Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, meaning I received compensation and/or product in exchange for my honest review.
Being blessed with beautiful twin daughters and getting to be their father is undoubtedly the best thing that ever happened to me. These few months have been extremely fulfilling and, at the same time, quite draining with infants. When Stella and Mia smile at me, the feeling of tiredness is overwhelmed by the explosion in my heart. Even though the rewards are worth it, I’m quickly and often reminded that being a single parent is not easy and truly takes a physical toll on me. I think all parents who have just had their first baby (or babies) can relate.
Always so tired, always on alert, keeping on a schedule, trying to keep their brains stimulated and not simply keeping them alive…ugh. It gets really overwhelming, and at times, very frustrating—to the point where I would sometimes ask myself, “Am I being a bad parent?” And then it dawned on me. Before the girls were born, I would travel almost weekly. I would get away to regroup and re-energize. Although it was difficult to think about leaving my girls for a few days, I thought that it would be a healthy and smart idea to get away for a while. I wanted to get back to being my best self so I could continue giving my daughters the care and love they so certainly deserve.
So, I planned a 4-day quick getaway to Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa. A good thing about the resort is that it’s adults-only, so I got a lot of alone time to relax.
The resort was only a 30-minute drive from the airport, and it was huge! The suite I booked offered a spectacular view of the ocean; other rooms also featured views of the pools or lush tropical gardens. My room’s balcony also featured a whirlpool. The room was amazing: flatscreen cable TV, coffee maker, air conditioning, very clean bathroom with high-end toiletries—and services around the clock if needed. It was the getaway I needed for sure. I eventually started missing my girls, but thanks to the powerful WiFi throughout, I got to video chat with them daily.
The resort owns six pools and two outdoor hot tubs. And I won’t ever forget the incredible spa! The staff were quite friendly, and the services were so worth it. They also offer a massage on the beach, which I highly recommend.
Having being brought up with my family owning fine dining restaurants, I’m a bit of a food snob. The resort had 9 restaurants, as well as a cafeteria, 8 bars, and lounges. The food and drink quality were exceptionally good. The first night I had a steak and was a little skeptical, but it was delicious. The buffet was kept fresh and the offerings turned over regularly, unlike many all-inclusive resorts that I’ve been too. The resort also had an indoor theatre and an onsite casino, so there wasn’t a single moment that I felt was going to waste.
I’m not much of a club-goer, but at night the resort’s club would light up, and it was more than just fun. The beach party was a blast with singalong pop music. Overall, it’s a great time if partying is what you are looking for. All in all, I would definitely recommend Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, I would have added an extra day but so grateful I got to go.
I came home after a well-enjoyed 4-day rest and by the time I got back, I knew that the only thing I wanted to see were my girls. I missed them so much and hugged them so tightly when I saw them, but truth be told, the break was much needed. It helped me think better, care for them better, and (if it’s even possible) made me love them even more. I came to the conclusion that to be a better parent, and for the sake of my kids’ betterment, a break can do miracles.