Punta Cana has so many family-friendly resorts. The city has exploded in popularity and has become the most requested destination in the Caribbean by my clients. With crystal blue seas, powder white sand, and unlimited sunshine, it really is no surprise that everyone wants to visit this idyllic hot spot.
I recently visited Punta Cana and I was able to get a first-hand look at some of the exciting updates, new renovations, and amazing family-friendly resorts. If any of you have been following along on my social media sites including Facebook and Instagram you would have already experienced some of my journeys but here are my Top 5 Favourite!
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana – one of the newest resorts in Punta Cana, the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is situated on one of the best beaches in all of the Dominican Republic. This resort is right next door to the Adult Only Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana and shares many of the same amenities. The main attraction is the waterpark, featuring a lazy river with a grotto cascade, tall slides and water cannons. For some more action and adventure, AquaStrong, Aqua-cycling and non-motorized watersports are also included. Hyatt Ziva also stands out with its amazing culinary experiences at El Mercado, Noodle and Thread and Tempest Table.
Grand Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection – many people like to refer to this resort as the Disney World of the Caribbean. With a massive castle in the middle of the resort, it’s straight out of a fairytale! In the evening the Castle lights up with a magnificent light display and fireworks to entertain the whole family. With a huge waterpark, kids club, special check-in for the kiddies, and unlimited activities and entertainment for the whole family, it’s sure to please everyone!
Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino – if you are looking for a resort with a monolithic waterpark, look no further than Royalton Punta Cana! This resort has the largest on-resort waterpark in all of the Caribbean and includes multiple water slides, a wave pool, and a splash pad. And the best part is that the resort sits on a wonderful stretch of beach, so you can make the beach lover in the family happy too! This resort offers phenomenal food ranging from Asian to Italian to Mexican to Seafood and extra treats like a Coffee Shop for an afternoon caffeine jolt or sugar rush if you want a sweet treat. For extra luxury, splurge for the Diamond Club which offers preferred room locations, butler service, preferential reservations at the al carte restaurants, upgraded room service and pillow menu just to name a few. For a more budget-friendly option, Memories Splash sits directly behind Royalton and has full access to the beach and waterpark.
Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana – this resort has been a favourite resort of mine and of course makes the top 5 resorts in Punta Cana list. Many of my clients who have experienced Nicekelodoen Punta Cana love everything that it has to offer. I had more clients at this resort over the last year than all the other resorts combined and everyone has come back wanting to return. This resort is gorgeous, the grounds are lush, the amenities are in abundance and the overall feel of the resort is luxurious. This resort makes it to the top of my list due to its unique accommodations (who doesn’t want to stay in a Pineapple?!?!), the fun waterpark with a lazy river, the ability to get slimmed, and the Gourmet Food! The kids love all the Characters from Sponge Bob to the Ninja Turtles and the interactive entertainment team makes sure that everyone joins in all the fun. I can go on and on about this resort but if you want to read a full review from my visit last year, click HERE.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana – want to be treated like music royalty? Look no further than Hard Rock Punta Cana! This phenomenal resort has a rock and roll vibe that gets everyone into the music! With 13 pools, 9 restaurants, and spacious suites, it’s the highest level of luxury you can find. For the musicians in the family, you can visit the Music Lab where guests 12 and older can live out their music fantasy by getting expert instruction and the chance to perform on stage in their own band. For the little ones, there is “The Little Big Club” Experience where they can sing and dance with Barney and Angelina Ballerina just to name a few. Coming in 2018, the resort is building Woodward Punta Cana which will offer a chance to snowboard and snow ski, along with a skate and BMX park, hip hop dance program, trampoline, a Digital Media Camp and more. The amenities of this resort are off the charts!
To learn more about travelling with your family to Punta Cana, and to start planning, schedule an appointment with us today. You can do that HERE.