The 8 Best Resorts In The Dominican Republic For Adults
Have you been considering booking a villa in one of the Dominican Republic’s gorgeous resort communities for your next holiday with friends – but having a hard time determining which one is right for your travel group?
Never fear – it’s possible to ensure you end up exactly where you’ll be happiest! We have the scoop on everything you could possibly want to know about the best Dominican Republic resorts for adults – so read on to be empowered to plan a vacation that feels like your perfect fit.
An intimate Caribbean dream, Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences sits on a pristine beach and reflects the Peninsula’s natural beauty. Here you can escape into a tropical paradise where the lush landscape is unspoiled and the abundant activities are endless. Savor the gourmet cuisine, bask poolside or lounge about on a secluded beach. Situated just 15 minutes by car from the town’s dining, shopping, and nightlife scene, this convenient location makes it easy to get around town.
The Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences offers a world-class luxury experience, with all the amenities you’d expect from a top resort, all in one of the most beautiful parts of paradise. With its expansive canal of pools stretching nearly 500 feet, the seven-acre property is ideal for exotic relaxation. Other features include two al fresco restaurants, a pristine white sand beach and a rustic spa.
The Samana Hotel & Residences offers 27 one-of-a-kind villas with all the amenities of a five-star hotel, but with total privacy and comfort. The spacious 2-3 bedroom villas come equipped with indoor/outdoor living spaces, state of the art kitchens and personal jacuzzis, not to mention each villa is accompanied by stunning ocean views.
3 Bedrooms • 3 + 1/2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 6 people.
Starting at $440 USD/night
In the heart of Bavaro is Cocotal Golf & Country Club, Punta Cana’s premier gated community and is a popular destination choice amongst golf enthusiasts, with good reason! Designed by six time spanish champion and dubbed ‘the Picasso of golf design’, Pepe Gancedo put together 3 stunning, 9 hole courses in Cocotal, making it a wonderful attraction in Punta Cana. The course is surrounded by hundreds of coconut trees, hence where the name came from, and it also has numerous lakes that are a bird-watching haven.
The club’s local restaurant/bar, Hazard, offers you a wonderful dining experience for either breakfast, lunch or dinner complemented by a stunning view of the golf course. Serving up a variety of refreshments, cigars, snacks, sandwiches and cocktails, this is where you come to enjoy a relaxing meal on a terrace with a very Carribean atmosphere. Additionally you may partake in their weekly happy hour, between 6-8 PM or be sure to check out when they hold other events where you can delight in some live music.
Bartering with the beach vendors in the Bavaro area is a unique Punta Cana shopping experience. If you prefer to shop in comfort with air conditioning, clean rest rooms and a choice of watering holes where you can rest your weary feet then Palma Real Shopping Village is for you. It’s located on the main road just next to the entrance to Paradisius Palma Real and Melia Caribe Tropical Resorts, just on the cusp of Cocotal.
6 Bedrooms • 6 + 1/2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 12 people.
Starting at $1,199 USD/night
Ocean Village Deluxe is a wonderful oceanfront resort situated inside Sosua Ocean Village, a luxury residential community. There’s comfort, peace and quiet in abundance at Ocean Village Deluxe. For a truly relaxing experience , you can rent a deluxe villa or apartment with a fascinating ocean view and enjoy the resort facilities.
With three on-site restaurants, a bar, a water park, multiple pools and hot tubs, multiple tennis courts, a gym and much more, find what you need to relax and have fun when you stay at Ocean Village Deluxe.
The spa is the first place you’ll want to head to when you finally have a free moment to yourself. The team there is dedicated to providing a luxurious experience where you can escape from your busy lifestyle and treat your body and soul to a spa session of deep tissue massage or hair and nail care done by friendly professionals.
With a prime location right on the beachfront, Ocean Village Deluxe is a tranquil paradise. The beach is located near Restaurant Al Porto and it’s the perfect spot to lounge and breathe in the fresh Caribbean breeze. You will also find a wide Laguna Beach just a short walk away from the complex, where you can go for a leisurely stroll, swim or jog. Sosua Beach is also a popular option due to it’s striking natural beauty and is only a quick 5 minute drive away. Lastly, if you’re looking for a little bit more vibrancy and a place for some local surfing, Encuentro Beach is also just a short drive away and offers many shops and restaurants for you to choose from.
4 Bedrooms •4 Bathrooms • Sleeps 8 people.
Starting at $800 USD/night
Sea Horse Ranch is a diverse vacation destination located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. This unique oceanfront resort combines sea and island activities with the all-inclusive amenities of a luxury hotel; not to mention some wonderful villa rental options.
A lovely atmosphere awaits you in the oceanfront restaurant, The Beach Club. Bringing togetherness and a relaxing environment, The Beach Club creates a place where you can enjoy gourmet coastal cuisine. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating, enjoy a range of panoramic views while waiting on your food to arrive. Entertainment is also provided by live music and special events, perfect for an evening out with friends.
4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Sleeps 8 people.
Starting at $795 USD/night
Punta Cana Resort and Club is located in the Punta Cana area (as the name suggests) and consists of 15,000 acres of land. Ideal for groups looking for larger beach spaces, this resort has the best beach among the other resort communities in the area. There are two main beach clubs – Playa Blanca, and Playa Serena – set on three miles of sugary white sand. Truly one of the best beaches in the Caribbean!
