Sanctuary Cap Cana

5 stars
Cap Cana, Punta Cana,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
57 reviews
Couples dream getaway

This place is magical and we enjoyed every second of it! Upon entering the resort I felt as I had... See full review

  • Kamala Ingrid
  • Aug 19, 2014
This was a really nice getaway trip.

Everything was nice, the weather was not so hot, no humid, sunshine everyday. The Hotel was huge, 3... See full review

  • EricUSA
  • Aug 12, 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

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.

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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

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 (57)

Ratings and reviews for Sanctuary Cap Cana

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

82% would recommend to a friend.

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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
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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
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gmama
Raleigh NC
Feb 11, 2011

An excellent choice!

We chose this resort based on the photos; which were very accurate. We went there to relax and spend time with old friends while celebrating birthdays and anniversaries for some of us. The staff was very accommodating. It would be less taxing on first time visitors if the hotel provided ground transportation for the guests from and back to the airport. Compared to previous trips, this is very near the top of the list.

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

Everything is within walking distance within the resort grounds. Be sure to bring evening wear for most restaurants.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kpac
New Jersey, USA
Oct 25, 2011

Only one downside

Everything was amazing! Food was great, lots of selections. Service is top notch! Everybody was super nice. Property is gorgeous, well maintained. Only downside is the beach is basically unswimable. Lots of seaweed. I dont think its the hotels fault, its just nature. Hotel tries to clean it up all day long but still comes back.

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

4
5.01.0
mrsshonpy
Lancaster, PA
Jul 5, 2011

Beautiful Resort

The resort was beautiful and the staff very friendly. Food was fabulous. Very relaxing not alot of on site activities. Beach small but beautiful. Down side was every morning we were awakened by a loud continuous banging noise at about 530 am. Sounded like a machine running below our room. Water trampoline was broken, bikes were no good. Two restaurants ran out of the food we wanted to order and the resort was not even close to being full plus some nights only had choice of two restaurants to eat at and we had to wait over an hour to be seated. Occassionally service was slow and when we called (twice) for our luggage to be picked up at check out, no one ever came so we carried it to the lobby ourselves. Housekeeping also came to clean our room a few nights when we were there changing for dinner. It is a wonderful resort and we had a really great time but would not spend the money to stay there again our stay at the Majestic Colonial was just as nice for a better price.

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

4
5.01.0
Dominican Floridian
Florida
Sep 29, 2013

enjoyable trip!

We had a great time during our few days of stay here. However, when needing to make changes to anything, it seemed that the communication didn't flow as it should to the hskp and other staff. This became frustrating and not relaxing, but would definitely stay here again.

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

The restaurants do open/close on various days, so if you really want to eat somewhere, watch the schedule!

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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

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Review of Sanctuary Cap Cana

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ben from Texas
Houston, TX
Jul 8, 2013

Great Honeymoon Experience

The resort was exactly what we needed for our honeymoon. The property is beautiful with a great little beach and fun pool (with swim-up bar), the staff is fun and energetic, and the all inclusive experience makes everything so easy and stress-free. The rooms are simple but very nice and clean, and the restaurants have a great ambiance, even if the food was a little too average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
poor contractor
Jacksonville,Florida
Aug 27, 2013

Wonderful 25 year year anniversary

We had a great time at this resort, it was everything that we were expecting and then some. It was very private and secluded, a great place for couples, the staff was very friendly and the food good. The only complaint if I had to find one would be that it was really hot in several areas. The restaurant and the Love Bar and the lobby area could stand to get some big fans because its all open air if the breeze is not in the right direction it is smoking hot and humid in those areas. All and all though I would definitely recommend it and would go back, plus you guys saved me a wad of cash from what i was going to pay through the other company... Thanks

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

Make sure you go to Blue Marlin for Dominican night, they put on an awesome buffet of all the local food and it was great,

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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
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