Hotels in the Dominican Republic Make the Exclusive AAA Guide Listing

In its 2015 edition, the world-famous American Automobile Association (AAA) tour guide included 15 hotels in the Dominican Republic. The Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club is the only hotel with a five-diamond listing. The others received four-diamond status.

The 5-Diamond category is the most prestigious and it is only issued to hotels whose level of excellence is found in all the various areas of operations. AAA experts periodically carry out independent inspections in order to issue its classifications.

4-Diamond Hotels in Punta Cana

AlSol Luxury Village

Catalonia Royal Bavaro

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Dreams Punta Cana

Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Excellence Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Paradisus Palma Real Resort

Paradisus Punta Cana

Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

La Romana

Casa de Campo

Puerto Plata

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Hotel


The Bannister Hotel

Five-Diamond Category

The Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club has maintained this certification for six consecutive years. This boutique, 13-luxury beachfront villa facility, also features 30 exclusive suites with an overall design that brings in the surrounding landscape.

Four Diamonds

Casa de Campo. The facility is a member of the Legend Collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. It features 28 square kilometers of land, with 1,500 luxury villas and a 274-room hotel. Casa de Campo is known worldwide for its world-class golf courses, all designed by the legendary Pete Dye, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

“Casa Colonial.” The 50-room hotel is situated in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata – on the country’s north coast. It is considered to be the hotel in the country’s beautiful north coast and is a member of Small Luxury Brand Hotels of the World.

AlSol Luxury Village. Situated in Cap Cana, on the country’s eastern region. The 299-room hotel features four themed restaurants, five bars, four swimming pools and a stone chapel.

Catalonia Royal Bavaro. An all-inclusive, 255-room adults-only hotel, with 18 restaurants and bars.

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana. Also an all-inclusive four star hotel with 500 rooms, six restaurants, a casino and a convention center.

Dreams Punta Cana. A 620-room, all-inclusive facility, with seven restaurants and ten bars.

Eden Roc at Cap Cana. The only hotel in the country to be a member of the Relais & Châteaux Company. It offers guests 34 suites, six a la carte restaurants created by world-famous chef Gianluca Re Fraschini, a spa, beach club and kids club, and access to the Punta Espada golf course.

Excellence Punta Cana. All 446 rooms come equipped with a private jacuzzi. In addition, the facility has seven international restaurants, ten bars, two swimming pools, and two outdoor jacuzzis.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. With 1,787 rooms, 11 restaurants; 8 swimming pools right on the beach; three swimming pools facing a nearby lake; three children’s swimming pools; casino; night club; Convention Center; amphitheater for 1,200 people; spa, fitness center and kids club (4-12 years).

Paradisus Palma Real. All-inclusive hotel with 700 rooms; swimming pools; five tennis courts; seven restaurants and a children’s area.

Paradisus Punta Cana. Features 12 restaurants, seven swimming pools and spa, and 821 rooms.

Sivory. The 55-suite hotel offers guests a quality spa, three gourmet restaurants, an excellent wine cellar, and two meeting rooms.

Zoetry Agua. This luxury boutique hotel features 51 rooms, and is operated by the AM Resorts hotel chain.

The Bannister Hotel. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the 33-room hotel offers exceptional views of the nearby mountains and the Bay of Samana, on the country’s northeast coast.

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