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About Our Destination

Currency
The local currency is the Dominican Peso, but US Dollars and Euros are widely accepted and can be exchanged at the resort if needed.
Languages
Spanish and English
Climate
The weather on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean is fairly consistent all year, with an average temperature of 86 °F (30 °C). The hot and humid season lasts from May to October and during the day temperatures might reach 95 °F (35 °C).

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights at the all-inclusive, oceanfront Club Med Punta Cana resort
  • Olivia’s signature daily programming and nightly entertainment
  • Comfortable room accommodations featuring flat-screen televisions, iPod alarm clocks, mini-refrigerators (only in select room categories), bottled water, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron/ironing board, basic Wi-Fi and other standard comforts and amenities
  • Two all-inclusive buffet restaurants and one grill restaurant
  • Three all-inclusive bars (Cielo, Indigo & Hibiscus) serving local beer, house wine, cocktails and soft drinks (premium liquor additional charge); and a new wine cellar (La Cave at an extra charge)
  • Personalized beach and poolside beverage service
  • Two swimming pools, plus an Infiniti Pool for use by Tiara Suite holders
  • Access to the ALL NEW Club Med CREACTIVE featuring over 30 acrobatic and artistic activities inspired by the world of Cirque du Soleil
  • Access to a wide array of exciting land and water sports including archery, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, flying trapeze, fitness classes, basketball, beach volleyball, kayaking, soccer, water polo, bocce ball, table tennis and snorkeling
  • Full-service Club Med Spa by L’Occitane (extra charge)
  • Round-trip airport transfers from the Punta Cana (PUJ) airport
  • Gratuities to resort staff
  • Olivia team assistance throughout
What’s not included?
Airfare to and from Punta Cana (PUJ), travel insurance, premium Wi-Fi, premium liquors, optional excursions, spa services, boutique purchases, medical attention, laundry services and other incidentals.
Travel documentation and identification
Passport/Visa
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the Dominican Republic consulate to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Visa
U.S. citizens DO NOT need to get a visa ahead of time. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for the Dominican Republic. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at: www.cdc.gov. Click on the Traveler’s Health section, then click on the Destinations link and choose your destination in the “For Travelers” pull-down menu.
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.

2020 PUNTA CANA PARADISE
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 05/09/2020    
Cancellation Fee 180 days or more prior to trip date   11/11/2019 $250 per person
Cancellation Fee 90-179 days prior to trip date 11/12/2019 2/9/2020 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 60-89 days prior to trip date 2/10/2020
3/10/2020 75% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 0-59 days prior to trip date (NON-REFUNDABLE) 3/11/2020   100% of trip cost

Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment. Now more than ever it’s important to think about the unexpected. We recommend you purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date to receive the most comprehensive coverage, but it is never too late. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
Please refer to the Policy/Description of Coverage for a summary of the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the applicable Protection Plan.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency
 
We are pleased to partner with Conlin Travel. A full-service, LGBTQ-friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel. For air travel, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost. For assistance, please call Conlin Travel: (888) 278-1698.
 
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you’d like to chat with people who are going on the trip, join Olivia’s Punta Cana Paradise 2020 Official group page on Facebook.
Special occasions
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.
Olivia Travel Gear Store

To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!

Travel and arrival

Air Travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into and out of Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).
Suggested arrival/departure times
Arrive any time on May 9, 2020 and depart any time on May 16, 2020. Official check-in time is after 3pm on May 9, 2020. If you arrive early, you can store your luggage and enjoy the resort until your room is available. Check-out time on May 16, 2020 is 11 am.
Airfare discounts
Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit at the resort, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Transfers to the resort
Your round trip transfers to and from Punta Cana (PUJ) airport are included on May 9, 2020 and May 16, 2020. We will request your flight information approximately 90 days in advance of the trip to ensure you receive your transfer. The airport is approximately 10 minutes from the resort.

