The 5 Best Adults Only All Inclusive Resorts
By Lindsey Olander
Planning your next spring break getaway? In the mood for a romantic escape for two? When only an adults getaway will do, these five best all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana deliver.
1 Excellence Punta Cana
Romance is all but guaranteed at this adults-only all-inclusive thanks to its slew of atmospheric, high-end restaurants, theater and casino entertainment, 24-hour room service, and included activities like scuba diving, paddle-boarding, and snorkeling off a dreamy palm-lined beach. While the buildings are colonial in style, guest room interiors are clean-lined and contemporary with stunning water views.
2 CHIC by Royalton Resorts
Whether you’re in the mood to relax or to mingle, CHIC by Royalton Resortsdoesn’t disappoint. The 323 rooms are sleek and modern, there are seven restaurants to choose from, and not one but two swim-up pool bars get the party started early. The poolside atmosphere skews more South Beach than Caribbean, with a private area reserved for guests who’ve booked a cabana for the day (or week) and a separate glass-walled mermaid pool where you can stay dry while taking in underwater views.
3 Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol
This adults-only getaway ranks near the top of almost every Punta Cana all-inclusive list. All five pools are beautifully designed and maximize ocean views, the seafood restaurant is excellent, and romantic thatch-roofed villas or honeymoon suites all come with their own private plunge pools. Along with a dreamy white-sand beach setting, guests are also treated to beach bonfires, kayaking and, for something different, cooking and Spanish lessons.
4 Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
With a sugar-white beach as your backyard and lush vegetation everywhere, this luxury property offers a true Caribbean escape. Despite the size of this 460-room resort, an intimate, romantic feeling wins out at the restaurants, which range from Italian to Japanese to casual American. After days spent relaxing by the river pool or enjoying included activities like kayaking and sailing, try your luck at the on-site casino, then go for cocktails at one of 17 bars and lounges.
5 Catalonia Royal Bravo
At this Bavaro Beach hotel, guests can spend their days simply reading under a thatched umbrella on the hotel beach or swimming and snorkeling just offshore. If you’re here for a special occasion (or just want to indulge), spring for one of the luxurious two-story suites, which come with private infinity pools and gardens. There’s no shortage of restaurants on site, from vegetarian options and Southeast Asian fare to grilled seafood and tapas, all served with water views.