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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
Iberostar Grand Bavaro Adults Only All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.7 / 5
183 reviews
5 stars $375
Memories Splash Punta Cana All Inclusive
4.3 / 5
3 reviews
4 stars $160
Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana Resort - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.8 / 5
231 reviews
4 stars $140
Bavaro Princess All Suites - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.9 / 5
68 reviews
4 stars $172
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.2 / 5
289 reviews
4 stars $184
Catalonia Punta Cana -All Inclusive
Playa Cabeza de Toro
3.7 / 5
169 reviews
4 stars $122
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.1 / 5
479 reviews
5 stars $206
Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village
4.5 / 5
8 reviews
3 stars $96
Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive
Playa Macao
4.3 / 5
728 reviews
5 stars $337
RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.9 / 5
220 reviews
4 stars $193

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From $139

1 Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 443 reviews

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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

Fun time and a proposal
The hotel was nice and very convenient especially because of it being all inclusive. The animation team was amazing and made the trip so much fun. We got engaged during our trip and the staff made...
Sep 6, 2014
From $166

2 Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 359 reviews

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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

Fantastic friends getaway
we loved the place, activities and service. i will recommend it to all.
Sep 2, 2014
From $127

3 Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 210 reviews

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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

Food is hard to find and not all that good
Our over all stay was quite enjoyable but the most frustrating part was trying to find where to eat. There was no central place to find where restaurants were and what the hours were, but alcohol...
Sep 5, 2014
From $174

4 Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection- All Inclusive

5 stars
4.2 / 5 78 reviews

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5-star resort glistens with pools, palm trees and moreThe Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection offers guest a prime location just seconds from white-sand beaches, sparkling turquoise... More

B& C windsor
Stayed at this resort August 15 - August 22, 2014. Our stay was very enjoyable. The food was satisfactory. However the buffet meals were better than that of the A La Carte Restaurants. The service...
Sep 5, 2014
From $337

5 Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 728 reviews

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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 getaway!!!
Love this place!!! Everything was even better than expected!
Sep 7, 2014
From $211

6 Royalton Punta Cana All Inclusive

5 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

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30% OFF

Our exclusive All In Luxury concept is devoted to providing guests with a unique experience, combining the soul of each resorts host community with a luxury product, exceptional service, and... More

It was AMAZING ! The hotel is so clean, they r night and day cleaning ! The workers r the most friendly people we ever saw ! Entertaining EXCELLENT ! Steak house, Tapas and Japanese restaurant...
Jun 28, 2014
From $375

7 Iberostar Grand Bavaro Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 183 reviews

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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

10th year Anniversary
Best in Punta Cana!!! 5+ Star Best Beach that I have ever stayed on. Will be booking again soon!!
Sep 10, 2014
From $210

8 Melia Tropical All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 514 reviews

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All-inclusive Punta Cana beachfront resort with 10 swimming poolsThe perfect getaway for couples and families, Melia Tropical All Inclusive fronts the famed white sands and gentle water at Playa... More

Amazing ! Can't wait to go back !!
The melia is gorgeous and perfect for a romantic get away ! My boyfriend and I stayed at the level ( adults only ) section , with a jacuzzi , which I highly recommend. Our concierge was Samuel , we...
Aug 31, 2014
From $184

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

4 stars
4.2 / 5 289 reviews

Arena Gorda-Macao, Seccion Baigua-Higuey Map

A private adult paradise on Dominican Republic beachfrontUnwind at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in a tranquil setting at Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Adults Only – All Inclusive.... More

Bahía Príncipe Ámbar
I felt it lacked a lot of service from several people. The bartenders at the pool were always on top of things. Outside of that, service from "express services" was bad. We had to call 6 times in...
Sep 8, 2014
From $335

10 Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort - Luxury All Inclusive

5 stars
4.2 / 5 244 reviews

Playas de Bavaro Map


All-inclusive Punta Cana hotel wows with lush landscape and luxe spaThe palatial grounds of Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort sweep guests away in contemporary luxury. A visual feast... More

Not worth the money
I would not recommend this resort. There is a lack of attention on the staff end. Barely any entertainment and you have to chase down bartenders to order drinks. Only had two buffets and they...
Aug 20, 2014
From $160

