Unlike the resorts on smaller Caribbean islands, here you will find the grand resorts which comprise everything from hotels to bars, clubs, pools, casinos and many other recreational activities. Many resorts offer all inclusive rates and you will definitely not get bored if you choose to spend your vacation in the Dominican Republic.
Being located right on the Hurricane Belt, Dominican Republic is often hit by severe tropical storms between June and November, which also marks part of the low season when many hotels choose to close down rather than face the storms with tourists in them. The ones that are open have low prices and special offers. The high season lasts between December and April with the highest prices around Christmas and New Year’s.
The Bungalows Resort & Spa, Puerto Plata
This adults only resort is ideal for those seeking intimacy and a romantic escape. The resort is located near Cofresi Beach and features a spa, a fitness center and a pool. There are also a lot of opportunities to practice water sports and spend really interesting nights. The rooms have balconies or terraces, cable TV, internet, Jacuzzi and bar.
During the high season, the prices range between US$630 per night for a studio with 1 queen bed, US$664 per night for a bungalow with 2 queen beds, US$694 per night for a bungalow with 1 king bed and US$2,524 for a night for a grand bungalow with 1 king bed. Prices are for 2 persons and include all taxes.
Velero Beach Resort, Cabarete
The beach resort is located in the town of Cabarete and offers 22 apartments and 7 penthouses for the guests. It’s best suited as a wedding location or honeymoon getaway. All rooms have AC, phone, internet, cable TV, balcony and kitchen (in suites and penthouses). Within the resort the guests can work out at the fitness center or enjoy the infinity pool.
The highest rates are between Dec 16-Jan 4 and Feb 3-Apr 27. The rates range between US$122 per night for a double room, US$154 per night for a junior suite and US$342 per night for a penthouse. The rates do not include the taxes.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro, Punta Cana
An all suite resort located on a sandy beach and surrounded by coconut trees, it can be the perfect location for a romantic getaway or active vacation. All rooms have AC, DVD, coffee maker, phone, cable TV and wi-fi internet. The rates are all inclusive and include, besides accommodation, all meals, daily activities, free entry to bars, Merengue classes and many more. The resort features are private spa, private beach, water sports, tennis courts and many more. The average year round price is US$310 per night.