31 Luxury & Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a tropical paradise island, hugged by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking scenery. It’s the perfect destination to relax on pristine beaches and explore the natural beauty of the tropical region. There are exceptional resorts scattered throughout the island, each crafting its own experience of Dominican luxury. Some are adults-only, while others cater to families, providing an unforgettable experience. 


REGIONS WITH RESORTS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic is actually pretty huge. So this list will be divided into the following areas of the Dominican Republic:

  • La Romana
  • Cap Cana, Punta Cana
  • Uvero Alto, Punta Cana
  • Bavaro, Punta Cana
  • Puerto Plata
  • Rio San Juan
  • Samana

This is where most resorts are. The ones with the ★ are our top recommendations. We also included our travel guides for each region! Scroll ahead for your desired area or peruse the entire list. Happy travels!


La Romana, Dominican Republic – best resorts

LA ROMANA REGION is located just an hour west of Punta Cana. This quieter region is most popularly home to the gated community, Casa de Campo, where local and international celebrities live. But also, natural wonders like Cueva de las Maravillas, Isla Saona, Isla Catalina, and the National Park of the East. The region’s most popular towns here are La Romana, Dominicus, and Bayahibe. Here are the best resorts in La Romana area.

1. Casa de Campo Resort and Villas ★

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas is your spot if you’re looking for one of the most exclusive five-star hotels in the Dominican Republic. The resort is in a gated community with 7,000 acres of adventure, including three championship golf courses.

Many celebrities own property in Casa de Campo– including JLo–and many others vacation here, like Kim Kardashian. Plus, guests gets a golf cart to explore the grounds, three white sandy beaches, Equestrian Center, the marina, and the spectacular Minitas Beach Club.

2. Catalonia Royal la Romana

This resort is popular among couples and adult groups who are looking to stay in the Romana area. Catalonia Royal la Romona is close to the trendiest spots, such as Bayahibe, with many shopping opportunities. The rooms are comfy with tropical modern decor. Popular local attractions include Dye Fore Golf Club, La Romona Port, and East National Park for adventure seekers. This is a great resort for water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. 

  • All Inclusive
  • $$$$
  • Adults only
  • 4.3/5.0 reviews

3. Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Adult Resort & Spa

Hilton La Romana Resort & Spa is a very high-end and trendy hotel in the providence of La Romana. The resort is in the heart of Bayhibe, with a tree-lined private beach, two outdoor infinity pools, a casino, and six restaurants serving global cuisine. All guest rooms are oversized for gatherings with concierge service. You can also book an excursion tour of the island’s historic sites. 


Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Resorts

PUERTO PLATA province is home to Puerto Plata City, the third largest in the Dominican Republic. This colonial city and region are home to the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean. There are countless things to do in Puerto Plata, including a visit to our favorite wellness town: Cabarete! Don’t miss our post on the best beaches in Puerto Plata.

4. Casa Colonial Beach and Spa ★

Casa Colonial Beach and Spa offers well-equipped suites for guests who want to kick back and relax, fixed with oversized tubs in most units. The hotel is elegantly decorated and feels private and secluded among jungle flora. There’s a really cool rooftop infinity pool and bar overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Downtown Puerto Plata is less than a 14-minute drive away, with tons of shops and historical sites to see. [BOOK HERE]

5. Sea Horse Ranch Luxury Resort ★

Sea Horse Ranch Luxury Resort sits in a gated community offering private beaches, restaurants, and other amenities, including horseback riding and tennis courts. This beach villa is perfect for families or a group of friends who are looking for privacy and short walks to the beach, and a break from busy resort life.

There are different luxury home rentals. For instance, this Sea Horse Ranch can sleep 15 people. But this one here offers up to 3 different villas to choose from.

Go to the Beach Club to sign up for a guided trail tour and beach ride to local waterfalls and caves!

