It may feel like a new resort opens in Punta Cana every week. And while that’s not literally true, the coastal hotspot in the Dominican Republic is home to almost 50,000 hotel rooms — with more in the pipeline.
Indeed, the stretch of beaches ranging from Uvero Alto to the north to the corner of Cap Cana to the southeast has been one of the most sought after development spots in the wider Caribbean.
And while you probably know most of the major brands: names like Melia, Paradisus, Royalton, Palladium, Barcelo — in a sea of large resorts, some can get lost in the shuffle.
Our latest look at Punta Cana takes you to five of the area’s newest resorts – all of which are the first-ever Punta Cana locations for their brands, and all of which have opened their doors in the last two years.
Here are five new Punta Cana resorts to discover right now.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana Put simply, it’s one of the best resorts to debut in Punta Cana in years, the product of a partnership between Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels and Resorts. All the Jimmy Buffett signatures are there: the Five o’Clock Somewhere Bar, the St Somewhere Spa, the sleek, colorful aesthetic; but it’s far more than that; there’s a central Gourmet Village that makes you feel like you’re staying in a little town called Margaritaville; a focus on live entertainment; and even the first-ever Landshark Brewery outside of the mainland United States. It all adds up to the best Margaritaville resort experience in the Caribbean.