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The best all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana

From luxurious family-friendly resorts to romantic retreats, here are the best all-inclusive resorts in this dreamy region of the Dominican Republic

Georgia Evans
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Georgia Evans
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The second-most popular destination in Latin America, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has a lot going for it. Famed for its sandy white beaches, turquoise waters and balnearios (or seaside resort), it's got tropical vibes and plenty of charm to back it up. Whether you fancy lounging by the water, topping up your tan with a book to hand, or indulging in back-to-back watersports, yoga sessions and beach parties, we've got the hotels for you. From romantic getaways to family-friendly resorts, explore our pick of Punta Cana's best all-inclusives and book a trip to remember with all of the luxury, and none of the hassle.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The Best All-Inclusive Hotels and Resorts in Punta Cana

If it's adults-only that you're after, Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana is a winner. You've got all you need right here. We're talking swimming pools, bars and gardens. Found in the Uvero Alto district, this resort has its very own private beach area for sun tanning before having a splash around in the sea. Once you're back on dry land, you've got access to a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are neat and come in calming coastal hues, with extras like hot tubs and private pools.  

Offering five-star accommodation in Cap Cana, the Hyatt is a swish place to stay on your holidays. Featuring an on-site swimming pool, fitness centre and garden, the hotel tops everything off with a buffet, à la carte or continental breakfast available each morning. Get a taste of the high life with sunset drinks on the terrace before retreating to a plush room with large, comfortable beds, sizeable bathrooms and all the mod-cons you could possibly need.


Promoting itself as the ultimate place for a luxury escape in Punta Cana, Breathless is giving you high-energy happenings with a Caribbean feel. As well as offering a wide range of attractive rooms, the resort provides its guests with fitness classes under palm trees, a variety of watersports and poolside happenings. Craving a little party energy? You've got masquerade parties, white parties, Gatsby parties and black light pool parties alongside all kinds of other fabulous happenings. 

Hotel Riu Republica is perfectly perched on the Arena Gorda beach, making it perfect for a coastal escape. You've got eight swimming pools to do laps in, nine restaurants offering a globe-spanning variety of cuisines and the Renova Spa to help you reach peak relaxation mode. The all-inclusive hotel is exclusive to adults, features its own Splash Water World waterpark, and hosts regular theme parties, and even romantic open-air dinners for those seeking a little extra romance. 

Catalonia Royal Bavaro
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5. Catalonia Royal Bavaro

Here’s one for water sports fans (and golfers). The Catalonia Royal Bavaro is an adults-only resort that will have guests feeling as giddy as the kids they don’t allow on the premises. Along with an assortment of (all gorgeous) outdoor pools, this little haven also caters for kayaking, windsurfing and other splishy-splashy pastimes. Alternately, you can play a few rounds on one of their two golf courses, tuck into sushi at the beach bar or party the nights away in the casino, nightclub and six (six!) bars. Basically, you will want for nothing.

This all-inclusive resort is the perfect getaway location for adults and families alike, with child-friendly activities, experiences and services all available. It doesn't matter if you're looking for something chilled or high-octane, it offers beachside events and daily live entertainment alongside top-tier food and drink options. This includes the Gourmet Village (which the resort says is its social heartbeat) which has multiple venues, restaurants and bars. You've also got over 500 suites and 40 luxury villas that will leave you swooning. 


Dreams Flora Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel with dozens of top-tier suites and rooms, eight dining options, and top-shelf drinks and cocktails. You've also got a plethora of water sports and swimming pools, plus tennis, volleyball, big-screen movies, scuba diving, and water aerobics among many other perks. Need a little R&R after a day of action? There's a spa offering all kinds of treatments. Meanwhile, rooms come with all you could need, including a mini-bar, free bath products and flat-screen TVs with cable access.

A go-to for responsible luxury, Tortuga Bay Hotel is a stylish escape (Oscar De La Renta designed the rooms) with lush Dominican scenery adding extra drama to your stay. You'll get your own concierge service and your own golf cart while you're there. There are 13 luxurious villas offering unrivalled luxury, privacy and security, with beaches just a short walk away. The hotel champions sustainability, with a golf course watering preservation system, commitments to conservation efforts in the local area, and initiatives to support preventative medicine programs. 


Taking its name from its home on Bavaro Beach, Grand Bavaro Princess is renowned for its pretty surroundings, white sands and crystal-clear waters. The hotel itself has 1290 fully-equipped rooms (including Family Club Suites for larger groups), ten themed restaurants and a full entertainment programme. You can stay active with tennis courts, a gym, French boules, golf, archery and a variety of classes. After all of that, cool off with a dip in one of the pools.

This beachfront resort comes stacked with fun opportunities. We're talking about high-end restaurants, sandy white beaches, a massive lagoon pool (with a Jacuzzi) and all kinds of activities to get you moving. Be entertained by tennis, golf, beach parties and Dominican dance lessons, with a luxurious spa available to help you unwind afterwards. It's a particularly popular spot for families, as it's got a tropical location, large rooms and a fantastic selection of dining options, catering to all kinds of fussy little eaters. 


Escape to the beach by booking this all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. Thanks to its coastal location, you can enjoy the charm of crystal-clear waters and lush tropical landscapes, while being just 25 minutes from the airport. You've got over 355 rooms, spanning the honeymoon suite to deluxe family suites, so something for everyone. Furthermore, you've got multiple swimming pools, water sports on the beach, an aqua-gym, two tennis courts and the Avalon Casino if you fancy spicing things up a little.

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