"Very good,except that I have to pay 41 dollars for room service even though I pay for all inclusive.When we call fro t desk and ask for extra towrls a ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in the heart of La Altagracia awaits you at Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive. You'll be within a 20-minute walk of Palma Real Shopping Village and 2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Cocotal Golf and Country Club. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 13 restaurants, 10 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 1140 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies or patios, and in-room childcare. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

A relaxing visit to Yhi Spa can include hot stone massages and sports massages along with facials, body treatments, and aromatherapy. With 14 bars/lounges to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the 2 spa tubs and 8 outdoor tennis courts. Business amenities include conference space, meeting rooms, and a business center. Additionally, you'll find a casino, a nightclub, and free WiFi in public areas. Free buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Bavaro resort, you'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Dolphin Island and 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from Manati Park Bavaro.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$225 per night

Family Suite (Junior)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Level, Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Level, Grand Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Level Adults Only Suites

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Level Adults Only Suite with Jacuzzi

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive ratings based on 231 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Nice and close to the beach

My stay was very good. But the transportation arrangements from the hotel to the Airport were horrible. They never came to pick us up. I had to $60.00 for a private taxi.

Posted by , from NY - New York on Nov 16, 2017

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4 out of 5

Food should be better.

The Dominican restaurant was the only good food there.

Posted by , from NJ on Oct 16, 2017

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2 out of 5

Very disappointing vacation

Pros: The pool bar. The staff at the bar was friendly and helpful.
Cons: The food was very poor. Pretty much everything in that department needed a big upgrade. The fruit however was great. Locally grown I was told.
Location: Golf course was really close and no waiting for tee times, which was very unusual.
First off our check in at the resort was horribly long. We were just given our room key and a ride to our accommodations. We were not given our wrist bands and not told that the resort was divided in half. We ended up in a restaurant that was an upgrade and were told we needed wrist bands. Say what??? So back to the desk we went again to get the bands. Then at the pool we were told that we needed towel cards to get a towel. And where and when were we suppose to get those. At the check in process we were told. So back to the front desk we went again for our towel cards. Over all I thought the food was pretty bad. I love salads and the salad bar was pretty poor. The fruit I must say was the best and locally grown. I booked a delux suite with a king size bed. We got standard with 2 twins. I was afraid to complain as I felt the suite I might be moved into would be worse. Most everyone complained about the air-conditioned rooms. Temp in our room never got below 80 degrees. It's hard to cool down a concrete building in this summer heat. We did enjoy the pool with the swim up bar. I would go back to Punta Cana, but would research another resort to stay at. I think this is a good resort if you have a family. Food choice at the buffets would be good for the kids. The resort is huge, so prepared to do a lot of walking or waiting for a train ride.

Posted by , from Virginia on Jul 27, 2017

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2 out of 5

OK Hotel

Pros: pool
Cons: pretty much everything
Location: shopping was the only nearby thing we did.
The destination wedding the Melia Caribe did an excellent job. As far as the rooms I was disappointed in the the amenities, for instance could not get a wash cloth the whole time I was there and the room refer was hardly stocked with anything. Check in took 3 hours in extremely hot weather and no air or fans. The pool was the place to be. Great drinks and fun people everywhere.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to the beach

Very good,except that I have to pay 41 dollars for room service even though I pay for all inclusive.When we call fro t desk and ask for extra towrls and blankets no one came with them.Overall very nice

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel.

Cons: The activities were limited to the same: Diving, boat trip, etc. Hotel could charge for a romantic dinner at the beach or stargazing
The Meliá hotel is one of the first hotels in Punta Cana, that's a lot of experience with their guests treat. -Bad: Rooms: clean with not so comfortable beds due to the jumpy springs and pillows. Noise: they have beautiful Peacocks all around the gardens which they make incredibly loud sounds very early. Music is always the same, without any change all the time the Salsa and reguetón. +Good. Service: very friendly staff. Hotel: Beautiful big resort. Food: Great food and lot of options Activities: Great and fun all hotel events and activities. Beach: Great. Pool: Good.

Posted by , from New York, NY on May 16, 2017

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4 out of 5

Too large hotel

The hotel is very nice, I liked the pool, the gardens, the common spaces. The staff is the best, they are all so kind. But the hotel is too big, if you have only 5 days like me, and you want to enjoy the most of your stay, better not to go to this hotel. You spend a lot of time waiting for the train and the golf carts.The rooms are not so comfortable, the bathroom I did not like, the facilities looks old. I also paid 40 dollars extra for a suit in the travel agency, and it was a waste of money, all the rooms are the same, the suits are in the The Level section.

Posted by on May 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Awesome--but checking in was hectic.

