The feeling you get when your feet hit the warm, sugary sand of the beautiful beaches in Punta Cana is one of pure relaxation. Punta Cana was actually certified as one of the best beach areas in the world by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and beach lovers have made it one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Dominican Republic. With the number of hotels in Punta Cana, a quick review of some of the options can help you find one to suit you and your budget.
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Best Private Beach: Zoetry Agua Punta Cana All Inclusive
For those who prefer to enjoy the magnificent beaches without fighting crowds, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana All Inclusive is an excellent choice. The hotel has a private and secluded stretch of beach where you can stretch out and have your own space. You can even go horseback riding on the beach. Plus, the hotel is one of the highest rated all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana.
Best Adults Only Resort: Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Want to make sure you can enjoy your vacation away from your children without being disturbed by other people’s children? Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults Only - All Inclusive is the place for you. It is a five-star resort that has special events and themed weeks throughout the year for adults to enjoy. The International Bikini Model Search and The Summer Festival are a couple of the events, and themed weeks include Zumba Week and International Singles Week.
Best Casino: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
If you like games and gambling, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive will keep you on your toes with its 45,000-square-foot Casino. Casino Player’s Best of Gaming named the casino Best of Caribbean Winner in 2014. It also has a five-star Sports Book that is the Dominican Republic’s largest with 5,000 square feet.
Best Family-Friendly, All Suite, Luxury Resort: The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort All Inclusive
Everyone in the family will love the luxurious suites at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort All Inclusive. Every suite has a private whirlpool, and some of the suites have swim-up access and private gardens. The hotel even has a family concierge to see to all of your needs. Your kids will have a blast in the kids’ zone and special kids’ pools.
Best Budget-Friendly Resort: ClubHotel Riu Bambu All Inclusive
You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a stay at an all-inclusive hotel. ClubHotel Riu Bambu All Inclusive has five restaurants which present variety for your taste buds. Your stay includes meals, snacks, and drinks; windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling; and daily and nightly entertainment. It is family-friendly too. There is daily entertainment for children, and there is a fun pool with numerous waterslides. You get all of this and more from the budget-priced hotel.
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