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Calm caribbean waters in Punta Cana

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Calm caribbean waters in Punta Cana

I understand some of the beaches in Punta Cana have rough Atlantic Ocean waters while others have calm turquoise waters with white sand. Could anyone shed any light on which areas in Punta Cana have the best beaches/waters?

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1. Re: Calm caribbean waters in Punta Cana

you need to message punta cana mike - he frequently responds to questions, but he is ur best bet !

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The Catalonia Bavaro and Royal Catalonia have an extremely calm ocean, it's perfect for those you don't like waves. The Punta Cana Princess is also fairly calm with some light waves. I found that the Majestics and Bahias have rougher waters with some larger waves but it is still ok for swimming and playing around in. If you head towards the Hard Rock the waters can be extremely unforgiving with a strong undertow. I haven't been to the Excellence but I hear the ocean there can be pretty rough as well...........

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Out of 7 DR trips the calmest location is at Catolonia Royal and Catalonia Bavaro.

Highly recommend the adults only Catolonia Royal.

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Uvero Alto area - golden brown sand, generally rougher waters.

Hard Rock - can be a little rough, golden brown sand.

Bahias to Carabella - water is turquoise, can be a little rough, can be calm... sands get whiter the further south you go.

NOW Larimar to Barcelos - whiter sand, much calmer water, turquoise.

Cabeza de Toro - whiter sand, calmer waters nearly all year round.

Anything south of Cabeza de Toro will have the whitest sands and calm, turquoise waters 99.9% year

Edited: 27 June 2011, 00:25
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btw the only area where they may be no-swim-flags due to strong currents is in Uvero Alto. For the rest of the "rough water" quoted above it'll be small shorebreak and wind driven chop.

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thanks to all who responded to this post. It seems that the Barvaro section of Punta Cana has the calmest waters. I just need to find which hotel/resort would be best for a wedding. We are looking for swin up bar, good food, service and ofcourse, a beautiful resort. There are so many to choose from.

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The Catalonia resorts have the calmest sea we have been to In PC - it is also a very long, wide beach for the resort, so it never feels overcrowded. It has the white sand/blue water you are looking for.

An American couple got married while we were there and they seemed very happy with the whole experience when we spoke to them.

Kerry :)

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take a Map,

look up the Now-Larimar(formerly named NH Real Arena, most Maps still show the old Name),

right there the white Sand and Calm Water Area starts, it is named the Original Bavaro Beach Bay(not to get confused with the naming Bavaro Beach by bookings Sites who use the Term for the whole Area til up to the Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel),

so from the Now-Larimar southwards You have the white Powder Sandy Calm Water Beaches You requested, til down to the southernmost point of Punta Cana, Juanillo Beach at the Cap Cana Property/Secrets Santuary cap Cana.

Happy Travels

Mike

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