Hubby and I had the privilege of spending our New Year's Holiday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!
We stayed at the all inclusive Paradisus Punta Cana Resort.
The resort was absolutely incredible. With two buffets, five restaurants, countless bars, two pools, a gym, and a spa -- plus the gorgeous beaches -- there was more than enough for us to see, do, taste, and experience.
The grounds were absolutely stunning. Everywhere I turned I saw lash, green bushes, trees, and a canopy of palm leaves.
For breakfast and lunch we ate at one of the two buffets. I ate a ton of specialty cheeses, meats, and fruit. For dinner we made reservations at one of the restaurants each night. We especially loved the Asian cuisine at Bana! Some of the best sushi I have ever had!
The weather was absolutely incredible, with temperatures in the eighties and nothing but sunny skies...
Until New Year's Eve that is! The only rain we had the whole trip shut down the New Year's Eve Beach Bash!
I was bummed we weren't able to ring in the New Year with a bang, but the night was memorable in its own way.
We ordered some late night room service (tea and chocolate cake) and watched a little television. For some strange reason the only channel that we got in English was National Geographic, so we watched an intense reality tv-show set in the Alaskan wilderness -- which is so not our type of show -- but we were seriously intrigued! We still laugh about it.
Instead of booking a bunch of activities, we opted for a low-key kind of vacation. We simply, relaxed. We slept in, we took long walks on the beach, we enjoyed leisurely lunches, we napped, we read. It. was. amazing.
After eight glorious days of sun, sand, and salt water, I was rejuvenated and ready to come back home and take on the work load I left behind for a few days.