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Stay at gorgeous, palm-lined resorts in Punta Cana

Imagine teeing off on golf courses where the waves of the Caribbean Sea practically lap the fairways, dining in restaurants where the scent of seafood wafts through the air while Michelin-starred chefs work away in the kitchen, and beachcombing sands that resemble heaven on Earth. Punta Cana presents all of this and more, set on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Gorgeous all-inclusive resorts allow for swimming, sunbathing and spa treatments, while outside of the beaches guests can enjoy an energetic nightlife and excursions to other islands.

Things to do


With more than 200 miles of white sand, the resort of Punta Cana is nearly surrounded by beaches. Lined with coconut and palm trees, the softest shores can be found in the north around Playa Bavaro. El Cortecito Beach is close to the downtown area, which is smaller and considered a fisherman's village. Further south, the beaches become rockier and more rugged. Juanillo is one of the most secluded at the end of Punta Cana —an upscale and luxurious setting.


Aquatic adventures range from fishing and snorkeling to windsurfing and speed boat trips. Golfing enthusiasts will revel in the dozen nearby golf courses; Punta Cana is the biggest golf destination in the Caribbean. Since rain showers are few and far between, you are sure to complete a round without a care. One of the most popular courses is located in Cap Cana and was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.


Souvenirs and beachwear are some of the most popular purchases in Punta Cana. The Plaza Bavaro Shopping Center provides a mixture of modern and traditional gifts. Next to the beach, El Cortesito Flea Market is filled with several shops selling Caribbean clothing and quirky trinkets. For a more traditional shopping trip, the Palma Real will remind you of home, since brand name items are available.


Punta Cana restaurants cater to both quick meals and more upscale tastes. Grab an easy slice of pizza, a plate of sushi or wonderful Mexican fare. Families love the wide selection of food for the kids, and fine dining restaurants like Simon Mansion and the Jellyfish abound for those seeking something classy. Many travelers stay at all-inclusive resorts where meals are complimentary inside a range of on-site venues, meaning that guests can save your money for exploring or souvenirs.

Where to stay

Punta Cana houses the highest number of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Large luxury resorts like Barcelo offer swim-up bars, sports courts, kid’s clubs, casinos and massages, while smaller more intimate properties such as Tortuga Bay still have luxurious touches including canopy beds, terraces and access to a lush eco reserve. Several family-friendly Punta Cana hotels boast lower prices and fun activities too.

Special events

Punta Cana Carnival

Although many travelers will not leave resort grounds during a vacation, it is possible to enjoy events in the town. For instance, the Punta Cana Carnival takes place each March in the Village. A parade filled with top carnival troops and colorful costumes from all over the Caribbean proceeds through the streets, and live concerts showcase musical talent.

Tango Fest

A more romantic event is the annual tango festival. Dance lovers travel in from all over the world and boogie the entire weekend.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Punta Cana is spring. Crowds are few, and the weather is warm with temperatures in the low 80s. It is also possible to find great hotel deals at this time. Winter months are busy, and Punta Cana hotels have expensive rates. Summer and fall experience frequent tropical storms.

Recently Rated Punta Cana Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.2 / 5
320 reviews
4 stars $291
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.0 / 5
395 reviews
4 stars $244
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.1 / 5
486 reviews
5 stars $274
Iberostar Grand Bavaro Adults Only All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.7 / 5
210 reviews
5 stars $525
Catalonia Punta Cana -All Inclusive
Playa Cabeza de Toro
3.7 / 5
195 reviews
4 stars $194
Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
Playa Macao
3.9 / 5
445 reviews
4 stars $392
Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive
Playa Macao
4.3 / 5
765 reviews
5 stars $383
Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol
Cap Cana
4.3 / 5
61 reviews
5 stars $398
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.8 / 5
242 reviews
4 stars $212
Melia Tropical All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.0 / 5
547 reviews
4 stars $372

Featured Punta Cana Hotels

From $244

1 Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 395 reviews

Playa Bavaro, Higuey, Map

Punta Cana all inclusive, all junior suite resort with Jacuzzi, New Colonial Club adults only sectionAn oceanfront resort on a beautiful shore, Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive provides... More

our getaway
Wife and I just got back from our trip on the 9th of April. When we arrived we were taken care of and felt very secure in the resort. This was our 2nd trip to the Dominican and will make a repeat...
Apr 12, 2015
From $274

