Note that this property received a significant renovation and relaunch in 2015. Some appearances may have changed. Always check destination web sites for updates! Read all about it in our review of Club Med Punta Cana.
Two archery centers (for kids and grownups) are near the tennis center. "All inclusive" at Club Med Punta Cana includes court use (many courts, some lit at night), and lessons at certain times; guests can also book private lessons.
Sports and Events
Check the notice board to see the day's special events, including several simultaneous choices for evening entertainment.
Events and activities are also displayed on the Club Med channel on guests' tvs.
Daily Activities Notices
Another notice board displays the day's sports activities (in English and French.)
This list, however,doesn't the dance classes, tennis classes, or the many fitness classes throughout the day...
Club Med Punta Cana -trapeze
Kids clubs take lessons on the trapeze; grown-ups can too, at certain hours. Also, Club Med's circus team puts on evening performances.
Watersports include sailing and windsurfing (with lessons), kayaking, and snorkeling. To see coral, you need to take a (paid) outing to a coral reef a short distance from shore; but kids will enjoy spotting fishes just off the beach, and with luck might see an eagle ray.
Kids Club Leaving Shore on Catamaran
The kids' club makes a colorful arrival; in the background, a windsurfer seems to know what he's doing.
If you hanker for the high seas but don't feel energetic, just ask a GO to take you for a sail.
Fitness Class Location, by the Beach
Hard to imagine a nicer spot for a fitness class: this Fitness Center is airy and the views can't be beat. Typically, Club Med resorts offer several types of fitness (and yoga, Pilates, etc.) classes during the day.
If you just want to work out, Club Med Punta Cana has an air-conditioned gym that's also styled by Crunch.
*This resort has had a renovation since time of writing, so some appearances may have changed. Always check destination web sites for updates!
Most of the activity at the pool consists of lounging (adults) and playing (kids). But there are some scheduled activities: such as water aerobics, and the Iron Man competition pictured above, a fun and funny race.
And by the way, if group activities aren't your thing, don't worry: there's never any pressure to participate, and the resort is so large that many activities can be going on while peace and quiet reigns elsewhere.
Photo, Whale Outing
Above: a whale-watching tour boat heads toward humpback whales.
Several outings on the water depart right from the resort (for an extra charge): snorkeling on a nearby coral reef; scuba; and whale-watching, if the season's right.
January through March, Humpback whales return to these warm Caribbean waters to mate and breed. Make sure your kids understand that sighting wildlife can never be guaranteed; but the whales are plentiful in the area, and often you'll have a good chance of viewing. (Always check current conditions). On an outing in March, we had terrific views of whales; could've used more commentary about the species and its habits, though.
Island Discovery Tour
Exploring outside the resort can greatly enrich your holiday.
Club Med Punta Cana offers several tours that introduce guests to the Dominican Republic. Our Discovery Tour-- with a friendly guide-- visited a small farm, where we enjoyed a warm welcome, sampled fruits, and saw coffee and cocoa (above) prepared for market, right on the premises.