10 Great Places To Stay And Enjoy The Beautiful Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic welcomed around 6.5 million tourists in 2018 and is making preparations to welcome even more in the future.

If you’re planning a trip to this popular travel destination, you’ll need to decide where to stay while there. Fortunately, there are a ton of incredible resorts to choose from.

We gathered a list of 10 such places you can stay when visiting the Dominican Republic. Keep reading to learn more about each one to find which will be best for you.

1. Be Live Collection Canoa Resort

To fully immerse yourself in Caribbean culture, check out the Be Live Collection Canoa Resort. Here, you’ll find private rooms for couples or families that allow you to enjoy the nature around you without being surrounded by crowds.

Nearby, you’ll find a lake, gardens, Del Este National Park, and Bayahibe Beach. Within the resort, you can treat yourself to a day at the spa or check out some of the other things they have to offer, including entertainment for children.

2. Sunscape Puerto Plata

This is a resort that’s particularly great for families that are traveling with children. They offer a special check-in experience for kids that includes welcome treats, a red carpet staircase, and resort passports.

It’s also located just 20 minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport so you can jump right into your vacation as soon as you land. You’ll also be close to the island of Cayo Arena, 27 Damajagua waterfalls, and Teleferico Cable Car.

Sunscape Puerto Plata truly has something for everyone, with kids-only, teens-only, and adults-only areas along with a spectacular golf course and 12 massage cabins within their spa area.


3. Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

The name suits this resort as you get breathtaking views along with everything else this resort has to offer. There are 750 suites available, each with its own private terrace.

You get full access to several swimming pools, bars, and lounges. If you love meeting new friends, Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa is a great place to do that as they offer communal tables at their restaurants to encourage mingling.

4. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort

The Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort is the place to be if you’re looking to escape the pitter-patter of tiny feet. It’s an adult-only resort that’s perfect for romantic getaways with 80% of their rooms facing the beach.

In addition to getting access to everything this resort has to offer, you also get full access to Barcelo Bavaro’s three other locations in the area. This provides you with a limitless number of options when looking for things to do in the area.

5. Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Resort

For a unique resort that caters to both families and adults, there’s Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Resort. It offers kid-only and adult-only areas for all guests staying in one of their rooms.

What sets this resort apart from others is that they have a coral reef nursery. Guests can visit this and see how this resort is helping to protect the environment while providing incredible experiences for vacationers.

Some of the fun things found at this resort include a kid’s splash pool, two regular pools, live music and shows, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a spa area.

6. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort

Another all-inclusive resort that’s great for families, the Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort has 32 romantic Honeymoon Suites, 524 family-friendly Bungalow Suites, 82 luxurious Junior Suites, and 168 Platinum Suites.

They also have entertainment and activities for all ages. Parents can leave their children at the Kid’s Club or use the resort’s babysitter service to spend time alone at one of the 9 restaurants or 11 bars.

7. Resort Playabachata

A great way to experience the scenery of the Dominican Republic from the comfort of a resort that has everything you could want and more. You can relax in one of their swimming pools or participate in water sports along the beach.

Resort Playabachata is situated on a white sandy beach and surrounded by a magnificent tropical garden. In the background, mountains cut across the sky to complete the unforgettable scene that is Puerto Plata.

When you venture into the nearby town, you’ll find fun for the whole family which includes several museums and beautiful old churches you can visit to learn more about the history and culture of this area.

8. Barcelo Bavaro Palace Resort

This all-inclusive 5-star resort is a great place to experience one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a place to relax or want to take place in various water sports.

The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Resort offers kayaking, scuba diving, windsurfing, and snorkeling for the adventurous along with a spa, club, and casino for those who just want to unwind.

Guests of this resort also get access to the other Barcelo Bavaro resorts in the area to ensure a full range of options when it comes to activities and experiences.

9. Hilton La Romana

Yet another family-friendly vacation destination, the Hilton La Romana has something for everyone. Just a few minutes from the hotel, you can find four golf courses, several islands to explore, and a few of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean.

You don’t have to leave the hotel to visit one of their five restaurants, four pools, fitness center, casino, spa, kid’s club, or teen’s club. This is also a great place to host any type of event from weddings to business conventions.

10. Dreams Dominicus La Romana

All of your wildest vacation dreams are sure to come true at the Dreams Dominicus La Romana, whether you’re traveling with your partner or have your entire family with you.

There are spas, water sports, and several swimming pools to choose from along with restaurants, and activities designed specifically for kids and teenagers. Outside of the resort, you can also find golf courses or explore the beaches.

Looking for Things to Do in the Dominican Republic?

Now you know of ten great resorts where you can stay during your vacation to the Dominican Republic. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to have an amazing experience in this beautiful and exciting country.

If you’re looking for things to do in the Dominican Republic, check out our blog where you can learn more about this incredible country and find something for everyone to enjoy!

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