This February, Le-Vel hosted a Lifestyle Getaway to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and it was one for the record books. Some of the feedback from this getaway included: “Best Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway ever!” and “Every time we wonder how Le-Vel can top the last Lifestyle Getaway, but somehow they always blow us away!” Our promoters deserve the best, so it is especially gratifying for us to know that you had a blast.
Did you join us on the Le-Vel Lifestyle Getaway or did you follow from home, making a goal that you’ll be on the next one? Whether you want to get all the trip details or relive the memories, this trip report is for you! So fasten your seatbelts, stow your carryon luggage and hold on for a peek into Le-Vel’s most recent Lifestyle Getaway to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
After a quick flight to Miami, we joined other Thrivers in the airport while waiting to board the plane to Punta Cana. The Le-Vel community is so friendly, people were greeting each other like family as we all gathered in the terminal. Le-Vel gear, new product announcements and the getaway made for enthusiastic chatter from Miami all the way to the airport in Punta Cana.
After a quick bus ride, we arrived at the all inclusive Hard Rock Resort & Casino Punta Cana. At the Hard Rock, they really know how to make you feel like a rockstar! We got the royal treatment as a live band played while we made our way to check into our rooms. Once we entered the lobby, it definitely felt like a party with waiters handing out welcome drinks, tables overflowing with food, a dj spinning tunes, photo opportunities and multiple bars open for service.
As we checked in, we got a map of the property (the Hard Rock is a huge resort!) and were surprised with a generous gift of resort credits to use in the spa, on excursions, shopping or other goodies at the hotel. You could tell that everyone’s travel stress was quickly melting away as people got into vacation mode.
Thursday Night Free Time
It didn’t take long to settle into our resort room with a spacious bathroom, en suite hot tub and large balcony overlooking the lush grounds. We could get used to this! Next it was time to explore the resort and grab some dinner. Just after sunset, we jumped on a resort shuttle and got the full tour of the property. From the beautiful green vegetation and fountains to the inviting pools to the gorgeous beach, the Hard Rock is breathtaking everywhere you look. We made a note to check out the swim-up bar at the Guitar Pool and get our feet into the sand tomorrow.
Now about dinner…there are lots of restaurants at the Hard Rock Resort, 9 to be exact, so you have a wide variety of choices for every meal. Still hanging on to the idea of eating healthfully, we opted for sashimi at Zen, the Japanese restaurant. This restaurant also offers group dining hibachi-style. We noticed many Thrivers with their friends enjoying the hibachi grill.
Stomach full of sushi and we walked down the boulevard – a.k.a. the long row of shops and restaurants in the hotel – to grab an ice cream and check out the casino. Then we made our way back to our suite for a good night’s rest.
Friday Free Time
Today we woke up bright and early for a quick run around the resort trails and breakfast at Cafetto. After our 3 simple Thrive steps, we enjoyed the Caribbean breakfast. It really gave us a taste of the island with local ingredients. Now it is off to the pool to nab a spot in the sunshine.
There are 13 pools to choose from at the Hard Rock. So whether you want a relaxing vibe or a party, there is a perfect pool for you. We parked our towel at the lively Central Pool and we weren’t disappointed. Highlights of the day included a 3 pm foam party, a dance contest and the best pina colada in the Caribbean. It was terrific to meet more Thrivers and see everyone enjoying themselves. We grabbed a casual lunch from the grill right by the pool so we wouldn’t miss a second of the action.
When we had enough fun in the sun, it was time to hit up the Le-Vel Gear Store! Lots of new products and a special sale for the lifestyle getaway made us glad our luggage could fit a few new things.
Before we knew it, the time had come to get ready for dinner and the BIG event for the getaway, tonight’s tropical party…
Want to know what happened at the tropical party? Stay tuned for the next installment of our Punta Cana Lifestyle Getaway Trip Report!