4 ways to enjoy summer in the tropics

With some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in the world, the Caribbean is a perennial favourite destination for Canadians looking to vacation in paradise – but it’s so much more than just sun and sand. If you’re looking to do more than just relax on your next getaway, here are some of our favourite ways to shake things up when visiting the tropics.

Golf course at sunset
Hit the links at Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden

The Dominican Republic is widely recognized as one of the top golf destinations in the Caribbean with challenging and award-winning fairways offering beautiful mountain backdrops and sweeping coastline views. At Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden, you’ll have access to some of the best golf courses on the island, like the nearby Cayacoa Golf Club and the Santo Domingo Country Club, the first golf course built on the island. Kids – and kids at heart – can work on their short game at the resort’s mini-golf course. After a day on the greens, unwind with a relaxing soak in a Jacuzzi at the on-site Bay Spa.

Kayak cruising through the ocean near the beach
Make a splash at Be Live Collection Marien

Nestled on the stunning shores of Puerto Plata, Be Live Collection Marien is a haven for those looking to spend some time in the sea. This beautiful beachfront property offers a wide array of water sports for you to enjoy, from sailing to waterskiing! Take a scenic kayak ride along the golden shores, tackle the waves with some windsurfing or join an exciting game of water polo! Keep the excitement going at the Kviar Nightclub and Casino, offering all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with a Caribbean twist.

Loungers on a white-sand beach
Explore a private beach at Be Live Collection Punta Cana Adults Only

If you’re looking for a sophisticated beach getaway in the Dominican Republic, look no further than Be Live Collection Punta Cana Adults Only. This newly-renovated adults only resort offers its guests exclusive access to the stunning Cabeza de Toro Beach. Walk over the soft white-sands, past charming Bali beds, palapas and sun loungers to find lively games of beach volleyball taking place on the resort’s beach volleyball court. Cool off with a cold drink from the beach butler service before exploring beautiful hiking and biking trails. After building up an appetite on the beach, you can take advantage of the numerous gourmet dining options available, including the brand-new Marketplace buffet, serving a variety of international cuisines.

View of the beach from the water
Discover an underwater paradise at Be Live Collection Canoa

Set along the beautiful white-sand coast of La Romana, Be Live Collection Canoa offers direct access to the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Take advantage of the introductory scuba diving lessons offered at the resort before diving beneath the waves of the Caribbean Sea and swimming among schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins and more! Those who want to stay a little closer to shore can enjoy snorkelling through colourful coral reefs in crystal-clear water. After exploring the depths, head over to the nearby East National Park with hundreds of species of plant life, exotic birds and animals for you to discover.

Guests that choose to stay with Be Live Hotels and Resorts can expect well-appointed accommodations, quality amenities and services and exciting activities and entertainment to suit travellers of all tastes.

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