Punta Cana, nestled on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s due to its abundant seaside resorts and world-class beaches. With no shortage of resorts in Punta Cana, you can take your family, or your significant other, to experience the tropical vacation getaway you dream about as you sit in your cubicle staring at the clock as it slowly moves toward 5 p.m. With dozens of resorts spread across this lush tropical paradise, narrowing your choice to one may prove difficult. To save you time, and money, I’ve narrowed your choices down my favorite three Punta Cana all inclusive resorts.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach All Inclusive
Set amidst 600 sprawling acres of tropical foliage, this beachside resort has been a top choice for the seasoned Punta Cana traveler for many years. It is located on one of the top 10 best beaches in the world and provides the perfect setting for that special romantic getaway you’ve been planning. As an added bonus, guests of the Barcela Bavarao now have full access to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe and its many amenities. Also, for those looking to add a little excitement into their vacation, the 24-hour casino offers one of the best destinations in the Caribbean to play your favorite games such as roulette, black jack, Caribbean poker, or Texas hold em. Additionally, you can sit back, relax and take in a Las Vegas style shows in the 1,400 seat, world-class, theater at the Barcelo Bavaro where a different and unique show is offered every night. The well appointed rooms will overwhelm your senses with views of the surrounding landscape as you slowly drift off into a comfortable slumber in the breezy tropical air.
Excellence Punta Cana Luxury All Inclusive
This adults-only scenic retreat is surrounded by pristine beaches and nestled away in the seclusion of acres of dense coconut palm groves. Although this luxury resort resides just 35 miles from the Punta Cana International airport, it rests worlds away from the stress and toil you left behind in the office back home. The 452 suites located on this property each have private balconies and spa tubs. Complete with a full-service spa to massage away your stress, hotel guests also enjoy the Excellence’s eight restaurants and ten bars and lounges. Relax as you experience the pampered lifestyle and let your stress melt away. The classic colonial style architecture and two enormous pools which flow around the grounds of the Excellence help make this resort an all inclusive paradise on Earth.
Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort
This recently renovated Caribbean beachside resort is the perfect getaway for your trip to Punta Cana. This resort truly has it all; a great beach, gorgeous accommodations, and 24-hour all inclusive service. With eight restaurants to choose from, each with a unique theme, you will find no shortage of delights for your palate. Additionally, the reasonable all-inclusive price includes access to snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking and, unlike many of the other Punta Cana resorts, children are welcome here with open arms. In fact, the Ocean Blue & Sand has separate kids clubs and teen clubs to help entertain your children while you relax in the tropical splendor of the lush grounds. As if that wasn’t enough to entice you, the Ocean Blue & Sand also offers the active family access to tennis courts, a gold course, fishing, game rooms, a children’s playground, and each room can enjoy one free hour of bowling at the bowling alley on site.