11 Memories Splash Punta Cana All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Playa Arena Gorda Map

35% OFF

Our guests enjoy 24 hour all inclusive features such as, Unlimited reservation free dining, 24 hour room service, Unlimited international drinks, Unlimited dining plus 24 hour snacks, Free WiFi... More

Us experience in the hotel was fantastic I like the everything. The personal is amazing, the pool was good and food are excellent...
Sep 9, 2014
From $140

12 Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 231 reviews

Carretera Arena Gorda Macao Map


Kid-friendly Punta Cana resort captures luxury in all-inclusive setting With 780 suites on the grounds, Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Resort – All Inclusive is accustomed to entertaining large... More

Great experience excellent service
Relax, joyful and great service. Fully recommend Gran Bahia Principe
Sep 9, 2014
From $122

13 Catalonia Punta Cana -All Inclusive

4 stars
3.7 / 5 169 reviews

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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

Great couple's getaway
Catalonia was just awesome! The resort was beautiful and modern. The entertainment was non-stop with plenty of activities and options. All you could ever ask for in terms of drinks, food, romance,...
Sep 8, 2014
From $172

14 Bavaro Princess All Suites - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 68 reviews

Playas de Bvaro, Higey Map


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

Bavaro Princess
What a beautiful place! Awesome room, super friendly staff and fun local excursions. The food in my opinion was not all that but not bad either. If you are anything like me and are a mosquito...
Sep 9, 2014
From $173

15 Punta Cana Princess Adults Only - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 89 reviews

Playas de Bvaro Map


Stay close to the sand at all-adult Bavaro Beach hotel Punta Cana Princess is the all-adult resort of the Princess hotel complex at Punta Cana, a peaceful destination on the white sands of Bavaro... More

Renovated rooms???
My husband and I bought this hotel because we wanted to spend our wedding anniversary in a new spot, so we looked online and we found this perfect offer: "Newly Renovated Platinum Suite we didn't...
Sep 3, 2014
From $200

16 Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 410 reviews

Playas Uvero Alto 55 Map


All-inclusive Punta Cana beach oasis with resort-wide freeform poolDreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa – All Inclusive brings fantasy to life on the secluded beachfront landscape at Playas Uvero... More

Highly NOT Recommended
The experience was mostly unpleasant. The majority of the staff that I encountered were not friendly. The staff moved at an extremely slow pace. It took us almost three hours to actually check-in....
Sep 2, 2014
From $268

17 Paradisus Punta Cana Resort - All Inclusive

5 stars
3.8 / 5 407 reviews

Playa de Bavaro Map

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

1st Time All Inclusive Getaway
Let me start off by saying that I have been on many carribean vacays and I have loved them all in one way or another. This, however, was the first time I have done all inclusive. Bottomline...It...
Sep 3, 2014
From $439

18 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana - All Inclusive

5 stars
3.9 / 5 174 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

Expected More, Paid More, got LESS!
The experience started out great. Most of the employees were on point. some of the best service I ever had came from Racquel Yosanda, Yimi and Hector! I got sick as a dog, high fever, chills, runs,...
Sep 1, 2014
From $242

19 Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa -Adults Only

5 stars
3.7 / 5 19 reviews

Playas Uvero Alto km 275 Map


Opening on November 15, 2013, Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, a perfectly situated all-suite resort in the Uvero Alto region of Punta Cana is a vibrant, chic and modern experience for... More

A perfect place for couples to get spoiled
Fantastic experience. The the was insanely attentive and friendly, carrying buffet plates to the breakfast table, drinks to the beach chair, cleaning the room twice a day, saying hello every...
Aug 27, 2014
From $350

20 The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real All Inclusive

5 stars
4.4 / 5 86 reviews

Playa de Bavaro Map


Boutique hideaway suites on beachfront mega-resort in Punta CanaWelcome to luxury redefined at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, on Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana. A boutique sanctuary within the... More

Amazing family vacation
This hotel is beautiful! the staff is friendly and welcoming. We loved each and every restaurant in the resort and he kids zone. The only complaint I have is the bad internet wifi in the room and...
Sep 3, 2014