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Resorts In Dominican Republic - The Best Resorts in the Dominican Republic

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The best all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic are on the Punta Cana on the tip of the eastern coast and on the Puerto Plata on the northern coast.

The Riu resort complex in Punta Cana, with a casino, an amphitheater, pools, and many restaurants, incorporates several different themes in its various locations on the beachfront in Puerto Cana with the Riu Naiboa (362 garden rooms near the Caribbean Street), the Riu Palace Macao (356 deluxe rooms in Colonial buildings on the Arena Gorda beach), the Riu Palace Punta Cana (612 junior suites, the most upscale locale), and the Riu Taino (602 rooms in one-story bungalows).

The Spanish Barcelo chain has several resorts in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic: the Bavaro Palace (558 five-star rooms and suites), the Dominican Beach Resort (731 rooms, with 54 junior spa suites & 13 deluxe suites), the Punta Cana (792 rooms, with five-room suites in Mediterranean-style), and the mid-priced Princess Resort.

The Spanish hotel chain Sol Melia gives you three luxurious resort choices in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic: the Melia Caribe Tropic (1144 junior suites, 72 deluxe suites, 72 deluxe kitchenette master suites) , the Paradisus Palma Real (554 suites, on the beach with elegant courtyards), and the Paradisus Punta Cana (534 suites with luxury premium service levels, near the Palma Real Shopping Village).

Other resorts in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic are:
- Club Med (519 family-friendly rooms): reef-protected beach with lagoon, beachfront restaurants, fourteen tennis courts (nine for night play), and, for children of all ages, a Circus School.
- Dreams Resort & Spa: seven restaurants, one of which is an adults-only dining room, with a kids club, and entertainment nightly — Preferred Club adds a private check-in, free web access, and more.
- Excellence : luxury resort with seven restaurants, all-hours room service, a casino, two pools, lit tennis courts. and a squash court. Horseback riding and yoga is included in the price, but scuba diving and spa are extra.
- Grand Paradise Bavaro (504 four-star rooms): buffet, Italian, and Chinese restaurants, free bicycle rentals and horseback riding, and an 18-hole championship golf course.
- Grand Oasis (467 rooms): family-oriented hotel on the beachfront with all meals, drinks ad motorless sports included in the price, discounts for local golf courses (not included in the price, but discounts offered).
- Majestic Colonial (luxury resort opened in 2005): on the beach, and includes restaurants, wedding and meeting facilities, a spa and a lagoon-style pool, paired with the Majestic Elegance (600 rooms): sister to the Majestic Colonial, on the Bavaro beachfront.
- Occidental Grand (865 rooms): rooms surround a trio of swimming pools, next to a beach with thatch-roof palapas; nine restaurants; luxurious privacy at The Club Royal.
- Punta Cana Princess (270 adults-only simply-furnished suites): on the beach, with a disco, and buffet plus the choice of Tex-Mex, Italian, and Mediterranean restaurants, and a free shuttle to casino at Bavaro Princess resort.
- Sunscape (528 rooms) is near the Nautical Club of the village of Cabeza de Toro, a home to many international fishing competitions.

In the Puerto Plata region on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, near the national airport, you’ll find another set of Riu complexes much like the one in the Punta Cana region: Riu Bachata (610 tropical bungalow rooms), set on a promontory on Maimon Bay, with a casino, a spa, and the Pacha nightclub, is the centerpiece of the complex, and shares facilities with Riu Merengue (with its own Caribbean Street), and with Riu Mambo (436 rooms).

Other resorts in the Puerto Plata region of the Dominican Republic are:
- Breezes Puerto Plata (466 rooms), part of the SuperClubs chain, has clay tennis courts, a 9-hole pitch-&-putt golf course, and a large conference center,a and a large choice of restaurants, including Japanese and French.
- Allegro Playa Dorada (494 rooms) is a beachfront resort close to the airport and downtown, with free-form pools, six restaurants, four bars, and classes in bachata, salsa, and merengue.
- Grand Oasis Marien (332 rooms), also close to the airport, offers activities such as aerobics, Latin dance, wind-surfing, mini-golf, kayaking, tennis and diving.

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