Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Dominican Republic


The Dominican Republic is teeming with mood-setting natural beauty and stunning white sand beaches—the perfect backdrop for a relaxing beach vacation. Who wouldn’t want to share an intimate moment or girls’ trip here, gazing out onto seemingly endless blue waters? Find that moment of serenity by staying at an adults-only resort. By implementing an age requirement on resort grounds, these resorts allow guests the luxury of a relaxing vacation free of children.

Here are the 10 best adults-only resorts in the Dominican Republic.


Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Having a great adults-only vacation isn’t always about a secluded romantic getaway or a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Sometimes it’s about finding the perfect destination to both bond with old friends and make new ones. Enter Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, a great place for couples, groups and intrepid solo travelers to make memories that will last a lifetime. Brightly colored, Caribbean decor and balconies with whirlpools make every room inviting whether it has ocean or pool views.

Guests can expect mingling by the pool at one of the many DJ parties and oceanfront bars, relaxation on the beach from the vantage of a private cabana and rejuvenation in the world-class spa by Pevonia while enjoying the “Ultimate Luxury” all-inclusive experience. The resort’s eleven gourmet dining options never require reservations and around-the-clock room service means both breakfast in bed and late night snacks are never an inconvenience.

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Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Experience pure bliss at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana with its Unlimited-Luxury® all-inclusive plan. Gourmet dining options, top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service and limitless resort activities—and that’s barely scratching the surface. On your romantic escape, you’ll lounge in Balinese beds with dazzling ocean views, take complimentary Spanish and dance classes, indulge in aromatherapy massages and more. The 464 luxurious rooms offer king-size or double beds, marble bathrooms, balconies with a hydrotub and complimentary minibars that are refreshed daily. Five restaurants and six bars on site mean you’ll won’t tire of the menu and your taste buds will get a vacation from the ordinary as well.

You’ll never grow bored at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana—lounge by the pool or on the beach with wait service, paddleboard, kayak, play beach volleyball, windsurf and watch movies on the beach or live shows at the indoor theater. You’ll also find weekly events like theme nights, the Dominican Tianguis market, a nightclub and a foam party. In addition to the many included activities, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana has proximity to five golf courses and a casino just next door.

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Le Sivory Punta Cana Hotel

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Book a suite at Le Sivory Punta Cana Hotel if you’re looking for the ultimate romantic getaway at a truly boutique hotel with an all-inclusive dining plan. This recently renovated adults-only escape has AAA Diamond Award status and a backdrop straight from a tropical movie set. Prepare for nothing less than extravagance during your stay—spacious suites with classy Caribbean decor, WiFi, jacuzzis on the terrace, bathtubs and showers for two and most important, beachfront or ocean views. Little touches like complimentary bug spray in rooms, towel art and flowers reveal Le Sivory staff go above and beyond for guests. There’s no early rising to reserve a sunbed or umbrella at this residence. The large, private beach has golden sand and ample amenities for all guests to enjoy—even though it’s unlikely you’ll see more than a few fellow beachgoers.

Gastronomically, Le Sivory is a culinary delight. The award-winning chef, Cristian Matias Baez created varied menus for the hotels three restaurants. In addition, you can dine with your toes in the sand at Palapa Beach Restaurant or sip tropical cocktails at the two pool bars. Escape to the light and airy spa, surrounded by nature, for a soothing massage or take advantage of the complimentary dry sauna and whirlpool baths for the duration of your stay. By the time you’re packing your bags, you’ll remember the staff by name and want this hotel to stay your little secret.

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Hotel Riu Palace Macao

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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The setting is a dream—a quiet enclave on Arena Gorda providing postcard-perfect views of palm trees and a cerulean coast. Hotel Riu Palace Macao’s all-inclusive program includes Dominican and international cuisine, unlimited premium-branded drinks, access to world-class amenities like the fresh-water swimming pool and the opportunity to try gymnastics, windsurfing, sailing and more. All the rooms are tastefully styled with modern decor, plush bedding, minibars and flat-screen TVs, but if you really want to rejuvenate, book the Jacuzzi Suite.

The fitness center and Renova Spa are just a walk away at RIU Palace Bavaro should you need to expend some energy or indulge in a massage or beauty treatment. Kids aren’t allowed on the premises, but guests are encouraged to get in touch with their inner-child—RIU Hotels and Resorts guests get free admission to Splash Water World in Punta Cana.

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Hotel RIU Republica

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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At Hotel Riu Republica the clientele love partying and a drink is never far away. This adults-only playground has more than 1,300 rooms, eight swimming pools, 10 bars and nine restaurants. Spending the entire day at the beach is easy here, it’s stunning and unoccupied loungers are never hard to find. Around-the-clock entertainment means waterslides, kayaking, scuba lessons and beach volleyball are just the beginning of the fun; there are also beach barbeques, Michael Jackson shows and a nightclub.

When you’re ready to crash in the evening (or the wee hours of the morning), beachy vibes and plush bedding welcome you to your room equipped with a terrace or balcony, satellite TV and a safe. In addition to the Asian, Italian, Indian and steakhouse restaurants, couples looking to turn up the heat can arrange a romantic al fresco dinner or couples Aromatherapy & Deep Tissue Massage for an additional charge.

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Viva Wyndham V Heavens

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Tropical beauty meets modern facilities at Viva Wyndham V Heavens. The gorgeous property is laden with palm trees and serene Playa Dorado Beach leaves you wanting for nothing in a beach vacation. Each modern room has subtle tones, plush bedding equipped with WynRest® linens and its own balcony—the perfect spot for enjoying an in-room dinner. Or, choose from seven on-site restaurants and bars with a variety spanning authentic Dominican cuisine to mouthwatering Italian—plus, there’s a snack bar on the beach so you don’t have to go far from your lounger to recharge.

The theatre has a different show every night so you’ll never tire, but the theme nights and live music also provide an entertaining evening with little effort on your part. As far as activity, you have the world at your fingertips with a fitness center, kayaking, windsurfing, tennis and more. End your day with a soothing spa treatment or dip in the hot tub.

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Viva Wyndham V Samana

Samana, Dominican Republic

Viva Wyndham V Samana effortlessly puts everything you need for a stress-free vacation at your fingertips—and at no additional cost. This all-inclusive, adults-only resort thought of everything, not to mention the stunning property practically melts worries on arrival. Renovated rooms with calming earth tones and wood grains make each a cozy escape in addition to WiFi, 24-hour room service and turndown service. Wind down with a yoga class or easy bike ride throughout the property before a cooling dip in the breathtaking infinity pool. Allow experts to melt your worries away at Coconut Whispers Spa with a couples massage and fresh coconut drinks.

The on-site fusion, seafood and Mediterranean a la carte restaurants never require reservations and the modern cocktail lounge and juice bar serve up beverages for any time of day. Choose your daily adventure with hiking the lush surroundings, kayaking or beach volleyball on the menu. With Coson Beach right outside you’re door, you’ll soak up plenty of sun with your top-shelf cocktail of choice in hand. This is what it means to vacation at Viva Wyndham V Samana.

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