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Top Resorts in Punta Cana
The best-selling resorts in the Dominican Republic. Each one is all-inclusive, which means the upfront price includes accommodations, meals, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, entertainment, activities and nonmotorized water sports.
The Dominican Republic is one of the most affordable resort destinations in the Caribbean. Snorkelers and divers explore coral reefs and shipwrecks, fishing enthusiasts compete for marlin and sailfish and golfers are drawn to courses designed by legends of the game.
But most come to the Dominican Republic simply to enjoy its broad, sandy stretches. For that, many vacationers check into the resorts of Punta Cana, such as the five top sellers listed below.
Dreams Punta Cana (4.5 stars) -- This resort boasts one of the largest free-form pools in the Dominican Republic. Lodging options include swimout suites with direct access to the pool and connecting rooms for groups needing more space. The Explorer's Club provides activities for kids ages 3 to 12, while the Core Zone for teens offers a dedicated lounge.
Barcelo Bavaro Palace (5 stars) -- Head to the beach for swimming or kayaking; the calm water is protected by a coral reef. This resort offers 11 restaurants, a water park, a mini-golf course, an 18-hole course designed by P.B. Dye and an escape room. The kids club organizes supervised activities for children, and older kids can gravitate to their own nightclub for dancing and DJ music.
Ocean El Faro (5 stars) -- This Spanish colonial-style property features 10 restaurants, 13 bars, four swimming pools, a lazy river, a family area with a water park, beach activities, a bowling alley and the Daisy Club for kids ages 4 to 12. A no-kids section called El Beso is home to two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and an exclusive restaurant among other amenities.
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana (5 stars) -- Creative amenities at this beach retreat reflect the company's rock 'n' roll spirit. "The Sound of Your Stay" provides Fender guitars with in-room video lessons, DJ equipment and free playlists, while the "Music Lab Experience" helps you form your own band or mix tracks.
Hotel Riu Republica (4.5 stars) -- This no-kids resort offers eight pools with swim-up bars, the Splash Water World park and complimentary windsurfing and snorkeling. There are evening shows, a nightclub and several restaurants, including Italian, Asian and steakhouse options. Some suites have a Jacuzzi on the terrace.