The Dominican Republic was amongst the pioneers of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean perfect sun-drenched getaways for couples, friends & family. It’s a compelling proposition warm clear sea, beautiful beaches, balmy weather and your water sports, entertainment, meals and drinks are all included. Recently there have been some significant enhancements in the quality and sophistication of resorts. Here we list a few of our favourites in the fabulous Punta Cana.
Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana
The 5-star 528-room adults-only Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel & Spa on Bavaro Beach near Punta Cana has recently completed a 6-month make-over, restoring its status as one of the flagship properties for Bahia Principe. New for 2019 include swim-up pool suites, and the new Escape Experiences from Bahia Principe –signature gastronomy and cocktails; and live entertainment including a burlesque show, and rock show. Bahia Principe also has its own excursion company offering opportunities to explore the Dominican Republic.
Fantasía Bahia Principe Punta Cana
Impressive 512-room 5-star Fantasía Bahia Principe Punta Cana is built in an enchanting style with fairy-tale castles and themed facilities. This is a superb resort for youngsters; offering water sports, three fantasy castles, and a sophisticated kids club with costume workshops, crafts, and even cooking. If you’re travelling with teenagers, they’ll be wowed by the new ‘Teens Club’ with a gym, private cinema, video consoles; and traditional games like pool, table football, and ping-pong. There’s a dancefloor too – and even a dedicated spa for teens. For the parents and relatives, expect 6 fine-dining restaurants and upscale bars – and plenty of relaxed places for families to be together.
Grand Palladium Punta Cana Complex, Dominican Republic
The five star Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resorts complex lies on the beautiful and exclusive shores of the Bavaro Beach. It offers world class services and thrilling entertainment for both couples and families. Set on Bavaro’s stretch of white sand in Punta Cana, Grand Palladium Resort and Spa comprises three five-star luxury hotels against a backdrop of tropical gardens, palm trees and the sparkling turquoise waters of one of the island’s most famous coastlines. Families can soak up the Caribbean sun as they work their way around the resort’s four huge pools, which come complete with swim-up bars, whirlpool baths and sunken sun beds, while there’s also a full sport and entertainment programme catered to all ages. When it comes to dining, there are 13 restaurants to try out across the resort, eight of which are a la carte specialising in Mexican, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. There are also plenty of bars around the resort for post-dinner cocktails, while the hotel rooms include luxury amenities like mp3 docks and spa baths. The hotel features the largest and most comprehensive kids club in the Caribbean, located on the seafront of the renowned Playa Bávaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. A result of a one million pound investment, The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed club comprises a huge indoor air conditioned castle and outdoor space with fenced playgrounds and lawns, surrounded by shady gardens. The Castillo Del Pirata mini club (for kids from 4 to 12) also has its own pool with mini water park, as well as lounges with electronic games, a theatre and a small dining room. And for them to take a rest between games, it also has a dormitory. For bigger kids, the ‘Black and White’ Junior Club for teenagers and young adults from 13 to 19 offers a full activity programme for all ages as well as a special lounge with billiards, pinball and table tennis tables.
TRS Turquesa Hotel
The adults-only TRS Turquesa Hotel is a sophisticated seaside getaway on Punta Cana’s famous Bavaro beach. Set among tropical gardens, the five star hotel offers privacy and personalised service of an exclusive VIP break. Features include jetted tubs in every suite, 24-hour butler service, three private pools with a swim-up bar, and a private VIP section on Bavaro Beach. There are four a la carte restaurants, including Japanese and Peruvian fusion, a relaxed Ibiza-style beach club, and a French brasserie-inspired restaurant. Guests also have access to the facilities at the neighbouring five star hotels including other restaurants, water sports and nightly entertainment.
TRS Cap Cana Hotel
TRS Cap Cana Hotel is a five-star, adults-only resort which opened 1 November on an exclusive seafront area of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. Following renovations to the resort to convey the elegance and cutting-edge design of the TRS Hotels brand, the hotel offers 115 luxury suites, 39 swim-up junior suites, nine ocean view suites, and one ambassador suite. State-of-the-art facilities and luxury services include two serene pools with waiter service, an extensive gym and Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness®, as well as a personal butler and 24-hour room service. Palladium Hotel Group’s signature Infinite Indulgence® programme, offering an elevated all-inclusive resort experience, also features with Japanese and Argentinean à la carte restaurants, TRS Hotels brand’s renowned Helios beach club, two show cooking restaurants, a coffee shop and four bars.