Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Punta Espada & Dolphin Explorer, Dominican Republic part 2

While we were in Dominican Republic we let the kids pick out one excursion each. They are both into different things (thanks to the 3 1/2 year age difference) so it was no surprise that they picked as opposite as things as could be and it was also no surprise that Preston picked golf and Bella picked swimming with dolphins! I was lucky that the golf course allowed Bella and I to tag along in our own cart so we could document their round. I brought my new goPro camera and attached it to the front of my cart for some cool video too…which was awesome until it fell off :( but it didn't break and impressed me with it's sturdiness!
The course they picked (there were 3 on the premises in Cap Cana) was the Punta Espada course, right on the water. It was the most beautiful place I have ever been! They had their own caddy who was a lot of fun to hang around. He spoke really good English and helped us with our Spanish. It was definitely one of those once in a lifetime courses. Even if you aren't an avid golfer, this course might change your mind.

Bella's choice suited her and her love of animals perfectly. The hotel had a shuttle take us about 20 minutes away to Dolphin Explorer. They had an exotic bird show, a sea lion show then split everyone into groups to go into the dolphin habitats. Bella got lucky, her group was just her and 2 other ladies. The other groups were 15-20 people! So she got to spend a little more one-on-one time with her dolphin.

And after her swim, we were treated to some straight off the tree coconut water! Doesn't get much fresher than this!

Tomorrow I'll finish up my DR posts with some around the resort activities & our family photo-shoot!

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