Other features include 45 holes of championship golf and villas at all price points. It’s close to Punta Cana’s nightlife, great for adults of all ages and offers watersports (such as kitesurfing) and tennis.
The resort offers six different restaurants, including La Yola, a stunning oceanfront option for those who enjoy dining with a direct view of the Caribbean sea.
Athletes will adore the amenities at Punta Cana Resort and Club, which include two championship oceanside golf courses (Corales by Tom Fazio and La Cana by P.B. Dye), tennis courts, and a fitness center. There are also stunning freshwater lagoons right on the property (with their own Ecological Foundation) – and let’s not forget the world renowned Six Senses Spa. You can access Scape Park with relative ease from Punta Cana Resort and Club, but you’ll need to take a shuttle or drive over. As always, your Rental Escapes concierge can assist you with all your transportation needs.
5 Bedrooms • 5 + 1/2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 10 people.
Starting at $999 USD/night
Located in the La Romana area of the Dominican Republic, and set on 7,000 beautiful acres, Casa de Campoo is just minutes from the La Romana airport and popular location amongst adults.
On the grounds of Casa de Campo, you’ll find an authentic 16th century Mediterranean village called Altos de Chavon. Exploring the village offers an unforgettable cultural experience that you’ll want to document with plenty of photos! There are also three world-class golf courses (designed by Pete Dye) just waiting for you to hit the links, as well as a night golf driving range and chipping and putting contests.
Aside from great golf, Casa de Campo also features exciting live shows and entertainment, a world-class shooting center, a private tennis court, an on site movie theatre, tons of shopping, fine dining, and of course their luxurious villa accommodations. Plus, there’s also the added fun of getting around the resort community on your own private golf cart!
If you’re a true beach bum – or if you love to take long walks with your toes in the sand, take note that at Casa de Campo you’ll only find one small beach, so this may not be the top pick for you beach enthusiasts. However that doesn’t mean you can’t take a day trip excursion to Catalina Island, where you can basque in the immaculate unspoiled beauty of the beach and is also a great location for snorkeling.
This resort also has some of the best restaurants on the island, including SBG and La Cana. There are also two local food trucks on site for you to try. Additionally, Casa de Campo is a wonderful location to host a wedding, corporate event or any other group trip you’re looking for!
4 Bedrooms • 4 + 1/2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 8 people.
Starting at $980 USD/night
2. Cap Cana
You’ll find Cap Cana (which has an area of about 30,000 acres) on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, just 20 minutes from Punta Cana airport. It’s located directly beside Punta Cana Resort and Club, so the view from the beach is similar, although it’s got a lot of undeveloped areas, creating a more “spread out” feel.
Inside the gates of Cap Cana, all kinds of excitement is waiting for you at Scape Park. Scape Park is an eco theme park that offers ziplining, off-road truck expeditions, a beautiful cenote (a cenote is a natural swimming hole that’s partially underground, filled with crystal-clear water), bike trails, and exotic animals of all stripes. The Rental Escapes concierge team can arrange your entire Scape Park package for you according to your unique preferences.
Cap Cana’s beach isn’t especially big, but you’ll enjoy terrific service and an exclusive feel as you bask in the sunshine there on your own chaise with palapa.
For those looking for a diverse gourmet culinary experience, Cap Cana offers 26 different eateries ranging from fine dining to beachside restaurants to gelato parlors and cafes.
5 Bedrooms • 5 + 1/2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 12 people.
Starting at $1,540 USD/night
Located at the northeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, the exclusive Eden Roc at Cap Cana offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience. Designed to be the ultimate resort experience, Eden Roc at Cap Cana features 64 luxurious villas and suites that promise relaxation and reinvention.
Each of Eden Roc Cap Cana’s inspired dining venues leaves a lasting impression. From an intimate table for two to an upscale party with the whole group, there’s a combination of sophisticated elegance and refined service. A popular choice amongst guests is Mediterraneo, which is a lively fine dining restaurant inspired by years of research. The menu at Mediterraneo exudes a journey of flavors and ingredients from Mediterranean cultures and blends local elements with specialties flown in from artisan suppliers in Europe. Additionally, Mediterraneo features an intimate space called La Cava, which has been designed for those who appreciate good wine and it’s a great place to create a special night that’s unique.
One of the notable amenities of this resort is the Eden Roc Beach Club (former Caleton Beach Club). This Punta Cana hotspot offers a fashionable and fun setting to enjoy the natural pleasures of sun, sea, sand as well as the more urbane pursuits of fine dining, spa and wellness, and shopping. Accessible only by guests of Eden Roc at Cap Cana hotel and members, the Beach Club provides an intimate setting to connect with loved ones, new friends and yourself.
After a long day of activities, retreat to the resorts spa & wellness center for much deserved R&R. Here you can experience this Dominican paradise at its best and get pampered as you connect with nature.
3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Sleeps 6 people.
Starting at $3,053 USD/night
Now that you’ve gotten a sense of which resort community is best for your travel group, the next step is to pick your perfect villa within that community – which is what we specialize in helping you with here at Rental Escapes!
And let’s not forget – our concierge team is standing by to assist you in curating a seamlessly smooth, unforgettably perfect experience that will unfold over the course of your Rental Escapes vacation.
Alternatively, we invite you to give us a call at 1-800-208-5097 to chat directly with one of our Villa Specialists. Whether you already know exactly what villa, resort community, and dates you’re after, or you need help talking things through from the beginning of the process, we’re here to help!