Posted on July 26, 2017

Two Weeks in Punta Cana

Adventures/ Travel

We recently spent two amazing weeks in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and had the most amazing time. We booked our holiday through Thomson and stayed at the Sensatori Punta Cana. I’ll be writing a full hotel review over on The Places We Will Go soon but I just wanted to share some of our holiday photos 🙂

The weather was amazing the whole time we were there, it rained twice during our stay but only for ten minutes at a time while we were indoors so it didn’t affect us at all. We spent two whole weeks just lazing around the pool or on the beach and eating gorgeous food.

On the first morning we all woke up about 4.30am so we made the most of the day and headed to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was absolutely gorgeous and such a treat for our first day.

The hotel was in a perfect location on a gorgeous sandy beach, it has two big pools overlooking the sand and ocean. *Heavenly

The sea was glorious, it was quite rough which was perfect for body boarding, Boo and I spent hours just floating around in the sea. Bugs wasn’t too keen as the saltwater hurt his eczema which was a shame, he didn’t miss out though as he loved the pool.

Our hotel was on the same resort as the Nickelodeon hotel which meant we could use Aqua Nick (for an extra charge) which is their water park. Aqua Nick is a great place to spend a day, it is a really safe environment so the kids could just go off and play on their own while I sat back, watched and had a cocktail or three. The food and drink at Aqua Nick was spot on!

We were lucky enough to meet Patrick Starfish while we were at Aqua Nick… we did meet Spongebob too but I think Patrick was a fav with us all 🙂

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The kids went off to kids club a few times which meant me & James could enjoy a few drinks on our own. It was really lovely to just have a few hours to ourselves knowing the kids were well taken care of.

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It really was a holiday that I have dreamed about and we could not have had a more wonderful time.

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It was so lovely to spend so much time as a family and not have to worry about daily life or do any chores, everything at the hotel is done for you, the food is amazing and you feel so well looked after. The staff are so friendly and always willing to help. I can’t wait to go back again one day. This was our first ever all-inclusive holiday and I am totally hooked! We are hoping to go to Jamaica next year… so excited! 🙂

That is two more things crossed off my things to do before I turn 40 list. Still a few more to do though yet 😉

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  • Reply Zarja from myTamarin November 22, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Your holiday looks amazing! It’s winter now and it’s great to see that summery photos and activities, and of course a big “hura” for children’s clubs so you can hubby could get so much deserved time off 🙂

  • Reply Joanna November 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Your holiday looks amazing! I have been seeing quite a few great Thompson offers but I never actually taken any, thinking that for the low price there has to be a catch. It looks like it isn’t and that you are getting indeed an amazing trip to an exotic destination.

  • Reply Hayley chall October 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    We went to the Dominican Republic about 8 years ago and loved it; our hotel was not half as amazing as this though ❤️

  • Reply Tanita October 11, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Wow it looks so beautiful there! It looks like a truly amazing holiday. It is so lovely to have family time and enjoy warmer weather always feel so rejuvenated on the return home. xx

  • Reply Jess @ Catch A Single Thought October 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Your photos are absolutely stunning and it sounds like you had such a good time. How lovely to be able to get a mix of time as a family and time as a couple; hopefully my two will soon be old enough to go into holiday clubs and we can find that balance! Have to say also, the first picture of the sunrise is just AMAZING!!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 22, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Oh wow, what a beautiful place to visit! I’m off to Aruba shortly and I cannot wait! 😀

  • Reply Helen September 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    This looks stunning and so relaxing. Ah I’m getting holiday envy!!!
    This place is going on my bucket list for sure.

  • Reply Helena August 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    What a lovely place to relax and unwind. #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

  • Reply Sarah | Digital Motherhood August 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    That looks amazing, so exotic! Look forward to reading your hotel review as well #theplaceswewillgolinky

  • Reply Jacqui Paterson August 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Well, now I’m officially jealous! What an amazing place for a family holiday – the kind of getaway you’ll all remember forever. x

  • Reply Susanne Remic August 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! I am so jealous, and so in need of some sunshine right now! x

  • Reply Jade - Raising the Rings August 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful place! We’re taking the kids on our first family holiday next year and I’m hoping they’ll love the kids club so we can chill out for a couple of hours. Glad you had a wonderful time x

  • Reply Catherine (Luke's Mum) August 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    It looks amazing. I love the idea of waking up at 4:30 to see a beautiful sunrise than to deal with bad dreams and restless toddler’s! Are you counting down to the next one now?- Jamaica would be wonderful.

  • Reply Kirsty Dee August 7, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Wow it looks amazing. I do love an all inclusive holiday ♥

  • Reply Elizabeth August 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Oh wow, what a beautiful place to visit! So glad to read you had a lovely time. We recently did a package holiday to Spain I’m wishing we hadn’t spent so much money on – kids loved it though.

  • Reply Baby Loves Travel August 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Looks lovely, you can’t beat a bit of relaxing on the beach sometimes! Hmm, a things to do before you’re 40 list…maybe I should have one of those…not much time left though!! #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

  • Reply Emma August 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Oh Sonia, it looks amazing. What a wonderful break. Kids clubs are great aren’t they?

  • Reply Susan Mann August 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    This looks truly amazing. So pleased you had a great time and got to go back. The kids club looks great for a bit of a break and the kids to have fun. And wow what a beach. Love the photos xx

  • Reply Kara August 2, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I am so glad you had this adventure, also very jealous xxx

  • Reply Natalie Dickinson July 31, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I went to the same place as you when I was 3 months pregnant and had morning sickness so bad I can hardly remember my time there! We had the odd day where I felt a little better, but not so much. I really want to go back and experience it all again – without the sickness!

  • Reply Sarah July 31, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing, I would love to go there! How was the flight? That’s what puts me off going further afield with the girls x

    • Reply Sonia July 31, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      It was about 8 hours. Not too bad! the flight home was the worse as we flew through the night and none of us slept so we were exhausted x

  • Reply Little B & Me July 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my gosh!
    This place literally looks UNREAL!
    The second image is beyond amazing x

  • Reply Kate Williams July 30, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Oh it looks amazing there! Especially jealous of meeting Patrick too 😉

  • Reply Mel July 30, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Looks like the holiday of a lifetime, lovely! My mum went to Punta Cana a few years ago, and she still talks about it 🙂 Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Kimberly July 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous! Looks like you had a lovely time.

    xo, Kimberly

  • Reply Eva Katona July 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous pics, seems like you had a really great time.

  • Reply Fozia S July 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Oh wow it does look like you had a fabulous time. That beach looks amazing! So nice when the kids can do the club and you can relax a bit.

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