Monday, 7 April 2014

We're Back! Dominican Recap Part 1

We're officially back from the Dominican Republic! I hope everyone had an awesome week. I'll do my best to try to catch up on all your blogs, but first I need to get caught up at work!

Don't hate me, but this week I'm just going to be blogging about our trip. Remember, this blog is also my personal (and public) diary. I definitely plan to look back on these posts in the future. So, bare with me and enjoy!

Andrew and I woke up bright and early on Friday, March 28 to hop on a plane and head to Puerto Plata, Dominican.

I have to start this recap off by saying that Air Transat is an amazing airline. I mean, just look at the lighting in the plane! The colours changed, depending if we were on the ground or not. Our flight was about 3.5 hours and we were given a hot meal, an alcoholic beverage and a large selection of in-flight movies. By the end of the flight home, I had seen Last Vegas (hilarious), Delivery Man (it was okay), Captain Phillips (very well done) and a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

On the bus: Andrew bored and on his ipad
After landing in Puerto Plata and grabbing our luggage, we made our way to the bus. We were so excited to make our way to our resort! That was, until our bus died. Yep, on the way to the resort, the transmission on the bus blew. So we had to sit and wait for a new bus to arrive.

Eventually, we made it to our resort though - hours before check-in time. Lucky for us, we had an ocean view suite ready for us which meant we didn't have to spend hours waiting to get settled in.


Living room



View from our patio
Our room was gorgeous and very spacious. We had an awesome patio which we enjoyed spending time on.

After getting settled in, it was time to eat. Oh man, Dominican food is amazing. After being to Cuba twice (Andrew has been three times), this food was definitely better than expected (if you haven't been to Cuba, you should know that the food there is not very good).

With full bellies, it was time to explore the beach.

The weather was perfect!

While taking in the scenery..

We watched planes fly above us.

As Andrew watched the planes, I set out to get us some drinks. What's an all-inclusive resort without the alcohol? It was time to get this party started!


  1. JEALOUS! but welcome back! at least you come back to decent weather in TO and not snow/bullshit. and i heard the same thing about the food in cuba...bland. DR is one of our places to visit :)

    Vodka and Soda

  2. Always so pretty! I can't wait for the rest of your recap! ...But take your time, I know how crazy catching up at work can be!

  3. AHHH so jealous ;)
    I actually like reading vacation posts so I can't wait to see more :)

  4. Glad to have you back!! :)
    Your resort looked amazing! Can't wait to see more!

  5. Looks amazing so far! That does sound like a great airline - you guys lucked out with that. What a pretty room you stayed in! Can't wait to read more about your trip!

  6. The beach is gorgeous!!! I cant wait to see more pics!

  7. all your snaps made me jealous all week. and now i am re-jealous.

  8. So jealous of your beachy adventure! And your hair. x

  9. Your suite looks so nice!!! Can't wait to see more pictures from the whole vacation!! And as always y'all are adorable :)

  10. Everything looks so beautiful! Such gorgeous beaches and good food is always a plus!! Can't wait to see the rest of your trip!

  11. Ahhh looks amazing!!
    Also, you are posing the hell out of some of those shots!! You go girl!

  12. Ohhh man! You guys fly in style first of all. (But that's a given, right!?) Your room was amazing.. wow. Talk about a nice place to stay for a week! That fooooood.. oh I can't wait to see more of what you guys ate last week. LOL- I'm serious. I just made a loud Homer Simpson like food gargle when I saw that burger... !
    Glad you guys had an awesome time!

  13. I'm sorry but is that macaroni and cheese, a burger and spaghetti? Love it and that plane! Keep the pics coming! <3 Glad to have you back!

  14. Sucks that the bus broke down! Your room looks great. Sounds like a great start to your vacation. Can't wait to hear all about it. :)

  15. Ah looks so fun, I want to go on vacation!

  16. sooooo jealous. this looks so amazing and what perfect looking weather!

  17. Gahhh! I'm so so so jealous! I want to photoshop myself into these pictures! haha

  18. WOW your photos speak for themselves! Amazing!! There's nothing better than spending quality time with your other half :). Can't wait to hear more!!

  19. staaahp you two are so cute. i was half expecting a ring ahem...

  20. Sounds like an amazing time!! I'm glad to hear that you had a great time!! It must have been super relaxing :)

  21. I don't know if I can read anymore of these, I am that jealous! This looks amazing girl!

  22. Great looking trip - what perfect weather! Never been - must go!! Have to disagree with you strongly about cuban food though - its amazing!! SO much fresh fish and veg - incredible limey salsas and rum marinades? whats not to love!

    Kate xx


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