Pros: The resort is large, the trains and golf carts were great for getting around. The proximity to the beach was pleasing and food options were great.
Cons: The check in process could be more streamlined.
Everything was great--food, drinks, accommodations were excellent. Everybody was really friendly and accommodating. Service at the restaurants and bars was prompt. My only complaint was about the check-in process. There were quite a few people in line and employees assisting them however, there seemed to be mass confusion which made the check-in process take quite some time. Lots of standing in line, no real direction, multiple employees trying to the same computer/phone. We checked in about a half hour before the check-in time and were told that the room wasn't ready yet and were told to come back in about an hour to get the room key. We then went to eat at the on the buffets and came back about an hour only to stand at the desk for another 30-40 minutes with the employee trying to contact someone on the phone about the status of the room. After we got the room key it was smooth sailing from there. It was about 2 and a half hours between walking into the hotel and then getting to our room. I'd recommend arriving a little after your check in time to avoid having to wait around for access to your room. Other than that hiccup at the beginning, the stay was relaxing and I am happy with the overall experience and would be willing to stay at the resort again.

Posted by , from Washington DC on Apr 25, 2017

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3 out of 5

Great hotel but too big. Bad Transportation

Loved the hotel and the beach. However unless you stay at the Level the transportation is terrible. The hoyel is so big that transportation is really necessary. Diner restaurants are good but breakfast and lunch could be better and more varied.

Posted by , from New York on Apr 15, 2017

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4 out of 5


First of all let me say Fun!!! Our check in process was not a good experience at all. It was not at all a welcoming experience and staff had a hard time telling us that our room wasn't ready. The check in was in a side room off of the hotel lobby. The check in room was a little shady but the hotel lobby was Beautiful!!! Why we couldn't check in there, I don't know. It would have made it a more of a welcoming experience. After an hour and a half our room was ready. The room was descent at best. But the rest of the resort made up for it. The food was awsome! All kinds of food and service in restaurants were very good. The beach and pool areas were fantastic. Plenty of chairs and bungalows, just get there early to get a bungalow, they go fast. They travelocity people that sold us our excersions were very helpful and gave us good info on the dos and the donts. All of this made up for a shady check in process and a ok room. If you don't speak there language, just have a little patience with them because they try very hard to speak yours. I would totally recommend this resort to anybody. We will be going back next year!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

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About the Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive

Location Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia 23000

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Access to golf course
  • Golf green fees
  • Transportation to golf course

  • Dancing
  • Language

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children ages 12 years old and younger


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Premium food items
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. At Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 10 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 13 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 swim-up bars and 14 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Self parking is free.

  • 1140 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 13 dining venues
  • 3 swim-up bars
  • 14 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 10
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 8
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (20.4 km / 12.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive offers 1140 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Cable television is provided. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This La Altagracia resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2012.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive has 13 restaurants on site.

Nearby Activities

Golfing is available on-site at the 27-hole Cocotal Golf & Country Club. This par 36/72 World Class Championship Golf Course, designed by José Pepe Gancedo, offers professional golf lessons (surcharges) at the Sol Meliá Golf Academy. Calloway golf equipment is available for rent at the pro shop. Golf carts are mandatory (surcharge for rental). Green Fees are not included in room rate. Golf balls are for sale at the pro shop.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Ziplining on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 1 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Caribe
  • Caribe Tropical
  • Meliá Caribe
  • Melia Caribe Punta Cana
  • Meliá Caribe Tropical
  • Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive
  • Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • Melia Caribe Tropical Punta Cana
  • Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana
  • Melia Caribe Tropical Resort
  • Melia Hotel Punta Cana
  • Melia Punta Cana
  • Meliá Tropical
  • Melia Tropical Punta Cana
  • Punta Cana Melia Caribe Resort
  • Punta Cana Melia Caribe Tropical
  • Tropical All Inclusive
  • Tropical Caribe

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 1 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.


Free Unlimited Golf
Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive free, unlimited access to the Cocotal Golf & Country Club 27-hole world-class championship golf course.
Valid for all room and rate categories. Golf cart is mandatory and not included. Complete details available upon check-in. Offer may not include taxes or gratuities. Other restrictions may apply.

One Child Stays and Eats Free 2017-2018

Book a stay in any room category (except "The Level Adults Only Suite" room type) from now-December 22, 2017 for travel now-December 22, 2018, and 1 child age 12 and younger stays and eats free when staying in the same room as parents.

Must book a qualifying room category to receive benefits. Not valid for The Level Adults Only Suite bookings. Offer is not valid November 4-5, 2017, November 17-25, 2017 and December 23, 2017-April 1, 2018. Free stay reflected in rate at booking. Maximum 1 child age 12 and younger stays and eats free with paying adults. Full details at check-in. Offer may not include tax or gratuity. Offer can be combined with other promotional offers. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Other restrictions and blackout periods may apply.