  • NOT ALL INCLUSIVE
  • Gated Community
  • Extremely Secure 
  • $$$$$

6. The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte

The Ocean Club is a new beachfront resort with a private beach in Costa Norte. You can see the beautiful ocean views from the three pools, especially the beachside infinity pool. They have three restaurants featuring Mediterranean cuisine, 2 bars, and babysitting services for parents looking for a night out. There’s a winery on the grounds with a terrace and garden to enjoy. Coral Reef Casino is only a 10-minute walk. [CHECK RATES HERE]

  • NOT ALL INCLUSIVE 
  • $$$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • 4.7/5 (Expedia) | 10/10 (Booking)
  • Sosua, Puerto Plata

Rio San Juan, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Resorts 

RIO SAN JUAN is a small city and region about an hour east of Cabarete. This low-profile destination is home to the most expensive hotel resort in the Dominican Republic. But more than that, it offers several natural wonders like Playa Caleton, Playa Grande, and Laguna Gri-Gri.

7. Amanera ★

Amanera is one of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, featuring elegant and tasteful minimalist decor. This is the resort you want if you’re looking for pure tranquility and relaxation. It backs right up to the jungle with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Amanera is set up on a clifftop perch with panoramic views and endless access to water sports and natural beach wonders. It may be one of the most expensive hotels in the Dominican Republic, but it’s worth it!

  • Free Breakfast
  • NOT ALL INCLUSIVE
  • Highest luxury 
  • $$$$$$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel 

8. ANI Dominican Republic ★

ANI Dominican Republic is a one-of-a-kind private estate designed by Dominican Republic native Sarah Garcia. The resort is fully staffed with 14 bedrooms and sits on its own peninsula overlooking the ocean. You’ll have beach and mountain views, and the staff here goes above and beyond. Guests can sign up for activities like cooking classes, hikes, cliff jumping, coral reef excursions, and more. ANI is great for families and groups of friends.

This is, hands down, the most expensive hotel in the Dominican Republic! So if you can’t afford to stay here, consider making a reservation at their restaurant to taste the experience!

  • All Inclusive 
  • Highest luxury
  • $$$$$$$$$$

Samana, Dominican republic – best resorts

SAMANA is lush with jungles, virginal natural wonders, and beach towns around the entire peninsula. Although small, do not underestimate the attractions in Samana. Don’t miss a boat trip to some ofthe best beaches in the Dominican Republic, hiking through waterfalls like Limon, the seafood, and whale watching! The most popular towns here are: Las Galeras, Las Terrenas, Samana Town, and Fronton. [Book your flight to Samana from Punta Cana here.]

9. Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences ★

Sublime Samana Hotel and Residences was given a 2022 Travelers Choice Award, rated one of the top hotels in the area. This resort offers villas for rent in las Terrenas in a beautiful and relaxing complex. The beaches are super cozy, and the pool areas are full of private luxury cabanas. This is a great location for couples looking for romantic views, massages, and oversized tubs in the rooms. The sunsets on the beach are stunning, and there are plenty of chairs to camp out on to enjoy the view.

10. Bahia Principe Luxury Samana Adults Only 

Bahia Principe Luxury Samana Adults Only is located in the mountains, with stunning views and a private beach. The shoreline is full of lush jungles and provides a secluded oasis for beach walks and swimming. You can golf along the Caribbean shore at the onsite world-renowned golf course, PGA Riviera Maya, or visit the Whale Museum and the Samana Zipline nearby. Book a whale-watching tour if you want an experience you’ll never forget!


Cap Cana, Punta Cana – BEST RESORTS

Cap Cana is where the highest luxury is 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! And on top of that? Cap Cana is in Southern Punta Cana, which means you’re closer to Santo Domingo or La Romana and all the other epic Punta Cana day trips around there.

11. Sanctuary Cap Cana Adults Only ★

Travelers looking for luxurious rooms will LOVE this resort. Sanctuary Cap Cana’s colonial architecture sets it apart from other modern resorts, offering various unique suites–some fixed with plunge pools inside the bedroom! The resort has a pristine private beach and is close to Punta Cana Beach, Bavaro Beach, and Juanillo Beach. It’s also only 10-minutes from the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve, with swimmable lagoons, subtropical forests, and an iguana habitat!

  • All Inclusive
  • $$$$
  • Adults only
  • 4.7/5.0 reviews (Expedia)

12. Hyatt Zilara Adults-Only Resort ★

Hyatt Zilara Adults Only Resort is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for couples looking to socialize in one of the trendiest spots in the Dominican Republic: Cap Cana. The comfy outdoor lounge areas and oversized pools with a swim-up bar are perfect for relaxing and connecting with other travelers. There’s a world-class fitness center and a one-of-a-kind spa that looks like you’re relaxing in a cave! Guests at this resort also get free access to the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana water park. 

