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I asked on Instagram what blog you guys wanted to see first and all my outfit details, plus hotel info from our vacation in Punta Cana won by a landslide!  I know I posted a ton on my Instagram and LTK but I wanted to give you guys the full roundup here.  From all of my outfits to hotel information, I have got you covered!

Listing all details of my outfits below each picture.  I know some of these items are a bit pricy, so I made sure to include ‘similar for less’ options so it won’t break the bank!

Travel Outfits:

Split Neck Long Sleeve Cotton Blend Dress **40% off right now!**| Amazon Slides | Summer Days Beach Backpack | Beach Backpack For Less | Sunhat | Sunhat For Less | Hat Holder Keyring

Lululemon High Rise Jogger | Graphic Tee | Jean Jacket | V-10 Sneakers | Cheyenne Necklace | UPPA BABY G-Lite Stroller  | WAYB Travel Car Seat 

More Casual Outfits:

Agolde Parker Long Jean Shorts | Free People Rainbow Top | Galore Sandals | Gucci Mini Bucket Bag | Similar Bucket Bag For Less

White Crop Top | White Shorts | Straw Crossbody | Statement Earrings

Agolde Parker Long Jean Shorts | English Factory Poplin Ruffle Top **out of stock in Pink but available in 4 other colors!** |Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal| Similar Hat

Agolde Parker Short White | Free People Venice Printed Top in Rose Combo | Gucci Slides | Similar Gucci Slides For Less |DIFF Sungalsses

Rare Love Dark Slate Stripe Top | Abercrombie Gauzy Beach Short Coverup | Sunhat For Less | Sunhat 

Agolde Parker Long White Shorts | Rib Tank | Stripe Ruana | Chloe Tote | Similar Tote For Less | Silver Hoops

Dresses & Jumpsuits:

Abercrombie Relaxed Poplin Shirt Dress | Amazon Belt | Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal | Chloe Tote | Similar Tote For Less | DIFF Becky Sunglasses

Amazon Black Maxi Dress | Gucci Strap Sandals | Similar Strap Sandal For Less | Straw Crossbody

Free People Denim Dress | V-10 Sneakers | Gucci Bucket Bag | Similar Bucket Bag For Less

Maaji Black Rose Margaret Short Skirt | Maaji Ivy Short Shirt in Black Rose | Similar Romper For Less | Gucci Sandals | Similar Strap Sandal For Less Gucci Bucket Bag | Similar Bucket Bag For Less

Amazon Bohemian Maxi Dress | Caslon Kalvin Slide Sandal | Straw Crossbody

Kara One Shoulder Midi Dress | Amazon Belt | Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal | Straw Crossbody | Sunglasses

Target Dress | Gucci Slides | Similar Slides For Less | Cici Necklace | Gucci Bucket Bag | Similar Bucket Bag For Less

BB Dakota by Steve Madden Deep Skies Minidress

Stunning Style Taupe Jumpsuit | Billini Ulara Transparent Slide Sandal | Straw Crossbody | Sunglasses

Treasure & Bond Embroidered Long Sleeve Cotton Dress | Chloe Tote | Similar Tote For Less | Amazon Slides | Sunglasses

 

Tiare Hawaii Naia Maxi Dress in Peach Yellow Blue Ombre | Similar Color Maxi Dress For Less 

Superdown Remy Bandeau Pant Set in Hot Pink **almost sold out in hot pink but available in 2 other colors!**| Gucci Slides | Similar Slides For Less | Fun Earrings | Jean Jacket

Swim & Cover-ups:

The Sasha Cutout Bikini Top **this color is sold out in top & bottom but other colors available!** | BOUND by Bond-Eye The Palmer Ribbed Bikini Bottoms | Amazon Women’s Bikini Swimsuit Cover Up Button Down | DIFF Sunglasses

Tularosa Omnia Top in Maraschino | Tularosa Omnia Botttom in Maraschino | Sunglasses | Chloe Tote | Similar Tote For Less | Sunhat | Sunhat For Less | Beach Hat Holder Keyring

Amazon Two Piece Halter Padded Bikini Swimsuit| Amazon Women’s Bikini Swimsuit Cover Up Button Down

