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Sanctuary Cap Cana

5 stars
Cap Cana, Punta Cana,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
71 reviews
Perfect vacation

I had been to many resorts but Sanctuary is by far my new favorite ! From the moment we arrived the... See full review

  • Voytech
  • Jul 4, 2014
What a wonderful vacation !!!!

Gorgeous grounds! We loved it , want to go back . beautiful pools , food was fine , not gourmet but... See full review

  • DENKEV
  • Feb 9, 2014
Punta Cana resort sparkles with swim-out suites, luxury spa

The sprawling villa façade of Sanctuary Cap Cana is only one clue to the grandeur that lies within. The Spanish Colonial-inspired resort spares no opulence. Guests retire to spacious suites and villas-some with direct access to the saltwater pool. Restaurants and bars play up the tropical setting, while an upscale spa ensures private time.

Highlights
  • Resort with high-end amenities
  • Full-service spa
  • Multiple restaurants and bars
  • Some rooms with direct access to the saltwater pool
  • Near two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses
Rooms

Guests unwind in high style in the suites and villas in Sanctuary Cap Cana. Some rooms take on contemporary style (think espresso wood platform beds and mod lamps), while others veer more tropical (intricate cutout arches, straw-based furniture and knotty wood walls). Upscale amenities raise the comfort, thanks to fine linens, silk bathrobes and marble floors. Soaring ceilings and expansive patios or balconies amplify the luxury. An extraordinary treat: Some rooms offer swim-out access to the saltwater pool.

Features

Visitors get pampered at the resident spa, a retreat beloved for its pool, hydrotherapy services and massages. Guests also indulge in the five swimming pools, bartending and dance lessons and golf courses nearby.

Dining

Restaurants at Sanctuary Cap Cana pay special attention to ambiance. Blue Marlin, a casual seafood eatery, sets the scene for relaxation with oceanfront dining, while Argentinean grill The Steakhouse stirs drama with a cast iron and brick oven that uses charcoal to fire juicy meats to perfection. For the most special of occasions, request a private, candlelit, seaside table. Follow up with a cocktail at the romantic Love bar, one of many lounges on the property.

Transportation
  • Punta Cana International Airport (3.7 mi/6 km)
Attractions
  • El Cortecito (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Playa Bavaro (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • Cap Cana (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • Cabo San Rafael (8.8 mi/14.1 km)
  • Boca de Yuma (20.6 mi/33.2 km)
Business
  • 15,846-square-foot convention center for up to 550 guests
  • 18,279 square feet of event space
  • Business center

