If you’re looking for the perfect tropical destination for a family trip, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is an excellent choice. Featuring breathtaking beaches, crystal clear water, fun things to do, and luxurious all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is popular for a reason.
If you’re interested in a Punta Cana family trip, it can be hard to choose which of these resorts is the best for you. In order to help you narrow it down, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 10 Punta Cana all inclusive family resorts.
Iberostar Punta Cana
One of the best 5 star all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana for families is Iberostar Punta Cana. A family-friendly section of a mega-resort, it has several unique amenities like a coral lab and a golf course. In addition to two huge pools, several bars and restaurants, and a long stretch of beautiful but busy beach, Iberostar has a dedicated children’s pool, a huge gym that overlooks the ocean, and a full-service spa with outdoor massage tables.
This Dominican Republic all inclusive family resort has lots of activities and events just for kids, including the Star Club, a nightly mini-disco, and friendly pink flamingos that wander around the perfectly manicured yard. There are also plenty of familiar child-friendly food options available like ice cream and pizza.
While the kids are at the Club, parents can head next door to the casino at Iberostar Dominicana, try something new like pottery painting or target practice at an adults-only social, or explore the grounds. Once the sun goes down, take in a live show, eat a delicious dinner, or dance on the beach until the wee hours to the rhythm of Star Friends, Iberostar’s band.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana Wave
Parrotheads and anyone looking for an elevated tropical island experience will love this 5 star all-inclusive family resort in Punta Cana. Set on beautiful Juanillo Beach, it offers laidback luxury and spacious accommodations with ocean views, private terraces, minibars, and spa-like bathrooms with soaking tubs. For the ultimate escape, stay in a Beachfront Swim Up Suite.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana features 2 pools, fitness classes, games, and all sorts of watersports and land activities like pickleball and tennis, as well as daily and nightly entertainment. There’s also a spa. Kids ages 4-12 can take part in the Parakeets Kids’ Club.
Choose from a variety of cuisine types at 10 restaurants and enjoy refreshing cocktails at the 5 bars. There’s also 24-hour room service.
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana
This Punta Cana all inclusive family resort is set in the exclusive gated area of Cap Cana on breathtaking Juanillo Beach. Spacious rooms and suites at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana have private furnished balconies plus stocked minibars. Choose from ocean, garden, or resort views. Swim-up suites are also available.
Lounge by one of the infinity pools (with swim-up bars), stroll the beautiful beach, and enjoy 6 restaurants and 5 bars onsite. Rates here include free parking, meals and drinks, room and beach service, a fitness center, WiFi, and activities like nonmotorized watersports plus yoga classes, cooking classes, and dance classes, as well as nightly entertainment.
Kids will love the waterpark with its fun waterslides and lazy river, while adults can head to the spa for some rejuvenation. You can also go to nearby golf courses or book an excursion like ziplining, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and more.
Barcelo Bavaro Palace
Nestled on palm trees on gorgeous Bavaro Beach (one of the top 10 beaches in the world according to National Geographic), this marvelous resort is part of Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort, which also has an adults-only section.
One of the largest and best all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana for families, Barcelo Bavaro Palace features 16 restaurants, 16 bars, nightclubs, a 24-hour casino, a disco, a teen club, a bowling center, a fitness center, 3 pools, 2 theme parks, and a kids’ club. Enjoy a wide assortment of activities such as water sports and land sports (including free greens fees at the golf course and dance classes). There is also a full-service spa with ocean views.
More than 80 percent of the rooms are beachfront, and many have private jacuzzi tubs on the balcony. All of the rooms are spacious and come with minibars; most have views of the Caribbean and private outdoor spaces.
Dreams Onyx Punta Cana
Dreams Onyx is an ultra-family-friendly all inclusive Punta Cana resort with a dedicated family-unit building that has two-bedroom suites and adjoining rooms for large family trips.
The resort also has more than 20 restaurants and bars plus 24-hour room service where guests can indulge in unlimited food and drinks. Families enjoy complimentary water and land activities, entertainment, kids’ club, teen club, 6 pools, and a waterpark.
Dreams Onyx is in a good central location with easy access to some of the Dominican Republic’s most beautiful landmarks. Half or full-day trips to nearby islands can easily be arranged through the 24-hour concierge. The area is also well known for its gorgeous dive sites and excellent deep-sea fishing.
Club Med Punta Cana
The first all-inclusive family resort in the country, Club Med Punta Cana is located just 10 minutes away from the Punta Cana airport. It’s been well taken care of over the years, having undergone a recent renovation. Its lobby has a modern beach-hut vibe, with wicker furniture, a thatched roof, and vases of brightly colored tropical flowers.
