A new ranking by Reader’s Digest takes a closer look at Punta Cana’s growing array of luxurious yet affordable all-inclusive resorts.
And while many of the destination’s top-rated resorts are on the pricier side, a handful offer luxury at a reasonable cost.
With that in mind, here’s an overview of 6 top-rated Punta Cana resorts that won’t break the bank.
Best Family-Friendly Budget Resort
Reader’s Digest ranks Iberostar Selection Bávaro Suites as the best budget resort for families. The massive resort boasts 448 spacious suites with several room categories, including interconnecting rooms, that can accommodate larger families.
The resort offers families an extensive list of on-site amenities, including 24-hour concierge services, 2 massive outdoor pools, and a diving center that benefits from the resort’s stunning oceanfront location.
Best Affordable Adult-Only Resort
Royalton CHIC Punta Cana is an action-packed haven for adult travelers, boasting some of the city’s most impressive amenities.
The resort’s idyllic location along Uvero Alto’s white-sand beaches creates a lasting impression for adult travelers. With 320 luxurious suites, as well as 7 themed restaurants and 4 outdoor pools, travelers can spend days enjoying Royalton’s intimate ambiance.
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And while the 5-star resort boasts an elegant and sophisticated design, its nightlife offerings invite travelers to let loose and have some fun. Royalton CHIC offers weekly entertainment, with tropical shows and neon parties a regular occurrence at the resort.
Best Resort For Foodie Travelers
Culinary offerings rank high on many travelers’ wish lists, and for that reason, Reader’s Digest has chosen Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa as the best affordable foodie resort in Punta Cana.
The 5-star luxury property is set on the shores of Bávaro, in the heart of Punta Cana’s most popular resort district. Beyond the magical beauty of its beach, the resort also boasts 7 outdoor pools for the whole family.
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But where the resort truly outperforms the competition is in its versatile culinary offerings, with 8 a la carte restaurants and 5 buffet-style eateries, each specializing in unique flavors.
Best Resort For Kids
Punta Cana has quickly become one of the leading destinations for families with young travelers. And Nickelodeon Punta Cana is undoubtedly one of the most amusing places to stay for an unforgettable kid-friendly experience.
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Travelers of all ages can meet and interact with their favorite SpongeBob characters at this sprawling 5-star resort. Featuring all the essentials for a good time, guests can enjoy 4 outdoor pools, a massive spa, 9 fun-themed restaurants, and 460 colorful suites.
Best Affordable Spa Retreat
Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Spa is the second Palladium property to feature on Reader’s Digest list. The 5-star luxury resort is an excellent choice for families, couples, and solo travelers thanks to the Infinite Indulgence all-inclusive concept.
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The resort offers all of the traditional amenities you’d expect from a prestigious Punta Cana resort, but the Zentropía Palladium Spa & Wellness takes luxury pampering to a new level. One of the largest spas in the country, guests will find everything from jacuzzis and saunas to an assortment of beauty treatments.
Best Resort For Golfing
Outdoor sports, and especially golf, are a popular pastime for many Punta Cana travelers. And Meliá Caribe Beach Resort ranks as the best affordable property for golf lovers with its 18-hole course designed by 6-time champion José Gancedo.
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Aside from its impeccable golfing opportunities, the resort is beautifully designed, with abundant lush gardens and white-sand beaches, and an assortment of amenities. Its modern and sleek design provides a luxurious ambiance at a price that won’t break the bank.
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