What's included in all-inclusive resorts? Meals, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and activities are typically included with your room price.
The 9 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in the Dominican Republic
If you want colorful cocktails with tiny umbrellas, long lazy beach days, and luxurious amenities that won’t break your budget, the Dominican Republic must be at the top of your vacation list. With a vibe that’s somehow both tranquil and lively, it’s an inviting oasis for enthusiastic sun-seekers. Luckily, there are enough adults-only all-inclusive resorts to keep every traveler happy.
1. Blue Bay Villas Doradas
With a cool vibe and elegant décor, this resort near Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata is great for uncomplicated unwinding.
What’s included? Onsite food and drinks are included, so take your pick from the resort’s four restaurants and four bars. And the minibar? That’s included, too. Land and water activities, plus classes and lessons, are also available—for free!
More reasons to love it: The activities aren’t just complimentary—they’re truly unique. Take a sushi- or cocktail-making class, discover your inner painter or massage therapist, or play cricket, go windsurfing, and more. More typical activities like sailing and snorkeling are also available, for a getaway that’s certainly never boring.
2. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
Located on an island off the coast of Samana, this resort’s location is unbeatable, and its amenities only add to the charm.
What’s included? The breakfast buffet, restaurant dining, 24-hour room service, and beverages—both soft and boozy—are included. A wealth of water activities, from snorkeling to windsurfing, are also included, as well as fitness facilities, dancing, soccer, and other kinds of land recreation.
More reasons to love it: You may be tempted to spend all your time out on the private beach, and that’s OK—you are on a tropical island, after all. There’s good news: with towel service, a beach bar and restaurant, and yoga and volleyball on the sand, you almost never have to leave.
3. Viva Wyndham V Heavens
This beachside resort nestled among lush trees on Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata is a dream for the active vacationer.
What’s included? Included in your stay are all food and beverage options, from a la carte meals to drinks at the beach and pool bars. Beach umbrellas and loungers are complimentary, and all non-motorized water sports are also free, as well as a range of land activities.
More reasons to love it: Take a bartending or cooking class, brush up your swing with a tennis lesson, or learn how to scuba dive. Take a canoe out on the waves, learn to dance, or pedal around the grounds on a complimentary bicycle. Whether you’re exploring solo or with your special someone, this resort has great activities for memory-making.
4. Viva Wyndham V Samana
This newly renovated resort is located steps from Coson Beach near Samana and offers everything you need for a stay by the waves.
What’s included? All meals, snacks, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included, so order 24-hour room service or check out the ocean-view restaurants. All non-motorized activities are included, too, so you can go snorkeling in the crystal-clear water or have a breezy bike ride. Free beach and pool cabanas will help you achieve maximum relaxation.
More reasons to love it: This resort provides all the fun of summer camp, but for adults only. Play in the waves with a boogie board or play in the sand with beach volleyball. You can even do some karaoke, if you’re feeling brave!
5. Barcelo Bavaro Beach
Go from spin class or tennis to poolside relaxation, then hit the club or casino by night at this resort that has it all.
What’s included? Your meals, snacks, and drinks are included, so check out the breakfast buffet and duck in for a drink at the poolside bar. You can also try the restaurants and bars at sister property Barcelo Bavaro Palace (it’s family friendly). All land activities are included, along with ocean activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and windsurfing. You can even take complimentary dancing or language classes.
More reasons to love it: The casino is 24 hours, the nightclub is open until 3am, and your drinks are included at both of these lively spots. Get ready to party!
6. Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar
Escape the crowds at this resort with a private beach in the Playa Arena Gorda area of Punta Cana.
What’s included? Meals, snacks, and all drinks from water to cocktails are included. This covers 24-hour room service, too, so make use of your private balcony and minibar for an al fresco dinner. A variety of activities from snorkeling to soccer are also included.
More reasons to love it: Maybe you want a lively experience of mingling with other guests at theme parties and the casino, or perhaps you prefer to meditate in the gardens followed by a dip in the pool. Either way, this resort has a little something for everyone.
7. Catalonia Royal Bavaro
This retreat on Bavaro Beach is a leisure-lover’s paradise, with an onsite golf course, spa with a sauna and Turkish baths, and a private beach.
What’s included? All the food and drinks you could want are included—from restaurant dining to cocktails in one of six bars to the minibar in your room. If you’re in the mood for activity, you can snorkel, cycle, play volleyball, or dance the night away in the nightclub.
More reasons to love it: Swing by the beach bar, then grab a complimentary umbrella and lounge chair on the sand. Splurge on a massage right on the beach and let the waves put you in a state of total Zen.
8. Excellence Punta Cana
You’ll be surrounded by a dazzling private beach and serenely child-free pools at this elegant resort on Playa Uvero Alto in Punta Cana, the northernmost beach in town.
What’s included? Meals at the breakfast buffet, 11 restaurants, and 24-hour room service are included, along with all beverages—meaning drinks from 12 onsite bars or your in-room minibar, too. You’ll also have complimentary access to water and land activities, in addition to classes in language, cooking, and dance.
More reasons to love it: You’ll find luxury everywhere you go on this 5-star property, from the pillow menu in your room to the gourmet lobster restaurant and attentive beach wait service.
9. Iberostar Grand Bavaro
This resort on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana gives you some serious options for R&R. Golf course? Check. Sparkling beach? Check. No kids around? CHECK.
What’s included? Meals, snacks, and drinks are included, so take advantage of the breakfast buffet, six restaurants, and four bars. Three pools, two spa tubs, non-motorized water sports, and unique classes like tai chi are also included. Book a room rate with golf green fees included if you plan on swinging the clubs this vacation.
More reasons to love it: With three golf courses within 3 miles of the property, this resort is a golfer’s paradise. The onsite course, Iberostar Bavaro Golf Club, was designed by famous architect P.B. Dye.