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Secrets Cap Cana Reviews 2023

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa is a sophisticated adults-only all-inclusive resort catering to couples looking to honeymoon or vacation in style. Located in the southern area of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, this stunning oceanfront resort offers both luxury and relaxation.

With fabulous Caribbean views along with swanky suites and the signature Unlimited-Luxury all-inclusive experience, Secrets Cap Cana is one of the top 5-star adults-only hotels in the area. 

Here, we break down Secrets Cap Cana reviews so you can decide if this is the right all-inclusive resort for your perfect Dominican Republic getaway.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Overview

Secrets Cap Cana is known for its relaxed and luxurious atmosphere and is the top-rated Secrets resort. And while all Secrets resorts are said to deliver excellent service, Secrets Cap Cana reviews rave on and on about the incredibly professional and helpful staff here.

This resort is tucked away in a glitzy gated community and has a secluded feel perfect for romantic escapes and honeymoons in Punta Cana. It features a gorgeous white sand beach, 10 restaurants and 6 bars, beautiful pools, a fitness center, and a spa. 

With a Google rating of 4.7, the majority of Secrets Cap Cana reviews are incredibly positive, with an overwhelming majority of 5-star reviews. Guests especially praise the quality and service standards upheld here, beautiful property, friendly and helpful staff, and delicious cuisine. 

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Rooms & Suites

The rooms and suites at Secrets Cap Cana are spacious and decorated with luxury in mind. Choose from a variety of views including resort, pool, tropical, or ocean. Each comes with amenities such as a minibar that is restocked daily, Wifi, a private furnished terrace or balcony, and 24-hour room and concierge service.

With 457 sophisticated Caribbean-style suites, including bungalow suites and rooms with swim-up pool access, there’s a great range to choose from. The decor is fresh, with reddish-brown wooden accents, creamy-white furniture, and brightly colored pillows and rugs. Rooms are modern with techy add-ons like USB plugs and motion-triggered lights. It’s worth noting that some Secrets Cap Cana reviews mention the power going off at inopportune times, like while watching TV for instance.

Want to elevate your stay? Consider upgrading to the Preferred Club for a nicer suite, access to an exclusive lounge plus a dedicated pool and beach area, special concierge service, and other enhanced amenities.

Secrets Cap Cana Preferred Club accommodations include swimout suites as well as stylish bungalows with Caribbean decor and direct beach access plus massive Presidential Suites with a dining area, two large rain showers, incredible views from two oceanfront balconies, and a private plunge pool.

Most Secrets Cap Cana reviews found their rooms to be comfortable and were pleased with the amenities and views. However, some guests had housekeeping issues.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Food & Drink

At Secrets Cap Cana, you can enjoy a huge selection of both local and international cuisine. Seven a la carte restaurants, a buffet, a grill, a cafe, and 6 bars come all-inclusive with your stay.

You can also savor a romantic meal in your suite or on the beach; just check with the concierge to have a meal set up in a secluded area of the beach. Round-the-clock dining options allow guests to enjoy late-night bites at their leisure or stay in their private luxury suite and order room service, available 24/7.

Secrets Cap Cana reviews are mostly positive on food quality here, with many saying it is amazing, but with a few feeling a little disappointed by unfamiliar tastes. Some guests noted that options for those with dietary restrictions are limited. Also, some guests felt that the lunchtime meals at the pool bar could be improved.

Reviews of the drinks are also mostly positive with guests commenting that drinks were both delicious and prepared quickly.

Secrets Cap Cana Restaurants

Looking for a quick snack? Check out Barefoot Grill, the perfect stop for a burger or tasty light bite at lunch, which you can enjoy in a casual outdoor dining area (open 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Another place to stop for a light bite day or night, is the Coco Cafe, a premium coffee bar serving pastries and light snacks. Open 23 hours a day, it’s a great spot for an early, light breakfast or an after-dinner coffee.

For French cuisine, the elegant restaurant Bordeaux serves a variety of gourmet à la carte specialty dishes in a refined atmosphere. Open 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m., it’s the perfect spot for dinner after a relaxing day at the spa.

Another option for those looking for European cuisine is Portofino, a delicious a la carte Italian restaurant, open from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. for dinner service. If you’re looking to take your dining experience here to the next level, you can book private dining in the wine cellar for an extra cost.

Looking for an evening of Mexican dining? El Patio is a gorgeous yet relaxed restaurant, serving delicious Mexican cuisine in a traditional old-world ambiance with open outdoor poolside seating. It is open for dinner between 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Another option for open-air dining is at Oceana, a quiet and romantic restaurant that serves fresh seafood delights beside the sea. It is open to guests from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. for dinner service. For guests in the Preferred Club, it is also open for a la carte breakfast between 7:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Perks for the Preferred Club members don’t stop there! Rosewater is a superb open-air restaurant reserved for them and open for gourmet continental breakfast between 7:00 and 10:30 a.m. plus international dishes for lunch between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.

At Secrets Cap Cana, Himitsu pulls out all the stops. Open 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m., this modern and elegant restaurant specializes in Pan-Asian fusion cuisine and other à la carte specialties.

