Sivory Punta Cana Rating: 4.5 Pearls
On the outskirts of Punta Cana, Sivory has just 55 luxurious suites, all of which feature couples' showers and large soaking tubs, plus modern features like flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Honeymoon and Ysla Bonita Suites clock in at 950 square-feet and include large soaking tubs, outdoor showers, and an ocean view Jacuzzi. The all-inclusive property allows kids but draws mainly couples, perhaps lured by its 8,000 bottle wine cellar.
Tortuga Bay Rating: 5.0 Pearls
With just 15 spacious, modern suites decorated by Oscar de la Renta, Tortuga Bay is the DR's most luxurious resort. Amenities include world class golf, a private marina, an ecological preserve, and VIP service at the airport. Luxuriously-appointed suites feature Jacuzzis, four-poster beds with Frette linens, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and massive ocean-view terraces. Service is at once discreet and shockingly attentive--guests receive pre-programmed cell phones and are encouraged to call in round-the-clock requests.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Couples-only Catalonia Royal Bavaro is a good all-inclusive budget option in Punta Cana. The beach is spectacular, rooms are clean, quiet and spacious, and service is surprisingly attentive. In addition to Jacuzzis and stand-up showers, all rooms feature canopied beds, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The only downside is that no rooms front the ocean. Dining options are a definite step up from most Dominican all-inclusives, and the resort features quality name-brand liquor and 24-hour room service.