Snow is starting to fall from the sky and I know winter will be rearing its ugly head soon. How? My house is an ice castle. Some people I live with refuse to up the heat… so I gotta pull out the extra blankets. *sigh*
In light of this, I needed to feel warm again and share some pictures from our recent holiday to Dominican Republic!!!
We went to the Catalonia Royal Bavaro in Punta Cana, facing the Atlantic Ocean 🙂
The fun thing about the resort was that it was like a two in one deal. There was the family side and then there was the adults-only side. Obviously, we opted for the adult-only side to avoid screaming, crying children. However, our gold wristbands granted us the ability to go wherever we wanted to on their property, including the family side. The only reason we would venture to the family side was for a different variety of restaurants, the theatre, and their beach was larger. We soon discovered that the service and food was much more exceptional on our adult-only side vs the family side. So worth it!
Alright, enough with the chit-chat, on to the pictures, complete with commentary! Click any photo and a slideshow will pop up which you can scroll through.
The name of the resort 🙂
That’s the main lobby for the family side. Very nice.
Was almost like a water Zen garden.
This was absolutely picture perfect!
Check out the grounds! It was a really nice place.
This was our favourite pool. Large, swim-up bar, and whirlpool attached. It was too big to capture in one shot.
Another shot of our favourite pool! Swim-up bar on the left, whirlpool ahead, and built-in tanning beds forefront.
Here we are hanging out in that lovely pool! Me (left) and Teddy (right)
I name this cute bridge the Locket Bridge ❤
One of the outdoor bars. I believe there were maybe 8 or 9 bars around the resort? This one had the nicest cushions haha
Laying around 😛
The beach was picture perfect among the trees and shade 🙂
Here you can see three things: the beach, the seaweed that gathered all day every day, and a storm system in the background. It dissipated by the time it reached land. It actually didn’t rain the whole week!
THIS is the kinda ass I want haha. Oh, and CSI-skill snipe shot.
See, my ass isn’t quite there yet. On another note, proof I was in the Atlantic Ocean!
More proof I was in the Atlantic Ocean! There was seaweed everywhere, fish swimming circles around our feet. I got out before the sharks, octopus, and Kaiju vs Godzilla war broke out.
Me being a benchwarmer.
A restaurant on the water. It was a Spanish tapas place, very interesting and exceptional food!