Seaside Grill is the resort’s grilled specialty restaurant. With delicious food served poolside, this casual open-air restaurant is open for lunch from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and for dinner from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Market Café is the resort’s buffet-style restaurant with a farmer’s market-like atmosphere and gourmet international cuisine. It is a casual setting, open for breakfast from 7:00-11:00 a.m. and for lunch from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Secrets Cap Cana Bars

Barracuda Beach Bar is one of the most notable at the resort. With open-air lounging, this pool and beach bar is open between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. When in the pool, be sure to check out Manatees, the swim-up bar serving refreshing cocktails between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Another poolside bar at this resort is Sugar Reef. Open 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., it’s a great spot to visit if you’re looking for a drink outdoors.

Desires is a contemporary music lounge with modern decor, featuring flat-screen TVs, a dance floor, and a DJ. You can dance the night away at this casual bar, as it is open between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Dancing and DJ’s not your style? Why not visit the Showtime Theater Bar? With excellent nightly entertainment at the theater, this bar is open for service between 9-10:30 p.m.

Sometimes, you’re just looking for a relaxing spot to grab a drink. Rendezvous is the lobby bar at Secrets Cap Cana, and it brings the elegance and sophistication the resort is known for while maintaining a down-to-earth atmosphere.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Beach

Secrets Cap Cana is located on a pristine strip of the lovely white-sand Juanillo Beach, which is lined with palm trees with hammocks suspended between them, plus loungers set up under wide umbrellas. 

Secrets Cap Cana reviews state that the beach is “stunning” and “not to be missed,” with one previous guest claiming that it’s a “great place for beach snobs.” Surfboards, snorkel masks, kayaks, windsurfing boards, and SUPs are available free of charge. Guests interested in Hobie Cat catamarans can take advantage of a free intro lesson as well.

If you’re looking for a Punta Cana all-inclusive resort with a picture-perfect Caribbean beach, Secrets Cap Cana delivers effortlessly. However, a few guests recently have noted the occasional appearance of sargassum seaweed along the beach (as has been happening throughout the Caribbean) and say that the water is sometimes too cloudy for swimming.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Pools

Secrets Cap Cana has some truly impressive on-site pools. Enjoy the infinity pools and swim-up bars, or simply relax at one of the two outdoor hot tubs. You can also participate in Introductory scuba lessons in the main pool or join in with a water aerobics session.

Guests who upgrade to the Preferred Club enjoy exclusive access to the private Preferred Club-only pool for a little extra peace and quiet.

Most Secrets Cap Cana reviews found the pools to be beautiful, clean, and well-maintained. Guests also enjoyed the poolside service and said there were plenty of lounge chairs available.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Activities & Entertainment

For anyone not looking to just relax by the pool or lounge on the beach, there’s plenty to do here. Secrets Cap Cana reviews agree that there are lots of activities and say they are fun.

Spend your morning at the on-site fitness center and your afternoon relaxing those muscles at the spa; enjoy complimentary nonmotorized watersports in the beautiful Caribbean; play pingpong or beach volleyball; join a bike tour; participate in some yoga; spend some time learning Spanish; take part in a painting class; or, if you’re feeling adventurous, perhaps do some aqua-pole dancing. 

There’s plenty going on at night here too. Enjoy live shows at the indoor theater, take part in a dance lesson, enjoy the weekly cocktail reception, or have fun at theme parties by the pool or beach. You can even enjoy movies on the big screen at the beach. Secrets Cap Cana reviews praise the enthusiasm and talent of the entertainment staff.

For an extra cost, you can book area excursions like  scuba diving and deep-sea fishing.

You can also get married here, with a wide variety of wedding packages available. Secrets Cap Cana reviews of onsite destination weddings are mainly positive, and say the wedding planning team is very good.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: What’s Included?

A stay at Secrets Cap Cana includes a wide variety of activities, all food and drink, a fitness center, minibars in the room that are restocked daily, nightly entertainment, WiFi, and 24-hour room and concierge service. Services at the onsite spa and excursions off the resort are not included.

With the Preferred Club upgrade you also receive exclusive lounge, pool and restaurant access.

Secrets Cap Cana reviews note that tips are not included, so it’s recommended that you bring cash for those. Airport transfers are also not included so you’ll need to arrange transportation. We recommend doing this in advance through the resort.

Secrets Cap Cana Reviews: Is It Worth It?

Overall, most Secrets Cap Cana reviews find this resort to be worth it, especially considering the beautiful property, great activities on offer, and fantastic service. With its idyllic remote location, it’s a peaceful escape, but there’s still plenty to explore in the surrounding area. 

Secrets Cap Cana Resort offers a vibrant vacation experience for adults seeking a luxurious and relaxing getaway, with stunning views, a serene location, and an array of entertainment options. Whether you’re looking for fun activities, a chance to unwind by the pool, or the perfect spot for a destination wedding or honeymoon, Secrets Cap Cana has something for everyone.

However, if you’re not sure whether this is the best Secrets resort for you, here are some other articles that may help: Secrets Cap Cana vs. Secrets Royal Beach, 10 Best Secrets Resorts, 5 Best Secrets Resorts in Mexico, Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres Review, Secrets The Vine Cancun Reviews, Secrets Playa Mujeres Reviews, Secrets St. Martin, and Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

You may also want to consult a Secrets travel agent for customized guidance.

Google Rating: 4.7

Booking.com Rating: 9.2

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