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The Best Resorts in Dominican Republic: 20 of the most Luxurious Accommodations for a Relaxing Vacation

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Planning a Caribbean getaway? We'll go over the top 20 best Dominican Republic resorts. From Punta Cana to Santo Domingo and beyond!

An all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic will offer its guests a tropical getaway with top-notch accommodations, food, and drinks. Some of the best resorts in the Dominican Republic are located on Punta Cana’s beaches and Samaná Peninsula’s shores; however, you can also find excellent resorts in Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo.

As you can imagine, this country offers hundreds of accommodation options. That makes choosing just one a little challenging. So, to assist you, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 resorts in the Dominican Republic.

No matter where you choose to stay, you’ll have access to lots of fun water activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and more.

Eden Roc Cap Cana

The Eden Roc may be the way to go if you’re after a secluded, luxurious stay. This resort is one of the most exclusive in the Dominican Republic.

With 65 suites, only a select few can enjoy summer in this establishment. However, Eden Roc also offers amenities like private balconies or terraces, pools, and spas. 

This Cap Cana resort is hidden from public view, ensuring a relaxing and peaceful vacation.

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Sheraton Santo Domingo

In Santo Domingo, the Sheraton is one of the best accommodation options. It provides a cozy yet magical vacation to all of its guests.

The main attraction of the resort is its central location. The financial district, Zona Colonial, and many other landmarks surround it. That makes it the ideal spot for any history buff on a trip.

Aside from that, the hotel has excellent beds and excellent room service. All of this is to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Millennium Resort & Spa

If relaxation is the goal, check out the Millennium Resort & Spa. Hidden in the heart of Puerto Plata, this haven is the perfect spot for a serene trip.

As the name suggests, one of the best parts of the resort is its spa. The massive center offers many treatments to melt away your stress.

Besides that, there are also a few pools and a magnificent ocean view.

Tortuga Bay Hotel

While most of the resorts on the list are exquisite, few are as luxurious as Tortuga Bay. This establishment has some of the most extravagant suites in the country.

That’s most likely because fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was responsible for the designs. So everywhere you look, there’s a new fascinating detail. 

In addition, the landscaping of the resort grounds is quite stunning. For these reasons, many famous people like to stay there when they’re in the area. 

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Barceló Santo Domingo

Barceló Santo Domingo focuses on comfort and simplicity. 

The resort’s primary goal is to ensure that all guests have a good time during their stay.

To help out with that, Barceló offers many amenities. That includes restaurants, pools, nightclubs, and bars. 

There’s also a casino for guests who like to test Lady Luck. 

Even though the rooms are smoke-free, there are plenty of open spaces for people to enjoy a cigarette.

Gran Ventana Beach Resort

People around the world visit the Dominican Republic to spend time at Playa Dorada Beach. If that’s the case, you may consider staying at Gran Ventana

This massive resort is right on the waterfront and houses about 506 rooms. Each one comes with a private balcony, espresso maker, and minibar.

There are three pools, restaurants, and golf courts for entertainment.  

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

Hyatt Ziva is one of the most family-friendly resorts in the Dominican Republic. It has countless activities to keep your young ones occupied all day.

For example, you’ll find the Kidz-Club, a safe play space for children. Other than that, the pools have water slides and zip lines for a little extra excitement.

There’s also plenty for adults to do around the resort. Hyatt has an underground spa and many open spaces for guests to spend their time.

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Be Live Experience Hamaca Beach

If you plan to stay next to Boca Chica beach, consider Be Live Experience.

The hotel has a few different room types depending on your party. There are romantic suites with Jacuzzis and family rooms with well-stocked kitchens.

That way, you can customize your stay to suit your specific needs. Besides that, guests entirely use the spa, casino, and nightclubs. 

Iberostar Grand Bávaro

As you can guess by the name, this resort lies next to the famous Bávaro Beach. As one of the top adults-only establishments, Iberostar is ideal for a romantic trip.

