsessed with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach?? My favorite sound.

Dusty and I did 2 spa appointments while we were there: a couples massage and a couples facial. Both were super relaxing and the hubs even enjoyed the facial!

One of the best things about the whole trip was the Dominican people, they were SO friendly and super eager to help! The staff there worked about 12 days on before getting 3 days off so we had mostly the same staff members the whole time we were there. They tell you that tips are included in your “all inclusive” trip but I highly recommend bringing some money to tip. You can tell they are so thankful when you do.

This is Lorenzo, our favorite bartender with the kindest smile. Btw, get the “Extra Viejo” dark Brugal rum, trust me, so delicious. Lorenzo was always hooking us up!

This is Jenitza, she was SO sweet and always found us to bring us whatever we needed whether we were at the beach or pool!

Dusty and I traveled to the DR 6.5 years ago for our honeymoon and I feel like even since then the country is quite a bit more developed. We felt safe the whole time we were there (however we didn’t really leave the resort). We did schedule private transfers to and from the airport through a company called Amstar and that was very smooth so I would definitely recommend them. You do want to set up your transfers in advance if at all possible, the crowd of people waiting to offer you a ride can be a bit overwhelming and crazy ๐Ÿ™ˆ.

Punta Cana Airport ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

Another service I HIGHLY recommend is the VIP service at the Punta Cana Airport. It was a little pricey (I believe $75 for arrival and $125 for departure) but if you can swing it, totally worth it. They greet you right as you get off the plane (you get off right on the tarmac which is kind of fun ๐ŸŒด) with your name on a sign and take you in your own golf cart into the airport. You have a private concierge that guides you through customs, you never wait in line, you skip anything that would slow you down, she takes you to get your bags and right outside to your transportation. You can do the same service coming back and it worked the same way. They escort you through customs and security and help you check your bags. They take you to the front of every line, and escort you to a VIP lounge where you get free drinks and snacks. It was an extra perk we were very thankful we did!

We were there for 6 days and I think it was the perfect amount of time; we loved every day we were there but I am SUPER excited to be going home to my babies tonight. ๐Ÿ’•

If you have any questions about the resort or the Dominican in general please comment below or feel free to shoot me an email! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Now here’s more photos than you probably need to see ๐Ÿ™ƒ. Enjoy!

Open air lobby ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

New fresh flower arrangement on your bed daily ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

Plunge pool ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸผSwim suit from Kortni Jeane, find it HERE.

๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸผThere were some guys walking along the beach with these birds and monkey, basically you give them some cash and they take photos with your phone. I figured why the heck not and it was SO fun!

All the mojitos when in the DR ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผswimsuit from Swim Zip! (Sun safe!) find it HERE.

Cannot beat this view in the mornings ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Lorenzo making “baby beer” shots for everyone at the pool ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿน๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

As always, thank you for your support and thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ’•



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