Punta Cana is a classic honeymooners’ tropical destination with its palm-tree lined powdery soft white sands, crystal-clear turquoise waters and abundance of activity options from water sports to golf. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities for lounging around on the beach sipping fruity cocktails too. This city at the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic is also home to some of the top honeymoon resorts, including these, making it easy for newlywed couples to find just the right one for total bliss.
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Breathless Punta Cana (Prices & Photos)
One of the most luxurious all-inclusive properties in Punta Cana, Breathless Punta Cana is an adults-only resort that sits across a beautiful, uncrowded white sandy beach. By booking its Unlimited Luxury package, nearly every amenity is included. That means all gourmet meals, fine wines and curated cocktails, pool and beach wait service, free Wi-Fi and more. Enjoy water sports like sailing and snorkeling, fun pool parties, live performances and access to the Now Onyx Spa next door which offers a variety of indigenous and modern treatments. Rooms feature traditional Caribbean décor and include 24-hour room service.
Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Casino & Golf Resort Punta Cana (Prices & Photos)
This impressive all-inclusive resort offers a long list of amenities for couples looking for lots of activities. It has its own gorgeous beach, a large pool area with a swim-up bar staffed with entertaining bartenders, and it offers non-motorized water sports along with evening entertainment in an open theater, a disco and casino. Guests also have access to 18- and 9-hole golf courses and a variety of classes from native painting and diving to dance lessons and intro golf. You’ll never go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of bars and eateries, including a 24-hour pizzeria. Rooms include balconies with hammocks and large bathrooms with separate whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers.
Tortuga Bay Hotel at Puntacana Resort & Club (Prices & Photos)
The Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club sits on one of the best stretches of beach in Punta Cana, offering a secluded local and an incredibly luxurious experience. Accommodation options include Oscar de la Renta-designed villas and suites with private butler service, hot tubs and ocean-view balconies. Unrivaled when it comes to VIP treatment and boutique intimacy, honeymooners may want to book the Romance Package which includes an Ocean Front Junior Suite, a romantic dinner, massage at the Six Senses Spa and a sunset horseback ride. Every suite includes cruiser bikes and a private golf cart.
Excellence Punta Cana (Prices & Photos)
Excellence Punta Cana sits on a pristine white sand beach and after its renovation in 2017, it became one of the very best luxury all-inclusive properties in Punta Cana. Meals, snacks and drinks are all included, with multiple dining options, from casual bites to gourmet fare, found throughout the property. There are lots of free activities including pool games and Mamajuana making, along with the opportunity to swim or lounge around two beautiful pools, indulge in spa treatments and test your luck at the onsite casino. Rooms feature chic beach decor, complimentary toiletries, stocked minibars, furnished balconies and romantic jetted tubs – choose a swim-up suite and you’ll get private pool access too.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro (Prices & Photos)
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro is a five-star adults-only resort that offers a wide range of experiences for guests, including three pools to swim in or relax by, an 18-hole golf course and water sports like sailing and snorkeling. After a day of play, get re-energized in the full-service spa and sip cocktails while watching a glorious sunset and enjoying live music at one of the buzzing bars. Any time you need to feed your appetite you’ll have your choice of mouthwatering Caribbean, Japanese or Italian fare at one of the multiple restaurants. The stylish rooms include marble bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs.
Secrets Cap Cana (Prices & Photos)
The adults-only Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa sits on the oceanfront in the ritzy Cap Cana development, offering jaw-dropping sea views and lots of luxuries. An all-inclusive property, rooms include balconies or terraces, free minibars and in-room iPads – some come with whirlpool tubs, swim-out pools or ocean views. Look forward to spending lots of time on its magnificent beach lined with thatched umbrellas, lounge chairs, hammocks and palm trees. There are also two huge pools with ocean views, complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing boards, and Hobie Cat rentals. Other amenities include a lavish spa, intro diving classes and Spanish classes. When it’s time to dine, you’ll have your pick of everything from Mexican to French cuisine.
Portblue Le Sivory Punta Cana (Prices & Photos)
Portblue Le Sivory Punta Cana defines “tropical paradise,” offering an intimate, tranquil and remote honeymoon getaway with both all-inclusive and a la carte options that’s about as opposite from a mega party resort as you can get. This boutique-style property enjoys a secluded location that requires a bumpy one-hour trip from the airport, but it’s worth the effort to enjoy a beach free from tourist crowds and pestering vendors. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, including sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing excursions, relaxing at the Aquarea Spa & Wellness Center, and dining at one of three restaurants onsite. The extra-spacious rooms come with whirlpool tubs and two-head showers.
Secrets Royal Beach (Prices & Photos)
An all-inclusive, adults-only resort, Secrets Royal Beach offers an ideal mix of partying and relaxation for those who want to enjoy both. Set across the powder sugar-like sands of Playa Bavaro, nestled among lush greenery and palm trees, choose from a long list of things to do, with everything from kayaking, snorkeling, diving and sailing to movies on the beach, dance classes, casino gambling, water aerobics, bowling and more. There are many onsite bars, Latin-inspired nightly entertainment, a full-service spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Look forward to dining on a wide variety of cuisine at four onsite restaurants as well as eateries at the Now next door. All rooms include romantic balconies or terraces with Jacuzzis, large marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.