We are hardly early birds when it comes to travel, especially less so now because the mornings are spent dancing to the tunes of the pint-sized dictator who is our 17 month old.
But once S and I did wake up early and rushed to the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to catch the sunrise. We did not want to miss it and so I did not even stop to change out of my pajamas, and it did not matter as we had the deserted beach and calm ocean all to ourselves. That was a memorable morning
(posted in response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Morning)
Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has the same signature that makes all the Caribbean destinations tourist hot spots – constant 80F temperatures all year round, beach-front resorts in the plentiful and within easy reach of the U.S.
Escaping the frigid temperatures of New York in March, in Punta Cana we found exactly what we were looking for – stretch of soft powdery white sand opening into the warm and very turquoise sea, further made picture-postcard perfect by the palm trees. Catching a beautiful sunrise together with a rainbow, on one of our three mornings there was quite special too!
Punta Cana on the map.
There are 2 big reasons to visit the Spanish speaking resort town of Punta Cana on the east coast of Dominican Republic – the white sand beaches and the color of the sea. Depending on the time of the day and the position of the sun, the sea changes from a sheet of color-less glass to a beautiful turquoise to a deep blue to a sublime bottle-green!
Click the pictures below to see the journey of a bright day in Punta Cana leading to dusk followed by sunrise the next day:
The many shades of blue.
Dining with a view.
Palm trees and white sand
The ocean from a distance.
The sunny day acquiesces to dusk.
A pensive moment on the beach.
A solitary evening stroll on the now deserted beach.
We are not alone.
Rise and shine.
Following the sunrise.
The early morning sea.
The hint of a rainbow.
Early morning serenity.