During your trip

Accommodations
Club Med’s Punta Cana Resort amenities include:
  • Three all-inclusive restaurants
  • Three all-inclusive bars serving local beer, house wine, cocktails and soft drinks (premium liquor additional charge)
  • Personalized beach and poolside beverage service
  • Three swimming pools, including an Infiniti Pool for use by Suite holders
  • Access to a wide array of exciting land and water sports including archery, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, CREACTIVE flying trapeze, fitness classes, basketball, beach volleyball, kayaking, soccer, water polo, bocce ball, table tennis and snorkeling
  • Full-service Club Med Spa by L’Occitane (extra charge)
Room amenities
  • Tea Kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Security safe(s)
  • Telephone
  • Flat-screen television
  • U.S. electrical plugs / 110 volts
  • Bottled Water (replenished daily)
  • Mini-fridge (in select rooms only)
Dining & drinks
Enjoy all-inclusive meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner – in three restaurants.
Samana
Completely redecorated, this spacious air-conditioned restaurant near the main bar and lagoon pool welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring an international buffet – from sushi to fresh fish to Italian specialties.
Hispaniola
Newly enhanced, Hispaniola serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with international cuisine (buffet-style), close to the water’s edge. The views from the oceanfront terrace will take your breath away.
Indigo Beach Lounge
NEW! In a charming waterside location with a wonderful view of the ocean, this restaurant, bar and lounge had a total makeover and is the ideal venue for relaxing gourmet moments. Enjoy late breakfast, light lunch or get a tasty takeaway to eat on the beach. You can also dine with table service (reservations required) in the evening. The bar at Indigo is open all day for drinks and refreshments.
Enjoy unlimited, included beverages at three different bars. (Premium liquors are an additional charge).
Cielo Bar
Located in the heart of the resort opposite the swimming pool, this full-service bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a beverage with Olivia friends.
Indigo Beach Lounge
On one of the island’s finest beaches in the shade of the coconut palms, this bar has a touch of exotic and a festive note, with its oceanfront terrace and stunning view of the sea. An ideal spot for a refreshing pause to quench your thirst. The bar also serves light snacks.
Hibiscus Bar & Lounge
NEW! This bar provides the perfect Zen atmosphere to enjoy our peaceful vacation ambiance while relaxing poolside. Enjoy healthy smoothies, teas and light snacks while blissfully soaking in the sun.
Electricity
The rooms have 110 volt electricity, the same as the U.S.
Excursions
The resort offers a wide array of excursion options available at an extra charge. Offerings include catamaran snorkel trips, sunset cruises, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and golf outings at world-class courses. A list of excursions will be available at approximately 30 days prior to the trip. Bookings take place at the resort.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of the trip.

Internet
Basic Wi-Fi internet is included. Premium Wi-Fi can be purchased at the resort.
Laundry services
Laundry services are available at an extra cost.
Medical services
There is an infirmary at the resort. There is an extra cost for medical attention.
Phone
Each room has a phone to call between rooms or to call the reception desk. There is a cost to call outside of the resort. Most guests use their personal cell phones to make phone calls.
Resort Account
Upon arrival, you will be asked to register your credit card to open a resort account. With a resort account, you can bill services and purchases to your room during your stay.
Sisters at Play & Friends
Olivia’s Sisters at Play & Friends program is dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity on our trips. Meet your Olivia Sisters at Play coordinator so you can find out about the special events we have planned for you during the week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
Spa Services
Indulge and relax at the resorts luxurious Club Med Spa by L’Occitane. Traditional massages, manicures, pedicures and spa packages are available at an extra cost.
Smoking policy
Smoking is not permitted in rooms, balconies or in public indoor areas. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas.
Solo travelers
Traveling solo? Be sure to attend the Solos Welcome on the first day. Here you will meet your Olivia Solos Coordinator who will share your solos program for the week. We plan dozens of activities for our solo travelers, including a special designated solos excursion. In addition, we organize a special solos dining area for all meals and reserve a section for the nightly shows.

After Your Trip

Check out time
Check out is 11 am on May 16, 2020.
Transfers to the airport
Your transfer to the Punta Cana (PUJ) airport is included on May 16, 2020. Departure information will be available at the resort.

Didn’t find what you are looking for? Check out our Olivia travel FAQ, email us at guestservices@olivia.com, or call us at 800-631-6277 (inside the U.S. & Canada) or 415-962-5700 (Outside the U.S. & Canada) and select option 2.

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