18 Best Punta Cana Adult-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

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Millions flock to Punta Cana each year, and it’s not hard to understand why. Located on the eastern shore of the Dominican Republic — right at the junction of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean — this idyllic destination boasts pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. It’s especially appealing to couples who want to break free from everyday life. After all, an array of Punta Cana adult-only all-inclusive resorts grace the region’s shoreline. 

Want a stress-free holiday in a tropical paradise? Punta Cana is where you should be heading next. Here are adult-exclusive resorts you can book.

Iberostar Grand Bávaro

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Our Rating: 9.4

Set in one of the Caribbean’s finest and liveliest beaches, Iberostar Grand Bávaro is an awe-inspiring haven celebrated for its striking architecture. We’re talking about fine art pieces and a unique bar designed as a full-scale replica of a sailing ship. Lush, native-species gardens also encircle the property. 

Their host of amenities also includes three pools, a world-class spa, and an 18-hole golf course designed by P.B. Dye. Get the best bang for your buck with their  “Stay at One, Play at Four” option. This lets you access other resorts in the complex, including Iberostar Selection Bavaro Suites, Iberostar Dominicana, Iberostar Punta Cana, and Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro Suites.

Secrets Tides Punta Cana Resort & Spa

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Our Rating: 9.2

One of the newest and strongest contenders for the best Punta Cana all-inclusive adults-only resort, Secrets Tides Punta Cana is a luxurious haven nestled along the scenic palm-studded Uvero Alto beach. It offers nearly 670 elegant suites, each crafted to give you an upscale residential feel. But the best part is that you get to wake up to beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. 

While staying at Secrets, which is often compared with Sandals, you and your loved one can indulge in the Unlimited-Luxury® experience, including gourmet dining, top-shelf beverages, and many activities from snorkeling to live shows. The resort boasts two stunning infinity pools, a world-class spa, and exclusive Preferred Club amenities.

Excellence El Carmen

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Our Rating: 9.2

Stunning through and through, Excellence El Carmen sits on a serene Caribbean beach amidst a lush palm grove on the east coast. It features an all-suite accommodation, with over 20 pools winding through the property. 

The resort — boasting contemporary Caribbean architecture — combines warm hospitality with luxurious facilities. Apart from the incredible pools, they have a fitness center, sports courts, and  world-class restaurants and bars. During the day, you can check out many activities, including snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, yoga, and dance classes. Come sundown, you and your sweetheart can enjoy live shows and theme nights in an outdoor theater setting.

Excellence Punta Cana

Our Rating: 9.2

Situated near some of the loveliest beaches in the Dominican Republic, Excellence Punta Cana is the retreat you and your loved one deserve. This oasis offers lagoon-style pools, golden sands, and a romantic Caribbean atmosphere perfect for couples like you. 

Here, you can enjoy four incredible pools (including two exclusively available for Excellence Club members), four jacuzzis, and on-site restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. Create great memories together when you try their endless activities, including snorkeling, aerobics, beach volleyball, and more. Like other Excellence resorts, it has the renowned Miilé Spa. It offers a dedicated couples’ menu designed to foster connection and rejuvenation.

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Our Rating: 9.0

Why should you add Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa to your list of the best honeymoon Punta Cana resorts all inclusive? This haven, sitting on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast, surely knows how to blend a lively social scene with tranquil relaxation. 

Start your day with beach yoga or unwind in the relaxation pool, then ramp up the excitement at the multi-level Freestyle Pool with live DJs and cocktails. Enjoy unlimited dining from 10 on-site restaurants and additional options next door at Dreams® Onyx Resort & Spa. Up for some water adventure? Partake in water sports like sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling.

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

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Our Rating: 8.8

Want to reset by the sea? Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, set on the unspoiled Uvero Alto beach, should be your next destination. While not having overwater bungalows, the boutique resort boasts 92 luxury suites that merge local heritage and eco-friendly architecture. Plus, they offer an all-inclusive experience with Endless Privileges®. 