2 Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 486 reviews

Playa Arena Gorda Map


Romantic, all-inclusive Punta Cana hotel on the oceanfront Steps from the powder-white sands of Bavaro Beach is the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana. The hotel attracts everyone from families to... More

Anniversary trip
This was excellent place to stay, we thought the staff was wonderful, they were always helpful. We loved the location - great trip
Apr 12, 2015
From $201

3 Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Arena Gorda - Macao, Section Baigua Map


Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa -All Inclusive is situated in the heart of Punta Cana, probably the Dominican Republics finest tourist destination, this hotel reflects the essence of the Caribbean.... More

Wonderful Staff
The hotel itself was very beautiful, Great pool, good food at the buffet, helpful and happy staff. Our room was a little disappointing. The lighting was poor and the air conditioning needed to be...
Apr 6, 2015
From $383

4 Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 765 reviews

Playas Uvero Alto, Map


Enjoy gardens and a quiet beach at this Dominican adults-only resortFor an adults-only getaway in the gorgeous, sunny Dominican Republic, the Excellence Punta Cana resort can't be beat. Stroll... More

Awesome girls vacation
This hotel is adults only and it was nice not having kids roaming around. There were great choices of restaurant and located right on the beach. The only downfall is that the pool & pool bars close...
Apr 10, 2015
From $398

5 Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol

5 stars
4.3 / 5 61 reviews

Cap Cana Map

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Punta Cana resort sparkles with swim-out suites, luxury spaThe sprawling villa façade of Sanctuary Cap Cana is only one clue to the grandeur that lies within. The Spanish Colonial-inspired resort... More

Wonderful Getaway
This was a great resort, friendly staff, good food, and all around an amazing vacation. The only downside was the small beach with lots of seaweed.
Apr 6, 2015
From $212

6 Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 242 reviews

Arena Gorda Macao Map


Large Caribbean resort at coastal golf course Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive is a regal Spanish colonial style resort between Punta Blanca Golf Course and the white sands of the ... More

Good time with feiends
Hotel was amazing. Staff were nice and we had a great time !!! Can't wait to go back.
Apr 10, 2015
From $291

7 Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 320 reviews

Arena Gorda-Macao, Seccion Baigua-Higuey Map


Gran Baha Prncipe Ambar Hotel Adults Only (18+) is located on Playa Bvaro in Punta Cana, the most touristic and deservedly famous area of the Dominican Republic. Located right beside the Gran Baha... More

I cant wait to return
Ambar is simply amazing. I love the seclusion from the rest of the hotels. Staff is friendly. Room was cleaned twice a day. Even during spring break at 99 capacity the hotel seevice was not...
Apr 15, 2015
From $327

8 RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 97 reviews

Playa de Arena Gorda Map


RIU Hotels & Resorts brings you a totally new Palace resort on the beautiful destination of Punta Cana. The Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel on beautiful Arena Gorda Beach is located just 30... More

Awesome family trip
One of our top vacation spots with our friends thus far! Below are more details in the various categories. Rooms: We had a swim up suite and it was very nice.
Mar 10, 2015
From $456

9 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana - All Inclusive

5 stars
3.9 / 5 193 reviews

Boulevard Turistico del Este, Km. 28, #74, Macao Map


White sands by day and glittering waters by night at Punta Cana resortHard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana brings luxury to 121 acres on the coconut coast where aquamarine coral reef waters and... More

Great getaway!
Loved it so much going back in May. Food was awesome. Staff was very friendly. There was an event happening everyday.
Apr 9, 2015
From $525

10 Iberostar Grand Bavaro Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 210 reviews

Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro Map


All-inclusive Punta Cana beachfront resort with 24-hour butler serviceThe extraordinary white sands and turquoise water at Playa Bavaro pair perfectly with top-of-the-line luxury and service at... More

great place
very nice great service had dirty sheets upon arrival and they came within five minutes to change them really cant go wrong
Apr 15, 2015
From $310

11 Bavaro Princess All Suites - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 75 reviews

Playas de Bvaro, Higey Map

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Luxe Caribbean lifestyle at ecological beach resort Bavaro Princess stands out among other resorts on the magnificent white sand Bavaro beachfront. This resort's park-like palm tree groves shroud... More

