Not many nations offer all inclusive holidays in as many shapes, sizes and styles as the Dom Rep. Family-focused? Tick. Adult only? Tick. Wellness centred? Yep. Infinite indulgence? That too. Jaw-dropping value? Another tick. Eye-popping luxury? Tickety tick.
Whichever works for you, having all aspects of your holiday sorted at once – food, drink, activities, and much more besides – means little hassle. And that’s before we throw stunning Caribbean seafront, tropical climes and captivating Dominican culture into the mix…
All-inclusive holidays in the Dominican Republic tend to include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar snacks throughout the day. There will usually be the main restaurant where your meals are taken with the option to upgrade to a la carte and specialist restaurants throughout your stay. With all inclusive there will be soft drinks and alcoholic beverages included during your stay, each hotel may have different rules on what can be served when and which alcoholic options are included with your package.
Most Dominican Republic resorts are located close to a beach meaning watersport activities such as snorkelling and inflatable rides can be included in your all-inclusive package. Other all-inclusive things you can enjoy may include room and concierge services, theme parties and evening entertainment, oceanfront bars, pool and beach waiter services, kids and teen clubs and daytime activities and excursions. It is always best to check individually with your chosen resort before you book, so you know exactly what is included in your stay.
Most resorts in the Dominican Republic offer all-inclusive hotel options, we have listed below a few of the main hot spot resorts for all-inclusive hotels:
Punta Cana is situated on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic offering an idyllic white beach setting with warm blue seas, the stunning 50-mile coastline stretch has been awarded the name of the ‘Coconut Coastline’. With easy access to the sea here you can find plenty of water activities and excursions including surfing and scuba diving. You can also explore more inland with a guided buggy rainforest tour or tree canopy zip lining. Punta Cana is one of the world’s top hot spots for golfers with over a dozen golf courses to discover.
Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic, it is the largest city and largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean, it is also your party hotspot. Situated on the southeast coast of the Island Santo Domingo is a well-preserved ancient city full of vibrant culture and rich history. Most of the all-inclusive resorts are found at nearby beach locations such as Boca Chica and Guayacanes Beach.
Samana is a beautiful and historic town located on the northern coast of Samana Bay. Samana is well known for its secluded beaches, coconut plantations and amazing rainforests. It is also a fantastic whale watching area as thousands of whales flock to Samana Bay each year between January through to March.
Punta Cana all-inclusive paradise perfection with Club Med is a fantastic all inclusive hotel option. Set in a coconut grove where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean Club Med Punta Cana offers a vibrant island paradise full of fun-filled adventures. The hotel offers endless water sports including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and sailing. Club Med include everything, one booking takes care of every detail including your flight and transfer to the resort, accommodation, meals, drinks, entertainment, sports, and recreational activities.
Bahia Principle Luxury Cayo Levantado in Samana is part of the Don Pablo Collection Brand and offers high-quality service, great facilities, a unique location and beautiful natural surroundings. It is an adult-only all-inclusive hotel including all meals, snacks and drinks including top brand alcohol, there are 2 pools, six restaurants and 4 bars onsite. Entertainment includes an outdoor freshwater pool, theatre auditorium, a nightclub and access to paddleboards and kayaks.
The family resorts here really push the boat out. Giving parents permission to put their feet up, kids clubs care for little ’uns while activities (from circus skills to SUPing) serve senior sprogs swimmingly. On-site offerings such as playgrounds, waterparks, patrolled beaches and teen lounges provide hours of fun and thanks to a range of restaurants (often including the beloved world buffet) – fussy eaters, ravenous teens and all other relatives are catered for.
Royal treatment minus the king-sized bill come home time – 5* all-inclusive in a (coco)nutshell. Boutique, sprawling or your own private island, the Dom Rep’s finest properties will blow your socks off - think gourmet restaurants galore, drinks delivered to your deckchair and spas seconds from swim-up suites…
This is strictly no-stress territory, so to keep group trips terrifically chilled, go for an all-in deal - all appetites and energy levels are catered for thanks to limitless food and drink plus a bundle of land and water activities.
Don’t feel you have to share the Dom Rep with little darlings – plenty of resorts here are adult-only. Choose between properties focussed on peace and pampering, push-the-boat-out parties or something in between – all the while, no sprogs in sight.