Punta Cana is made up of over a dozen beautifully situated resorts spread over 20 miles of white sand beaches. Many of the resorts are all-inclusive —- offering travelers everything from food, drinks accommodations and activities in one set price.
Club Med established the first resort in Punta Cana in 1981. It was once known for being a popular haunt of singles but in recent times it has become a sought after resort for families. This beachfront resort is situated just ten minutes from the airport and offers all kinds of activities like windsurfing, sailing, swimming, snorkeling, water polo, beach volleyball, tennis, flying trapeze, archery, kayaking, basketball, rollerblading and soccer. Visitors can enjoy the daily regatta, get down to some deep-sea fishing, play a game of golf and go horse riding. The resort has wonderful rooms with breathtaking views of the ocean or the lovely tropical gardens. Typically priced at an average of $295 per night, each room has air conditioning, cable or satellite TV and a mini-refrigerator.
The Punta Cana Resort and Club is situated on the largely undeveloped eastern tip of the island. This 432-room resort is set a away from the beach. The resort uses a variety of environmentally sensitive features like water- and energy-efficient buildings, gray water recycling, organic gardens and the use of native plants. The resort maintains at least 30 percent of the original vegetation on every plot. The open-air common spaces are made of local coral stone, wood and the
cana leaves that gave the area its name. The resort offers ample opportunities to ride horses on the beach, play tennis, windsurf, kayak, dance at the nightclub and enjoy fresh local fish.
Accommodations range from $80 per person per night to $1,950 per villa per night. The RIU hotel chain has an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana situated on prime property that runs from the beach back to the lush tropical interior, where the accommodations are located. Visitors can use the shuttle facilities to commute between the restaurants, room and beach. The chain has five hotels in Punta Cana, each having both family-sized and other suites. The suites have air conditioning and satellite TV and are situated so that each has a stunning view of the lush tropical gardens.
The Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort is located 13 kilometers away from the Punta Cana International Airport. Situated on Bavaro beach in the midst of a coconut grove, it is part of a complex of five different hotels, with a full range of features including a casino, activities and various forms of entertainment. The all-inclusive plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, at different restaurants. There are facilities such as free non-motorized water sports, tennis, and two discotheques.
The guest rooms at the Barcelo Bavaro are spacious and equipped with a balcony or terrace, each offering a brilliant view of the ocean. There is also an oceanfront swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. The accommodation prices vary from $260 to $346 per night.