Your dining options are four a la carte restaurants that offer Caribbean and international dishes at four a la carte restaurants. They also have two large infinity pools and indigenous spa treatments to help you unwind. The resort features activities such as horseback riding, kite surfing, and snorkeling along the property’s 200-yard Caribbean coastline. 

Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar

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Our Rating: 8.8

A go-to Bahia Principe Punta Cana property, Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar offers nothing short of a luxurious beachfront experience. This all-inclusive paradise features extensive amenities — including five restaurants, five bars, three whirlpool baths, and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

If you and your loved one want to fill your days with various activities, the resort won’t disappoint. They offer bocce ball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and mini-golf, along with one free hour daily of kayaking, tennis, and snorkeling. And when it’s time to satiate your hunger, you can count on their unlimited à la carte dining. There are also thematic entertainment nights with shows and a unique silent disco to elevate your Caribbean holiday.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Our Rating: 8.6

While Secrets Tides is on the quieter side of Punta Cana, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana boasts a more vibrant atmosphere. This adult-only resort is situated on the lively Bavaro Beach and stretches over 700 yards of white sand beach laced with swaying palm trees. 

Whether you’re looking for a picturesque destination wedding or a romantic getaway, this  Secrets resort is the place to be. The resort offers scenic walkways, secluded pools, gourmet dining options, and a world-class spa. You can also try scuba diving, attend Spanish lessons, or embark on tours to places like Saona Island.  

TRS Turquesa Hotel

Our Rating: 8.6

Want to experience Infinite Indulgence® right by the white-sand beaches of the Caribbean? TRS Turquesa Hotel is the destination to book. This adults-only haven offers over 40 international dining options, dedicated butler service, and spacious rooms — complete with jacuzzis and swim-ups. 

You and your sweetheart won’t run out of things to do. They offer a wealth of activities, whether you want to enjoy water activities, relax in any of their five pools, stay fit and do pilates, or attend mixology classes. Your stay also gives you a complimentary ticket to the CHIC Cabaret & Restaurant (note that reservation fee applies). Here, you can watch an unforgettable cabaret show paired with a gourmet multi-course meal. 

Barceló Bávaro Beach

Our Rating: 8.6

Located on the ever-popular Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Barceló Bávaro Beach is a recommended honeymoon haven. One of the best Punta Cana resorts for couples, this resort provides you with a spacious room, serving as an idyllic nest for romantic escapes. Having spectacular sea views is one big bonus.

With its all-inclusive program, you can enjoy a diverse dining experience. Try their buffet options and specialty restaurants, which offer international and Mediterranean cuisine. When you book your stay here, you’ll have access to all the facilities at the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort. These include a 24-hour casino, a nightclub, and an adults-only pool area. 

Catalonia Royal Bavaro

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Our Rating: 8.2

Luxurious, intimate, and ideal for both relaxation and adventure, Catalonia Royal Bávaro – Adults Only is one of the best Punta Cana adult-only all-inclusive properties to book. Located on the serene beaches of Cabeza de Toro in Punta Cana, this oasis offers suites, some with private pools and ocean views. 

As for amenities, it boasts swim-up bars, a large pool, an infinity pool, and the Alegría Spa. You and your partner can also delight yourselves with a range of dining options from Asian to Peruvian and vegetarian Catalan dishes, alongside international buffets. Maximize your stay by accessing activities and facilities at the nearby Catalonia Bávaro Resort, including dance classes, sports, and two golf courses.

Meliá Punta Cana Beach

Our Rating: 8.0

Melia Punta Cana is an adults-only sanctuary set on the exquisite Bavaro Beach. A true standout, this Wellness-Inclusive resort is meticulously designed for relaxation and well-being. They offer five unique spaces (Social, Silent, Sensory, Culinary, and Personal), whose collective aim is to help you relax, reconnect, and better take care of your body.

