With over 30 miles of white sand beaches, it’s no surprise that Punta Cana has most popular all inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Located at the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic, the hotel is home to Punta Cana International Airport, which serves the resorts in the region.
The Cap Cana area, known for its luxury resorts, is located south of the city, about 10 minutes from the airport. Its main beach is Playa Juanillo, which overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Cap Cana is also a popular cruise destination and may have earned a glamorous reputation from the private homes of stars like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Dominican David Ortiz.
To the north of the city are beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, starting with Bavaro Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic and home to numerous resorts. It is popular with those who want to explore the city’s shops and restaurants. The northern end of this long stretch of beach is known as Arena Gorda, and the more secluded Uvero Alto area is about 40 miles from the airport. In addition to the abundance of activities at these resorts, the area is also known for its beautiful tropical forests, adventurous hikes, and 10 oceanfront golf courses.
All Inclusive Resorts in Punta Cana
Find your perfect vacation with our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana.
1. TRS Cap Cana Hotel
Located in the exclusive Cap Cana area, this adults-only hotspot offers luxury suites with private balconies or pool terraces, 24-hour room service and even a 24/7 personal assistant. The hotel has four restaurants, one of which serves international cuisine, as well as Japanese and Argentinean restaurants, a beach club and a poolside snack bar.
The resort features the Palladium Spa and Wellness Center with free access to the sauna, steam room, fitness center and hot tub; Spa services and treatments are also available. The resort has two swimming pools and a secluded private beach, each equipped with chairs, towels and umbrellas, as well as shaded cabins.
There are many activities to choose from as well as entertainment, including nightly live shows at the site and its sister hotel, TRS Turquesa Hotel. Also, an adults-only resort, this is a “VIP” all-inclusive luxury resort that offers butler service and a variety of activities such as water polo, archery, tennis and pétanque, among many other live sports. There are also many outstanding fine restaurants on-site, including authentic dishes from Japan, Italy, India, Argentina and France, and many other options.
2. Majestic Mirage Punta Cana
Majestic Mirage is located on Arena Gorda Beach in Bávaro, just a short walk from two water parks and many shopping centres. There is also a golf course just minutes from the resort and all-inclusive golf packages are available. Rooms have private balconies and suites have private spa baths; 24-hour room service is free. The hotel has a private beach, 13 swimming pools with Balinese beds and sun loungers, a poolside snack bar and several hot tubs. The hotel has a fitness center with lessons, basketball and tennis courts, and professional lessons are available at an additional cost.
Other recreational activities include free water sports equipment such as canoes, catamarans, windsurfing and surfboards, and scuba diving lessons in the pool. There is also a dedicated youth area offering a variety of games such as darts, billiards and table tennis. The resort also offers a variety of dining options and nightly live entertainment.
3. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
Located in Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, this themed all-inclusive resort combines five-star luxury with imagination and your favorite characters, making it the best choice for families with children of all ages. With a wide variety of swim suites to choose from, SpongeBob fans will go crazy for the two-story Pineapple Villa Suite, which includes two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and authentic bikini bottom trim.
One of the resort’s favorite activities is slimming down—a decades-old Nickelodeon tradition—and kids love character breakfasts and posing with the biggest cartoon stars. In addition to the beach and multiple pools, there is a themed water park with slides, splash zones and more. There are several themed restaurants on site, and the resort rate also includes private valet service, organized activities day and night, and a supervised Nick Club for ages 4-12 so parents can take a break and enjoy a meal or spa.
4. Sanctuary Cap Cana
This resort on Juanillo Beach in Cap Cana is a stunning hotel built in the Spanish colonial style, resembling an old fort complete with towers. This is an adults-only resort offering suites with private balconies and additional bathrooms. Guests can also enjoy the half-mile-long private beach and a variety of free beach facilities. The resort features a variety of restaurants with special diet menus and nightly live entertainment. Hotel amenities include a heated infinity pool, hot tub, and a well-equipped fitness center with group lessons.
5. Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
Located on Bavaro Beach, this massive 121-acre resort features an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. In addition to the beach, there are 11 swimming pools, a lazy river and a water park, including private children’s and adult pools. The fitness center offers live sports including individual and group training, a sauna and tennis courts. There are nine restaurants to choose from, along with poolside snacks and 24-hour room service.
Entertainment includes live music every night, and children can enjoy themselves amongst the kids club and organized kids activities. Services such as babysitting and butler services are also available. The resort offers an upgraded all-inclusive option that includes unlimited spa treatments, horseback riding, cruises, snorkeling, terrain tours, cultural tours and photography packages.
6. Excellence Punta Cana
This 5-star adults-only resort is located in the Uvero Alto region, near the Rancho Caribeño equestrian center. Known for its romantic atmosphere and preferred wedding venue, it is a favorite venue for couples. The resort has more than a dozen unique restaurants to choose from and poolside snack “shacks” more like bistros.
Guests wishing to maintain an active lifestyle in a luxurious setting will appreciate the massive fitness center that offers free personal training as well as group-style classes including yoga. Besides the private white sandy beach for guests, couples can relax in the resort’s many swimming pools equipped with every comfort. Additional services, including therapies and pampering, are available for a fee at the full-service Miilé Spa. Guests can also go on a deep-sea fishing trip in the Caribbean or take a scuba diving lesson at sea with an expert.
7. Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana
Live Aqua Beach Resort is an adults-only 5-star hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach in the Uvero Alta area of Punta Cana. Live Aqua is a great option for couples on a romantic getaway and offers several different room classes. We love suites with private pools or jacuzzis, but if you’re looking to save some money, the junior suites are great value and have ocean views. All rooms have a modern decor. The plots here are also in good condition with many tropical plants.
Swim in the Caribbean Sea from the front or take a dip in one of the hotel’s spacious swimming pools, including an infinity pool with direct ocean views. Other facilities include a gym, tennis court and a state-of-the-art spa (treatments not included). For dining, there are several restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world, including Spanish, Asian, French and Italian.
8. Iberostar Grand Bavaro
This adults-only all-inclusive resort exudes Mediterranean flair and sophisticated character. The buildings are Romanesque in style and the grounds have been carefully chosen to include a central lake and a series of truly art swimming pools. Guests can sit in the shade of a private cabin, sunbathe on a chaise longue with their toes dipped in the shallow water, or relax in a hammock next to the cold, winding water.
In addition to a sumptuous buffet, the resort offers four specialty restaurants, including American, Italian, Mexican and Japanese cuisine, and of course, 24-hour room service. The resort’s private beach also has a barbecue grill for seaside snacks during the day.
On-site activities include group games and classes in sports, tennis, archery and group exercise. Water activities include snorkeling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water polo and even pool scuba diving lessons. There is also a full-service spa on site and a nearby golf course.
9. Paradisus Grand Cana
The crown jewel of Melia Resorts, Paradisus Grand Cana is a 5-star all-suite resort on Bávaro Beach. Each suite has a private balcony, separate living room with sofa bed and soundproofing for privacy; For a special treat, book one of the swimming suites adjacent to the private pool. The hotel has eight restaurants serving a variety of international cuisine and a full fitness program for those who want to stay fit while enjoying unlimited meals. Guests have access to a private beach, free equipment and an on-site full-service spa.
Part of the Melia Collection, The Reserve at Paradisus and Paradisus Punta Cana Resort are excellent all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana on Bávaro Beach. Punta Cana Paradise Resort is a luxury family resort with an adventure park, family concierge service, and more than a dozen restaurants. The Reserve at Paradisus is another great family resort in the Melia chain.
10. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
Located on the beach in Uvero Alto, this all-suite resort offers a range of all-inclusive options to suit guests’ needs. This charming hotel offers suites with private balconies and free room service. There are multiple pools, including an adults-only pool and infinity pool, as well as a lazy river-style pool that flows from each room.
Guests have access to a private beach with free beach umbrellas and chairs, as well as water sports equipment such as canoeing and fishing. There is also a fitness center with classes and guests can also use the facilities at the sister hotel near the property.