Last week Darryl and I traveled to the all-inclusive Paradisus resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for our friends Mindy and Marty’s wedding. You might recognize Mindy from my vlog on Anusara yoga.
Our trip started out a little rough as our 6am flight out of Toronto was delayed until 4pm. We entertained ourselves and everyone else in the airport by doing yoga and hula-hooping while we waited for our flight.
We arrived in Punta Cana late so we went straight to bed as soon as we got there. The next morning we got up early to explore the hotel.
The Paradisus resort is breathtaking. It’s built on native mangrove forests and every building is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. It didn’t take us long to set up camp on the beach, which is scattered with cute little tiki huts for shade. We spent the majority of our days doing yoga on the silky white sand.
After a couple days we were craving adventure so we went ziplining. We took a VERY bumpy ride on a safari truck into the hills to the 12 ziplines. Here’s a quick vid of me ziplining:
We spent a couple more days at the beach and then it was time for the wedding. The ceremony took place in a gazebo by the water. Darryl was the best man and I was one of Marty’s groomsmen. The vows were short but sweet and there were many tears shed. I was so unbelievably happy and grateful that Marty asked me to be in the wedding party. I was even happier that I didn’t have to wear a dress!
Mindy looked gorgeous, as usual!
After the wedding we enjoyed a nice dinner at one of the resort’s twelve restaurants. The food was amazing at Paradisus although since none of the a la carte restaurants offered any vegetarian dishes, we ate at the buffet for almost every meal. I was in heaven from all the different fruit dishes, the mashed bananas being my favorite.
All in all I would highly recommend Paradisus Punta Cana for your next vacation. I can’t wait to go back!
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