17 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Punta Cana for a Luxurious Vacation

Punta Cana is the most popular Caribbean destination for travelers seeking an all-inclusive resort stay tucked within a tropical paradise and stunning beaches. Located on the Dominican Republic’s southeast coast, there are endless all-inclusive Punta Cana resorts to choose from. So we’re here to break down the list for you! Whether you’re traveling with a group, as a couple, or with a family of young kids, here are the very best resorts in Punta Cana.


Best all inclusive Resorts in punta cana

Punta Cana is huge. It spans about 2-3 hours of driving from one end to the hour. For that reason, we’re dividing this list based on the regions of Punta Cana. If you’re unsure which part is best for you, consider all the top things to do in Punta Cana first. If the type of beach is most important to you, read our guide to the best beaches in Punta Cana before deciding on which resort.


CAP CANA Resorts in Punta Cana

Cap Cana is my personal favorite for luxury in Punta Cana. This is also home to some of my favorite beaches in Punta Cana, Scape Park, and some of the best restaurants in Punta Cana like La Yola! And on top of that? Cap Cana is in Southern Punta Cana, which means you’re closer to the airport, Ojos Indigenas, Santo Domingo, La Romana and all the other epic Punta Cana day trips around there.

1. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana 

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is a beautiful family resort known for its thrilling water park and adventure. There’s a mix of activities for everyone, from high-end relaxation services,  including beach massages and an amazing spa, or waterslides and a kids camp for younger guests. The resort’s private beach is right on the popular Juanillo Beach, and you can book deep-sea fishing excursions right offshore. 

  • All-Inclusive 
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.7/5 (Expedia)

2. Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana ★

Couples looking for an all-inclusive resort that encourages socializing with other guests will love the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana atmosphere. This is one of the trendiest resorts in the Dominican Republic. You can relax in the oversized pools and lounge areas, perfect for gathering with other vacation guests. To stay active, check out the world-class fitness center and one-of-a-kind spa designed to make you feel like you’re in a cave!

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adult Only 
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.7/5 (Expedia)

3. Eden Roc Cap Cana ★

While not all-inclusive, Eden Roc Cap Cana is an award-winning resort in Punta Cana worth exploring. Suites and villas at this hotel are some of the most elegant you will find in the Dominican Republic, with private pools for ultimate privacy. The beach is paradise, featuring beach massages, a beach bar, and sun loungers to relax. You’re only a 5-minute drive from the world-renowned 18-hole golf course, Punta Espada, recognized as the #1 course in the Caribbean and Mexico and one of the most popular things to do in the Dominican Republic if you love golf.

  • NOT All-Inclusive 
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.7/5 (Expedia)

4. Sanctuary Cap Cana 

This adults-only paradise has spacious and luxurious rooms with a colonial style that sets it apart from other resorts in Punta Cana. Sanctuary Cap Cana offers suites with plunge pools into the bedroom for the ultimate privacy. If you’re a beachgoer, you’ll love the pristine beach at the hotel and its proximity to some of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic: Bavaro Beach, Juanillo Beach, and Punta Cana Beach. We recommend booking a trip to the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve (only 10 minutes away from the hotel), with swimmable lagoons and lush forest adventures putting it at the top of your list of places to visit in the Dominican Republic. 

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only 
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.7/5 (Expedia)

5. Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa

Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa is a high-end, adults-only resort set right in the heart of Cap Cana and one of the top resorts in Punta Cana. Spread across the stunning Juanillo Beach, a favorite beach in Punta Cana, there are plenty of places to enjoy a gorgeous Dominican Republic sunset. Guests can explore 8 on-site restaurants, all with spectacular menus you can enjoy with ocean views. Some other favorite amenities are the onsite nightclub, serene main pool scene, and a killer breakfast buffet to start your day.  

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only 
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.6/5 (Expedia)

Resorts in Bávaro Area

6. Iberostar Grand Bávaro 

Enjoy one of the Caribbean’s finest private beaches at Iberostar Grand Bávaro, with exclusive concierge services. A major draw to this resort is the full-scale replica of an old sailship that serves as a bar! You can spend your time relaxing or book an adventure such as dune buggy riding, scuba diving, or a tour of El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island. Golfers don’t have to leave the property with the Iberostar Golf Course right onsite. 

