While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas from Cap Cana to Uvero Alto. And the vast majority of these properties are beachfront all-inclusive resorts. These are all of our top 10 picks for the best all-inclusive resorts in the Punta Cana area.
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana This is the essence of the boutique Caribbean all-inclusive. It’s intimate, with a great beach, great food, no reservations required and a pervasive “zen” vibe across the property. Is it an all-inclusive or simply a wellness resort? That’s for you to discover — and you’ll enjoy every minute.
Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol This 176-room Dominican Republic roperty, which will transition an adults-only at the end of the year, has the feel of a private castle right on the beach — and the beach is sensational: the ultra-cool Playa Juanillo. The resort can also be booked as either an EP or all-inclusive property.
Excellence Punta Cana This all-suite hotel (with a brilliant spa called Miilé) has nine restuarants, 10 bars and an emphasis on true inclusion, like free intro scuba lessons. What really comes across here is the quality — nothing is overlooked.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino This is an exceptionally well-run and well-managed resort, with an almost endless supply of pools (there are 12, to be exact), with very good food and, more importantly, a never-ending stream of activities that mean there’s never a dull moment.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real This is a boutique luxury experience inside a much larger resort. Simply put, The Reserve has all the privacy and luxury you expect from a small adults-only resort, except it’s a family resort. In many ways, this is the best of all worlds.
Sivory Punta Cana It isn’t a big property. And that’s part of its allure. At this modern, 55-suite resort, you get all the benefits of a large proeprty in a small, exclusive package. That’s without mentioning the resort’s now-famous “art cuisine,” which turns traditional all-inclusive dining on its head (replete with an 8,000-bottle wine cellar).
Breathless Punta Cana This isn’t the all-inclusive you’re used to. It’s a bit of a new take. This 750-room resorts aims at a younger, hipper crowd with an emphasis on varied dining options, from Lebanese to French. It also emphasizes connectivity, with free Wi-Fi, free calling to the US and Canada and digital access to many traditional features, like booking spa appointments.
The Level Melia Caribe Tropical The Melia Caribe Tropical has 1,138 rooms. But when you stay at The Level Melia Caribe Tropical, you get an entirely different experience. This is the top-end enclave of the resort, meaning a private beach, concierge service, a private club with its own pool, bar and restaurant and even your own “pillow menu.” In other words, the perfect resort within a resort.
Now Larimar Punta Cana This 720-room, crisply-designed property is all about choices. whether it’s about choosing the perfect ocean view suite or the right kind of hydrotherapy. And the details are covered, too: rather unique for an all-inclusive, you can even go gluten-free.
Secrets Royal Beach This 465-room property neighbors the aforementioned Now Larimar (where you have certain dining access as well). Everything is top-level here, from the spa by Pavonia to the culinary options, which include everything from a sushi bar to private meals in the wine cellar.