Four DR hotels among top 25 all-inclusive resorts

Iberostar Dominicana, BlueBay Villas Doradas, Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo and Caribe Deluxe Princess hotels, located in the Dominican Republic, were selected in the list of the “9 best all-inclusive budget Caribbean resorts for 2024”, according to US News & World Report.

The publication indicates that all-inclusive resorts are a popular choice for a relaxing Caribbean vacation. They offer lodging, food and some activities in one price, in resorts that take much of the hassle out of planning a relaxing trip to a warm, tropical location.

They point out that destinations such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic have more affordable options without spending a lot of money.

Iberostar Dominicana

Iberostar Dominicana, located in Punta Cana in the eastern region of the country. The publication says it has been listed as a five-star, affordable property. It explains that rooms for two people are priced from only US$200 per night, although this may vary during high season. It notes that even at these prices, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. In addition to being able to relax with lagoon-style pools or in beach chairs in the shade of a palapa.

The hotel’s 18-hole golf course, spa, and coral laboratory teaches about local ecosystems. Tourists who have visited the hotel highlight the hotel’s entertainment, especially those who enjoy dancing and music. They also noted that the resort is excellent for any dietary restrictions.

The publication highlights the hotel’s sustainability program, with the elimination of single-use plastics, the commitment to responsible fishing and the promise that its resorts will be waste-free by 2025.

BlueBay Villas Doradas

BlueBay Villas Doradas, in Puerto Plata. Highlights that it is an adults-only hotel, an economical option for a romantic getaway without children.

He points out that with advance reservations, it is possible to stay with prices starting at US$200 dollars per night for two people. Standard rooms are air-conditioned and measure about 260 square feet. It also states that you can enjoy Playa Dorada or relax by the three outdoor swimming pools.

The publication also indicates that the hotel has four restaurants ranging from Chinese cuisine to seafood. It also offers water sports, tennis, a gym and a golf course.

Bahía Príncipe Grand El Portillo

El PortilloBahía Príncipe Grand El Portillo, in Las Terrenas, Samaná. It offers a variety of activities such as free diving lessons in the pool, tennis facilities, kayak rentals, clubs for children, teenagers and a water park for children.

They point out that prices can go as low as US$160 per couple per night in the less busy months, with some affordable dates in the intermediate seasons (early December and April). Rooms feature king beds and whirlpool tubs to help relax after a long day.

He says previous guests praised the beautiful palm-fringed beach, with coral reefs and crystal-clear waters, and also mentioned a combination of pools on the resort premises.

He notes that the restaurants feature French, Mediterranean, Italian and Brazilian cuisine. There is also a variety of pool and beach bars, as well as a sports bar for those who can’t miss a game of their favorite sport.

Caribe Deluxe Princess

Caribe Deluxe Princess, located in Punta Cana. The resort features rooms with modern tropical décor, balconies, king or queen beds and complimentary minibars.

It says drinking and dining options include seven restaurants with cuisine ranging from Tex-Mex to Dominican to teppanyaki, plus two other upscale restaurants that are not covered by all-inclusive rates. The resort also has nine all-inclusive bars, including beach, pool and rooftop options.

The publication also notes that past visitors have admired the resort’s stunning tropical gardens and beach. Children and teens have their own activities and adults can enjoy non-motorized water sports, a sports area with archery, other activities and nightly entertainment.

Prices at this resort can drop to US$225 or less per night for two people, mostly in low season.

The complete list:

Occidental Costa Cancun
Iberostar Dominicana
BlueBay Villas Doradas
El Cozumeleño Beach Resort
Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo
Best Western Jacó Beach Resort
Barceló Tambor
Princesa Caribe Deluxe
Barceló Ixtapa


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