Best Resorts for Conferences & Groups in the Dominican Republic

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Visit a sun-soaked paradise surrounded by crystal blue waters and natural beauty. Lovers, families and colleagues alike come here to relax, dig their feet into the sand and leave the worries of their busy lives behind. Many resorts in the DR offer special amenities like fully functional meeting rooms, spacious villas and large event halls to accommodate the needs of large travel parties—whether it’s a work conference or family reunion that’s finally coming together.

Below are the absolute best resorts in the Dominican Republic for meetings and groups.

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Viva Wyndham Tangerine

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Welcome to Viva Wyndham Tangerine, where 314 guest rooms welcome extreme sports enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. At this all-inclusive resort, location is everything. Not only are you right on Cabarete Beach with colorful kites decorating the horizon, but you’re also just a 10-minute walk from downtown Cabarete where you’ll find shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

The cozy rooms or “All Together Rooms” for families, all have beachy decor, flat-screen TVs and ocean or garden views. When it comes to activities here, you’re spoiled for choice—two freshwater pools, windsurfing, kitesurfing, beach volleyball and tennis are just some of the outdoor offerings. There’s also a spa, discotheque, theatre, kid’s’ club and theme nights. As far as dining goes, your all-inclusive package covers unlimited cocktails, food and drinks at the four on-site restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling, active getaway or a relaxing family vacation, Viva Wyndham Tangerine has you covered.

Want to host a wedding ceremony or business gathering with Cabarete Beach as the backdrop? Viva Wyndham’s expert staff is ready to make it happen. The all-inclusive experience at this deluxe resort is ideal for large groups with a plethora of dining and activity options to keep everyone happy during downtime. With three event rooms—the largest measuring 7,198 square feet—a banquet hall, outdoor space and a reliable team more than eager to make guests’ dream plans into a reality, there’s no denying the Tangerine’s appeal as a venue for meetings and conferences.

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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro sits right on peaceful Arena Gorda Beach with 600 rooms and 12 villas laid out perfectly to give both families and couples the space they need. The inviting rooms all have a balcony or terrace, 24-hour room service and a mini-bar, but you won’t be spending much time indoors. The palm tree-lined beach and two swimming pools—plus one just for children—have ample loungers and wait staff takes care of anything else you need.

The resort’s live entertainment, on-site discotheque, kids’ club, Renova Spa and array of included water and land sports ensure your vacation is full of both relaxation and activity. Three buffets and five international à la carte restaurants keep everyone satisfied, even the pickiest eaters—plus, the bars serve ice cream and snacks all day! The exclusive villas with access to two private pools and bars are perfect for adults looking for a little extra privacy. In fact, this resort has six conference rooms with a 1000-person capacity for those planning a business retreat or meeting.

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

La Romana, Dominican Republic

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas has something for everyone with all-inclusive or a la carte options and luxurious rooms or private villas. Choose your accommodations based on your vacation plans—the resort rooms are spacious with a balcony or terrace and modern decor with natural accents, and in the villas, you’ll feel as if you’re vacationing in your own private home. Villas have garden or oceanfront locations with daily maid service, breakfast prepared in the villa and concierge service for all reservations. All guests of the resort receive a complimentary golf cart for exploring the premises. If golf is the main focus of your trip, inquire about the all-inclusive golf packages and opt for a golf lodge room—the original lodgings of the resort but completely redone.

Dining options are limitless here—seven restaurants are included in the all-inclusive experience with Italian, Mediterranean, Dominican, sushi and more. Enjoy a romantic evening at La Piazzetta restaurant overlooking Altos de Chavón or keep it simple with food from Epicure food truck on Minitas Beach. After a long day, why bother dining out? Room and private chef services can supply everything you need for a delicious meal in bed. When it comes to nightlife, this complex has everything from bustling to intimate. The seven bars, two of which are nightclubs, offer a variety of atmosphere so you can have a romantic nightcap or dance until the sun comes up. Get in some R&R by the infinity pool or under an umbrella on the beach. The resort spa offers ayurvedic techniques for natural soothing—get a massage, facial or take a dip in the water sanctuary.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Possibilities are endless at this huge all-inclusive resort right on the beach in Punta Cana. Live out your dreams of becoming a rock star at the Music Lab or reserve one of 20 Fender guitars for an in-room video lesson during your stay. Expect the iconic decor and legendary rock-and-roll vibe of the Hard Rock brand in a tropical setting affixed with a full-scale casino, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, 13 stunning pools, a spa and nine tasty restaurants serving up cuisine from around the world. Perfect for families, the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club is the ultimate hangout with themed days that run all the way to 10:45 pm. Kids love the mix of pool parties, talent shows and dance parties.

While you won’t be spending too much time in your room, the guest rooms and suites are equally as over the top. Soak in your double hydro spa tub before turning in after a fun-filled day of activities. All accommodations come with a balcony, and for bigger groups, there are family-friendly options, including a three-bedroom suite. Did we mention that some suites even come with their own personal assistant? Talk about a work-life balance!

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