The temperatures here in Michigan are quickly dropping and soon there will be little white flurries (or big ones!) falling from the sky. This is usually the time when most of us decide that “we need to plan a mid-winter get-away” and then, “we want to go somewhere warm.” For those of us who live in the northern states, the weather November through April can be brutal!

My mid-winter get-away was to Adult-Only Secrets Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic with my husband, Paul.

This resort is located on the eastern shore of the Dominican Republic in the Cap Cana area. It is located about 20 minutes south of the Punta Cana airport and easy to get to. Secrets brand resorts have complimentary non-strop transfers from Punta Cana, so we were warmly greeted at the exit of the airport and escorted to our private transfer (we were the only ones going to our resort).

We booked a Preferred Club Junior Suite. At Secrets, the Preferred Club will give you VIP access to check in and check out at the Preferred Club Lounge, access to the PC Lounge for continental breakfast, snacks, hors d’oeuvres, and premium adult beverages. Upon check in, we were introduced to our butler Yoel, who gave us his phone number so we could text him anything that we needed, and also escorted us to our room. The Preferred Club also has a beautiful pool that is accessible only to Preferred Club members.


As for the rest of the stay…

Food – this is the most important thing for most people, right? It’s also one of the hardest things to judge a resort by because it all depends on what you order and your likes or dislikes are. In our case, we never went away hungry, enjoyed what we had, and food was easily accessible – and I have the scale to prove it!


Drinks – the next most important aspect of an all-inclusive resort for guests. Drinks were plentiful and the bar tenders and pool staff were accessible constantly. Although I am not a big drinker, I can attest that those around me thoroughly enjoyed the drinks.


Beach – I always get asked, “How’s the beach?” Unfortunately, most of the Caribbean has had a problem with seaweed for several years now. Punta Cana is really no different in that aspect. Of all the beaches that I’ve seen, though, this one was probably the best. The beach itself was beautiful! Soft white sand, with padded lounge chairs and bali beds scattered under sprawling palm trees. We had no trouble finding space on the beach. The water was a little cloudy when we were there, and at some points, we had to walk through sea plants to get to the sand bottom beauty, but once you get out there and look back at the shore, it was stunning.


Accommodations – Secrets knows how to pamper you with accommodations. Everything from their luxurious bedding, beautifully laid out bathrooms and living spaces, spacious rooms, outdoor balcony jacuzzi and lounge area, to the “Secret box.”  I would have been happy to stay in the room the whole time! Relaxation at it’s finest.


Service – We found the service at Secrets Cap Cana to be very attentive and over all well executed. Everywhere we went, we were met with friendly smiles and eagerness to assist. There is some language barrier between Spanish and English, so if you know some Spanish, I found that to be very helpful. The service staff are local residents, so English is not their first language. A little patience, some sign language, and a Spanish dictionary can go a long way!

All in all, I would highly recommend Secrets Cap Cana to anyone needing a quite get-away, beautiful accommodations, honeymoon, anniversary. The resort definitely has a romantic atmosphere that couples will love.

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