Fodor's Expert Review The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

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

The Punta Cana Group has eschewed the all-inclusive in favor of a beautiful Westin property on a glorious stretch of beach with ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies in every guest room. Westin's beds remain sumptuous. The marble-floor guest rooms are large and have a nice, contemporary feel but are fairly boutique-hotel generic. From the time you are handed your welcome drink to your last bite of dessert you will be aware of just how good (and healthy) the contemporary cuisine is. The breakfast buffet is served indoors and is outstanding—a morning must.There's a nice fitness center as well as a kids' playground. Weekend packages can help keep prices down, but no meal plans are offered.

PROS

  • well-trained staff, especially receptionists
  • the pool segues to the idyllic white-sand beach
  • bartenders put the happy in the happy hour

CONS

  • regular rates very high for what you get
  • hotel shuttle has few runs to Punta Cana Village during dinner hours
  • not much to do after dinner

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Business, Green, Service, Views
QuietSophisticated
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 809-959–2222

HOTEL DETAILS

206 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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