Lengthy stopovers are a form of slow torture. You’re trapped in airport purgatory, without access to reliable WiFi or even a phone charger, willing your flight to arrive on time so you don’t have to die of boredom *before* enjoying a beer on the beach.
Well, travelers flying in and out of Punta Cana International Airport in the Caribbean‘s Dominican Republic – where there are multiple connections to the Americas and beyond – are about to get the ultimate cure for the stopover sads: an outdoor pool.
The extremely lush swimming hole – which features a wrap-around deck for maximum lounging – is the most anticipated feature of a new VIP lounge designed by local architect Antonio Segundo Imbert, which is expected to open in December of this year.
When you’re done paddlin’ around, breathing through your mouth so the plane’s fumes don’t melt your nostrils, the lounge’s indoor area features a restaurant and bar that’s bound to be a better option than the food court.
To gain access to the pewl, you’ve either got to be a frequent flier with a select airline, or willing to fork out a still-undisclosed amount for a day pass to the lounge.
But, really, can you put a price on sanity?
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Image: Punta Cana International Airport