Located on the Dominican Republic‘s easternmost tip, Punta Cana‘s beautiful white-sand beaches, swimsuit-approved weather, and plethora of resorts make it a stellar pick for adults wanting a Caribbean vacation. For travelers wanting even more rest and relaxation, and a heavy dose of romance, we rounded up the best adults-only resorts in Punta Cana. From small boutiques to large all-inclusives, these hotels have everything needed for an adult getaway: chic suites with hot tubs, huge pools with swim-up bars, and top-notch spas. Check out our picks below.
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The luxurious Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels & Resorts is a romantic adults-only all-inclusive hotel in the Cap Cana complex of Punta Cana. The 174 rooms here are all attractive and feature furnished outdoor spaces, and popular options include the swish Honeymoon Suites with private plunge pools and the Monarch Villa that looks right out onto the beach. The property's white-sand beach is gorgeous and decked out with loungers, and ocean views are available from the large infinity-pool with a swim-up bar. Other features dotted around the property include additional pools, a large spa with its own juice bar, and multiple restaurants (covered by the all-inclusive rate) that serve steak, seafood, buffets, Chinese food, and Italian dishes.
Easily one of the best luxury all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, the adults-only Excellence Punta Cana stands out for its 10 gourmet restaurants, lovely rooms with jetted tubs, and free excursions. The all-inclusive package is extensive here, covering all meals and even lobster, premium alcohol at the 12 bars, 30 minutes of horseback riding, tennis and Spanish lessons, bike tours, and the two-story spa's hydrotherapy circuit. A peaceful, spacious beach is a highlight, as are two outdoor pools -- one with a swim-up bar -- a fitness center with daily classes such as yoga, and an ecological park with flamingos and macaws. The 450 rooms are all attractive and modern, and swim-up suites with private pool access are available.
The 750-suite adults-only Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa is a luxurious all-inclusive set along a gorgeous white-sand beach, with over 10 dining options covered in the room rate. Travelers that upgrade to an Xhale Club room get butler service, access to two exclusive pools and a roped-off section of the beach, balconies with whirlpools, and additional in-room perks. The expansive property never feels crowded, thanks to the several pools (with varying features such as swim-up bars, whirlpools, and lazy rivers), free water sports, a small casino, spa, fitness center, and theater for nightly entertainment. The resort caters to couples, both for those wanting to relax and those looking to party.
The adults-only CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts is an upscale all-inclusive with a pretty beach and an upgraded Diamond Club. The Diamond Club comes with perks such as premium drinks, in-room Nespresso machines, and exclusive beach and pool access, but overall, it’s not worth the extra nightly cost. The standard room rate covers excellent dining at the buffet and a la carte eateries -- Italian, Middle Eastern, steak, and sushi options -- alcohol at the several bars and the in-room liquor dispensers, and non-motorized water sports. There are three pools on-site, as well as a spa, fitness center, and entertainment such as themed beach parties. All of the rooms here are ultra-modern and sleek, with sexy open-concept bathrooms.
The adults-only Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is an upscale all-inclusive resort along beautiful Bavaro Beach. The 464 modern rooms here all have balconies with whirlpool tubs, and larger Preferred Club add more toiletries and premium minibars. Preferred Club packages also include extras like private check-in, access to a private lounge and restaurant, and upgraded room-service menus. Extensive on-site features encompass three outdoor pools -- including a lazy-river-style waterway -- a stunning stretch of beach, free non-motorized water sports, a large spa, multiple bars serving free premium liquor, and restaurants serving buffets, Italian and Asian cuisines, and seafood.
The all-inclusive Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa is an adults-only beachfront property with a fun party-friendly atmosphere. The 263 rooms here are elegant, all with jetted tubs and furnished terraces, while Honeymoon Suites add a romantic gourmet dinner, welcome fruit basket with a bottle of rum and cigars, free massage, and private dance lessons. All guests have their meals covered at the five restaurants -- buffet, Mediterranean, and Tex Mex steakhouse among them -- and access to the pool with a swim-up bar, 24-hour beach bar, water sports, and hot tub and sauna at the spa. Guests here also have access to amenities at other Princess resorts, such as the disco, theater, and casino.
The adults-only Excellence El Carmen is a luxury all-inclusive resort with a hip vibe, idyllic beach setting in Punta Cana’s laid-back Uvero Alto, and huge array of features. Rates cover all meals at the 12 restaurants -- Asian, Italian, buffet, and a taco truck among them -- premium liquor at more than a dozen bars, 24-hour room service, fitness classes, and water sports such as kayaks and Hobie Cat catamarans. An ocean-view main pool with a swim-up bar is popular, plus several swim-out suites are available for those who want a private pool. All suites are modern and have free minibars, furnished terraces, and whirlpools, plus most come with at least partial ocean views.
