The Iberostar Grand Bavaro continues to head the list of the ten most popular hotels in Punta Cana, on the Dominican Republic’s easternmost region, according to the travel website TripAdvisor. The Tortuga Bay boutique hotel and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma are also included on the prestigious list.
The list, in order of preference, also includes the recently inaugurated Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino, the Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the Paradisus Palma Real, Excellence Punta Cana, the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar and the Secrets Royal Beach.
The Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino. This all-inclusive luxury resort (also known as All-In Luxury) identifies the Royalton brand. The 485-room hotel features 27 adults-only rooms. Seven of these rooms have direct pool access. The hotel also features 11 bars, eight theme restaurants (Mexican, Italian, Spanish, Asian, steakhouse, Mediterranean, sports bar, fast-food, cafeteria and buffet restaurants). There is 24-hour room service. Guests have access to the Memories Splash Hotel aqua park.
Iberostar Grand Bavaro. This all-inclusive 274 room facility is situated some 30 minutes from Punta Cana’s international airport, on the country’s eastern region. It also features 260 suites, 13 Grand Suites Ocean Front, a presidential suite, four a la carte restaurants – one on the beach, bars, a disco, a private beach, swimming pools and nightly live entertainment.
The Tortuga Bay. The hotel consists of 15 luxury villas with a total of 50 rooms. The villas were constructed with rich woods and cane, and its particular design blends with the surrounding landscape. Decorated by Dominican-American designer Oscar de la Renta, this is the first hotel in the Dominican Republic to join the “Leading Hotels of the World” global network.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. The 190-room boutique hotel offers guests a large outdoor swimming pool with water slides, a spa, jacuzzi, and three restaurants – including a Passion Restaurant by Martin Berasategui, the world-famous chef. Its poolside bar is only one of the various bars in the hotel.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana. This is the first hotel in the Dominican Republic to join the exclusive Relais & Châteaux group, a worldwide chain that brings together exclusive hotels and gourmet restaurants. All of the hotel’s 34 suites feature exclusive swimming pools and relaxation areas.
Excellence Punta Cana. There are 446 rooms spread out in the hotel’s 13 three-story buildings. Each room has its very own Jacuzzi. Guests will also enjoy seven international restaurants, ten bars, two swimming pools and two outdoor hot tubs.
Paradisus Palma Real. The 554-room luxury hotel is made up of various three-story buildings, nine restaurants, nine bars, and golf. This all-inclusive seaside resort is situated right on Bavaro Beach, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches.
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar. This is an all-inclusive adults-only 528-room hotel, featuring the Don Pablo Collection brand. The hotel features four restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, a casino and spa.
Secrets Royal Beach. A member of the AM Resort chain, the 373-room facility also features three restaurants and five bars.