I’ve been so eager to share this post since we visited the Dominican Republic in May! We were invited over to create videos for Barceló Stories, a campaign for Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana, with a group of 10 other travel bloggers.
When we first arrived on the island we were really looking forward to heading straight to the beach, but the day we landed there was a monsoon and the island partially flooded! It was a crazy first 24 hours as we all plotted how to get video shots with the downpour (should we pretend it’s sunny and just bring some margaritas to the beach anyway?!). Luckily when we woke up the next morning the sky was a clear blue. Quite the introduction to island life!
The rest of the week in Punta Cana was so busy, and so much fun. Our days started with sunrises on the beach and ended with feasts at the hotel, with plenty of activities in between. Our favorite day of the trip was when we explored some of the best natural wonders of the island, including the Hoyo Azul and Isla Saona. I highly recommend visiting both if you go to the Dominican Republic.
For the Hoyo Azul, go early to avoid the crowds. And don’t forget to bring a swimsuit – jumping in is so refreshing! We combined a morning visit here with a boat trip to Soana Island afterward to swim in some of the clearest water around. I felt like I was swimming in a pool.
The campaign for Barceló Stories is now live 🙂 so you can check out our videos below, along with the other videos of travel bloggers we traveled with to the Dominican Republic.
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Island life is the best. Any tropical destinations you’ve visited recently that you’d recommend?