  • All Inclusive
  • $$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • 4.7/5.0 (Expedia)

13. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana ★

Right next door to Hyatt Zialara Resort, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is the place to go for water park family adventures. This resort caters to families with children who are still looking for that high-end relaxation in addition to vacation activities. The private beach is right on Juanillo Beach, where you can soak up the sun or book a beach massage. Deep-sea fishing excursions are great in this area, located right outside the resort.

14. Eden Roc Cap Cana ★

Eden Roc Cap Cana is an award-winning resort in the Dominican Republic with some of the most elegant suites and villas– some with private pools! This is a perfect place to enjoy all a private beach has to offer: a beach bar, beach massages, and luxury sun loungers. Eden Roc is situated just less than a 5-minute drive from Punta Espada, one of the world’s finest 18-hole golf courses, recognized as the #1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico. The resort also offers free roundtrip airport transfers. 

  • Free Breakfast (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)
  • $$$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • 9.1/10 (Booking) | 4.7/5 (Expedia)

15. Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa Adult Only ★

Set right in the heart of Cap Cana, Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa is a high-end adults-only hotel known for luxury and relaxation. It’s set right on Juanillo Beach, one of the best-known beaches in Punta Cana. There are 8 onsite restaurants here, all with rave-worthy cause and ocean views. Adult groups love the breakfast buffet, onsite nightclub, and stunning pool with friendly staff. 

  • All Inclusive 
  • $$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Adults Only
  • 9.1/10 (Booking) | 4.6/5 (Expedia)

Uvero Alto, Punta Cana – Resorts

Uvero Alto is located in northern Punta Cana. This region offers closer proximity to the city of Higuey and off-the-beaten-path natural wonders like Macao Beach, Los Haitises National Park, Jalda Waterfall, Zumbador Waterfall, Miches, and Montana Redonda.

16. Excellence El Carmen Adults Only Resort

Excellence El Carmen Adults Only Resort is a luxury modern hotel with incredible suites equipped with a private terrace, plunge pool, and a lounge area. The poolside accommodations are fantastic, with 4 poolside bars, a swim-up bar, and direct access to a white sand beach. You can enjoy a meal 24 hours a day at any of the 12 restaurants cooking up international cuisine. The fitness center offers beach yoga, Pilates classes, scuba diving and more. 

  • All Inclusive 
  • $$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Adults Only
  • 4.5/5 (Expedia)

17. Live Aqua Beach Resort Adults Only Punta Cana 

This is a wonderful getaway for couples and adults looking for rest and relaxation. Live Aqua Beach Resort offers several rooms with private pools and secluded terraces. This is the perfect place to soak up the beach sun on a private beach, with beachfront dining, beach cabanas, and a host of beach activities. You can explore the island’s culture by booking a boat tour or excursion to several historical sites in the area. 

  • All Inclusive 
  • $$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Adults Only
  • 9.1/10 (Booking)

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18. Tortuga Bay Hotel ★

Tortuga Bay Hotel Resort and Club is another exclusive and high-end gem in Punta Cana, just 7 minutes away from the International Punta Cana Airport. This hotel, listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500 and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, was designed by the late Oscar de le Renta! Guests can enjoy a private beach just a 1-minute walk from Punta Cana Beach, and the La Cana Golf Club is right onsite.

  • Free Breakfast (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)
  • $$$$$
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Adults Only
  • 4.9/5 (Expedia) | 9.4/10 (Booking)

Bavaro, Punta Cana -Best Resorts

19. Iberostar Grand Bávaro Adults Only

Iberostar Grand Bávaro is a grand deluxe adults-only resort with one of the Caribbean’s finest private beaches and exclusive concierge services. There is an amazing bar built into a full-scale replica of an old sailship you have to see! You can also book a dune buggy adventure, scuba tour, or explore El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island less than 1 mile away. It’s less than a 10-minute drive from three golf courses, with the Iberostar Golf Course right onsite. 

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

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