As we shuffle barefoot through light, warm sand, the breeze blows against our faces and through our intertwined fingers. Gigantic palm trees line our path as far as we can see, their leaves swaying sideways as if reaching to touch the Atlantic Ocean. We’re not sure how long we’ve walked, transfixed by the orange-red sky. From our daily sunset stroll on Bávaro Beach to nights dancing our cares away to a live merengue band, Punta Cana always makes it easy for us to disconnect from the world — especially when we ditch the kids and treat ourselves with an all-inclusive adults only resort.
The good news is, “adults only” accommodation options are increasing every year, with luxurious suites that come packed with romantic features, not to mention all the social activities onsite. So whether you and your partner are into fitness sessions, culinary experiences, or want to party like it’s 1999, these top seven picks — located up and down the DR’s eastern coastline — offer an exhilarating and relaxing Punta Cana vacation away from the kids.