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These Hugely Popular Dominican Republic All Inclusives Are Offering New Unique Experiences For Guests

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A growing number of world-class resorts in the Dominican Republic are launching unique packages that allow travelers to experience the country’s vivid tropical culture and pristine nature.

A remote tropical island in the Dominican Republic with boats

Going far beyond what is expected from a top-rated resort, these properties aim to create unforgettable memories that highlight unique local elements, such as nature, culture, and gastronomy.

From cenote adventures to culinary classes, here are some of the most prominent resorts offering special experience packages for guests to enjoy.

Punta Cana white sand beach and palm trees

Paradisus by Meliá: Nature Meets Culture 

Paradisus by Meliá recently revamped a broad range of experiences at its Punta Cana resorts by focusing on the essence of the Dominican Republic’s vibrant culture and nature.

According to the hospitality firm, guests are increasingly keen on getting up close and personal with the local lifestyle and wildlife, and that’s exactly what Meliá is now offering travelers.

Paradisus Palma Real, a prime beachfront all-inclusive, is one of the latest Meliá properties to include experience packages with a focus on authentic nature. Guests are invited to join a private excursion on board a catamaran to a secluded beach, where they’ll connect with nature and discover the magic of Punta Cana’s tropical environment. 

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Aerial shot of the Palma Real resort in Punta Cana
Image courtesy of: Paradisus Palma Real

The resort will regularly change its experience offerings depending on the season; with dozens of top-rated beaches, islands, and cenotes, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring natural attractions in Punta Cana. And when it comes to local culture, travelers can look forward to dancing, cigar rolling, and rum tasting, just to name a few examples.

Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club: From Golf To Sunset Cruises

Known for offering some of the most secluded accommodations in Punta Cana, Tortuga Bay is an award-winning luxury resort where nature and opulence are felt in every detail.

And with such a privileged location far from the hustle and bustle of the resort city, this 5-star property is one of the best choices for guests who want to experience everything Punta Cana offers.

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Tortuga Bay offers travelers a comprehensive set of activity packages that make for an unforgettable stay. Set against the beauty of Punta Cana’s azure sea, the resort’s 45-hole Oceanside golf course is truly a sight to behold and a must-see attraction for experienced golf players as well as novices. 

But the resort also specializes in eco-adventures that immerse guests in a lush and tranquil setting. With several trails in nearby nature, travelers can learn more about the area’s diverse tropical nature. Guests can also visit the Equestrian Centre, offering horse riding lessons as well as a petting zoo for younger travelers. 

A swing in nature in the Dominican Republic

Cayo Levantado: Wellness And Spirituality With An Eco-Twist

Situated on a stunning tropical island near Samaná, Cayo Levantado is a renowned 5-star resort that is famous for its idyllic island setting and eco-friendly ambiance. 

The lavish resort recently underwent a massive renovation to prepare it for the busy summer season, as millions of travelers plan their annual getaway to the sun-soaked destination.

Aerial view of Cayo Levantado resort in Isla Catalina with blue water surrounding it
Image courtesy of: Cayo Levantado Resort

One of the focal points of the makeover has been to transform the guest experience by drawing on the resort’s unique environment.

In doing so, guests can feel rejuvenated and transformed, both physically and spiritually, thanks to a set of new programs on offer at the prestigious property.

A tourist diving in the colourful reefs of the Dominican Republic

Cayo Levantado’s three guiding principles – the guest experience, environmental protection, and local culture – materialize through the resort’s new wellness programs: Refresh, Restore, Relax, and Renew.

Travelers can enjoy relaxing spa treatments, healthy locally-made dishes, as well as guided meditation sessions that boost overall health and well-being.

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