Dominican Republic has always been your dream destination. You and your partner have always wanted to be with a mojito on beaches like Macao or Bavaro, enjoying the good atmosphere of the Caribbean. A birth has arrived, you are already one more in the family, and it seems that everything has become complicated when it comes to making a trip. Well no, you don't have to worry, because traveling with children is much easier than it seems, as we want to show you with this list of 7 tips for traveling to Punta Cana with babies.
Traveling by plane with a baby has its disadvantages, but also its good side. With a child less than a year old, even 2, you will only have to pay airport taxes.
What you should do before buying your flight is to look for a destination airport in the Dominican Republic that is close to your resort or hotel, so that after the flight you only have to travel a few kilometers to get there with your baby.
A good example is, if you are staying in Punta Cana, to arrive at the Punta Cana International Airport, which is 15 minutes away from almost all the resorts in this area. If you were to arrive at the Santo Domingo airport, you would have to make a journey of almost two hours, which we are sure is not the best for your baby's well-being after a long flight.
Another issue related to traveling with young children is to always travel in private transportation with a seat that is specifically designed for babies. Doing it in public transportation or any other shared means of transport with the child in your arms may sound like an adventure, but you would be taking a great risk for your baby. In addition, many times we can be distressed by the fact that our child cries more than necessary and is disturbing the rest of the passengers.
Our private transportation is at your disposal and you can contact us for any questions regarding traveling with small children.
If you plan to travel to Punta Cana in any season, what we do recommend is that you take both the first day and the last day of your stay very easy.
When you arrive, taking a day for the baby to get used to this new place can make the following days a wonderful experience. When you leave, it is also advisable to give your child a good night's rest before the long journey home.
Don't think you'll be the first parents to travel to Punta Cana with a child. Thousands do it every year, and that's why hotels and resorts are prepared to accommodate every member of the family.
Before traveling with all the accessories for your baby, such as a high chair, diapers or a baby carrier, call the hotel or send an e-mail to find out if you have all these accessories available for your baby. You will save a lot of space in your suitcase and you won't have to carry the "mini house" on your back.
You are in Punta Cana and it is to enjoy. We know that many times it is a little more complicated to do excursions or tours with a child, but this does not mean that you should not try.
Gentle excursions, such as visiting the beautiful Saona Island or watching humpback whales in Samana can be a good introduction for the whole family in a very fun environment. There are many activities to do with children all over the Dominican Republic, even for a pregnant woman, so don't worry so much and let yourself get to know one of the most wonderful places on the planet.
The sea, the sun, the sand castles and the relaxed atmosphere of the beach are always an excellent option to enjoy with your child. In Punta Cana there are many beaches to see, so plan to enjoy them all.
On many beaches you will meet other parents like you who are enjoying the Dominican Republic with their whole family, and it is an excellent opportunity for your child to interact and play with other children their age. And don't forget to take good care of your baby. Sunscreen, a good hat and lots of patience to enjoy the best beaches in the Caribbean.
Think about it for a moment. You could be at home with your child crying while you are stressed about going to work. However, you are in Punta Cana! And you are lucky.
Night walks with the whole family, excursions to magical places, entertainment offers everywhere and a continuous adventure are waiting for you. We are sure that traveling with a child is an incredible experience that will leave memories in the family for life, so never see it as a punishment, but as an opportunity.