Travel: Fun and sun even a teen could love: Club Med, Punta Cana
ADULT APPEAL: Yes, it’s mega-resorty and family-friendly, but Club Med’s Dominican Republic property—a four-hour direct flight from Philadelphia—features a truly inviting tropical setting (thatched-roof bars, lagoon-style pool) that’s great for grown-up, all-day lounging.
FAMILY TIME: Try one of the chain’s signature programs—circus school and flying trapeze—as well more localized Latin dance and cooking demonstrations.
SEND THE KIDS TO: The resort caters especially well to the 13-to-17-year-old set, with targeted activities scheduled for them daily, plus a new teen-only lounge, the Ramp, where they can rollerblade, skateboard, play foosball—or order a non-alcoholic pina colada without begging you for five bucks. Activities like puppet shows, arts and crafts and face-painting are available for younger kids.
Club Med, clubmed.com. Seven nights starting at $770 (adults), $385 (ages four-15), $231 (ages two-three), under age two free; includes all activities, meals (and alcohol, for adults) and gratuities.