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About Our Destination

Climate
The weather 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).
Currency
The local currency is the Dominican Peso, but US Dollars are accepted and can be exchanged at the resort if needed.
Languages
Spanish, English
Being Gay in the Dominican Republic
The beach towns in the Dominican Republic are very gay-friendly.

Before Your Trip

What’s Included and What’s Not
What is included?
  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights at the all-inclusive, oceanfront Club Med Punta Cana resort
  • Comfortable room accommodations featuring flat-screen televisions, iPod alarm clocks, mini-refrigerators, bottled water, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron/ironing board and other standard comforts and amenities
  • Two all-inclusive buffet restaurants and one grill restaurant
  • Two all-inclusive bars serving local beer, house wine, cocktails and soft drinks (premium liquor additional charge)
  • Personalized beach and poolside beverage service
  • Four 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, flying trapeze, fitness classes, basketball, beach volleyball, kayaking, soccer, water polo, bocce ball, table tennis, snorkeling.
  • Full service Club Med Spa by L’Occitane (extra charge)
  • Round-trip airport transfers from the Punta Cana (PUJ) airport
  • Gratuities and taxes, which are covered in NDA fees
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Airfare to and from Punta Cana (PUJ) airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local guides
  • Optional excursions including sunset cruises, snorkeling, diving, ATV, deep sea fishing, sightseeing bus tours and oceanfront golf (extra charge)
  • Resort services such as boutique, spa services, internet access, telephone / fax, (extra charge)
Travel documentation and identification
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.
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. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” and then “Vaccinations.”
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most comprehensive coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more…
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.
Joining the Olivia trip groups online
If you’d like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia’s Punta Cana Paradise Resort on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Punta Cana Paradise 2015 Official group page on Facebook.

Travel and arrival

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 2, 2015 and depart any time on May 9, 2015. Official check-in time is after 3pm on May 2, 2015. If you arrive early, you can store your luggage and enjoy the resort until your room is available.
Discount airfare offers
The AA discount code A4845BQ is good for 7% off and applies to flights into and out of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ). Dates of travel are April 29 – May 12, 2015. Airfare can be booked no earlier than 11 months before the trip. This reservation can be booked by calling (800) 433-1790 ($25 booking fee applies) or visiting AA.com/rainbow (no booking fee and please remove the preceding “A” when booking online). In order for discount code to be valid, flight cannot be solely on a codeshare airline; the originating flight must be on American Airlines.
We are proud to partner with Delta Airlines. The Delta Airlines discount code NMJC3 is good for up to 10% off and applies to flights into and out of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ). Dates of travel are April 25 - May 16, 2015. Airfare can be booked no earlier than 11 months before the trip. This reservation can be booked by calling (800) 328-1111 ($25 booking fee applies), visiting delta.com/booking (no booking fee) or calling your travel agent (if applicable) and mentioning the discount codes. Not all fares are eligible for use with this discount code. Fare rules will determine eligibility.
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.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency
We are happy to partner with a full service travel agency, Panorama Travel. They provide excellent service for competitive airfares (business class and economy), additional transfers or hotels/tours outside of Olivia offerings. A $50 per person charge will be assessed for a consultation to discuss travel needs and airfare. This amount will be applied to your overall costs should you decide to use their services. A service fee will be assessed according to the amount of travel booked. For an additional fee, they can also assist you with using your frequent flyer miles for free tickets and upgrades. You can reach them at 800-523-0093 or 503-682-6800.
Transfers to the resort
Your round trip transfers to and from Punta Cana (PUJ) airport are included on May 2, 2015 and May 9, 2015. We will request your flight information approximately 90 days in advance of the trip to ensure you receive your transfer. Alternatively, you can visit your Olivia Travel Profile and enter your flight information at any time. The airport is approximately 10 minutes from the resort.

During your trip

Accommodations
Club Med’s Punta Cana Resort amenities include:
  • Two all-inclusive buffet restaurants and one grill restaurant
  • Two all-inclusive bars serving local beer, house wine, cocktails and soft drinks (premium liquor additional charge)
  • Personalized beach and poolside beverage service
  • Four 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, flying trapeze, fitness classes, basketball, beach volleyball, kayaking, soccer, water polo, bocce ball, table tennis, snorkeling.
  • Full service Club Med Spa by L’Occitane (extra charge)
Room Amenities
All rooms are comfortably appointed with:
  • Flat-screen television
  • iPod alarm clock
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water (replenished daily)
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Secure safe
  • U.S. electrical outlets (110 volts)
  • Other standard comforts
Dining & drinks
Enjoy all-inclusive meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner – in three restaurants.
Samana
Samana is an air-conditioned restaurant that offers everyday cuisine (buffet-style) from around the world, from sushi to fresh fish to Italian specialties. 
Hispaniola
Hispaniola serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with its traditional buffets and features an oceanfront terrace.
Celeste Restaurant
The Celeste Restaurant offers all-day dining and personalized waiter service, featuring light fare such as hamburgers, salads and other grilled items.
Enjoy unlimited, included beverages at two different bars. (Premium liquors are an additional charge).
Cielo Bar
Located in the heart of the resort opposite the pool, this full-service bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a beverage with Olivia friends.
Celeste Beach Bar
Offering all day dining and drinks, this beachfront bar/restaurant offers personalized waiter service. And at night it comes to life with Olivia’s signature night club.
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. Excursions can be booked at the resort.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of the trip.
Internet / e-mail / fax
There is an Internet Center at the resort with minute plans available. Wireless internet can also be used with your personal laptop under the internet plan. Pricing is posted at the resort and is subject to change.
Laundry and dry cleaning
Laundry and dry cleaning 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. There is an additional fee to use this phone. Phone rates will be available at the resort.
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 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.
Smoking policy
Smoking is not permitted in rooms or in public indoor areas. Smoking is permitted on balconies and 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.
Spa services
Indulge and relax at the resorts luxurious L’Occitane spa featuring a mini infiniti pool for use when you book a spa treatment. Traditional massages, manicures, pedicures and spa packages are available at an extra cost.

After Your Trip

Check out time
Check out is 11 am on May 9, 2015.
Transfers to the airport
Your transfer to the Punta Cana (PUJ) airport is included on May 9, 2015. Departure information will be available at the resort.

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