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our honeymoon in punta cana

Monday, May 11, 2015

honeymoon in punta cana

Hello, everyone! Today is our one month anniversary of being married (woohoo!). In honor of the one month mark, I thought I would share some pictures of our Honeymoon. We went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and had an amazing time! We stayed at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino for five nights. The resort was beautiful and looked exactly like the pictures online.

Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino Review

We always book our trips based off of Trip Advisor. I love that it provides customer reviews and customer pictures. I would definitely recommend our resort. The grounds were beautiful, the rooms were nice, the beach was spotless, etc. The restaurants were all good -- our favorites were the Zen Hibachi Grill and Bella Cucina (Italian). One fun thing about our resort is that we had access to a sister resort called Memories, which gave us access to their pools, bars, and restaurants. Our resort also had great nightlife. It had a casino, disco bar, and live music every night!

rings in the sand

We did not stay at an adults only resort -- so if that is something you are looking for I would suggest you book elsewhere. We were never bothered by kids. Memories had a water park, so most of the kids were always over there!  We did go to the water park for an hour so that we could try out the water slides, though! The weather was beautiful every day. It was pretty much 87 and sunny each day we were there!

our honeymoon in punta cana dr

Our first couple days there, we just spent our time at the resort. We split our time between the beach and the pool. Tyler and I are both content just relaxing on the beach. I read two books while there and they were both awesome reads. The first was "Insurgent" and the second was "Me Before You". Also, we never were out at the pool or beach until after 10 AM and we were always able to find chairs.

our honeymoon in Punta Cana

On our fourth day there, we went on an excursion called Ocean Adventures Bavaro Splash. It was a four and a half hour excursion and it was fantastic. We got to snorkel, drive speed boats, and snuba! The instructors were amazing and we felt safe the whole time we were there. Neither of us had ever head of snuba before. (I honestly thought it was scuba spelled wrong on the brochure haha!) If you are unfamiliar, it is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. You share a raft with four other people, plus an instructor, that holds two oxygen tanks. You are hooked up to the oxygen tank at all times. Then, you are able to go explore the bottom of the ocean! You cannot go as deep as you can if you are an actual certified scuba diver, however.

snuba diving in punta cana

It was such a cool experience!  It was actually really hard to stay on the bottom, in my opinion. They strap a belt of weights around your stomach to help you sink, even! Once we got to the bottom, they had different chairs placed all around so that you pose for pictures under water! We felt safe the whole time because we had pretty individualized attention. One of the girls on our raft didn't want to do it, so it was just the instructor, another guy, and then Tyler and I. Once the excursion was over, they served drinks and had music on our boat ride back to shore!

review of our honeymoon in punta cana

We had such an amazing time on our trip. It was so hard to leave! We thought six days would be plenty, but we both wish we would have had an extra day or two to hang out. We did not have enough time to even try every restaurant at our resort! We both agreed that we would love to go back to Punta Cana one day. I highly recommend our resort and excursion to anyone looking there, so if you have any questions feel free to ask!

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  1. Tripadvisor is such a blessing! I use it all the time. The reviews from others and pictures really help. I love that this resort had everything at your disposable. There were so many FUN things to do. Awesome underwater picture and the last picture of you two is just too cute. Glad you had a great time Darcy.
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  2. such a fun post! sounds like a dreamy honeymoon! love the under water picture!
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  3. Awww happi one month to both of you..you guys look cute together.. Nice blog.. Visit

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  4. Darcy, it looks like a really great place, I have a few friends who have gone there and they talk about how wonderful it was... Happy one month anniversary to both of you xox

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  5. these pics are so awesome, this sounds like the perfect honeymoon.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. Happy one month! My mom got remarried a little over a year ago and they went to the same place for their honeymoon! It looks like you two had a lot of fun.

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  7. Your photos are beautiful! Punta Cana is on my bucket list of places to visit, I've heard such amazing things about it. Sounds like the perfect honeymoon spot.
    -Alex
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  8. Sounds like a lovely holiday - I've never heard of snuba diving before either, it looks fun! :)

    Congrats again on your wedding :)

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  9. the excursion looks like so much fun!!!

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    1. It really was! Definitely a highlight of the trip!

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  10. Sounds wonderful, the excursion looks like so much fun! LOVE your suit and your hat!!