Apr 14, 2015
From $194

12 Catalonia Punta Cana -All Inclusive

4 stars
3.7 / 5 195 reviews

Playas De Bavaro - Punta Cana Map


All-inclusive along a snorkel-ready Punta Cana coral reef beachSurrounded by coconut palms and lush vegetation, Catalonia Punta Cana - All Inclusive offers a private beach along the turquoise... More

Last Minute Spring Break
Booked last minute i was a fabulous trip overall very friendly staff
Apr 10, 2015
From $186

13 Barcelo Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.3 / 5 594 reviews

Carretera Macao, Playa Arena Gorda Map

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Mediterranean-style Punta Cana hotel spoils with all-inclusive luxury Barcelo Punta Cana – All-Inclusive, a beachfront resort on the eastern shores of the Dominican Republic, accommodates... More

Beautiful Resort
The hotel was very beautiful and the location was great. The room was clean and the shower pressure was also very good (really important to me.) There were a lot of food options but the quality of...
Apr 9, 2015
From $321

14 Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 521 reviews

Carretera Bavaro Km 1 Map


Comfort, luxury and convenience on the pristine beach of Punta CanaGuests at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe - All Inclusive benefit from a calm, picturesque location and a wide range of modern... More

Great Resort but wrong island
The resort and beach were beautiful. The staff at the resort were friendly and responsive, especially if you tip them. The food was so-so, but we expect that with an all inclusive. Be careful if...
Apr 12, 2015
From $211

15 Be Live Collection Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.0 / 5 132 reviews

Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro Map


The fun never stops at Be Live Collection Punta Cana , ideal for families, friends & couples; with the best in service, dining and entertainment the resort provides a warm 'Welcome Home' to... More

The staff are AMAZING! The hotel itself was average. The food... not so much. The water and the atmosphere were beautiful. Not completely all inclusive - had to pay for special dinners.
Apr 11, 2015
From $170

16 Barcelo Dominican Beach - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.1 / 5 229 reviews

El Cortecito Map


All-inclusive ease for kids, all beachfront relaxation for adultsMeandering turquoise swimming pools lead right up to the palm-dotted white sand beach on an even bluer Caribbean Sea at Barcelo... More

Good spring break
The hotel was great as well as the staff. We really enjoyed our stay. We were here for 8 days, 7 nights and enjoyed everything. The wifi was not good, but the front desk warned us of that. The...
Apr 6, 2015
From $326

17 Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 269 reviews

Carretare Cabeza de Toro Map


Kid-friendly Punta Cana resort captures luxury in all-inclusive setting Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana – All Inclusive aims for the ultimate all-inclusive experience, pampering guests with... More

Much needed trip
We had a great time at Dreams Palm Beach in Punta Cana. Pros - many different activities for adults and kids great food selection with several restaurants to choose from close to airport high...
Apr 6, 2015
From $332

18 Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa and Casino - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.7 / 5 40 reviews

El Cortecito, Carretera Bavaro Map

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All-inclusive Punta Cana beachfront resort with pools, spa and casinoEdging the soft white sand at Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana, Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Complex – All Inclusive... More

Too old!
We visited the Palladium Palace Punta Cana, thinking that it would be as great as the Palladium Riviera Maya, which I visited already 3 times, but unfortunately this hotel need an urgent update,...
Mar 4, 2015
From $390

19 Paradisus Punta Cana Resort - All Inclusive

5 stars
3.8 / 5 422 reviews

Playa de Bavaro Map

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Luxury Punta Cana all-inclusive beachfront resort with 9 restaurantsFind balance between nature and luxury at Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, on the exquisite Bavaro Beach. Open-air architecture,... More

vow renewal trip
Best staff on the planet a little slice of heaven. Food could've been better. The wedding crew and photography was top notch.
Apr 12, 2015
From $237

20 Caribe Club Princess - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.4 / 5 60 reviews

Playas de Bvaro Map

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Family-friendly Punta Cana resort on the coconut coast Caribe Club Princess at the white sands of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is an all-inclusive resort with quality services and a laid ... More

Great trip from winter
Just back from Caribe Club Princess.Very friendly staff,plenty animation.Resort not new,but staff keeping room in good condition.Only negative is internet,free Wi-Fi very bad,even charged Wi-Fi too...
Mar 10, 2015