Never in the history of ever could I have imagined I’d be vacationing in a place like Punta Rucia; a place where my backyard looked like this:
Where sunsets look like this:
and where mornings look like this:
Our family vacation in Punta Rucia was like something out of a glossy magazine and our heads were in constant danger of exploding at the views from our house. Here are more pictures of our Spring Break, if you’d like to see…
We started every morning
…with delicious, family style breakfasts and mimosas in the sandy backyard of our rental home.
After a bunch of weeks of stress, selling, and sorting in preparation for our upcoming move, we had grand plans of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing and soaking up the sun… and that’s exactly what we all did.
I’m not sure if the people or the dogs enjoyed vacation mode more.
DTWB QUIZ QUESTION: How many things can you spot in the picture above ⬆️⬆️ that make me happy?! Answer in the comments… Closest number gets a virtual high five!
We spent a lot of time
…reading, snorkeling, building sand tunnels, and eating. When the kids were restless of the ocean, they jumped around on the trampoline. It was pretty much heaven for eveyone.
Punta Rucia has a couple of restaurants but isn’t a “happening” beach town. If you’re going there for “nightlife”… don’t. Mostly, it’s a small fisherman village that is a great starting point to nearby Cayo Arena; a must-see of the whole Dominican Republic, in my opinion.
We did venture out one day for lunch to Lino’s Pizzeria. We had heard from other expat friends that Lino, an expat himself from Italy, had the best pizza on the island. I wouldn’t normally trust that opinion except they’re from New Jersey and New Jersey people know pizza. They were right. It was yummmmm!
We also ventured to Cayo Arena but that is worth it’s own post.
…we sat on the beach, inspired by all the colors of blue and watched Mother Nature do her thaaang.
At night, we’d all pile out for the beautiful sunset. Sunsets so bright you couldn’t look straight at it lest you wanted your eyes to melt.
Moments like this are hard to put into words because there is a certain understanding that this kind of vacation only happens a few times in your lifetime. We spent our week with my parents and a good friend from CMS that will undoubtedly be a friend for life and her cousin who flew in from Canada. It was a beautiful fusion of the family you have and the family you make.