The Best Punta Cana Honeymoon- All Inclusive Resort Guide

by | Mar 4, 2024 | Mexico & The Caribbean | 9 comments

Are you dreaming of a tropical destination to celebrate your honeymoon? Then keep reading for the best Punta Cana Honeymoon all inclusive resorts, travel tips, and more.

The Best Punta Cana Honeymoon- All Inclusive Resorts

The Dominican Republic is one of the best honeymoon destinations. From the beautiful beaches and towering palm trees to the turquoise waters and variety of fun activities, it’s not hard to see why so many couples choose this Caribbean Island for their romantic getaway.

Over the years, there has been a lot of growth, especially in the Punta Cana area. There are so many different resort options to choose from. And the resorts each offer a unique experience. It can be hard to decide which one will be the right fit. As a travel advisor, I have been to quite a few, and have helped dozens of honeymooners find the resort that was right for them. Keep reading to see which Punta Cana honeymoon all inclusive resort is the perfect fit for you and your sweetheart.

11 of The Best All Inclusive Resorts in Punta Cana for Your Honeymoon

As I mentioned above there are many different options for all inclusive resorts. Finding which one is the perfect fit is first and foremost about determining the type of experience you would like to have. Many couples prefer an adults-only all inclusive resort for their honeymoon, while others care mostly about having an awesome beach for water activities. Below I will break down 11 different resort options to help you decide which one is the perfect resort for your honeymoon.

Excellence Punta Cana

Excellence is an upscale all-inclusive, adults-only resort situated on the golden sand beaches of Punta Cana. It’s one of the top honeymoon resorts in the Dominican Republic. The resort itself is simply stunning with crisp, white buildings and minimalist chic décor. There are lagoon-style pools, a high-end spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and over 460 guest rooms.

You won’t go hungry (or thirsty) here. With 9 different restaurants featuring cuisine from all over the world. There are also 10 unique bars meaning there is something here for everyone. Just as food and drinks are included, so are the various activities. They have a wide variety too. From fitness classes and dancing lessons to water activities and different theme nights, there is always something to do.

Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort

Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort is located within a gated community in Punta Cana. It’s one of the best resort areas in the Dominican. The community is made up of 30,000 acres of white-sand beaches and oceanfront roads.

The resort has over 300 guest rooms all featuring a private balcony or patio. Each suite also comes with nightly turndown service and a stocked mini-bar. For an elevated experience, couples can upgrade to one of the Castle Suites. These suites give guests private butler service, a bottle of champagne, shoe shining, and packing/unpacking services.

Honeymooners who choose Sanctuary will have a variety of entertainment options to choose from every day. From relaxing at one of the six swimming pools to dance lessons and beach volleyball it’s a great place for couples who like to be active. In addition, there is also a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course. Two tennis courts, and a shopping Galleria with 90 retail shops are also nearby.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort

Secrets is the perfect honeymoon all inclusive resort in Punta Cana

Secrets Cap Cana is a AAA Five Diamond Resort that is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. The Secrets Resorts are known for being a romance-focused luxury adults-only all-inclusive resorts. This makes Secrets Cap Cana one of the best honeymoon resorts.

Each guest suite at Secrets Cap Cana features a private, furnished balcony or terrace. 24-hour room service, a fully stocked mini-bar and a soaking tub for two also come standard. For honeymooners, I always recommend upgrading to one of the Preferred Club Suites. The elevated experience gives couples a butler, upgraded bath amenities and an upgraded mini-bar. Preferred Club guests also receive exclusive privileges like special dining options, a private pool and a secluded beach area.

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Hyatt Zilara is the newest all inclusive hotel in the Cap Cana community. It’s located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport. This makes it a great option for couples who don’t want to drive far to get to the resort.

The resort sits upon one of the most beautiful white sand beaches and has 375 oceanfront guest suites. Some suites feature private swim-up pools. Each suite comes with complimentary wi-fi, 24-hour in-room dining, and a mini-bar stocked with water, soft drinks, and beers.

Guests who stay at Zilara also have access to the sister resort, Hyatt Ziva. Which gives them 25 different dining options with cuisines ranging from Indian to Peruvian. There are many different pools with swim-up bars, a water park and a lazy river. At night, guests can enjoy live entertainment in the outdoor amphitheater.

Finest Punta Cana

Finest Punta Cana is another stunning luxury all inclusive option in the Cap Cana community. It is important to know, that this resort is not adults only, as guests of all ages are welcome. For honeymooners, who might be joining families and looking to take a family-moon, this resort is a great option.

Some of the daytime activities that can be found at Finest, are beach volleyball, cooking lessons, beach soccer, batting cages, a kids club with a mini water park and water sports like kayaking and snorkeling.

The resort features several different restaurants and two food trucks. They also do a great job accommodating guests who follow a gluten-free diet.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

For a honeymoon experience that is a mix of paradise and rock and roll, look no further than the Hard Rock Hotel. There is so much to do at the Hard Rock Punta Cana, seriously you’ll never get bored. From the casino to the bowling alley and the Escape Room to the Rockstar Mini Golf, you’ll never want to leave.

It’s a large resort with 13 massive pools, 4 swim-up bars and a water park. Guests can also choose from 9 different dining options including a multi-sensory gastronomic performance experience (the sensory experience is an additional cost, but so worth it!).

Live Aqua

If you can’t imagine going on your honeymoon without your pup, then you are in luck, because Live Aqua Punta Cana is an adults-only all-inclusive that is also dog-friendly! The resort has special areas for dogs to play and roam, which is really great for those of us humans who love to have our pets around.

