12 Best Places to Stay in the Dominican Republic for Couples

by Emese Graham
a couple stands under the shade of leaning palm trees on a beach in dominican republic

Palm trees can do what roses only dream about. When it’s time to bring the heat, the Dominican Republic’s adults-only all-inclusive resorts are the perfect place to set the scene. And these twelve dreamy resorts are some of our favourites for couples’ trips in the Caribbean. (Plus, we’re sharing a few tips to making your vacay the best one yet!)

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When is the best time to go to the Dominican Republic?

For the best weather and the lowest prices, plan your trip to the Dominican Republic between mid-April and early June.

The Caribbean country enjoys average daily temperatures between 25 and 28 degrees Celcius year-round. The rainier season typically lasts from September through November. So if you’re travelling at this time, you can expect a more humid heat.

In terms of price seasonality, spring and autumn are the two shoulder seasons when resort vacation prices drop and room availability increases. If your trip plans aren’t tied down by the school calendar, take advantage of the cheaper prices and quieter beaches!

Is the Dominican Republic welcoming to LGBTQ2+ couples?

The Dominican Republic is one of the minority Caribbean countries that does not have any laws against same-sex partnerships.

That being said, same-sex marriage is not yet legal, and LGBTQ2+ people don’t have legal protection against discrimination.

For guidance on planning a destination wedding or for tips on LGBTQ+ friendly travel destinations, talk to one of our LGBTQ+ Travel Experts! We’ll be happy to help.

What is the most romantic resort in the Dominican Republic?

If you’re asking what’s the absolute dreamiest, bucket-list, most mind-boggingly luxurious romantic getaway is… we’d have to go with Amanera on the Dominican Republic’s gorgeous north coast.

Oh, you meant the most romantic Dominican resort where you can afford to stay more than one night? That’d be Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, one of favourite resorts for couples’ escapes. Keep reading to find out why!

What are the best all-inclusive resorts for couples in the Dominican Republic?

1. Breathless Punta Cana

a large turquoise swimming pool in the middle of breathless punta cana resort

Overlooking the enchanting east coast of the Dominican Republic, the adults-only all-inclusive Breathless Punta Cana is punctuated by ample luxurious amenities, with access to 20 enticing bars and gourmet restaurants. Take a fun dance class together, relax with a couple’s massage at Spa by Pevonia, or just nap away the day in your private beach cabana.

2. Excellence El Carmen Punta Cana

floral lanterns line a sandy aisle on a dominican republic beach - it's almost destination wedding time!

A luxurious 5-star adults-only Punta Cana resort with limitless possibilites for comfort and fun, the lavish Excellence Resorts lies on the palm-lined Punta Cana coastline. Sneak away to indulge in French cuisine at Chez Isabelle and beachfront waiter service, zip-line through the tree canopies, and enjoy romantic dining every day the nine restaurants on-site.

3. Sanctuary Cap Cana

a luxury suite with private plunge pool, cabana, and four reclining loungers in the dominican republic

A sophisticated adults-only resort poised on an exclusive white-sand beach just 15 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, the dazzling adults-only Sanctuary Cap Cana all-inclusive resort is an exclusive way to experience Punta Cana. Occupying a gorgeous stretch of white-sand beaches, this 323-suite haven boasts upscale accommodations and unmatched service. Indulge in fresh seafood, serene spa treatments, an immaculate golf course, and cocktails at the swim-up bar.

4. Secrets Cap Cana

birds eye view of secrets cap cana's swimming pool, pool bars, and a few accommodations

Romance meets serenity at the exclusive, adults-only Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, poised along the white-sand shores of Juanillo Beach. Renowned for its Unlimited Luxury ®, here your oceanview getaway drips with elegance and comfort, with delightful activities and adventures abounding.

5. Ahnvee Resort (BIPOC-Owned!)

Perfect for younger couples, Ahnvee Resort offers quiet, romantic accommodations but a more social ambience outside your suite. The food is impeccable and there’s always something fun happening poolside. Dance into the night, sleep into the morning, and enjoy exploring Dominican Republic together.

6. Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana

views of the caribbean sea from an infinity pool

Play the Caribbean’s best ranked championship golf course, Teeth of the Dog. Swim and relax on the resort’s three quiet beaches. Explore tropical trails on horseback or even join in a game of polo! The possibilities feel endless at the world-renowned Casa de Campo.

7. Hilton La Romana All Inclusive Adults Only Resort

a private plunge pool

Escape to where the Caribbean Sea meets Bayahibe beach, and enjoy the perfect mix of rest, recreation, and really superb dining. Don’t miss Chinola’s menu of traditional Dominican eats, learning to dance the merengue, and sipping cocktails on the beach with dedicated waiter service.

8. Bahia Principe Luxury Samana

birds eye view of the beach and cliffs at bahia principe luxury samana

Perfectly secluded on the tip of the Samana coastline, this relaxed adults-only resort earns each of its 5 stars and more with the special, quiet moments it creates for every guest. Unwind by the pool and enjoy wellness activities to recentre both body and mind. This is what we call a breath of fresh air.

9. Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort Adults Only All Inclusive

tall palm trees shade the pools at melia punta cana

Meliá is where you go to feel alive, together! The Dominican Republic’s only “Wellbeing 360 Experience” offers a unique wellness-all-inclusive getaway. Fill up your stay with revitalizing experiences like sound healing, aromatherapy, yoga, mouthwatering healthy cuisine, cycling and therapeutic spa treatments.

10. Majestic Mirage All Suites Resort, Punta Cana

private bali beds overlook the swim-up pool

Your special someone deserves a special vacation! Elevate your next couple’s escape with all the luxury that Mirage Club has to offer. Not just guestrooms, but spacious suites. Not just tubs, but Jacuzzis and swim-up pools. Not just a day by the sea, but plush Bali beds lining the sugary sands of Bavaro Beach.

11. TRS Cap Cana Hotel Adults Only, Punta Cana

birds eye view of the marina and beach at TRS Cap Cana

If it’s a treat for the eyes you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Beautifully designed from top to bottom (and perfect for cute couple’s selfies), TRS Cap Cana is the home of Infinite Indulgence®. Whether you’re simply relaxing in your luxury suite, going on a deep-sea fishing adventure, or heading to sister resort, TRS Turquesa to take in the cabaret show, your getaway won’t fall short of unforgettable.

12. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana (Adults-Only Section)

palapa roofed villas by the swimming trails

A complimentary helicopter ride takes you to your Junior Oceanfront Suite or villa for two – the perfect start to a perfect getaway! We can’t decide if our favourite features are the romantic oversized tubs, the delectable Caribbean dining at Piragua, or the swimming trails stitched throughout the resort.

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