5 Fantastic Family Resorts in Punta Cana

By Jen Lewallen

The Dominican Republic is renowned for having fantastic all-inclusive vacations on some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Punta Cana in particular has an excess of awesome resorts for families of every size and budget. We found Punta Cana all-inclusive properties with the biggest rooms, best deals, and outstanding amenities that are causing quite a stir with travelers of all ages!

Dreams Punta Cana

Dreams Punta Cana

The Dreams properties have always been synonymous with family fun, but Dreams Punta Cana truly embodies that spirit. Activities abound throughout the property, starting with their massive free-form pool, which begins at the lobby and extends all the way to the beach. Parents can relax on the beach knowing the kids are safe and sound—and having a blast—in the Explorer’s Club, and teens can mingle in the Core Zone Teen Club. Adults can also take advantage of the babysitting service and enjoy a romantic evening with a delicious meal at one of the eight restaurants. When it’s time to spend time together as a family, everyone can join in on theme nights and movies on the beach!


The Reserve Paradisus Palma Real

Paradisus Palma Real

The Paradisus Palma Real is one of the most luxurious family-friendly resorts in Punta Cana, but we invite you to escalate your opulence level by staying The Reserve Palma Real, a special section of the resort with extravagant amenities and services. Staying in one of their Family Rooms gives you full access to their Family Concierge, who can arrange activities and reservations for everyone traveling in your group, and provide personal attention and touches to your stay. These rooms also include special amenities just for kids, such as mini bathrobes, and connect to a master bedroom to give everyone some additional space. This section also has a private pool, kid’s pool, and beach area.

Related: The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

Melia Caribe Tropical


This mega resort offers big benefits while being budget friendly. The size of the property alone is impressive; they boast nine pools, 14 bars and restaurants, a casino, golf course, and full service YHI spa. They also have a children’s area with unique activities right on property, like zip lining, rock wall, and craft workshops. Their suites are some of the more spacious in the area, featuring an open floor plan with separate sleeping and living areas and a fully furnished balcony or patio. A stay at Melia Caribe Tropical guarantees the biggest bang for your buck.


Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

Hard Rock Punta Cana

The superstar treatment and over-the-top amenities will have your whole family feeling like rock stars at this resort. The name says it all, and Hard Rock is the biggest party on the best beach in Punta Cana. Their spacious suites give everyone celebrity status with Hydro Spa tubs, in-room liquor dispensers, and plush bathrobes and slippers. Your rising stars will love staying in a Family Suite with kid-friendly minibar and Xbox. Unleash your inner rock god with a guitar or DJ mixer of your choice delivered right to your room. Can you say Rock Star room service? Plus, earn up to $1800 in limitless resort credits you can use towards spa treatments, golf, and tours.

Related: The Punta Cana Vacation Checklist

Alsol Del Mar

AlSol Del Mar

Traveling with a large family? Stay in one of the deluxe apartment-style suites at the AAA 3 Diamond Alsol Del Mar. Although the resort is all-inclusive, their one- and two-bedroom suites have fully equipped kitchens, and also highlight large living areas and a furnished terrace. It’s ideal location—only 15 minutes from the airport—is set on the pure white sands of a private beach and next to a beautiful marina. Alsol Del Mar is a laid-back boutique hotel perfect for a relaxing getaway with the entire family.

A family vacation in the Dominican Republic is the ideal recipe for a perfect summer. Create memories in Punta Cana this year, and call your local Travel Agent to find out which resort is right for you!