How to spend three days in Cap Cana
Nestled on the Dominican Republic’s easternmost tip lies Cap Cana, a private gated community within Punta Cana. Encompassing 30,000 acres of pristine beaches and scenic coastal roads, it’s one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive vacation destinations and a favorite getaway for jet setters from around the world. It’s also home to a world-class Margaritaville Island Reserve resort that serves as the perfect home base for three days in this gorgeous paradise. Planning or considering a visit to Cap Cana? Here’s how to fill three days with beauty, adventure, and plenty of beachside bliss.
Once you arrive at the Punta Cana airport, your journey begins. From there, it’s just a 20-minute car ride to Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana – your home away from home during your tropical escape in the Dominican Republic.
One of the best things to do on your first day here is to recharge and work out all the tension from travel. St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana is the perfect place to do just that. Schedule a day filled with relaxation and ahh-inspiring treatments, like a soothing massage or a rejuvenating facial. Once our talented spa team has helped melt away all of your stress, spend some time exploring the spectacular property. Unwind poolside or take a stroll along the sugar-white sands of Juanillo Beach, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful stretches of shoreline. It’s especially lovely at sunset.
If you’re craving something delicious, opt for a seaside dinner at the Boat House. Located in the Gourmet Village, it offers elevated fare from around the world served at food stations in a market-style setting. And make sure you ask about the resort’s weekly Boat House party – a must during your visit.
Once you’ve enjoyed a delicious meal, it’s time to head back to your comfortable room for some well-deserved shut-eye – you’ve got another day of adventure ahead of you!
As a destination, Cap Cana has so much to offer – from water sports and outdoor activities to epic golf at the award-winning Punta Espada Golf Club nearby. Rise early and head to Cap Cana Marina (one of the most breathtaking marinas in the world) for some top-notch fishing. Charter a boat yourself or sign up for a private fishing excursion with a captain and crew.
You can also visit the nearby Scape Park, home to a natural cenote with crystal-clear blue waters that you can swim in. And snorkeling along Juanillo Beach is always a great option if you prefer to stay closer to the resort. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll find plenty of great restaurants in the area for lunch.
For dinner, make a reservation at Frank & Lola’s and prepare to be transported to Italy. This intimate, contemporary trattoria features authentic, exquisitely prepared meals from il bel paese. Feast on tender pasta dishes and savory entrees, and ask one of the restaurant’s sommeliers to suggest the perfect wine pairing.
After dinner, see what kind of entertainment is happening at the Gourmet Village, the resort’s pulsing heart that’s home to pop-up musical acts, local performers, and more.
If you’re into golf, there’s no better way to wrap up your three days in paradise than with a game at the award-winning Punta Espada golf course, known as one of the best in the Caribbean. It’s less than 15 minutes away from Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana by car. Tee off while soaking up dazzling views of the Caribbean Sea, then enjoy a mouthwatering lunch featuring authentic Dominican cuisine at Punta Epsada’s Bar and Restaurant on the 18th green.
If you prefer a beach day, you’re at the right place. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and get a workout as you glide over the sparkling turquoise waters that hug Juanillo Beach, or opt for a chill day instead and soak up the sun shoreside. You’ll see right away why this stunning stretch of coast is consistently rated one of the best in the Caribbean.
For your last dinner at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, savor a taste of the Far East at Mon So Wi. The menu here features pan-Asian delicacies inspired by the street food of Asia’s culinary capitals – from Tokyo to Bangkok and beyond.
Then, head to Rum Runners for a sampling of some of the best rums from the region (and the world). Explore the expertly crafted menu of cocktails or ask for a recommendation from the bar’s team of talented mixologists – all while enjoying cool sea breezes beneath a night sky filled with twinkling stars.
Ready to plan a well-deserved getaway to this captivating corner of the Caribbean? Whether you only have a weekend to spare or want to indulge in a longer vacation, you’ll find there’s no shortage of ways to fill every day in Cap Cana with unforgettable moments. From outdoor adventures to world-class golf and beachside relaxation, this acclaimed island destination offers something for every visitor. Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana unlocks all of the region’s best attractions while providing you with total luxury, comfort, and unparalleled service.