It was the best time of your life: your wedding day and honeymoon. Now you want to capture the magic of that life-changing milestone with a romantic anniversary trip. You’re in Punta Cana to celebrate, but also to find things that induce romantic bliss: quiet nooks, relaxing pools, and private adventures. You’ve come here for those fairy-tale strolls by the beach, for the intimate bungalows, and for those soothing evenings that make you want to fall in love all over again with your other half. Punta Cana is the place to rekindle that passion and these swoon-worthy resorts help you set the mood.
Tortuga Bay Hotel Puntacana Resort & Club
You check in and a private villa manager takes you to your plantation-style dwelling at the Tortuga Bay Hotel. There are 15 freestanding villas all decorated by the late Oscar de la Renta and nestled in the middle of an isolated 1,500-acre ecological reserve. The first thing you notice when entering your room is the gorgeous wicker canopy bed that faces the ocean. It reminds you of your honeymoon suite, and that’s always a good omen for a romantic anniversary. Then you lay on the bed and the soft Frette linens make you long for nighttime, so you can sleep all wrapped up in them. The bathroom is lovely. A deep hot tub already prepared with floating red petals and tea lights is included in the daily turndown service. After exploring your room, you’re both ready to enjoy the amenities of the Tortuga Bay Romance Package—daily gourmet breakfast, yoga classes, massages, guided meditations, and so much more.
Sanctuary Cap Cana
You arrive at this heavenly retreat, Sanctuary Cap Cana, an adults-only resort, and can’t ignore the precious Colonial village architecture that sits on a cliff over the breaking waves. A welcoming team brings chilled towels and flavored water for you, and they take you on a tour of the grounds. The walkways are flanked by colorful tropical flowers, colonial mansions are scattered throughout, and an infinity pool seems to spill over the turquoise ocean. You hear about a cocktail party happening that night, a themed gala the next day, dance lessons for couples by the beach, and a fishing trip for beginners. Then you discover that your castle-themed suite is also a swim-up room. There’s no doubt about it, you are going big with your romantic anniversary this year.
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
The Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana wellness and spa takes you completely by surprise. You never imagined a resort in Punta Cana could provide such a level of remoteness and peace. Your cane-thatched suite is now your respite from all the worries of the outside world and you order gourmet breakfast in bed (no buffets here), two glasses of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and aromatherapy oils to celebrate. Byron, you personal butler, enrolls you and your partner in painting and cooking classes for later today, and then tomorrow you both embark on a photo and video safari adventure. For now, you just want to enjoy your signature Endless Privileges experience that includes gourmet and organic dishes, exquisite Bvlgari bath products, and a complimentary massage with a glorious view of the ocean.