The Best All-Inclusive Hotels to Book in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

You'll get plenty of bang for your buck at these all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana
You'll get plenty of bang for your buck at these all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana | Courtesy of Zoetry Agua Punta Cana /
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28 October 2021

With an average annual temperature of 30C (86F), the Dominican Republic is an all-year destination. It has 800 miles of gorgeous coast, rugged mountain scenery and pretty colonial cities – all an added bonus to the first-class resorts you’ll find here, which deliver competitive all-inclusive deals. Whether you’re travelling with kids and need plenty of space, or if you want to party or relax with your significant other, the choice of accommodation is extensive. Book via Culture Trip and you can enjoy affordable luxury or high-end-exclusive – not to mention everything in between.

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort

4.1/5 (939 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $350 per night

Guests are welcomed to the Paradisus Palma Real Golf Resort & Spa on entering a plush reception, consisting of swish marble architecture and a jaw-dropping courtyard, which leads into the design-forward rooms. Take a few hours to indulge in the spa’s thermal circuit and gym – and factor in time for other social experiences, from sushi-making to wine-tasting and salsa-dancing. And when it comes to dinner, you’ll be spoilt for choice too, as there are 11 restaurants.

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HYATT Ziva Cap Cana

4.7/5 (287 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $561 per night

You’ve got the ultimate escape at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana. Designed to give guests a luxury experience from the moment they land, the exclusive hotel has a terrific setting in the gated community of Cap Cana. It majors in first-class service across the board, with easy access to golf courses and deep-sea-fishing excursions. On site, there’s a water park that’ll entertain all ages and a range of restaurants: order burgers at Navigator Grill and freshly squeezed juice at the Chinola. Top tip: book into the impressive underground spa, complete with sky-lit lagoon.

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Excellence Punta Cana

4.5/5 (918 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $273 per night
The sunsets at adults-only Excellence Punta Cana are the stuff of local legend, and that is part of the reason romantics love this adults-only resort. It’s got an idyllic beach setting, so you can stroll hand in hand as the day fades to peachy-pink, or sit back and savour the ocean view from the main pool with a fruity cocktail. You won’t need to leave the premises for the duration of your stay, as there are stacks of activities on offer. Best of all, included in the all-inclusive price are 30 minutes of horseback-riding, tennis and Spanish lessons, bike tours, and the chance to wallow in the two-storey spa’s hydrotherapy circuit.
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Sanctuary Cap Cana

4.6/5 (923 Reviews)
Sanctuary Cap Cana
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Price Drop
Now from $405 per night

The swanky Sanctuary Cap Cana is an exclusive adults-only resort that exudes a village-like vibe. Its focus is wellness, so you can expect an impressive number of pools. A focal point is the Instagram-worthy Castle Tower, with its jutting turrets and moat leading to the subterranean spa. Here you’ll find waterfalls and a half-moon pool, as well as a spectrum of treatments and a fresh juice bar. When it’s time to eat, you’re spoilt for choice: the multiple restaurants, covered by the all-inclusive rate, serve steak, seafood, Chinese and Italian – for the most discerning palate.

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Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

4.4/5 (356 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $558 per night

This place might be small, but it’s certainly perfectly formed: a secluded 96-room getaway, just an hour’s drive from the airport along a bumpy dirt road. Check in and you’ll agree – this place feels a million miles from Punta Cana’s mega-resorts. The welcome is warm – expect to be greeted with a bottle of local rum – and all rooms are suites, all the better for their private plunge pools. The adjacent white-sand beach is uncrowded – perfect for romantic sunset walks and water sports, and you can even saddle up for a complimentary horse ride.

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  • Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa

    3.9/5 (573 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $256 per night

    The Palladium brand has a well-deserved reputation for first-class places to stay, and this one is no exception – it’s one of the four hotels that make up the 2,000-plus-room Palladium mega-resort in Bavaro. Like living it large? Here you’ve got a property that’s super-popular with the party crowd. There’s a great nightlife scene with poolside DJs, all kinds of sporty activities and a kaleidoscope of places to eat, whether you like Mexican, tapas, Japanese, Brazilian, Italian, Mediterranean, pan-Asian or surf and turf. And if you just want to chill? Every room has a balcony tub for ultimate indulgence, and the white-sand beach is minutes away.

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    Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa & Casino

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    Utopia is a place – for every type of traveller – at the Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa and Casino. It’s divided up over three areas, so you can mingle or chill remotely entirely as you wish. The Boulevard presents its guests with a choice of themed restaurants – you won’t ever go hungry here. You can also drop your little ones off at the supervised kids’ club, if you want to take advantage of the OM Spa or adults-only Unique Club. The location is perfect, on a white-sand beach, so take a morning dip before breakfast, and bag that lounger on the palm-edged beach.

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    Secrets Royal Beach

    4.3/5 (834 Reviews)
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    Unavailable for the next 3 months

    As you might have guessed, no kids are allowed at the adults-only Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, so the amenities are immaculate and there are plenty of secluded spots for romance in the grounds, shaded by palm trees. The resort has pride of place on a stunning stretch of beach, with plenty of lounge chairs and thatched umbrellas. There are three impressive pools – one meanders through the grounds like a lazy river, and you can take advantage of a free introductory scuba class before heading out to marvel at the marine life up close.

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    These recommendations were updated on October 28, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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