It’s also an excellent spot for any avid sports lovers. In addition, the resort offers a golf course, tennis court, and two fitness centers.

That way, guests can ensure they stay in tip-top shape while enjoying their vacation.

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Casa del XVI

The Dominican Republic has a long, rich history. Casa del XVI is one of the best spots to explore this ancient background.

Most of the resort consists of refurbished buildings. These structures still maintain their original design but with modern-day luxury. Many amenities include cigar lounges, art exhibits, and antique displays. 

On top of that, guests receive a complimentary iPhone on loan. You can use the device as long as you’re staying in the resort to help you explore the country.

Playabachata Resort

Playabachata’s slogan is “Universe of Enjoyment,” The resort lives up to its promise. For starters, it has one of the most expansive complexes in the country.

There are massive green plots with plenty of room for sunbathing and relaxing. Other than that, you’ll find outdoor pools, water sports, and a complete spa.

There is also a diverse selection of restaurants.

Excellence Punta Cana

If you’re traveling on your honeymoon, Excellence Punta Cana may be the way. It’s an adult-only resort with a lot for you and your significant other to do.

For example, you can spend the day playing volleyball, tennis, scuba diving, or dancing. But, of course, there are also more calming experiences if you prefer.

Excellence has a full spa, yoga classes, and lounge areas. 

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Catalonia Santo Domingo

Traveling on business can be a little stressful. Although, with Catalonia, it doesn’t have to be. This resort specializes in catering to busy individuals.

The establishment boasts a sizable business center where guests can hold meetings. In addition, there’s free Wi-Fi access and a work desk in every room.

That ensures visitors have everything they need to finish work as fast as possible.

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Sunscape Puerto Plata

At Sunscape Puerto Plata, the only task on the agenda is to have fun. That’s why the resort offers a massive selection of activities for the entire family.

There are a few pools, children’s clubs, lounges, and sports courts. Plus, guests can access private balconies and an indoor theater for entertainment.

To top it all off, Sunscape has a concierge service to meet all your needs. 

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Zoëtry is another exclusive resort in the middle of Punta Cana. Unfortunately, this establishment only houses 96 guests at a time. 

For that reason, Zoëtry can make all the visitors feel special. Guests have access to relaxing activities, like swimming and several spa treatments.

We can’t forget to mention that the resort also offers many classes. For example, you can learn to cook or roll cigars while unwinding.

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BlueBay Villas Doradas

If the budget is an issue, BlueBay Villas Doradas may be the resort you’re looking for; it’s one of the most affordable options on our list, but you still get plenty of perks.

For example, there’s a private beach, windsurfing, three pools, and concierge services. 

On top of that, BlueBay holds many classes to keep its guests engaged. That includes cooking, sushi rolling, scuba diving, and even Spanish.

Dreams Dominicus La Romana

Food is one of the most important aspects of any vacation. If you agree with the statement, you should head to Dream Dominicus.

The resort boasts ten incredible restaurants. From Asian fusion to French to Italian cuisine, there’s a little something for everyone.

Besides the food, guests also get free access to a spa and nightclubs.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

While most people enjoy swimming, some prefer to be on top of the water, not underneath. 

If that’s the case, then Casa de Campo has the answer. The resort offers exclusive boat rides to all of its guests. 

That includes a tour of the area and a fantastic sunset view.

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Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

When trying to reignite the passion in a relationship, Secrets Royal is the place to be. 

The adult-only resort caters to couples worldwide looking for a private getaway. With fully stocked suites, guests rarely ever have to leave the room. 

Yet, they’ll find many activities like snorkeling and dance lessons if they venture out.

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Dreams Onyx Punta Cana 

Dreams Onyx offers an adventurous stay to all of its guests. The resort has a jam-packed activity schedule to make sure there’s always something for you to do.

That includes cruises, tours through the city, and game clubs. There are also many nighttime events like live performances and cultural exhibits.

In addition, guests have access to several pools and a complete spa.

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