Another big question when planning your vacation: When to book a Punta Cana Resort? The answer to this question isn’t difficult at all, but you should consider a few things when doing it.
When to book a Punta Cana Resort?
The good thing about Punta Cana is that the resorts are fully booked in just very rare occasions. Maybe for a big concert, a big convention or a big holiday in the Dominican Republic (remember, avoid the Holy Week).
So the ideal date to book your resort is when you book your flight to Punta Cana. Is much better to have everything secured. We suggest to book your resort through a travel agency that guarantees you a full refund if you cancel your trip. Practically all of the resorts at Punta Cana require a full payment when you book, but let you cancel your trip and get a full refund until the day before of your check in, so it’s not a big issue. That also gives you room to look for other resorts or better deals while you wait for the date of your vacations to arrive.
But you have to consider a few things when booking, like the season and the property that you want to go. If you are going to Punta Cana during the high season, and you want to stay at a specific resort, book as soon as you can. As we told you, a full resort is not that common, but it happens, specially in small properties. As an example, we love Dreams Resorts, but they are normally small properties and we have found a lot of times that our dates are not available. So do your research, because highly rated resorts that aren’t big, can get fully booked for some dates during high season.
But this can happen in big resorts too. In a small resort you won’t find a huge event that drives a lot of guests to the property. But this can happen in big resorts and you should look for that. If there’s a big concert (normally at the Hard Rock), the resort of the event and the resorts that are closest to that resort, can get fully booked for a night or two. If these nights are in the middle of your stay, you won’t be able to book. So it’s better to have your rooms booked as soon as possible.
In our experience, booking four months in advance is the optimal time to get that awesome resort that you really want, without booking and paying too long before your trip. But we understand that this can be tricky with your air travel, and that’s the reason of our suggestion to book everything together.
We hope that this help you to know when to book a Punta Cana Resort for your next vacation!