The resort is not exactly centrally located, and a taxi is required to get anywhere offsite, but most attractions are less than a 30-minute drive away. These include Punta Cana Village, a dolphin discovery center, an adventure park, and a spider monkey reserve called Monkeyland Punta Cana. Golf enthusiasts can take in the view of the Caribbean from a professional 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Kayaks, SUPs, windsurfing boards, surfboards, and more can be borrowed from the resort at no extra charge. If you’ve never tried kite surfing, lessons and equipment are free as well. Surfing lessons and scuba diving excursions can be arranged for an added cost.
The Kids’ Club, called the Mini Club, is massive and welcomes kids from 3 months to 17 years old. The program operates out of one large center where kids of all ages can mix and mingle, but the activities and areas are divided by age groups. A host of options to suit all interests is available including skills like cooking, archery, and sports.
Dreams Royal Beach
For an affordable Punta Cana all inclusive family resort, check out Dreams Royal Beach. Located on a stunning beach, the 373 rooms overlook the Caribbean, the pool, or the resort’s gardens and come fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing and luxurious holiday. Deluxe suites feature a private pool or hot tub and a large furnished private balcony or terrace.
Standard rooms start at around $300. All-inclusive rates cover unlimited drinks, unlimited meals, entertainment day and night, and a minibar that’s refreshed daily with drinks, snacks, and beer.
There are 9 dining options to choose from including a 24-hour buffet restaurant and 24-hour room service. There’s also a sports bar, 2 swim-up bars, a poolside grill, and an a la carte restaurant that serves delicious grilled specials you can enjoy right on the beach.
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort
Set on the famous Bavaro Beach, this elegant, recently renovated Punta Cana all inclusive family resort has a colonial Caribbean style and a very sophisticated vibe. The beach is jawdroppingly pretty, lined with palm trees and lush tropical landscaping.
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort offers a kids’ club, 3 pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, a spa, and all sorts of water and land activities plus nightly entertainment. It’s also close to a golf course. There are 8 restaurants and 5 bars to choose from, and all food and drink is included. You can also get room service.
Luxurious and modern rooms and suites feature minibars, and some have separate sitting areas or living rooms, whirlpool tubs, kitchenettes, and butler service. Choose from garden view, ocean view, ocean front, and swim-up suites; they all feature private outdoor spaces. There are also 2-bedroom suites, and a presidential suite if you feel like splurging.
Radisson Blu Punta Cana
Another affordable all-inclusive Punta Cana family resort is Radisson Blu Punta Cana, where you can find some absolute steals. Starting at around $170 per night, packages include unlimited meals and drinks at all 8 of the resort’s restaurants and bars, daily fun activities like dance classes and beach volleyball for adults plus games and crafts at the Kids’ Club for the little ones, and nightly entertainment like jazz nights, karaoke, and live bands.
Couples who stay in the Studio King Suite will love their own private whirlpool, personal butler service, and breathtaking beach views. Families can even book pet-friendly suites, which also come with a private whirlpool.
The resort is conveniently located near the fishing village of Cabeza de Toro, Manati Park, and Bavaro Adventure Park, an adrenaline-boosting theme park where you can zipline over the trees and splash land into a refreshing pool.
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
A serene oasis, this swanky 5 star all inclusive Punta Cana resort has just 96 suites for a more intimate experience. Set on a pristine beach with an offshore coral reef, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana also has beautiful pools and lush tropical gardens. Although this resort is adults-oriented, children are permitted; this is probably best for families with older kids and teens.
Stay in a thatched-roof suite or villa tucked into the landscaping and enjoy cathedral ceilings, teak furniture, soaking tubs, rain showers, and French doors to private furnished terraces or balconies. Choose from an ocean or garden view, or splurge on a swim-up suite or beachfront suite with private plunge pool. The 2- and 3-bedroom villas are perfect for families.
The “Endless Privileges” program gives you unlimited gourmet meals at restaurants that feature a variety of cuisines as well as organic choices; unlimited drinks including top shelf liquors and fresh fruit juices; a welcome bottle of rum or tequila plus sparkling wine and fresh fruit during your stay; a minibar that is restocked daily; 24-hour room service; 24-hour concierge service; 24-hour laundry service; Bulgari bath products; WiFi; and no set check-in or check-out times. You can also indulge in indigenous treatments at the spa (not included).
Now that you’ve read all about our picks for the top 10 Punta Cana all inclusive family resorts, which one would you choose? Let us know in the comments!