The Dominican Republic offers the national and international traveler an interesting range of all- inclusive, adults-only (18 and over), hotels that offer a varied menu of relaxing and sports-oriented activities.
There is something for everyone, no matter their particular tastes and budgets. Among the top-rated hotels in this category: The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium, a 372-room five-star luxury beachfront hotel. Sixty of the luxury rooms have direct pool access.
In the past few years the popularity of adult-only hotels has grown tremendously in the country. Currently, the Dominican Republic boasts 12 dazzling adult-only hotels, where the only requirement for visiting adults is to have fun.
The following list gives an overview of the adult-only hotels in the Dominican Republic.
The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium. Situated in Punta Cana, on the country’s easternmost region, this beachfront five-star luxury facility features 372 rooms: 180 Deluxe Junior Suites, 124 Royal Junior Suites, 24 Deluxe Suites, 12 Romance Suites, 15 Royal Honeymoon Suites, 16 suites and one Presidential Suite. Sixty of the hotel rooms have direct access to the swimming pool. There are also two exclusive restaurants, as well as access to additional 13-nearby restaurants, 14 bars, two theaters.
There is access to another four hotels within the large resort area. The rooms offer luxury décor at its best and special services not available in other all-inclusive hotels. For more information: www.palladiumhotelgroup.com.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach. In Punta Cana, the hotel is situated in the Barcelo Bavaro Complex. This all-inclusive, 391-room beachfront facility is impressive.
The hotel features three buffet restaurants, nine a-la-carte restaurants, a spa, casino, nightclub, church, evening musicals, and a mini golf facility. From October 13-20, the hotel celebrates the “Barcelo Bavaro Singles Week,” a unique experience that caters to singles from all over the world. More information: www.barcelo.com.
Blue Bay Villas Doradas. This all-inclusive 245-room facility is situated in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, on the country’s north coast.
The hotel has four restaurants, two bars, three swimming pools, three tennis courts, spa, golf facilities, windsurfing, sailing, cricket, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Please visit: www.bluebayresorts.com.
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Situated in the breathtaking Bay of Samana, this all-inclusive five-star 201-room hotel is the only hotel in the Dominican Republic to be built on a nearby offshore key.
The hotel offers four restaurants, six bars, tennis, aerobics, kayaking, catamarans and a spa. More: www.bahia-principe.com.
Grand Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. In Samana, on the country’s northeast coastline, this 295-room all-inclusive facility offers guests four restaurants, a spa, three bars, and a swimming pool. The sports program includes: volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, catamarans and windsurfing. For more information: www.bahia-principe.com.
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar. In Punta Cana, this five-star, all-inclusive, 528-room facility is situated in the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort Complex.
Top attractions: four restaurants, and access to the facilities of the other neighboring hotels. www.bahia-principe.com.
Hotel Riu Palace Macao. Fully renovated in 2012, this all-inclusive five-star hotel offers guests 364 beachfront rooms.
It is a member of the Riu Resorts complex, featuring five restaurants and two swimming pools. Additional information: www.riu.com.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro. This five-star all-inclusive facility features 272 suites, four a-la-carte restaurants, with one situated right on the beach. All information available: www.iberostar.com.
Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa. The all-inclusive facility, with 263 luxury suites, is situated in Punta Cana.
Features five restaurants, sports facilities, four swimming pools, disco, fitness center and much more. For more: www.princess-hotels.com.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro. In Punta Cana, this all-inclusive five-star hotel offers guests 255 luxury suites. Also five bars, a casino and three restaurants. More at: www.hoteles-catalonia.com.
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. The 369-room five-star hotel (including four luxury suites), features three a-la-carte restaurants, a buffet restaurant, five bars, a spa, two tennis courts, paddle tennis, basketball and windsurfing. More information: www.secretsresorts.com.
Excellence Punta Cana. All-Inclusive, featuring 522 suites, 130 of them at The Excellence Club, the hotel’s exclusive luxury section.
Two pools meander through the lush tropical grounds. Also available: a spa, fitness center, eight restaurants and 10 bars. For more: www.excellence-resorts.com.