Welcome to a better way to stay
Welcome to a better way to stay and experience travel in Punta Cana. We are not your typical AirBnb or weekend rental.
We built Lumina because we care how people experience travel in the places we know and love.
Punta Cana is the most known destination in the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is famous for its beaches, golf courses, great food and all-inclusive resorts.
The city consists of areas such as Punta Cana Resort and Club, Punta Cana Village, Cap Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Arena Gorda, Macao, and Uvero Alto.
We have rounded up our recommendations to ensure you have a memorable time in the island.
Important to note: we don’t get any money from recommending these places/apps, it’s honest feedback so you can make the most out of your stay.
For all your delivery needs: try PedidosYa
PedidosYa offers predominantly food delivery for now.
There are plenty of other delivery apps in the Dominican Republic (Glovo, Uber Eats, etc.) however we find that PedidosYa is just the most exhaustive in Punta Cana.
We highly recommend you rent a car to move around
Mobility for foreigners in Punta Cana is not seamless. Taxis are not easily available, very expensive and unreliable. Mobility apps such as Uber/Didi/Lyft are still not common in the area.
The best place to pick-up and leave your car is directly at the Punta Cana airport. You can choose to do this upon arrival or later in your trip. We recommend booking trough CarRenals.com.
All companies at the Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) are trusted companies. Avoid booking from unknown rent-a-car providers.
For groceries and general supplies, here are our top picks in the area
Just click on the hyperlinks to open the respective location of these providers
Lunch + Dinner = Linner
We are locals, these are our top picks, however there is so much to choose from in Punta Cana. Any additional recommendations? join the conversation on our social networks and let us know, just tag @luminastays
La Cava is the perfect place for those in search of a more exclusive experience. La Cava is the right spot for great food and wine. It offers its guests the rare opportunity to enjoy a dinner accompanied by one of the best wine collections in the Caribbean region. All at a very reasonable price. Located in the Punta Cana Village.
Jellyfish is one of the most popular restaurants in Punta. As its name suggests, the restaurant offers fresh fish and shellfish dishes, and does so in a scenic location and at reasonable prices. Located in the Bavaro Area.
Noah is perfect for all occasions; their menu has many options from great breakfast all the way to steaks sushi and pasta for a great evening outing. Live music in the evenings. Located in the Bavaro Area.
La Taberna de Pepe has vast menu with many options, all very tasty. Amazing fusion cuisine bringing together Dominican touches to an overall very international set of options. Located in the Punta Cana Village.
Mamma Luisa is a Punta Cana classic and a must go. A true Italian place, owned by Italians, serving fresh homemade pasta. Located in the Punta Cana Village.
SBG is the most high-end option in this list. Amazing culinary experience, great for lunch and dinner. Live music on Thursday and overall great atmosphere. Located in Blue Mall Punta Cana.
Golfing in Punta Cana , deserves its own chapter
So much too choose from but if you are only in town for a few days we recommend you try at least these.
Last but not least… the beaches/lagoons + some of our favorite picks
Punta Cana and all of Dominican Republic have so much to offer. Here are top picks of some ideas and places to visit.
Punta Cana is a magical place, rent a car and dare to explore, it’s worth it.
Meet Your Lumina Team 🧡
“As you can tell… we love Punta Cana and we know it well (like every destination we operate in😉). Should you need any help setting up your stay or further insights on things to do, don’t hesitate to reach out. We thrive on ensuring you have a memorable stay, it’s our passion.”
-Alejandra (Operations Manager, Lumina Punta Cana)
Flexibility of a home, reliability of a hotel.