Fodor's Expert Review The Puntacana Hotel

Puntacana Resort & Club, Playa Punta Cana, Punta Cana, San Juan, Dominican Republic

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

A plethora of amenities—not to mention meticulously kept grounds and world-class golf—await you at this charismatic resort, which spearheaded the area's tourism industry and has since kept pace with the times. All rooms, with dark-wood furnishings and Frette linens, have a balcony or terrace. Though guest rooms here are more simply decked out than at its high-end sister, Tortuga Bay (and priced that way), the shared access to all facilities of Puntacana Resort & Club make The Puntacana Hotel a good value. Specialty restaurants are decorated with chic detail. The Six Senses Spa is recommended. Zipping along the shore paths in a rented golf cart is a delightful way to get where you're going on the grounds, which house numerous attractions, and the resort also has a shuttle. Kids' club activities are expansive. Full trail rides, for kids and adults, depart from the stable, which also offers lessons. In the nearby Punta Cana Village you'll find a number of small and inexpensive restaurants, a bowling alley, and shops, and then there are the resort's legendary golf courses. Meal plans are available, and a generous breakfast buffet is included in the rates.

PROS

  • expansive and beautiful grounds
  • spectacular golf and spa
  • one of the area's most gorgeous beaches

CONS

  • some of the color schemes in the last redecoration are not wonderful
  • limited nightlife on-site
  • solo travelers can feel left out
  • animation staff can be annoying

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Romantic, Views, Family
Sophisticated
On the beach
Casual Chic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 809-959–2262 | 888-442–2262

HOTEL DETAILS

240 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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