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only 
  • $$$$
  • 4.7/5 (Expedia)

7. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana 

Do you love casinos? The Majestic Elegance Punta Cana is close to the Princess Tower and Casino Diamante and surrounded by stunning landscapes. This resort is all about luxury and high-end services for all. Families will love the children’s pool and waterslide, with sun loungers available to relax. 


Southern/Airport Region of Punta Cana 

8. Tortuga Bay Hotel Punta Cana Resort

We love this high-end gem, only a 70-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport. Tortuga Bay Hotel Punta Cana Resort was listed as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and in the edition of 2021 Travel + Leisure 500. The hotel was designed by the late Oscar de le Renta and is unlike most other Caribbean resorts. Guests have access to the La Cana Golf Course onsite, which is a 1-minute walk from Punta Cana Beach.

  • NOT All Inclusive 
  • 5 Star Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.9/5 (Expedia

9. The Westin Punta Cana Resort and Spa 

The Westin Punta Cana Resort offers La Cana Golf Course and Six Senses Spa (one of the best spas in Punta Cana). This resort is not all-inclusive, but its location makes it easy for all sorts of excursions. The hotel is near Los Establos Cap Cana, where you can sign up for horseback riding lessons. BlueMall Punta Cana in downtown Punta Cana is a wonderful place to shop.

  • NOT All Inclusive 
  • 4.5 Star Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 8.8/10 (Expedia) | 8.4/10 (Booking)

MACAO & Uvero Alto, Punta Cana

The Macao and Uvero Alto regions are in northern Punta Cana, about 45 minutes north of the airport and one hour from Cap Cana. I don’t recommend this region if you’re hoping to explore Punta Cana’s wonderful attractions like Scape Park and Ojos Indigenas. But if you just want to stay inside the resort or prefer quiet nature, then this area may be best suited for you.

10. Excellence El Carmen Punta Cana ★

Excellence El Carmen Punta Cana is one of the best luxury resorts in the Dominican Republic, with fantastic suites featuring plunge pools, private terraces, and a lounge area. The hotel has a swim-up bar, 4 poolside bars, and private access to an amazing white sand beach. Foodies will love the international cuisine offered at the 12 onsite restaurants with 24/hour access. Guests can also sign up for scuba diving, beach yoga, and Pilates classes or stay active in the fitness center. [CHECK RATES HERE]

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only 
  • $$$$
  • 9.2/10 rating (Expedia)

11. Excellence Punta Cana 

Excellence Punta Cana is located on a private beach in Uvero Alto, right next to a golf course. Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach are some of the best beaches in Punta Cana, right nearby, with opportunities to surf, bodyboard, and snorkel. There are 11 on-site restaurants, 4 outdoor pools with poolside bars, and a swim-up bar. If you love staying active, try signing up for an aerobics class, yoga session, or volleyball game after enjoying a complimentary breakfast at the buffet!

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only 
  • $$$$
  • 4.6/5 (Expedia) | 9.2/10 (Hotels)

12. Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

The lively culture and tropical oasis feeling of Breathless Punta Cana make it one of the most popular Punta Cana resorts. Flawless beaches and towering palm trees, perfect for walks, surround the property. Adults will love the social scene, featuring a multi-level Freestyle Pool with a swim-up bar and delicious cocktails. This is also an excellent spot for couples to enjoy a warm, romantic atmosphere with 24-hour room service and access to private, in-suite hot tubs. 

13. Zoetry Agua Punta Cana 

We love the Tulum feel of Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, with chic decor surrounded by natural island beauty quintessential of the Dominican Republic Islands. Top of our list of best things to do in Punta Cana is scuba diving, and you do this at Zoetry right offshore near the coral reef. This is a smaller luxury resort with only 96 boutique-style rooms, each elegantly decorated with swim-up pools and high tub options. Try booking a horseback riding or parasailing session, or join a kayaking tour during your stay. 

