Memorial Day Travel Idea #5: Dominican Republic

Memorial Day Travel Idea #5: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

East Coasters who want to hit the beach should take advantage of Jet Blue’s expanded service to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The airline added additional flights from NYC’s JFK and Boston’s Logan airports to the Caribbean Island.

Fair warning: The Dominican Republic is known for its all-inclusive resorts, which can attract a lot of families. What you trade in quiet pool time, you’ll find some stellar hotel deals. Bargain seekers should check out the Puntacana Hotel, which recently redid its rooms. You can spa, scuba, golf, play tennis or horesback ride.

Puntacana Hotel

For a more luxurious stay, try sister property Tortuga Bay. It offers the same activities, with more attentive service and swankier digs — the rooms were designed by Oscar de la Renta.

Tortuga Bay Hotel

Learn more about both hotels.

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