Cana Wait For Summer

Austin's seasonal nonstop flight to favorite Caribbean hot spot returns

Austin's seasonal nonstop flight to this Caribbean hot spot returns

Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Deals for Le Sivory Punta Cana are included. Le Sivory Punta Cana/Facebook

SXSW is over — so let's go on vacation, shall we? And we're not talking about an Austin staycation or a family visit or even a West Texas sojourn. We're talking a genuine tropical paradise where we can enjoy sandy beaches and clear blue waters while sipping a Mamajuana or two.

For the second year in a row, Vacation Express is offering nonstop service from Austin to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the company announced on March 12. The seasonal flight will run from June 1 through July 29.

Swift Air, which operates on behalf of Vacation Express, will take off from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's Barbara Jordan Terminal every Monday at 10:50 am, landing at Punta Cana International Airport at 3:55 pm. Return trips take off from the DR on Sundays at 2:15 pm, landing in Austin at 5:30 pm.

"Punta Cana is one of our most popular destinations, and we're happy to offer another summer of non-stop flights from Austin to this Caribbean paradise during peak travel dates,” said Vacation Express VP of sales and digital strategy Kevin Hernandez in a release, later adding "there are resorts and a beautiful beach for every type of traveler."

Hoping to curate to these different types of travel, the airline/travel service also sells package bundles (read: all-inclusive) for travelers that include air fare, hotels, and food and beverage offerings.

As of press time, the cheapest deal is a six-night stay for $789 per person at Whala! Bravo. On the other end of the cost spectrum, a six-night, all-inclusive deal at the ritzy Le Sivory Punta Cana runs $1,479 for one person.