14. Finest Punta Cana

Finest Punta Cana is another luxury hotel part of The Excellence Collection with a private beach near two local golf courses– Punta Blanca and Iberostar Golf Course. Staying here will put you close to shopping opportunities in San Juan Shopping Center and Downtown Punta Cana. The suites are stylish and modern, with larger suites for groups and families. Guests will have 6 onsite pools to choose from, including kid-friendly mini-water pools and a kids’ club. [CLICK TO CHECK RATES]

  • All-Inclusive
  • $$$$
  • 8.8/10 (Expedia)

15. Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana ★

Couples will love this romantic getaway valuing rest and relaxation above all else. Suites at Live Aqua Beach Resort are very romantic, with private balconies and secluded pools. Beach lovers can soak up the sun on the sand with beach cabanas, beachfront dining, and several other beach activities. This is a perfect resort to learn about Dominican culture in Punta Cana by booking an excursion or boat tour to explore notable historical sites. [BOOK HERE]

16. Bahia Principe Luxury Ámbar

Shoppers will love this resort–it’s connected to a shopping center! Bahia Principe Luxury Ámbar is an adults-only resort with amazing amenities, including a nightclub, spa, and free bicycle rentals. There are many opportunities to explore beach and water activities like beach yoga, sailing, and scuba diving. It’s close to a ton of attractions, including three golf courses, Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand, and Arena Gorda Beach. 

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 8.8/10 (Expedia) | 8.5/10 (Booking)

OTHER Resorts in Punta Cana 

These are not so highly rated and some guests have made complaints that don’t allow these resorts as the “best” for now. But they are SO wildly popular, that we’re adding them here for your reference so your decision on which Punta Cana resort to stay at, is well-researched.

17. Majestic Colonia Punta Cana 

The suites here are spacious and have options for indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and pool access. Majestic Colonia Punta Cana is next to a golf course with a private beach and offers spectacular boat tours exploring the area. Nearby, guests can book ziplining adventures and ecotours. 

18. Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana 

Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana has fantastic views of the ocean or pool area. Guests have free water park entry and access to several beach amenities (beach bar, sun loungers, swim-up bar). Bordeaux, the delicious onsite restaurant, offers French cuisine unique to most restaurants in the area. 

  • All-Inclusive
  • 5 Star Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.2/5 (Expedia) | 8.4/10 (Booking)
  • Macao, Punta Cana

19. Dreams Onyx Resort and Spa  

Dreams Onyx Resort and Spa is a remote paradise next to Breathless Punta Cana. The resort is split between 800 luxury private rooms and a larger section for families and groups with connecting rooms and two-bedroom suites. Families will enjoy the choice of six swimming pools featuring exciting water slides and will never run out of food choices with unlimited á la cart dining, more than two dozen on-site restaurants, and top-shelf beverages.

  • All-Inclusive 
  • 4 Star Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.1/5 (Expedia) | 8.3/10 (Booking)

Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa and Casino 

This resort has the best of both worlds for adults and children. Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa and Casino. For the adults, the resort has casino access, outdoor jacuzzis, and a full-service spa. The kids will enjoy the awesome water park with several pools and slides to explore. 

  • All-Inclusive 
  • 5 Star Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 4.2/5 (Expedia) | 8.6/10 (Booking)

20. Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana 

Snorkeling, swimming adventures, and fishing are big amenities at Margaritaville Island Reserve, along with all the typical private beach amenities. The decor of this resort is more fun and lively than luxurious compared to other Punta Cana Resorts. Try the LandShark Brewery, with refreshing lagers and a host of TropRock-style musical performances, pool parties, and even pop-up pickleball tournaments. 

  • All-Inclusive
  • Adults Only 
  • 5 Star Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 8.8/10 (Expedia) | 7.8/10 (Booking.com)

21. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana 

This is another resort part of the Majestic Complex, with a beautiful beach on an incredible strip of the Punta Cana coastline. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana suites are spacious, with all amenities, and include indoor or outdoor jacuzzi options. Groups, couples, and families will all find something they love here, and there are tons of opportunities to tour and explore the area. 

23. Majestic Mirage Punta Cana 

The suites at this resort are some of the most luxurious in the Dominican Republic, with options for outdoor jacuzzis, swim-up suites, and rooftop suites. Majestic Mirage is set on a white sand beach, offering free beach cabanas and a beach bar to relax in the sun. Book yourself a windsurfing or kayaking trip to enjoy all the beach has to offer. You must spend some time at the spa and try hydrotherapy or a deep tissue massage. 

  • All-Inclusive
  • 5 Stars Hotel  
  • $$$$
  • 8.8/5 (Expedia) | 8.5/10 (Booking)
  • Macao, Punta Cana

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