At the resort, you’ll be greeted by a sophisticated lobby, lush tropical gardens, and comprehensive amenities. You can also enjoy exceptional dining, several swimming pools, and the soothing YHI Spa. To elevate your experience, consider upgrading to “The Level,” which offers an enhanced experience with exclusive access to private resort areas and personalized services.

Royalton CHIC Punta Cana

Our Rating: 8.0

Another excellent choice if you’re seeking a Punta Cana adult-only all-inclusive property, Royalton CHIC Punta Cana is a slice of paradise. Nestled on the beautiful Uvero Alto Beach, this resort offers a dynamic environment where you and your partner can party in style. 

With 320 modern rooms and suites, reservation-free dining across 7 restaurants, 5 bars, and 4 swimming pools, the opportunities for indulgence are virtually endless. At an extra cost, you can also check out The Royal Spa and Genesis Casino to enhance your stay with relaxation and excitement. Across the property, private cabanas are also available for rental.

Hotel Riu Palace Macao

Our Rating: 8.0

Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts adults only Hotel Riu has been recently renovated to welcome discerning couples who just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Located on Arena Gorda Beach, this Royalton resort in Punta Cana offers over 360 rooms and exciting amenities. These range from four stunning swimming pools and six dining options to a well-equipped wellness center.  

As you’ll have exclusive access to the beach, soaking up the sun has never been more convenient. You’ll also have a water park to enjoy if you want some variety. Other activities include nightly shows, land sports like volleyball, and water-based activities like kayaking and snorkeling.  

Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine

Our Rating: 8.0

Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine is the brand’s first Grand resort in Bavaro — and it has rightfully earned its spot on this list. Here, you and your loved one can experience the ultimate adult-only gateway, as you’ll have many amenities and activities to enjoy.

Please your palate with a variety of culinary delights from several à la carte dining options. You can also have access to unlimited themed nighttime events, such as DJ sessions, cocktail workshops, and dance parties. From snorkeling and kayaking to CrossFit and Zumba, a plethora of exciting activities also await. Whether you’re looking to relax in one of the three whirlpool baths or spice up your evening at a themed pool party, you and your partner are bound to have a fantastic time together.

Ocean El Faro El Beso

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Our Rating: 8.0

Want to stay at an adult-only hotel within a broader resort? Ocean El Faro El Beso is another option you should look into. This secluded area is part of the new five-star Ocean El Faro resort, located along the pristine beaches of Punta Cana. It offers exclusive amenities like two swimming pools, an outdoor jacuzzi, and a private beach area. 

If you want to expand your experience, you’re free to access the wider resort’s facilities, including nine themed restaurants, ten bars, a spa and gym — and a lazy river and a water park to boot. The resort also has a diving center. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for more land-based activities, check out their disco, theater, bowling alley, and tennis courts.

Hotel Riu Republica

Our Rating: 7.6

Also located on Arena Gorda Beach, Hotel Riu Republica has a more party-centric atmosphere than its abovementioned sister resort. Substantially more expansive, the resort has over 1,300 rooms spread across three buildings — all equipped with modern conveniences such as satellite TV, air conditioning, and minibars. 

At this RIU resort, you can enjoy eight swimming pools, with some featuring swim-up bars and water slides. You’ll be kept busy and entertained throughout your stay, as the resort offers live music, a discotheque, and beach parties, alongside activities like volleyball, windsurfing, and kayaking. When you need to relax and get pampered, head to the on-site Renova Spa, which provides quality treatments, a sauna, and a jacuzzi.

Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana

Our Rating: 7.0

Want to rekindle your love and reconnect with each other? Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, designed exclusively for adults, is the hideaway you’re looking for. The resort-within-a-resort offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. You can enjoy sumptuous dinners at the adults-only Dorado restaurant, indulge in poolside relaxation, and soak up the sun at a private beach.

Your luxury accommodation here is inclusive of unlimited reservation-free dining and access to an array of decadent amenities. When you choose this resort, you’ll also have full access to neighboring Royalton amenities, including a water park. 

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