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Beach Style: What to pack for a beach vacation

Packing for a beach vacation is the easiest type of packing. Simply open up your favourite suitcase, throw in a swimsuit (or two), a cover-up, sunscreen and sunnies and you are ready to roll onto the plane and sun it up at the beach.

After spontaneously booking our recent trip to Punta Cana, I had to dash out to the shops to look for a new swimsuit as the last time I lowered myself into one was about 3 years ago – so it was time for a beach wardrobe update.

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Checking In: RIU Republica, Dominican Republic

The pristine Punta Cana coastline with its palm tree lined white beaches and jewel toned ocean water is considered the resort hub of the Dominican Republic. The newly built 5-star Riu Republica is an adult only (+18) resort offering 24-hour all-inclusive service and it sits on the beach front in the heart of this paradise.

There is currently not a whole lot of love on the internet for this newly opened hotel, which made me hesitant to book. I debated all the pros and cons and finally sought comfort and reassurance from our travel agent, Tammy from Trip Central who, oh so patiently deliberated and debated along with me.

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Captured Moments: Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, is recognised as having some of the best beaches in the world. With that kind of accolade, you quickly conjure up images of paradise. Images of powder soft sand greeting your toes as you walk along the endless stretches of pristine beach, lined with palm trees and the crystal clear Caribbean ocean lapping the shore. In reality, it did not disappoint, here are a few snaps from our week in paradise – Punta Cana.

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