One of the best beach destinations in Central America is Punta Cana, a place in the Dominican Republic where what abounds are natural beauties and hotels. It has 32 kilometers of dreamy beaches with transparent and warm waters and everything that someone who is going to have a good time and rest wants.
The Punta Cana area, together with neighboring Bávaro, make up the so-called Coconut Coast and this is where they are located the best hotels in Punta Cana. Do you want to go as a couple, with friends, as a family? In today's article you will know all these accommodations so, when the pandemic passes, you will have everything ready to have fun.
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Best hotels for couples in Punta Cana
There is no doubt that Punta Cana is one of the most chosen honeymoon destinations. This tropical destination is a magnet for newlywed couples. What better than crystal clear waters, white sands and a super range of entertainment options?
El Breathless Punta Cana tops our list today. It is an adults-only resort, with a quiet, white-sand beach. The most complete accommodation option, Unlimited Luxury, includes everything: from gourmet meals and wines, to cocktails, swimming pool, beach service, WiFi, shows, water sports and much more.
El Sivory by Port Blue Boutique It is another hotel for adults only, from five stars category. It has been recently renovated and is surrounded by great natural beauty. It is located just 40 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. It includes a spa and suites have a private balcony.
The outdoor pool is huge, there are tennis courts and a private beach where you can snorkel. In addition, it is 15 minutes by car from the Catalonia Caribe Golf Club and less than 7 kilometers from the Manati Amusement Park, in case you want to go out and take a walk.
Another beautiful hotel for couples is the Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa. It is only 2 and a half kilometers from the Cap Cana marina, hence the name, so you are well close to do watersports. It also has a casino, a bar, a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.
Also nearby is Dolphin Island, Hoyo Azul and several freshwater lagoons. No couple has a bad time at this special hotel. Finally, among many other hotels only for couples, there is the Secrets Royal Beach and the Catalonia Royal Bavaro.
The first has a very modern design and occupies 640 meters of white beach and palm trees. It has 641 suites for adults only and non-smokers and if you pay for the luxury package you live in paradise 24 hours a day. The Catalonia is the same, it has a private beach, several swimming pools, two golf courses, a casino, a disco and many restaurants.
The best family hotels in Punta Cana
Sometimes you travel as a couple, sometimes with children. Fortunately, Punta Cana is also a destination for family travel. Thus, there are hotels with family rooms and entertainment designed for the little ones.
Eg The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. This hotel has less than 200 suites and is the family section of the Paradisus Palma Real. The grounds are wide, with many trails, there is a spa and if the parents want to be alone they also have their space. But the star is the children, so there is a special area for them, with a trampoline and a climbing wall included. baby sitter, excursions every day and restaurants with children's menus.
El Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa It is not a cheap hotel, if we compare it with others in the area, but that makes it precisely that it is not a hotel of crowds. The huge pool it is a magnet for families, in fact it is one of the largest in the country. There are daily entertainment for everyone and many activities: dance classes, games, crafts, an explorer's club, nature excursions and if you are teenagers there is even a "Teenage disco" at night.
Another option among family hotels in Punta Cana is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: It has 1790 rooms, 13 swimming pools, 13 restaurants, 23 bars and an 18-hole golf course. What's more, has the largest casino in the Dominican Republic and offers many amenities for the little ones: face painting, crafts, cooking classes, shows, games room, an exclusive pool for them with two slides and a lazy river, a mini golf course and a climbing wall.
Finally, the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts, in Uvero Alto. It combines entertainment for all ages with a lot of luxury because it has 5 stars. And yes, the reviews of the characters that circulate on Nickelodeon abound. Sponge Bob, of course! What's more, there are thematic suitess, the Pinnapple Villa Suite, with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and Bikini Bottom decor.
All Inclusive Hotels in Punta Cana
All inclusive hotels are always a good option since you pay for everything and enjoy yourself without thinking about extra expenses. Caribbean destinations are especially opportune in this regard because one spends a lot of time at their facilities.
El Barceló Bavaro Palace is a well-known hotel that has a exemplary location: along the one of the 10 best beaches in the world, according to National Geographic. The facilities are everything you can expect from a hotel of this chain; You can do water sports such as snorkeling or diving, or kayaking, enjoy the 11 restaurants or the spa or the 24-hour casino, or the two nightclubs.
As well has a golf course and a shopping center to strip the credit card. Obviously, they add up night shows and a natural environment that overflows beauty.
It is followed by Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, located in Plata Juanillo, a few kilometers from the Punta Cana International Airport.
This hotel is huge and 5 stars, so it also overflows with luxury and exclusive services. One of the best things about the hotel is the water park with slides, water cannons, dashboard areas, pools for all ages, a river ... The beach is private and there are sun loungers, umbrellas and water sports equipment. There are six restaurants, formal and informal, and all are included in the all inclusive package.
El Iberostar Greater Bavaro It is only for adults but we put it in this section because it is all inclusive. Its architecture is very stylish, it has a central lake and many pools, dream loungers and four very elegant restaurants to eat international cuisine.
El Grand Reserve at Paradisus is by Melia Palma Real, the pearl of Melia resorts. It's a five-star hotel in Bávaro, the suites have a private balcony, with living and privacy assured with soundproof walls and floors. If you want more luxuries then the option is the Swim-Ip suites that have a pool private. There are also eight restaurants, a gym, private beach, spa ...
El Majestic Mirage It is here but on Playa Gorda, within walking distance of two water parks. Suites include private balconies, bathtubs, 24-hour service, 13 pools with Bali-style loungers, bar, and Jacuzzis. If you play tennis, then there are courts, if you like the night, disco and shows.
A hotel with Spanish airs, in colonial style, is the Resort Sanctuary Cap Cana which is in Playa Juanillo. It seems like a old fortress, with towers, but although it is an all-inclusive hotel, it also falls into the category of «adults only».
And finally, there is the Excellence Punta Cana, five stars, all inclusive and also only for adults. If you like the idea of horseback riding, this hotel is great because it is very close to Rancho Caribeño, a specialist in horseback riding. It has a lot of romantic atmosphere, many couples get married here.
It is impossible to make a list of all the best hotels in Punta Cana. They abound. Today some are open, protocols against covid through, but they have had a very difficult year. There are many and it is advisable, therefore, to make a list of your preferences before starting the search.
If you travel with your partner, I don't think you like the idea of having hundreds of screaming children nearby; But if you travel with the little ones you will want them to always be entertained and of course, if you do not want to worry about uncalculated expenses, the ideal is to choose an all-inclusive hotel.