Outside of being pet friendly, Live Aqua is a fantastic resort for couples who enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving as it is located near an 18-mile long reef. Other activities couples can enjoy include morning yoga sessions, beach volleyball, live music and cocktail workshops.

Live Aqua has many different room categories, but to really splurge on a memorable honeymoon, I advise couples to upgrade to one of the Suites like the Viento Suite. The Viento Suite is nearly 1400 square feet and has the most incredible ocean view. It has its own private pool, a living room and rain showers in the expansive bathroom.

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

one of the best Punta Cana honeymoon all inclusive resorts is Breathless

For couples who want a high-energy and social atmosphere for their honeymoon, they should look no further than Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa. Entertainment and having fun are top priorities at this adults-only resort. During the day expect a DJ to blast music to amplify the pool parties and at night the vibe continues with theme parties ranging from White Beach Party to Gatsby Party.

Adventurous couples will appreciate the various water sports that are available and included, like sailing and windsurfing. They also have dance classes, Spanish lessons, and on-site casino and big screen movies on the beach. In addition, there are four different pools and four hot tubs for guests to enjoy.

It’s right next to the next resort on the list, Dreams Onyx, and guests staying at Breathless have full access to both resorts. This gives couples 21 different dining options ranging from the romantic Coquette a restaurant offering French cuisine to the more laidback On a Roll Burger Bar.

Dreams Onyx

Dreams Onyx is a punta cana all inclusive resort that's perfect for honeymoons

Dreams Onyx is a fantastic resort for honeymooners. It is a family friendly resort, but if you upgrade to the Preferred Club, you will have access to two pools that are reserved for Preferred Club guests, and one of them is adults only.

Dreams Onyx has nearly two dozen restaurants and bars to choose from, and couples can go next door to Breathless for even more options. In addition to a wide variety of dining options, Dreams also has many activities that couples can choose from. Some of the stand-out options include snorkeling, a lazy river, dance classes, and different sports options like tennis and volleyball.

Secrets Tides

Secrets Tides is one of the newest all inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. It is an absolutely stunning property that is designed to feel like a luxury residential community where each set of lavish suites has its own unique ambiance.

Couples can spend the day relaxing at either of the two expansive infinity pools or on the pristine beach that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. For those who want to be more active, Secrets Tides offers plenty of options like pickleball, kayaking, beach volleyball and snorkeling. The evenings are equally as fun with awesome live shows and different theme nights.

Secrets Royal Beach

Secrets Royal Beach is a AAA four-diamond adults-only resort set on the pristine white beaches of Punta Cana. As with all Secrets properties, couples who choose Royal Beach for their honeymoon resort will be treated to Unlimited Luxury. One of the things I love the most about Secrets Resort is that they don’t require wristbands (no tan lines) and the restaurants don’t require reservations.

Secrets Royal Beach does have a free honeymoon package that includes fresh fruit and a bottle of sparkling wine in the room upon arrival, a special turn-down service one night of the stay, discounted spa treatments and breakfast in bed with mimosas.

The Best Time to Honeymoon in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a fantastic place to celebrate your honeymoon. It is important to know that the Dominican Republic is in the hurricane belt. The months of June through October are considered hurricane season. If you’re getting married during these months, you might consider waiting to take your honeymoon for a few months. November through April is considered dry season and is the best time for honeymooners to visit.

Things to Do Outside of the Resort

Altos de Chavon is a cool thing to see on honeymoon in punta cana

Many couples like to get off the resort and participate in activities within the community. Some of my favorite options for honeymooners include:

  • Altos de Chavon
  • Boat ride to Saona Island for the day
  • Sunset Catamaran Ride
  • El Limon Waterfall

Punta Cana Honeymoon All Inclusive Resorts

11 of the Best Punta Cana Honeymoon All Inclusive Resorts

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, from gorgeous beaches, great views of the turquoise ocean and a wide variety of all-inclusive luxury resorts. It’s easy to see why Punta Cana is the perfect honeymoon destination.

Do you need help planning your honeymoon? We can help! Let’s chat and find out what your honeymoon dreams are and how we can make them come true!

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9 responses to “The Best Punta Cana Honeymoon- All Inclusive Resort Guide”

  1. Riyah Speaks Avatar
    Riyah Speaks

    We’ve always wanted to go to Punta Cana! It’s on the top of our list. Great recommendations!

  2. Kasia Avatar

    Oh I’m definitely saving this post for later. I’ve been to Punta Cana twice but never stayed at any of these properties. We also didn’t take a proper honeymoon so I’ll be keeping these in mind.

  3. Karen Kasberg Avatar

    These All Inclusive Punta Cana Honeymoon locations look fabulous! I have a friend whose daughter is getting married there this May. I can’t wait to see the photos! Thanks for sharing your recommendations.

  4. Char Avatar

    Great post! These places look so amazing. Do you have am idea of what the prices are?

  5. Katy Trott Avatar

    We were going to go to Punta Cana in 2020, but a pandemic put a stop to that!!

  6. Lindsey Avatar

    Thanks for this helpful guide. I’m sure it will help a lot of honeymooners 🙂

  7. Kelly Avatar

    I’ve never heard of Punta Cana before! It sounds like a gorgeous place to visit. Thanks for sharing your recommendations!

  8. Cris Avatar

    Punta Cana is such a great place to visit, and you’ve nailed the best all-inclusive resorts for honeymoons. Great list!

  9. Travel A-Broads Avatar

    I’ve always wanted to visit Punta Cana, and these all-inclusive resorts look absolutely incredible! I will definitely check some of these out if I ever plan a visit here. Thanks for sharing! Xx Sara

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