Amazon High Waisted Swimsuit | Amazon White Sunglasses

Amazon Women’s High Waisted Bikini Set Tie Knot High Rise Two Piece Swimsuit | Amazon Beach Blouse Kimono Cardigan Long Bikini Cover Up | Amazon Cloud Slides |DIFF Eyewear

 

Beach Riot Celine One piece | Similar One Piece For Less SummerSalt Crochet Cover Up |Amazon Belt | Sunglasses

 

Maaji Free Spirit Ebony Puff Sleeve Bikini Top | Maaji Free Spirit Flirt Thin Side Bikini Bottom | Amazon White Sunglasses | Maaji Free Spirit Lolita Girls Bikini Set | Miller’s Sunglasses

 

Shoes + Accessories:

Amazon Cloud Slides | Amazon Slides | Gucci Slides | Similar Gucci Slides For Less | Tory Burch Slides | Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal | Billini Ulara Transparent Slide Sandal | Gucci Bucket Bag | Similar Bucket Bag For Less | Straw Crossbody | Sunhat | Sunhat For Less| Similar Beach Hat

Paradisus Grand Cana

Let me start by saying I have been to the Dominican Republic 5 times now. Each time we NEVER leave the resort. And each time has been with one of the Melia Hotels. So unfortunately I do not have tips on other hotels or restaurants/things to do in the area. I think you should book a hotel that has so much to do inside of the resort that you do not need to leave!

We stayed at the Paradisus Grand Cana in Punta Cana. My parents are ‘members’ with Melia resorts (basically a time share), so they have added perks when they travel to different Melia hotels.

The Grand Cana is their newest hotel in Punta Cana, but they have FIVE total so you can stay at a different resort on the same property and still have access to the amenities like the water park and kid’s club. Just search Melia hotels in Punta Cana to see all of the different options.

The Dominican is hard to get to <unless you live in or near Florida>, but well worth it. The climate is mild and the beaches and water are beautiful. We always enjoy our time there.

The things we loved about The Grand Cana:

-Free child care ages 1 and up from 10am to 10pm. They don’t feed the kids anything so you would need to come back for snack time, lunch, and dinner. They also have TONS of activities daily for the kids starting at age 3 and up. Miller loved the nightly activities which included dance parties, painting, movie night, pajama party, etc.

-The water park. Both kids loved the water park and we went there daily either in the morning or after naps. It opens at 10am each day and has different areas for each stage (age) of the kids.

-We loved that the beach always had tons of chairs available, even though we never did get the front row. The sand was super soft and cool so the kids loved playing by the chairs and by the water.

-They did a great job managing the sargassum. You could definitely feel it everywhere while you were in the water but they always came by with tractors to keep the beach clean.

-The drinks were great. The bartenders really knew how to mix a drink for sure!

Things we didn’t love:

-About half of the employees were friendly and half WERE NOT. The bartenders were definitely the unfriendliest group of them all, at every bar. They just did not want to be there.

-The food was just OK. But I feel like that is the case at most all-inclusive resorts.

-You have to take a cart to the beach. The beach is about a 15 min walk so you have to wait on a cart to pick you up and take you to and from the hotel to the beach. Felt a little inconvenient at times with the stroller and everything else we had to carry.

-The restaurants and buffet did not open until 6:30. This meant the kids didn’t have food until almost 7 every night which is SUPER late for them. Then, they closed the breakfast at 11:30 and did not open until 12:30 for lunch. So between 11:30-12:30 we didn’t have access to food. So the kids would eat breakfast early (because of the three hour time change) and then would not get lunch until 1pm. That also pushed back nap times because they needed to eat first.

Ideally we would love to find something like this closer. Most resorts offer childcare for children over 4, so having that for Callen was CLUTCH. I think they have this same set up at either Puerto Vallarta or Playa del Carmen, with the water park and child care, so we will probably look into that next time. With those two locations you just have to worry about the pile up of sargassum on the beaches.

To see the things we packed for the kids that made things easier, head to this post:

What I Am Packing The Kids For Vacation

Hope this helped! xo Amanda

XO Amanda
February 22, 2022 Travel

Vacation Outfit Roundup- Dominican Republic

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