Traveling to Memories Splash Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic! #kidcations
Traveling to Memories Splash Punta Cana.
One of the best parts of a family vacation is heading to warm and sunny destinations. Places where you will find turquoise waters and white sands and the accommodations are luxurious and are all guaranteed to help you create unforgettable memories.
Punta Cana is located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Everyone who visits Punta Cana will be able to go to beaches along both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The temperatures throughout the year are mostly consistent with it rarely going below seventy degrees and above ninety-five degrees. It’s no wonder that it is a top destination for families to visit.
We recently had the chance to travel to Punta Cana and enjoy a week in Memories Splash Punta Cana resort. Gabby was selected in a nationwide search to be a Sunwing Kidcationer. She had a blast reviewing and covering a tropical family resort and we were able to see such a beautiful country in the process.
Traveling with Sunwing was in itself a great experience. Before you take off, you toast with champagne, sit back and enjoy the flight! They even serve warm food depending on your flight and it is all included. Drinks were always available and you even got to sample a little chocolate before the flight was through. It really made you excited for what was to come in the resort!
Memories Splash Punta Cana is all-inclusive, so all of the food and activities are included in the price. Since this resort has a huge water park, it is geared towards families with children and there are plenty of activities that are centered around family fun. The resort offers an excellent Kids Club that are fun for kids of all ages, they even have a Teen Club for older kids so if parents need a little RnR, they are able to drop off the kids so they can have kid-friendly fun while parents can enjoy other resort amenities.
The Royalton is a sister property that you have access to and it offers amazing restaurants and cafes and access to the beach.
Seeing first hand how caring the staff in the clubs were, I can tell you the kids will love it! They have trampolines, rock-climbing, crafts, movies and games! They even go on scavenger hunts throughout the resort and get to meet and greet with some of their favorite characters. The teens have their own lounge where they can play pool, video games and so much more!
Besides enjoying all the incredible amenities that the resort offers like the largest water park in the Caribbean, the pools, live entertainment, delicious restaurants the Kids Club, the gorgeous beach and much more–you can head off the resort and enjoy excursions.
We took a pirate ship excursion that took us out to the ocean to snorkel. The world beneath the turquoise water is incredible and one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The colorful fish that come up to you while you feed them is so much fun too.
Afterwards, we met Marco Polo the manta ray and swam with sharks. Can you imagine? It was exhilarating and we celebrated afterwards on board a pirate ship, we danced, drank and ate while we were surrounded by pirates trying to take possession of a treasure and ship!
See the Sights!
One of the more popular attractions near Punta Cana is the Basilica Catholic Monument which was built-in 1962. This monument honors the Virgin of La Altagracia, who is the protector of the Dominicans. There is also a museum that features collections of jewelry and paintings that were donated by Catholics since the 18th century.
Over at Dolphin Island Park, guests are taken by boat out to a platform in the water between the beach and coral reef barrier of Bavaro. Guests are then able to snorkel and swim amongst dolphins, sharks, stingrays and sea lions. Seaquarium allows you to see tropical fish and coral reefs in an underwater setting and there is even a sunken submarine among the treasures.
A short distance from Punta Cana is Catalina Island which is less than ten kilometers in size. The island is made up of sand dunes, mangroves and coral reefs and visitors are able to explore the undisturbed and natural beauty of the island.
There are many tours that travel to Catalina Island every day, so that you can venture out into the waters to snorkel, dive and swim with the marine life. The beaches are filled with white sand and are the perfect place to rest and relax after a busy day in the water.
Book Your Trip!
All in all, there is so much to do and see in Punta Cana and not only are there fun excursions off-site, you literally “come home” to an amazing resort that has endless possibilities of fun. Memories Splash Punta Cana always makes sure that every guest is enjoying themselves and having the best vacation possible. They continuously add different excursions and amenities, so that people who are returning have something new to experience while they are vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Check out Sunwing Vacations and book your next getaway, that is who we went with and we absolutely loved it.
Have you ever visited Punta Cana?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
That looks like so much fun! I love a place like this that has so much to do for the kids and yet can still be thoroughly enjoyed by the grown ups, as well!
Exactly, it is great for everyone!
That looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to check out that place! We are a big traveling family and this is defiantly on our list to visit!
Awesome, hope you make it there!
Looks like such a gorgeous place. I wish I was there right now with the kids!
OMG, me too!
What a small world! We went to Memories Splash Resort back in 2015. It was an awesome trip!
It is such an incredible resort! Glad you loved your experience.
This looks like such a fun adventure! I would love to visit someday!
It was tons of fun!
I love that this is an all inclusive vacation. A lot of places are not and so you have to factor in all sorts of other costs.
Yes, you just arrive and everything is taken care of.
That looks like a lot of fun. I would love to go there sometime. I know that my girls would really enjoy it.
Hope you can make it for a visit.
This looks like it was a mega fun vacation. We are planning on going somewhere tropical this year and are considering our choices.
You should consider Punta Cana, it is a great place to vacation.
I would love to go to Punta Cana in 2017. It looks like an amazing vacation location.
It really is a gorgeous destination.
What a total bucket list adventure- and so much fun for a family vacation! Thanks for sharing your experiences and all your fabulous photos!
Thanks so much, it really was an adventure!
Looks like you are having fun! Love all your photos! Your kids are beautiful!
Thanks so much! 🙂 We had a blast!
your girls are adorable. it looks like they had an amazing time.
Thanks so much!
This seriously sounds like a slice of heaven!!!!!
Ahh, anywhere with white sands and turquoise waters… this place did not disappoint.
I have not been to Punta Cana, but hubby and I ater going to be going away this winter and have started to check out locations. Thanks for the suggestion!
My pleasure, hope you can make it. It is awesome!
I love kid friendly resorts like this! I would totally take advantage of the kids and teens club. My kids would love it and feel some independence and my husband and I might actually get in some grown up time away from the kids.
They have thought of everything!
This looks like it would be so much fun to take my kids to! This is a great suggestion.
Hope you get to make it there!
That looks like so much fun! I have been to the Dominican Republic, but somehow I missed this place. I would love to go back and visit here.
It is a great resort!
I want to go there. My weather temps here are sub zeros.
Family vacation is always going to be so much fun and Punta Cana sounds like a wonderful place to take your kids to get the maximum fun needed. The pictures are amazing and I am sure you had a wonderful experience!
Thanks, we sure did.
I love Punta Cana and WIll be going back over and over. It indeed is a paradise right here on earth. We had to much fun in Bayahibe I cant imagine not doing it again so We are visiting with family soonest!
That is amazing, I am so glad you had a blast. We will be going back as soon as we can.
That place looks amazing! My kids will surely love it there! I hope we can visit it someday…
Hope you can!
Fun times,i can see the excitement on those beautiful faces!!
You are very sweet.