Sanctuary Cap Cana Rooms

Junior Suite Ocean View
Junior Suites with ocean views. Suites consist of a king or two double beds with fine linens, furnished balcony or terrace with stunning ocean views, in-suite climate control, plasma TV, separate living area with desk, high speed internet connection, espresso machine, in-suite safe, selection of newspapers and magazines and coffee and tea selection, full marble bathroom with separate water closet, shower, luxurious Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and double vanity sinks. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults. 645 sq. ft. Guests are immersed in Unlimited-Luxury treating adults to elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room service, fine culinary experiences including an array of themed gourmet la carte dining options, fabulous bars and lounges, pool and beach wait service, and live evening entertainment.
Monarch Villa
Monarch Villa bordering or close to the Caribbean Sea. Luxury Villas consist of an ample terrace, open-air spaces, a king or two double beds with fine linens, furnished balcony or terrace with stunning ocean views, in-suite climate control, plasma TV, separate living area with desk, high speed internet connection, espresso machine, in-suite safe, selection of newspapers and magazines and coffee and tea selection, full marble bathroom with separate water closet, shower, luxurious Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and double vanity sinks. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults. 1050 sq. ft. Guests are immersed in Unlimited-Luxury treating adults to elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room service, fine culinary experiences including an array of themed gourmet la carte dining options, fabulous bars and lounges, pool and beach wait service, and live evening entertainment.
Monarch Ocean Front Villa
Monarch Ocean Front Villa with ocean views bordering the Caribbean Sea, consist of an ample terrace, open-air spaces, a king or two double beds with fine linens, furnished balcony or terrace with stunning ocean views, in-suite climate control, flat screen TV, separate living area with desk, high speed internet connection, espresso machine, in-suite safe, coffee and tea selection, full coral stone bathroom with separate water closet, shower, luxurious bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and double vanity sinks. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
Honeymoon Suite with Private pool
Honeymoon Suite located on the third floor of the Fortress with both ocean and tropical views, consist of private pools and sun deck, a king bed with fine linen beds, in-suite climate control, flat screen TV, separate living area with desk, high speed internet connection, espresso machine, in-suite safe, coffee and tea selection, full coral stone bathroom with separate water closet, shower, luxurious bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and double vanity sinks. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
Castle Junior Suite Swim Out
Castle Jr. Suite located in the Fortress with direct swim-out access to the salt water pool. Suites consist of a king bed with fine linen beds, in-suite climate control, flat screen TV, separate living area with desk, high speed internet connection, espresso machine, in-suite safe, selection of newspapers and magazines and coffee and tea selection, full coral stone bathroom with separate water closet, shower, luxurious Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and double vanity sinks. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
Beach Front Premiun Suite
Suites with direct beach access and ocean front views. Suites consist of a king or two double beds with fine linens, furnished balcony or terrace, in-suite climate control, plasma TV, separate living area with desk, high speed internet connection, espresso machine, in-suite safe, selection of newspapers and magazines and coffee and tea selection, full marble bathroom with separate water closet, shower, luxurious Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and double vanity sinks. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults. 754 sq. ft. Guests are immersed in Unlimited-Luxury treating adults to elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room service, fine culinary experiences including an array of themed gourmet la carte dining options, fabulous bars and lounges, pool and beach wait service, and live evening entertainment.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

18.4722 -68.3995
Area served
Higuey, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Nearby airports
Punta Cana International Airport- (PUJ) - Estimate driving time 10 minutes.
Area description
Located ten minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and only five miles away from one of the most abundant fisheries in the Caribbean and close to the heart of the largest humpback whale sanctuary of the world, fishing season in Cap Cana.

Dining

Casa Bella Restaurant
Dedicated to international dishes a mix of specialties and classics; open for breakfast and dinner.
The Steak House
Contemporary American grill designed in the tradition of an Argentinean grill, with a cast iron and brick oven that uses wood and charcoal. Prime meats are the feature selection; open for lunch and dinner.
Blue Marlin Restaurant
Serving fresh seafood delicacies in a relaxed oceanfront atmosphere; open for lunch and dinner.
Wok Restaurant
Pan-Asian fusion with a touch of flair Oriental la carte specialties are served at a Teppanyaki table, where your chef awaits; open for dinner only.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (71)

Ratings and reviews for Sanctuary Cap Cana

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
71 out of 71
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
World Wild Family
Texas
Jul 8, 2014

First Time in Dominican Republic

The location of this Resort is lovely!! It's very remote. And when the Marina area builds up it will be better. The staff was very friendly & willing to help. The food / restaurants were very limited though. And while it is a family friendly resort, I would not call it kid friendly fun... They have no daily activities or shows during the evening. The property and beaches are beautiful!! But they need to "grow" in all the other areas. It's much more suited to quieter adults and newlyweds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Voytech
Northern NJ
Jul 4, 2014

Perfect vacation

I had been to many resorts but Sanctuary is by far my new favorite ! From the moment we arrived the experience was impeccable. The front desk asked if we would like to stay in the room we booked or if we would like to move to a villa because they noticed it may be better with our 3 yrs old daughter. I was skeptical because of my previous experiences with resorts trying to "push" a worse room. I was wrong! The villa was perfect for us. The facilities are amazing and the people are extremely nice. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to have a nice vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Blue Marlin restaurant is best for both lunch and dinner.

Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Di from east coast
NJ
Jun 24, 2014

Great hotel

Great hotel - one of the best all-inclusive resorts for food and service. Only negative is that there was a lot of seaweed in the water. Otherwise perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tifani E.
Long Beach, Ca
Jun 5, 2014

A secret beautiful relaxing oasis

Stayed here for our 5 year anniversary. It is a BEAUTIFUL resort! The pictures just do not do it any justice at all. It is really breathtaking. Pay the extra money and get an ocean front view, its so colorful and pretty. We stayed in the honeymoon suite(in the castle/fortress) with the private pool and it was devine. The room was modern and inviting, and the views and pool were amazing. Most of the staff was very nice and friendly, it is a spanish speaking country but most of the worker's english is good. The drinks are verrrry watered down, so ask for a double or a shot on the side. Do take a walk next door to the Alsol resort, it is so dead an empty over there they treat you like royalty, and their pool food is much better! The only think I didnt like about the trip was that the females staff seemed to all be flirting with my husband and it made me upset. I loved that tipping was optional an NOT required despite them gibving you azeroed out bill, so beware your tips is already included. We had a wonderful time and will return again soon with our family! We regret not taking a day trip, we kept hearing that the doone buggies were alot of fun. Also if you are looking for warm ocean water, it was not warm at all in late May.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go over to the Alsol infinity pool at the other resort, its like a 10 min senic walk(get a note from the concierge) and you can enjoy the pool, 3 jacuzzi's and bar for free with the note. They have stronger liquor and Jack Daniels!!

Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cesar A C
Woodhaven
May 10, 2014

Amazing views, average food.

My wife and I loved the beach, pools and location in general. We feel we did not get our money's worth when it came to food. It was average, not great considering how much we paid for the all-inclusive package. It was quiet just like we wanted. Since this looks like a couples getaway, I was expecting more couple oriented activities like romantic evenings, couples dance with song request or a band playing romantic music but there were none. I would also recommend a karaoke night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dumplin1025
Edina, MN
May 5, 2014

Beautiful property! Great Staff!

Staff was great-extremely helpful and friendly. The location is absolutely beautiful! The hotel pool was refreshing and the drinks at the bar were great. Beautiful beach with sugar white sand. Would go back for sure! Great value!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John P island
South Carolina
Feb 11, 2014

First romantic trip together

Overall great and worth the money. A few things weren't a little off, but great location. Staff was hit or miss, but overall tried hard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Not much of a nightlife scene at this hotel

Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DENKEV
Shelton ,CT
Feb 9, 2014

What a wonderful vacation !!!!

Gorgeous grounds! We loved it , want to go back . beautiful pools , food was fine , not gourmet but fine ... Go find Oscar at pool, he will set you up fine where you want to sit... but tip these people! they work hard and really really try to make nice for all...... I would 100% go back ....LOVED IT..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oboyle
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 3, 2014

Dont expect a room when you have a reservation

We were sent for 2 nights, half our trip, to the alsol village. Overflow property. Where the room was great, but food was horrible and they call a 20ft stretch of sand between docks their beach. We were told we would get an upgraded room, 50% off the spa and neither was given. Twice i asked for the spa certificate and both times they said come back later and we will have it ready. On checking out they gave us a 7 night return stay. Like im going back...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ScottyH
Chicago, IL
Jan 23, 2014

Great, quiet, getaway

If you're looking for an action-packed, water sports-filled getaway that'll also keep the kids occupied for days on end with activities, Cap Cana isn't the place for you. Check out the resorts in Punta Cana (families) or Cabarete (action sports seekers). But, if you're looking for a quiet getaway, with better than average "all inclusive" food, attentive staff, and beautiful facilities, Sanctuary Cap Cana should be on your short list for consideration. For us, this vacation was about 'downtime'. Getting away, and simply relaxing by the pool or beach. Doing some swimming, some reading, and taking in some spa services. Sanctuary delivered that in spades. Staff was always gracious and eager to please. Though some were less 'engaged' than others, even the ones who were simply 'going through the motions' sill provided outstanding service. For me, the only thing that was a bit odd was the fact that each day seemed to bring a different number and combination of towels and wash cloths. Some days, it was 4 bath towels and nothing else. The next day, it was 2 bath towels & 1 hand towel. After that, 3 bath towels, no hand towels, and two wash cloths. Not really a problem, but it became a fun game to 'guess what we got' each afternoon when we returned to the room. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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