The popularity of “Adults Only” hotels, for guests 18 years of age and older, has hit an all-time high in the Dominican Republic, where there are currently 15 top-quality “Adults Only” facilities and four feature exclusive areas with no access to children and adolescents.
The following have been voted as the “Top Five:” Chic By Royalton Punta Cana; Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa; The Royal Suites Turquesa; Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado and the Barcelo Bavaro Beach.
These adults-only hotels provide guests with luxury, comfort, entertainment, dining and world-class spas, as well as many other facilities designed to indulge the mind and body. They are the perfect destination where couples can spend time together, without the pressure of caring for children, or just having fun with friends.
The AccessDR team recommends the following “Top Five” adults-only facilities in the Dominican Republic:
- Chic By Royalton Punta Cana
- Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
- The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium
- Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
- Barcelo Bavaro Beach
Chic By Royalton Punta Cana:
The 319-room facility, belonging to the Blue Diamond chain of hotels, has been designed for the contemporary adult. It features four swimming pools, including various jacuzzis, one of which overlooks the nearby beach; two decks with D.J.music, sun lounges in the water, and a “Mermaid Pool.” It also boasts five a la carte restaurants, a buffet restaurant, an outdoor café, and a barbecue. In addition to these services the hotel also features “La Mansion,” a luxury villa with six luxury rooms with jacuzzis, dining room, wine cellar, game room, pool table, private pool, barbecue area and 24-hour butler service.
Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa:
This is the adult brand of the AMResorts chain. It is a 750-room, all inclusive facility, with four swimming pools, nine restaurants, a bar and restaurant, spa & fitness center, casino, theater, convention center, business center, sports center, tennis center, wedding gazebo, relaxation pool, tapas bar, night club, and many other facilities.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach:
With 589 rooms, 1 buffet restaurant and 2 à la carte restaurants. Guests at this hotel have access to Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe’s 7 à la carte restaurants , 2 buffets, one sports bar and 1 restaurant exclusive to golfers.
With the advantage of accessing the extensive menu that offers the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe , which offers a spa, casino, nightclub, church, evening shows, football, baseball, golf, mini golf and other sports.
The adults-only Barcelo Bavaro Beach is located just opposite to the Barcelo Bavaro Convention Center.
For more information: www.barcelo.com.
The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium:
This beautiful 372-room facility is situated in Punta Cana, on the country’s easternmost region, and features two exclusive restaurants and access to seven a la carte restaurants, 6 buffet restaurants, 14 bars, and two theaters. All these facilities are found at the Palladium Group complex.
For more information: www.palladiumhotelgroup.com.
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado:
This all-inclusive resort is a member of the Don Pablo Collection brand. It is situated on “Cayo Levantado,” a beautiful tropical key situated on the country’s north coast. The 210-room facility offers four restaurants, six bars, tennis, aerobics, kayaking, catamarans, a spa and live music.
Please visit: www.bahia-principe.com.
Hotels Featuring Adults-Only Areas:
Royalton Punta Cana Resorts & Casino:
This 485-room luxury, all-inclusive, beachfront hotel offers guests an exclusive area that is only for adults. It also features 10 restaurants, nine theme bars (including a sports bar) and a snack bar.
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa:
Situated in the fishing village of Bayahibe, just minutes east of La Romana’s international airport, the hotel recently opened its Adults Only Preferred Club with 126 suites and rooms, a personalized check-in/check-out service, private lounge, mini bar and a swimming pool with bar, and restaurant service which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Melia Caribe Tropical:
In its “The Level” section guests have access to a private beach area and an exclusive pool. Also: access to the VIP Lounge, the Gabi Club with swimming pool, restaurant and private bar, concierge services, and priority reservations for a la carte restaurants and activities.
Majestic Colonial Resorts
The “Adults Only” section offers two private swimming pools with Bali beds and two private bars, including exclusive club facilities.
Thousands of Rooms
In total, these hotels offer an impressive 5,244 rooms. Since demand continues to grow, some large hotels have created adults-only areas providing guests with 804 exclusive adults-only rooms. In 2016 an additional 362 rooms currently under construction will be added to the offer.
More Adults-Only Hotels:
Blue Bay Villas Doradas (245 rooms, Puerto Plata)
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro (272 suites, Punta Cana)
Punta Cana Princess (263 suites, Punta Cana)
Catalonia Royal Bavaro (255 suites, Punta Cana)
Grand Bahia Principe Samana (149 rooms, Samana Province)
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar (528 junior suites, Punta Cana)
Hotel Riu Palace Macao (364 rooms, Punta Cana)
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana (369 rooms)
Excellence Punta Cana (522 suites)
Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville (244 junior suites, La Romana)
Future Adults-Only Facilities
Club Med Punta Cana (78 rooms in Zen Deluxe Section)
Viva Wyndham V Samana (144 rooms, Las Terrenas)
Amhsa Marina Hotels & Resorts (140 rooms, Samana)
By Yamirys Liriano