There’s nothing quite like a tropical vacation. When planning on where to go, make sure you pick the right destination. If you’re looking for a place that’s warm, sunny and is dedicated to your enjoyment, take a look at Punta Cana. This small city is a resort town in the Dominican Republic– a destination vacation spot like no other. Punta Cana has miles of white sand beaches, and faces both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. You can take a vacation here all year round and enjoy the warm, tropical climate during any season. If you’re looking for a specific place to visit and planning a vacation to a different country seems too daunting, this tourist destination is perfect for you.
Despite its relatively small size, Punta Cana has hundreds of hotels and resorts. Choosing to visit Punta Cana is the easy part- the next step is to find the right place to stay. Are you seeking a small hotel with a beachfront view to sneak away for your honeymoon? Or maybe you’re looking for something that’s fun for the whole family- Punta Cana is sure to have just what you need, if you know where to look. Make sure you choose the exact hotel or resort that fits your needs when it comes to what you want out of your vacation.
Let’s have a look at the best all inclusive resorts in Punta Cana:
1. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
Begin your romantic escape here, with Zoëtry Agua. This resort boasts tranquility and relaxation, which is just the thing you need when you’re planning a getaway. You can stay in one of this resort’s 96 rooms, and enjoy a view of the ocean from your own private terrace.
For your meals, indulge without worrying about counting calories with the freshest ingredients and locally grown fruits and vegetables. You can dine in at one of the restaurants, or stay in your room with luxury 24-hour room service. If you’re looking for the ultimate rejuvenation experience, pay a visit to the spa and let their massage experts take all your worries away.
2. Iberostar Grand Bávaro
If you’re looking for a honeymoon resort or just a romantic vacation with your partner, this is the resort to see. Iberostar Grand Bávaro is on the fantastic Bávaro de Punta Cana Beach, and is a luxury adult-only resort. Pick the perfect room from one of this resort’s 272 guest rooms and suites, with a view of the ocean or the beach.
Explore real Dominican Republic cuisine with one of this resort’s four restaurants, or dine in style on a beach front restaurant. You can get Japanese, Italian or American food- whatever you’re in the mood for! When it’s time for some fun, hit the nearby golf course or take a swim in the pool. Or get competitive with a tennis or archery tournament!
3. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma
This is the place to go if you’re looking for a family vacation that even the kids can enjoy. This resort sits on the Bávaro beach and is surrounded by tropical gardens. Book a family suite with a private garden, or get a swim up room connected to a pool – no matter what you choose, it’s bound to be magical.
For dining, you can choose between international or Caribbean experiences with one of the resort’s 5 restaurants and bars. While you get a long, luxurious massage at the spa, make sure the kids stay busy and entertained with the resort’s supervised kids’ zone. When it’s time for the whole family to get together, you can explore the ocean by snorkel or kayak.
4. Sanctuary Cap Cana
The experience is in the name- this resort is truly a sanctuary! When you’re looking for that perfect romantic hideaway, check out this adult-only exclusive luxury resort. These rooms have three distinct architectural and design styles, and there’s 174 to choose from to make your vacation exactly how you imagined.
Have a romantic dinner for two at one of the nine restaurants, or stay in with 24-hour room service. Whichever you chose, each meal will be exquisite, with a wide variety of cuisine to choose from. Sanctuary Cap Cana has nightly entertainment such as bonfires and disco nights to keep you entertained every night of your vacation. During the day, you can go on a zip line eco adventure and experience the wilderness like never before.
5. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
Paradisus Punta Cana Resort sits on a beautiful white sand beach where you can get a view of the clear blue Caribbean waters. You can choose from one of the over 700 rooms and suites this resort has to offer, to stay in luxury in one of the garden villas.
You can dine in formal restaurant or party all night at one of the bars. Either way, this resort has something for everyone’s dining desires. When it comes to fun, there’s something for everyone in the family: kids can have fun at the kids’ zone with art workshops or pool activities, while the teens can play volleyball or go climbing. Meanwhile, parents can hit the spa or tee off on expansive golf course.
6. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Are you more interested in fun and excitement on your vacation rather than rest and relaxation? Check out the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. This hotel boasts it unique rock and roll atmosphere while still sitting on the beach for that paradise experience. Check out the modern rooms and suites, all with a colorful, Caribbean rock-n-roll vibe.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has 9 restaurants for every pickiest of eaters – but if you’re in the mood for some night time fun, check out the Oro Nightclub for an exciting experience. And of course, don’t forget to visit the casino for slots, table games and poker.
7. Excellence Resorts Punta Cana
This resort is just a short drive away from the Punta Cana international airport, and boasts beautiful white beaches and expansive Caribbean flora and island culture. Take your pick of one of the resorts five-star luxury suites and stay in style while enjoying the breathtaking view of the ocean just outside your window.
Excellence Resorts has 11 restaurants and 10 bars to choose from when you’re looking for a meal, or just looking for a perfect cocktail. And of course, this luxury resort also offers 24-hour room service for all your midnight cravings. After you spend a morning at the spa, explore the historical villages or go swimming with the dolphins. Whatever you choose, it’s bound to be unforgettable.
8. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
Located a short 10-minute drive from the Punta Cana international airport, this resort is set in the beautiful Cap Cana Marina, which has 30,000 acres of picturesque tropical, Caribbean beaches. With 115 suites to choose from, your biggest choice will be if you want a room that looks out over the ocean, the marina or the canal.
Dine at one of the three restaurants and choose between Italian, Mexican or Caribbean specialties – or stop at one of the 5 bars, including a pool swim up bar for when you want to enjoy a drink by the poolside. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana’s golf course is a sight to behold, set up right against the water with a beautiful view while you tee off.
9. CHIC Punta Cana
Another all-adult resort that promises to provide a once in a lifetime experience, CHIC sits on the gorgeous golden sands of the Uvero Alto beach. This hotel has trendy, modern rooms, with over 320 rooms and suites to choose from. Or, get an exclusive luxury experience by staying in the CHIC mansion, that has 6 guest rooms for you and your friends.
When it’s time to eat, do it in style at one of the trendy a la carte restaurants that this resort has to offer – even if you’re vegetarian or gluten free! Each of the restaurants has options no matter what your dietary needs. If you’re looking for something new to experience, check out CHIC’s oxygen bar to help you recover from your night out, or get you ready for your next adventure.
10. Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa
This resort is a destination party spot on the northeast shores of Punta Cana, perfect for romantic getaways or bachelor/ette parties, since Breathless Punta Cana Resort is an exclusive, adult-only resort. Leave the kids behind for this one! With 750 modern suites to choose from, you’ll be able to mix and mingle with other adults from all over.
Breathless Punta Cana has eleven gourmet food venues to choose from when it comes to meal time, including a grill on the beach. You can even order 24-hour room service, so food is always available exactly when you want it. Breathless Punta Cana also has themes for every month, so plan carefully to get the most out of your vacation – come in October for Oktoberfest, or February for the Carnival Festival of Colors!
11. Secrets Royal Beach
Ready for a place where you can relax amidst the unique Caribbean beaches and tropical gardens? Secrets Royal Beach is another adults-only resort where rejuvenation is key. Stay in one of the 464 luxurious guest rooms or suites, and pick between a tropical or ocean view to make your stay perfect.
Eat reservation free at one of Secrets Royal Beach’s five gourmet restaurants, or indulge in your room for 24-hour room service. There’s even a wine cellar for all your most luxurious desires. For activities, take advantage of the full-service spa, or if you’re looking for something with a little more action, go snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing. There’s so much to do for whichever mood you’re in.
12. Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort is the perfect family vacation spot, settled on the Bavaro Beach and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Whether you’re in the mood for an ocean view, or one with a stunning view of the gardens, this resort has the perfect room for your needs – even family suites, for everyone to stay together!
This resort has 10 different restaurants for dining on either international, contemporary or Caribbean cuisine, and 8 full service bars for the adults. When it comes to golf, Paradisus offers unlimited golf at the nearby range. If you’re into something a bit more adventurous, try horseback riding or scuba diving.
13. AlSol Luxury Village
If you’re looking for something private and unique, try the AlSol Luxury Village. Quite true to its name, this resort set up in Cap Cana and has 300 luxury villas so that the resort is set up to look like a small village. Choose between Marina, pool and Plaza views – but whichever you choose, this stay is sure to be one of a kind.
With six gourmet restaurants, AlSol Luxury Village has a variety of food for whatever your mood, including Mexican, Italian, a steakhouse. Of course, they also include 24-hour room service. Explore the terrain around Punta Cana with eco tours and cave expeditions, or relax the day away at the beach. Either way, the village lifestyle will be sure to suit you.
14. Catalonia Royal Bavaro
Ready for some adult-only fun? Catalonia Royal Bavaro is another exclusive resort just for the grown-ups, so make sure the kids have a sitter. These luxury suites have it all. Stay in a room with a view of the pool, or get one with a terrace and a hammock – whatever style suits your most luxurious wants.
Eat at a sushi bar on the beach, or dine in one of the resort’s 5 a la carte restaurants. You can also have a blast at one of the six bars and nightclubs, or enjoy the buffet on the beach. For fun, you can take a Latin dance class or take up archery. This resort even has as scuba diving lesson in the pool! But, as always, you can also just hit the pool or the beach and take in the sun.
15. Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino
The Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino is a family and couple-oriented hotel. It has a private section for adults-only, so couples looking to getaway can book a stay, as well as families looking for a memorable vacation. This resort has 485 luxury rooms with tropical garden and ocean views, for whatever your style of travel.
In the mood for a Mediterranean dinner? How about a Mexican style lunch? Or maybe you’re really craving Asian fusion? Get whatever meal you’re after at one of Royalton’s six gourmet restaurants. When it’s time for family fun, treat your kids to supervised kid’s activities, and let your teens be too cool at the teen specific hang out, while you enjoy a dip in the pool or a day at the spa.