If your idea of paradise is powdery-soft white sand and crystal-clear warm waters lapping at your feet as the breeze gently ruffles your hair, you’ve come to the right place. Punta Cana is home to some of the clearest blue seas in the whole world.
With its 20 miles of incredible beachfront, there’s a beach to suit everybody’s needs, from bustling shorelines, to safe swimming beaches, to remote shorelines where you can relax in the utmost tranquillity.
Check out our round-up of the 5 best beaches in Punta Cana and Bavaro and discover the best stretch for you.
The most beautiful and developed beach across Punta Cana is undoubtedly the Playa Blanca stretch. A turquoise water and bleach-white sand beach with sky-reaching coconut palm trees.
The sea and the shallow waters make this a perfect stop off for families or couples alike and perfect for snorkeling.
This tropical setting serves fresh local seafood, grilled meats, and cocktails for lunch and dinner daily. Kite/ Wind Surfing rentals are available onsite. You will find more information here.
Lunch 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bar is open from 10:00am - 11:00pm
Playa Blanca is located in the gated community of the Punta Cana Resort & Club between Club Med Hotel and The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club on the Caribbean ocean. It is a quick two minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 25 minutes from Canabay Hotels.
Sugar sand, palms, breeze, sea that’s 26-29C year round and the colour of peppermint mouthwash... Canabay Beach is a cliched vision of the heavenly beach.
Canabay and its surroundings have a full offer of options, experiences and activities. From the best gastronomic offer of the area for the most exigent Foodie, to the funniest adventure for the boldest guest.
If you’re looking for the best beach hotels in the Dominican Republic, Canabay Hotels is located right in the heart of the Caribbean paradise.
Canabay Hotels provide more than just a place to stay: we offer one of-a-kind experiences, tailored to each traveler. We are freedom, happiness, well-being, community, adventure, relaxation... We are everything you’re looking for. Our welcoming atmosphere lets you travel with the same sense of comfort, safety, and freedom that you feel at home. We at Canabay Hotels want to build a community of travelers who are not tied down, those willing to experience new adventures, immerse themselves in the local culture, and engage with its vibrant people.
Canabay Beach is 20 minutes from the Punta Cana Airport (PUJ)
If asked to design the perfect tropical beach, Playa Juanillo on Cap Cana, is probably what you would come up with.
This tranquil escape is located at the eastern edge of the Dominican Republic, in Cap Cana, a luxury resort and real estate community. It is 15-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and a 30-minute drive from Canabay Hotels on the highway.
With its warm water and hazard-free beach bottom, Playa Macao, has some of the Dominican Republic best waves. The vibe is super-chilled, with friendly locals and some of the world’s best rum punch.
There are surf and dive schools, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks to rent. Horseback riding and buggy excursions.
Facilities are low-key: a couple of “chiringuitos”, toilets and not much else.
You might roam the globe for years and never find better beaches than those of the Dominican Republic island, and none of them would ever be crowded. Playa Blanca has its fans, Canabay Beach too, but real lovers of solitude should try this one.
This is when Playa Esmeralda steals the show with its vast expanse of isolated white sands and almost fluorescent-like crystalline blue waters. No seaweed, no crowds, crystal clear water, heaven-on-earth, virtually untouched and uninhabited.
Just leave before the sand fleas become really aggressive around 4pm.
Ready For Punta Cana?
The Dominican Republic is the ultimate tropical holiday destination. With direct flights to Punta Cana from the United States (Miami, Chicago, New York, Washington & more) and Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa & more), getting to this Caribbean island is a breeze. Book your holiday, pack your bags and enjoy the best pristine beaches of the Dominican Republic.