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  11. What a great location for your honeymoon!! And how cute are you guys with your matching hats!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  12. Oh, I love Insurgent! I read that awhile ago and the movie was great, too. Wow, that excursion looks so neat!!

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  13. Great choice for a honeymoon the images are amazing congrats guys.

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  14. I'm so glad to hear that the resort lived up to all the pictures because sometimes they definitely advertise them better than in real life right? Oh your big beach hat! Adding that to my list!

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  15. What a great honey moon! I did scuba diving and sit on those chairs when I went with my family haha!. Such a great trip! Punta cana is beautiful!
    -Tatiana
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  16. Oh how beautiful! It all looks absolutely amazing!!
    I wish you lots of love and smiles on your path together, guys :))

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  17. Aww you two look adorable! Looks like fun!
    Rachel xo

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  18. This place looks amazing! I absolutely love the picture of the hands in the sand. Happy one month anniversary!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  19. These are such lovely photos! It sounds like it was a great honeymoon trip! Congrats!

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  20. Amazing place. You look great . xx
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  21. Oh wow!! What an amazing trip!!! LOVE the underwater "snuba" pics! (I also thought that was a typo! LOL.) Love your cute bathing suit top, too!
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  22. Looks like a wonderful trip!! I'm glad that you guys had a nice time. :-)

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  23. Looks like a great time! Love the sand/ring picture.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  24. It looks like you guys had an amazing time! That scuba diving looked like it was a blast! Plus, love your last bathing suit!!
    -Hannah
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  25. Sounded like an amazing time!

    - Audrey
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  26. Amazing pictures, I saw some on your Instagram! I didn't have the chance to say before, but congrats on your wedding and God bless you and your husband too! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  27. I love Punta Cana- glad you guys had a great honeymoon!!

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  28. Congrats!! The pictures look amazing :)

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  29. Love Punta Cana! Looks like you had a great trip!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
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  30. I'm glad you had a great honeymoon! The pictures are amazing!

    xo,
    Angela

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  31. What an amazing honeymoon!! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

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  32. What a great honeymoon! It sounds like you had an amazing time. It brings back memories. Honeymoons are the best!

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  33. Looks like an amazing trip! Love love loooooooove Punta Cana :-D

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  34. I've never been to Punta Cana before - it looks great! Glad you had a fun time, the photos speak for themselves! Carylee | more pieces of me

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  35. It looks and sounds like you two had great time - I'm so glad!

    Punta Cana is my favourite :)

    Also, happy anniversary!!
    Jackie
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  36. Your trip looks like so much fun! I almost wish we had booked a tropical resort just like this for our honeymoon!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  37. Your blog just got me even more excited for our 10 year vow renewal! The pool with the circle in the middle is where I plan to exchange vows. Thanks to you, now I k own we can have fun there too!

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  38. Your blog just got me even more excited for our 10 year vow renewal! The pool with the circle in the middle is where I plan to exchange vows. Thanks to you, now I k own we can have fun there too!

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  39. Thank you so much for sharing! Your post just enhanced my excitement for my 10 year vow renewal next year. I fell in love with the idea of having the ceremony on the sections in the pool, but I wasn't sure what resort it was, and if they had plenty of activities. Your post confirmed that. Thanks and congrats!

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  40. Thank you so much for sharing! Your post just enhanced my excitement for my 10 year vow renewal next year. I fell in love with the idea of having the ceremony on the sections in the pool, but I wasn't sure what resort it was, and if they had plenty of activities. Your post confirmed that. Thanks and congrats!

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  41. Your honeymoon looked amazing and fun. I wouldn't have wanted to come home either. Enjoy your new life together!

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  42. Oh how fun! And those photos are just amazing!
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  43. The handprints with the rings picture is my favorite, how cool. That picture of y'all on the bottom of the ocean is amazing!

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  44. I'm craving a tropical vacation! I LOVE that bathing suit in the last picture!

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  45. Love this post so much!! Oh how I wish we could go honeymooning again sometime! That sounds amazing right now!

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  46. Oh how fun!!! Love all the couple pics!! You look so pretty

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  47. it looks like a dream! x

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  48. Looks like SO much fun! Xx

    Xx
    Molly
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  49. Congrats on ur weddinge, and finding the perfect location for ur special holiday, love the pictures, u guys make a cute couple !! Let me say you look so beautiful, I would love to follow you regularly now !!
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