Punta Cana has been a popular resort destination for decades, but stroll the beaches these days and you’re just as likely to see kids building sandcastles as you are adults basking in the sun. Surprised? Don’t be. Many of the factors that made Punta Cana so attractive in the first place — great weather, beautiful beaches and world-class resorts — are exactly what make it the perfect destination for families. Add fascinating cultural experiences, eye-popping outdoor adventures and direct flights from most U.S. cities, and Punta Cana ticks all the boxes for a top-notch family vacation.
While Punta Cana has its share of adults-only resorts, many others welcome families with open arms, catering to kids and adults alike with long lists of dazzling amenities. With everything to do at these all-inclusive resorts, families might be tempted not to leave, but for those with a sense of adventure, Punta Cana is chock full of fun activities from windsurfing and whale watching to zip lining and sea kayaking. Whether you have young kids, tweens or teens, there’s something for everyone in this tropical paradise.
There’s never been a better time to discover what makes Punta Cana special. Check out these all-inclusive, family-friendly resorts for great places to stay.
Set on the stunningly beautiful shores of Bávaro Beach, this sprawling 5-star resort offers no fewer than six freshwater pools, 13 restaurants and 25 bars scattered throughout lush, well-manicured grounds. Designed specifically with families in mind, many of the rooms feature separate sleeping areas for kids, comfortable lounge areas and private balconies. For families sporting a range of ages, the amenities couldn’t be more perfect — kids and teen clubs, sports facilities and a luxurious spa, the Grand Palladium has more than enough to qualify it as an ideal choice.
The newest family-oriented resort to open in Punta Cana, the all-inclusive Dreams Macao Beach is nothing short of spectacular. Luxury suites and villas are elegantly appointed and include incredible amenities such as 24-hour room service and mini-bars refreshed daily. The on-site water park features multiple waterslides as well as a lazy river, while the Explorer’s Club for kids and the Core Zone for teenagers are filled with fun activities. There’s also an adults-only pool, world-class spa and sailing opportunities.
Now Onyx has always been one of Punta Cana’s more family-friendly resorts, but now, thanks to the recent addition of a new family section, it’s even more so. Featuring swim-out suites, a dedicated pool with four waterslides, a lazy river and a kids’ club with an indoor zip line, two-story climbing wall and batting cages, the new section is a paradise for families looking for fun and excitement. And if that’s not enough, the resort is located on Uvero Alto, a particularly picturesque strip of beach.
With the biggest casino in the Caribbean and multiple nightclubs, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana might not be the most obvious choice for a family vacation, but the resort is actually incredibly kid-friendly. Amenities include everything from a Nicklaus-designed golf course and 13 luxurious pools to a FlowRider surf simulator and the music-themed Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club. For families looking to add a little rock ’n’ roll to their vacation, this is the place to be.
Are you ready to book one of these family-friendly Punta Cana resorts? If so, contact one of our travel agents today. Not only will they answer all your questions and provide you with helpful advice, but also they’ll be happy to assist you in planning your ideal getaway, partnered with exclusive perks and amenities from Funjet Vacations.