Punta Cana

Punta Cana Dominican Republic - Private beach bar at Royal Level Occidental - Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Family + Besties = Moments at the Occidental Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Travelling somewhere tropical with the whole family, (especially when it’s winter in Canada) makes for a great getaway. What makes it even better is grabbing a few of your besties and their family to get the best of both your world’s together – a girls weekend meets family vacation. Punta
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Bavaro Adventure Park - Photo Stephen Johnson
Adventure Awaits Even the Non-Adventurous in the Dominican Republic

It is sometimes good to leave your comfort zone. In our family, it’s our son David who is the great adventurer. He is always up for trying the tallest zip line or jumping off the highest cliff. Myself, I am more the soft adventure type like hiking and biking however
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Kidz Bop Experience Hard Rock Punta Cana - A little Dab for the paparazzi on the pink carpet
Kids Will Rock Out at the Kidz Bop Experience – Hard Rock Punta Cana

The Kidz Bop Experience is entertainment on another level for those Electro shuffling, Flossing, Dabbing, superstars in the making, and it’s all included with your stay at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. A week at an all-inclusive Caribbean resort with sunshine, white sand beaches, nine restaurants, a golf course designed
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Three Generations Love a Huge Water Park and World-Class Beach in Punta Cana! Photo by Sandra and John Nowlan
Three Generations Love a Huge Water Park and World-Class Beach in Punta Cana!

The excitement grows as we approach Punta Cana. We’re about to spend five days at the Caribbean’s biggest on-site water park and our plane is descending over kilometres of pristine white sand and turquoise waters at the far eastern end of the Dominican Republic. We’re with our Fredericton-based daughter Laura,
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Family Travel Melia Paradisus Palma Real Resort
Parent Time & Family Time at the Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

I would be lying if I told you that the only vacations we ever took when our two kids were little were a series of far-flung adrenaline fests. Sure we had those when we trekked the West Coast Trail and canoed the Bowron Lakes, but even those wilderness adventures had
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