Choosing the right all-inclusive in Punta Cana can be challenging even for the most seasoned of travelers.
Fortunately, Travel + Leisure has just released a ranking of the best properties in the coastal destination this year, giving travelers a helpful tool to plan their next getaway.
With nearly 100 resorts across 7 unique districts, the coastal city offers travelers a growing array of lavish accommodations and some of the most stunning ocean views in the region.
And with skyrocketing traveler interest, here’s an overview of the best resorts for travelers this summer in Punta Cana.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana
This year, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana tops the charts as the most luxurious and sought-after resort in Punta Cana, according to Travel + Leisure.
Situated in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, this 5-star resort delights guests with a huge list of unique amenities. From its prime beachfront location to its vibrant design, travelers are given a warm welcome from the moment they step foot on the massive property.
Guests will find 516 suites across several room categories, including 39 spectacular villas that offer the highest degree of luxury and privacy. But even the resort’s standard suites boast spacious, open designs to revive the soul.
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The resort’s plentiful daily live entertainment is one of Margartilavvile’s most noteworthy features; from dinner shows to theatre performances at the Gourmet Village, guests love the property’s endless opportunities for fun.
Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort
Coming in at number two on the list is Meliá’s Paradisus Palma Real, a spectacular 5-star resort set on the pristine white sands of Bávaro beach.
Each part of the guest experience at this lavish property has been carefully designed to ensure a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From concierges that greet guests by name to the excellent assortment of outdoor pools and amenities, this resort has received some of the best reviews out of any Punta Cana resort.
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In addition to its top-tier customer service, the resort boasts a whopping 11 pools, 8 restaurants, and 4 tennis courts, among other facilities. The cherry on the cake: the property is a mere 20 minutes away from Punta Cana airport.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has long been seen as the go-to resort for partygoers and those seeking fresh daily entertainment. That status is now confirmed with the 5-star resort at number three on Travel + Leisure’s ranking.
The mega-resort boasts a whopping 1775 suites, offering travelers an unbeatable array of room categories from the standard Caribbean Suite all the way to the nearly 2,500 square foot Rock Suites.
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At Hard Rock Hotel, it’s all about the thrill of new adventures and endless entertainment, two central themes across guests’ stay. 13 pools, various nightclubs, and even an on-site escape room are just a few of the boxes travelers can tick when staying at the upscale resort.
Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana
Next on the list of Punta Cana’s best resorts is Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana. Located on a stunning stretch of white sand beach in the Macao neighborhood, this 5-star resort delivers high-level luxury for the entire family.
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The upscale resort features plenty of amenities, from its fantastic waterpark and two outdoor pools to its world-class spa. Guests can also wine and dine across the property’s 5 bars and 3 restaurants, which offer a range of fine culinary experiences.
One hour of complimentary daily activities – including snorkeling or kayaking – plus a kids’ club makes this resort an excellent choice for families.
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