The all-inclusive Le Sivory Punta Cana By PortBlue Boutique is one of the few luxury boutique options in Punta Cana, offering just 55 rooms among impressive grounds. It has a quiet, remote setting far from the airport, making it an ideal pick for romancing couples and honeymooners. The large, beach-chic rooms -- they start at around 600 square feet -- have furnished terraces and free daily restocked minibars, plus many have couple-friendly showers, direct beach access, and/or whirlpools. A pretty ocean-view outdoor pool and full-service spa with whirlpool and sauna provide opportunities for relaxation. All meals at the four restaurants and alcoholic beverages at the bars are covered by the all-inclusive package.
The upscale Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel is an adults-only all-inclusive set along an extra wide stretch of beach in Punta Cana. It's the most luxurious of the four Iberostar options in Punta Cana, offering guests three nice pools (one with a swim-up bar), a two-story spa for couples' massages and other treatments, free water sports (including snorkeling), salsa classes, and a golf course. The 274 rooms are attractive and equipped with balconies, two-person whirlpools, and free minibars. Swim-out suites and ocean-view units are available. Meals are included at the buffet and a la carte -- Mexican, Japanese, and Italian -- eateries, as are alcoholic drinks at the bars.
The adults-only Barcelo Bavaro Beach is a beachfront all-inclusive resort within the larger Barcelo Bavaro complex, which gives guests access to extensive features that include a full-service spa, casino, golf course, and numerous pools. A large, lovely outdoor pool acts as the hub of the resort, and the adjacent beach is one of the most beautiful in all of Punta Cana. Buffet and a la carte restaurants are well-regarded, and alcohol is included at the bars. The 589 rooms have modern technology and beachy decor, plus furnished terraces. The pool and bar areas are lively, but overall, this is far more tranquil and adult-centric spot compared to the other Barcelo properties.
The upscale, all-inclusive TRS Turquesa Hotel (formerly The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium) is the only adults-only resort within the massive Palladium complex. It offers travelers a more peaceful setting than its neighboring properties, but guests still get access to all their numerous facilities. The 372 rooms here are contemporary and elegant, with marble tubs, furnished terraces -- some with swim-up access -- and minibars with liquor. A wealth of features here includes multiple pools -- one with hot tubs and a swim-up bar -- multiple restaurants offering buffet, Japanese, and Brazilian fare, a full-service spa, and free water sports that include kayaks and snorkeling gear. Meals, alcohol, and 24-hour room service are all part of the room rate.
The upscale and all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Macao is the sole adults-only resort within the five-property Riu complex in Punta Cana. Fun nightly entertainment, a large pool with activities and a swim-up bar, and volleyball along the beach add a lively atmosphere, though the vibe is significantly more relaxed and romantic than its sister properties. All-inclusive rates cover meals at the buffet and a la carte -- Italian, Japanese, steakhouse -- eateries, premium liquor at the bar, 24-hour room service, water sports, daily activities and entertainment, and in-room liquor dispensers and minibars. Mostly white rooms are sleek and spacious, and upgrades add whirlpool tubs on balconies and ocean views.
The all-inclusive, adults-only Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar is one of several Bahia Principe resorts in the Dominican Republic, providing travelers with a huge array of features and restaurants. The 528 rooms here are spacious and elegant, all with balconies or terraces, sleek showers, and sitting areas. A comprehensive all-inclusive package covers meals at five on-site restaurants, three bars, 24-hour room service, pool parties, yoga and aerobics classes, and non-motorized water sports. Additionally, guests can eat at any of the numerous restaurants within the complex (except at the Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana). A gorgeous beach, big pool with island features, and full-service spa round out amenities.
The all-inclusive Catalonia Royal Bavaro is a beachfront adults-only resort with its own small private beach, making it a quiet option for Punta Cana. Five impressive restaurants serve buffets, pizza, and Mediterranean, vegetarian, and Asian cuisines, while multiple bars serve unlimited local and international alcohol. The 255 rooms here are charming, with two-person whirlpool tubs, four-poster beds, and furnished terraces -- plus some add private pools. Guests tend to hang around the main pool with a swim-up bar and the adjacent infinity-edge pool facing the ocean. Other on-site features include a full-service spa with free-to-use steam room, sauna, and whirlpools, a piano bar with live music, and water sports at the beach.