When you're in Punta Cana or anywhere else in the Dominican Republic, every day is essentially a beach day! The weather is more or less sunny and hot year round and the beach is one of the top reasons why so many people travel to this destination every year.
Of course, if you stay in a resort, you don't have to worry about bringing food and drinks with you to the beach. Most resorts have a restaurant right on the beach or nearby where you can easily get a snack or lunch whenever you get hungry. Some resorts also have beach-side service where designated beach waiters will serve you cocktails and refreshments on the beach. And then there's the local beach restaurants & bars if you want to venture off property and try some of the local cuisine and mingle with locals and expats.
If you're staying in a resort on Bavaro Beach, then some of the most popular beach restaurants would be Huracán Café (Hurricane Café), Soles Chill Out Bar and Jellyfish. If you're staying in Cap Cana, then Little John on Juanillo Beach or Api Beach are popular places to go.
What would you bring with you for a day at the beach? Maybe you're low-key and don't need a lot of things to keep yourself entertained or maybe if you're going with your family and kids, you need a variety of things to have a great day on the beach. Regardless of whether you're going solo or with the whole family, here is a list of 20 beach essentials, which you can pack for your next beach day:
1. A beach bag (tote or backpack)
2. A shady hat or a cap
4. Flip flops
5. Waterproof phone case
7. Sun lotion (reef safe)
8. Books and/or magazines
11. A cover-up
12. Hair ties
13. Lip balm (with SPF)
15. Aloe Vera
16. Reusable water bottle
17. Wet wipes
18. Beach toys
19. Snorkel gear
20. Beach towel
What else would you bring? If you're not staying in a resort and don't have access to their beach chairs, you could also bring your own chairs and umbrellas to the beach. Perhaps you'd like to bring a portable and waterproof speaker so you can listen to music? And if you're planning on visiting one of the local beach restaurants, make sure to bring credit card and cash with you as well.
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