10 Great Punta Cana Beach Resorts
With over 35 miles of gorgeous tropical beaches which face both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, (as well as some world-class golf courses too), Punta Cana is a major tourist destination.
Located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, it is one of the Caribbean’s most popular vacation spots. Attracting hundreds of thousands of beach-lovers, golfers, honeymooners and holidaymakers from all around the world every year.
If you are planning a holiday to this Caribbean beach paradise, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from. This list of 10 Great Punta Cana Beach Resorts will give you a good starting point in your research.
Punta Cana Beach Resorts
Hard Rock Cafe
Enjoying a gorgeous location which stretches 121 acres along the pristine sugar white sands of Macao Beach the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is the Hard Rock’s first all-inclusive hotel and casino.
Boasting 1,775 room this luxurious resort offers five-star amenities and personal service to create the ultimate rock star getaway.
The accommodation here is deluxe, which is why we have included it in our list of great Punta Cana beach resorts. The resort also boasts its signature Rock Spa(R), an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, the largest (Vegas style) casino in the Dominican republic and a hip nightclub called Oro.
Music lovers will love its iconic memorabilia and guests also get to enjoy 11 expansive pools, four swim-up bars, a kids pool and lazy river. With no less than 9 restaurants you won’t be going hungry either.
Melia Caribe Beach Resort
Just a stones throw from Bávaro Beach the Meliá Caribe Beach Resort is set in exotic tropical gardens.
Great for those wanting an all-inclusive family vacation offers a children’s playground. Activities such as golfing, snorkeling, canoeing are available on site. And there is an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center too.
The rooms come with all the amenities you would expect. Including air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine and a private bathroom.
Providing a great mix of amazing landscapes, unspoiled beaches and world class service the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana is an excellent 5-star resort.
Located in Playa Bávaro, near Macao, it is ideal for an active vacation due to the golf and water sports on offer.
Great for couples, families and small groups, the resort is renowned for serving the best local and international cuisine in its onsite restaurants.
Its 597 rooms are furnished with deluxe materials including European marble. As well as facilities like double jetted tubs.
If you are looking for a hotel located directly infront of the beach then the Barceló Bávaro is definitely for you!
A luxury, 5 star, Adults-only resort, set in 2km of beach, it boasts 11 restaurants and five swimming pools.
It also has a shopping centre, a gym, a spa called the U-Spa Bávaro and an 18-hole golf course. As well as a bar with thatched-roof and a miniclub too.
Rooms are equipped with jacuzzis and outdoor patios. Most of which have sea views.
If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly choice of luxury accommodation provider then the Iberostar Bavaro is an excellent option.
Not least because all of their rooms are free of single-use plastics. Something which will be extended to the rest of the hotel soon.
Located within walking distance of Bávaro Beach’s 15km stretch of white sand the hotel’s Greco-Roman architecture is majestic in appearance.
It also hosts a spectacular lifesize sailboat which has been converted into one of the coolest bars in the entire Caribbean.
The resort also has a fitness centre spread over 3 floors, an 18-hole golf course, 12 dining options and a Spa with several massage rooms.
Excellence Punta Cana by The Excellence Collection
Having recently completed a $45 million renovation the Excellence Punta Cana by The Excellence Collection is now a swanky, 450 room adults-only, all-inclusive resort.
Set on a palm tree-lined beach along the Atlantic coast its deluxe suites feature verandas and whirlpool tubs. Upgraded suites offer private plunge pools and/or lounge access and butler service. Some even have rooftop terraces.
The resort boasts 2 outdoor pools and 2 hot tubs, as well as a spa, fitness center and sports courts. It also has 10 bars and 9 restaurants, including a refined lobster eatery in an open-air palapa.
In addition, horseback riding, scuba diving and archery are offered to guest too.
Ocean Blue Sands Golf & Beach Resort
Enjoying a prime location on Bavaro beach, the Ocean Blue Sands Golf & Beach Resort is one of the great Punta Cana beach resorts.
An all-inclusive resort close to the White Sands golf course, it features comfortable and ornately furnished suite accommodations. As well two luxurious pools, a casino, spa and fitness center.
It also has a dive center and an extensive activity program including children’s and teen mini clubs. So it is a great choice for families.
With 7 themed restaurants, 2 buffet restaurants (including one on the beach), as well as a coffee house and 11 bars you won’t go hungry or thirsty here either.
Be Live Collection Punta Cana
Situated along the front line of Atlantic Beach in Cabeza de Toro, the Be Live Collection Punta Cana enjoys an idyllic location that is protected by a coral reef and surrounded by a tropical garden.
An exclusive 24-hour all-inclusive 5-star resort, the Be Live is another great option for families.
Known for the quality of its international and local cuisine options, as well as its great pools, the resort also has a wellness and spa centre. Treatment that are available here include facials, chocolatherapy, massages and saunas.
Rooms are comfortable and well-furnished and contain all the mod cons you would come to expect.
Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana
Offering an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, the Bahia Principe Grande Punta Cana is another great option.
It features 2 lake-style pools as well as a jacuzzi, gym, tennis court and an 18 hole golf course. There is also a wedding gazebo here and meeting and convention rooms too.
The resort has one buffet restaurant and 5 specialty restaurants. It also has 16 bars.
Rooms are stylishly appointed and most feature bathrooms with a jacuzzi tub.
Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar
Yet another stylish Adults Only resort in Punta Cana, the Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar is an all inclusive resort with an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre.
Located a 4 minute drive from the Cana Bay Golf Course, the resort also has a restaurant, tennis court, and nightclub onsite.
Complimentary bicycles are offered to guests. Which might be useful if you are wanting to visit Splash Park which is about a 6 minute drive away or the magnificent White Arena Beach which is 10.2km away.
Free WiFi can be enjoyed in all areas of the resort, while luggage storage, a shop, and free parking are available for convenience.