There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a sundowner on a Caribbean beach, against a glorious sunset. You’ll get the chance to enjoy just that in Dominican Republic on one of the sandy stretches of Punta Cana. Here’s a list of our favorite spots.
Situated in Plaza Bibijagua Flea Market near the spectacular white sand of Bávaro Beach, Poseidón Restaurant & Pub offers patrons a wide selection of international dishes, such as pasta and buffalo wings, but specializes in fresh seafood pulled from the nearby waters. The restaurant’s wine list is just as international as the food menu, featuring wines from California to Chile and Spain to Australia. The restaurant also has an arsenal of strong cocktails, including great caipirinhas. Poseidón also hosts several themed nights, including a ‘Traffic Light Party’ to pair up singles, and a ‘Bonfire on the Beach’ as a more rustic alternative to simply lounging on the restaurant’s terrace.
Poseidón Restaurant & Pub, Carr. El Macao – Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, +1 809-552-6002
Located in the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, the Don Queco Cigar & Rum Bar, is the perfect place for those who enjoy the finer things. Relax on one of the leather chairs in the dimly lit indoor seating area, or outside on the bar’s patio, and enjoy a menu featuring a robust selection of the best Dominican rum and cigars. A far cry from the crowded clubs most visitors associate with the Punta Cana nightlife scene, this one is more refined and relaxed than anywhere else in town.
Don Queco Cigar & Rum Bar, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, +1 809-959-2262
Located in the heart of downtown Punta Cana, Black Diamond Hookah Lounge is one of the few hookah lounges in the area, and is a casual place to hang out with friends any night of the week. Black Diamond’s menu features around 30 flavors of hookah, ranging from apple to mango, with the possibility of mixing flavors to provide patrons with even more variety. The lounge also offers a wide selection of mixed drinks, including martinis, Cuba Libres, mojitos and margaritas.
Black Diamond Hookah Lounge, Calle Italia, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, +1 809-834-8676
A part of the Occidental Grand Flamenco Hotel, Mangu Disco is a popular late-night destination for locals and tourists alike. This recently renovated dance club with a capacity of 1,800 people is spread over two floors, containing five bars and a terrace restaurant to satisfy late-night snack attacks. The lower level plays more traditional Caribbean and Latin music such as salsa and merengue, while the upper level plays techno and hosts DJs from all over the world.
Mangu Disco, Avenida España, Bávaro, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic,+1 809-221-8787