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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
Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
Playa Macao
3.8 / 5
417 reviews
4 stars $198
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.9 / 5
176 reviews
5 stars $439
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.8 / 5
218 reviews
4 stars $133
Occidental Grand Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.3 / 5
174 reviews
3 stars $127
Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort - Luxury All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.2 / 5
247 reviews
5 stars $335
Catalonia Punta Cana -All Inclusive
Playa Cabeza de Toro
3.7 / 5
179 reviews
4 stars $144
Paradisus Punta Cana Resort - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.8 / 5
409 reviews
5 stars $268
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
4.1 / 5
448 reviews
5 stars $263
The Level at Melia Tropical -All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $258
Bavaro Princess All Suites - All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
3.8 / 5
70 reviews
4 stars $183

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From $263

1 Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 448 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

Good for honeymooners
Its great to do the all inclusive thing, no worries about anything really. Room could have been a little cleaner (a few cobwebs, a few stains on the wall), but it was good enough. Staff is great....
Oct 14, 2014
From $166

2 Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 365 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

Amazing family vacation
I went with my husband and our 2 yr old daughter and we had an absolutely amazing time all the employees were so helpful and friendly especially towards my daughter. The beach was breathtaking and...
Oct 10, 2014
From $136

3 Barcelo Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.3 / 5 573 reviews

Carretera Macao, Playa Arena Gorda Map

18% OFF

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

Great fun at Barcelo Punta Cana
Had a great time. Place is clean and beautiful. Staff and activities were great.
Aug 11, 2014
From $144

4 Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 233 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

The perfect place for our honeymoon
My wife and i had visited the Grand Bahia Principe for a 10 nights stay. It was fabulous, we were provided a top-notch service, and for sure this resort is worth its 5 stars clasification. We had a...
Oct 8, 2014
From $196

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

4 stars
4.2 / 5 292 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

Nice Place to Vacation!
My boyfriend and I booked this place online -- looked at a couple of reviews, did a few price comparisons, but ultimately booked blindly. We were very pleasantly surprised by the accommodations and...
Oct 6, 2014
From $439

6 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana - All Inclusive

5 stars
3.9 / 5 176 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

Fun and Friendly Vacation
Really nice place, great staff. Using the hotel credits for activities was a little confusing at first, but made the proces you actually pay reasonable. Without the credits, they do seem a bit...
Oct 19, 2014
From $133

7 Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 218 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

Great vacation!
Great time! Would recommend to couples, singles, and family
Oct 19, 2014
From $206

8 Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 485 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

Bed Bug Infestation got so many bites unbelievable!!!
Other wise good. loved the food. But after last night I can't believe all the bed bug bites. I wouldn't have paid my 111.00 bill for room service if I felt ichy then I felt ichy at the airport and...
Oct 12, 2014
From $185

9 Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection- All Inclusive

5 stars
4.2 / 5 81 reviews

Arena Gorda, Macao, section Baigua. Higuey Map


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

The staff is super friendly and courteous. The Resort is right on the beach. Plenty of open chairs near the Ocean. Sea weed is cleaned everyday. Lorenso is the best bartender at the pool bar...
Oct 12, 2014
From $229

10 RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

5 stars
4.1 / 5 85 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

Beautiful Beach
First hotel room had bugs. Hotel manager was not quick to accomodate room relocation. Second room was fine. Staff was ok but I didnt get the feel that they liked Americans. Met some very nice...
Oct 6, 2014
From $162

11 Iberostar Dominicana All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 72 reviews

Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro Map


Pristine Punta Cana beachfront resortThe 30 miles of white sandy beach stretches in either direction from Iberostar Dominicana, a large-scale hotel in the middle of Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana.... More

Iberostar dominicana
Great resort for the family. Large pools, lots of entertainment throughout the day. The staff was very friendly and courteous. There were plenty of food options. Overall great hotel for my family...
Aug 9, 2014

12 Sanctuary Cap Cana

5 stars
4.2 / 5 57 reviews

Cap Cana Map

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

Couples dream getaway
This place is magical and we enjoyed every second of it! Upon entering the resort I felt as I had entered a fairy tail.
Aug 19, 2014
From $127

13 Occidental Grand Punta Cana - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.3 / 5 174 reviews

Bavaro Map


All-inclusive Punta Cana resort on Playa Bavaro with nine restaurantsCelebrate grandeur and ultimate comfort at Occidental Grand Punta Cana – All Inclusive, on the oceanfront at the famed... More

worst resort I've stayed at
The resort is old and falling apart. The lobby chairs are stained, with rips and holes in the cushions, the structure of the furniture is also falling apart, even burn holes on the tables. The walk...
Oct 18, 2014
From $262

14 Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa -Adults Only

5 stars
3.8 / 5 20 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

Fantasy Island
We had a wonderful time at the Breathless. Fun at beach playing Ball game The Live Entertainment at The Plaza was fabulous We dance and enjoyed the live music.
Sep 22, 2014
From $201

15 Catalonia Royal Bavaro Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.0 / 5 161 reviews

Playas De Bavaro Map


Intimate, all-suite Punta Cana hotel boasts private pools, modern rooms With poolside suites and beachfront dining, Catalonia Royal Bavaro Adults Only – All Inclusive encourages couples and... More

Not a relaxing stay.
Unfortunately, I wouldn't be packing my bags to stay there again. We expected a nice relaxing stay on the beach but it definitely wasn't. I wrote a little description of the main things...
Oct 8, 2014
From $122

16 Be Live Grand Punta Cana - All Inclusive

4 stars
2.9 / 5 124 reviews

Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro Map


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

u get what you pay for.
Needs inproofment in all specialy in airconditon and food.
Sep 14, 2014
From $183

17 Bavaro Princess All Suites - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 70 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

short vacation
The hotel was very clean, food was acceptable, restaurants got blocked for no apparent reason out of the blues. One room with everything working perfectly, and the other with jacuzzi or ac not...
Oct 13, 2014
From $198

18 Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.8 / 5 417 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

The staff was amazing! Couldn't have asked for anything better. The food was awesome and so many options. Activities going on all the time and a show each night. Great place for adults or kids.
Oct 20, 2014
From $269

19 Iberostar Bavaro All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 112 reviews

Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro Map


All-inclusive Bavaro Beach bungalowsCelebrate life at Iberostar Bavaro, a Caribbean hotel that has a well-established reputation for serving up food, drinks and beachfront fun in the middle of... More

Iberostar Bavaro Punta Cana
Place is excellent. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The food is a way better than most all inclusive resorts. Room service and mini bar are also included. Beach was beautiful, plenty of...
Aug 29, 2014
From $144

20 Catalonia Punta Cana -All Inclusive

4 stars
3.7 / 5 179 reviews

Playas De Bavaro - Punta Cana Map


A magnificent hotel resort with private, white sandy beaches, crystalline Caribbean waters, palm trees lining the coast and abundant vegetation throughout the complex. Coral reefs along the beach... More

Beautiful hotel
Beautiful hotel and area. Large rooms and great food. A few drawbacks... they do NOT serve you drinks at the pool or beach. You have to go to the bar and get your own. They do not serve mixed...
Oct 17, 2014