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This Punta Cana Resort Is Being Converted Into A New Mega-Hotel

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The super-popular Paradisus Punta Cana, part of the exclusive Melia Paradisus brand, has announced it will undergo a mammoth renovation and expansion to transform itself into Punta Cana’s premier mega-hotel.

This comes after the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, a part of the same famous Melia brand, reopened after similar renovations in 2022.

This Punta Cana Resort Is Being Converted Into A New Mega-Hotel

In fact, the fantastic response to that renovation has spurred Melia to think even bigger. While the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort received an impressive $58 million for its rejuvenation, the Paradisus Punta Cana is planning to spend over $256 million.

This huge investment, as well as the promise of modernized design, an enhanced culinary offering, as well as an even more diverse catalog of activities and amenities, will no doubt have travelers excited.

With that being said, a stay at the new mega-hotel will not be possible until mid-2026, when construction is expected to be complete.

Although travelers have no shortage of fantastic resorts already welcoming guests to choose from.

Aerial view of resorts in punta cana

Three Of The Best To Book Now

Punta Cana may be smaller than its rival Cancun, but it still offers a huge range of resorts for travelers to choose from.

The following are 3 of the highest-rated and most in-demand resorts travelers can book in Punta Cana.


Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa

One of the most recognizable names in Punta Cana, and for good reason. The Secrets Cap Cana offers travelers a high-end luxury vacation with no compromises.

With 7 à la carte restaurants, top-shelf spirits, free dance and Spanish lessons, and a free introductory scuba lesson in the pool, among other amenities, travelers are never bored when staying here.

Additionally, the Preferred Club takes the luxury to the next level and gives travelers access to private plunge pools, minibar upgrades, and even a private club that serves exclusive food.

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Best described as a boutique-inspired all-inclusive, the Zoëtry is another perfect example of the charm and luxury that awaits travelers in Punta Cana.

With just 96 suites available, exclusivity is the word at Zoëtry. So much so that there is even a helicopter on standby to carry out airport transfers for travelers who want that extra sprinkling of luxury.

The décor here is some of the best in the whole destination, creating a truly relaxing Caribbean backdrop, add to that the uncrowded grounds thanks to its exclusivity and you have one of the most sought-after resorts in the entire Caribbean.

Furthermore, the relatively small size of the Zoëtry doesn’t mean smaller offerings. Travelers have access to a huge range of complimentary activities such as horseback riding on the beach, catamaran cruises, cooking classes, and even cigar rolling classes, to name a few.

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

Luxury and exclusivity are great, but for some families, the promise of more color and a more interactive experience for the kids is more appealing.

In that respect, it’s not easy to beat the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana. The signature Club Nick entertainment service that keeps kids engaged all vacation is invaluable; while it provides fantastic memories for the little ones, it also frees up the adults for hours of worry-free relaxation each day.

On top of that, the on-site waterpark is another huge positive, and the daily character meals, which let kids dine with their favorite Nickelodeon personalities, are sure to make lifetime memories.

While the Nickelodeon resort doesn’t provide the decadent luxury of the previous two resort examples, that doesn’t mean travelers will slum it here.

The suites are all beautifully designed and decorated, and with plunge pool and swim-up pool suites on offer, there’s no shortage of options.

Additionally, it would be impossible to mention the Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana without mentioning the Pineapple Villa.

Playfully designed to look like Spongebob’s pineapple house, this 2-bed villa is absolutely adored by the kids and often helps bring the kid out in the parents also.

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