No other destination in the world is as closely associated with all-inclusive resorts as Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The beach destination on the east coast of the Dominican Republic hosts around 5 million visitors in a typical year, and dozens of its 100-plus resort hotels are all-inclusives where you’ll pay one price for your room, meals, and most drinks, activities, and entertainment.
Not all of the resorts in Punta Cana have reopened in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but here are 15 Punta Cana all-inclusive hotels that are welcoming you back to the beaches of Punta Cana, Cap Cana, and Bavaro right now:
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana: A freeform pool is embraced by mid-rise hotel buildings at this Hyatt branded all-inclusive beach resort, which welcomes families and couples with a dozen restaurants, a water park, swim-up suites, and all the activities of the Cap Cana community.
Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe: This five-star luxury all-inclusive resort occupies a long stretch of Punta Cana beachfronts, meaning lots of high-design oceanfront rooms (some with terrace hot tubs) and plenty of space to spread out on the sand. All-inclusive offerings include 11 restaurants, watesports, and entertainment. There’s also a spa and casino.
Dreams Macao: This new(ish) resort on Playa Macao is part of the AMResorts chain and offers “Unlimited Luxury” inclusions such as a la carte dining, top-shelf drinks, theme parties, and waiter service at the beach and poolside. Swim-out suites and villas are included among the 500 rooms.
Dreams Palm Beach: A AAA Four Diamond all-inclusive resort that caters to families with kids’ and teen clubs but also offers plenty of pampering for adults, including gourmet dining and a spa. It’s also a popular wedding destination.
Hard Rock Hotel and Resort Punta Cana: Channel your inner rock star at this popular beach resort that offers two different all-inclusive packages and features nine restaurants, a Music Lab where you get onstage to sing and play, and nightlife options like a casino, bowling, nightclub, and a lounge with DJ music.
Iberostar Selection Bavaro: A three-story fitness center, P.B. Dye designed golf course, and a live coral nursery are among the standout attractions of this five-star all-inclusive on Bavaro Beach.
Iberostar Punta Cana: The beachfront all-inclusive resort shares amenities with its sister Iberostar properties.
Iberostar Dominicana: The third family member of Iberostar’s Punta Cana resorts has a total of 506 rooms, with a mix of 346 traditional rooms and another 160 junior suites.
Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels and Resorts: Located in Punta Cana’s exclusive Cap Cana district, the Sanctuary Cap Cana is a luxury, adults-only all-inclusive offering access to a 30,000-acre private enclave that includes the Punta Espada Golf Club. Resort amenities include five restaurants, an equal number of pools, a private beach, fitness center, and suite and villa rooms.
Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar: This recently renovated all-inclusive resort has spacious guests suites (mostly off the beach), a free-form pool, well designed restaurants (including a steakhouse and Greek, Italian, Thai, and Mexican eateries), and a nice assortment of included activities and entertainment options.
Sursa: Carib Journal