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Dominican Republic All Inclusive Resorts

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The Dominican Republic is an island with many all inclusive resorts and while some offer a good price point, the trend is toward more upscale properties. Below are some popular spots for families. Always check recent visitor's comments!

Introduction to the Dominican Republic for Family Vacations

Dominican Republic all inclusive resort - Dreams Punta Cana. Photo courtesy of AMResorts.
Dreams Punta Cana all inclusive resort. Photo courtesy of AMResorts.
Introduction about where to go, what's special about the DR... Many families head to the long beautiful beaches in the Punta Cana area, at the island's eastern tip. Meanwhile, the North Coast on the Atlantic has choppier seas but is fun for boogie boarding, surfing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding.

Club Med Punta Cana

Photo © Teresa Plowright

This giant property has 75 acres and a long stretch of white-sand beach. Features include amazing kids programs for different age groups, including Petit Club Med for 2 to 3 year olds, and The Ramp louge area for teens. This resort has trapeze (a signature Club Med activity), inline skating, watersports with instruction, Hip Hop Kidz, trendy fitness classes, and many more activities. But perhaps the outstanding feature is Club Med's unique friendly ambiance.

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Melia Caribe Tropical

Melia Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Resort- Flintstones Park. Photo courtesy of Melia Resorts.
Photo courtesy of Melia Resorts.
This resort is on Bávaro Beach in the Punta Cana area of the DR. Features for families include: suites that suit families-of-five; Flintstones Land for kids with themed kids' clubs for three age groups including a Baby Rock Club; fun activities such as a trampoline, zip-line, and an inflatable water slide. Guests comment on the beautiful grounds with gardens and birds.

Dreams Punta Cana

Dreams Punta Cana. Photo courtesy of AMResorts.
Photo courtesy of AMResorts.

Dreams has family-friendly all inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and in Mexico. Features for families include "Explorer's Club" for kids, a "Core Zone" for teens (at some properties), and occasional "Kids Free" deals. Dreams Punta Cana has a location on miles of beach and a long meandering river pool.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana

Photo courtesy of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana.
Photo courtesy of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana.
Also in the Punta Cana area, with its beautiful beaches on the western edge of the island -- is this all inclusive resort that is part of the Hard Rock brand, famed for its rock and roll theming.

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Dreams La Romana

Photo courtesy of AMResorts.
Photo courtesy of AMResorts.
Dreams Resorts has several properties in the Dominican Republic in addition to Dreams Punta Cana, above. Dreams La Romana likewise has an Explorers Club for kids and Core Zone for teens. Location is near the village of Bayahibe in the La Romana area on the south coast of the island.

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Natura Park Eco-Resort & Spa

This all inclusive resort in the Punta Cana area features lush landscaping, ponds, open-air restaurants, and decor that uses local stones, coconut, and cane. This property has a kids club ages 2 to 12. Kids enjoy spotting peacocks, ducks, and flamingos roaming the grounds or in the lagoons.

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Sun Village

Sun Village all inclusive resort. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.
Photo © Teresa Plowright

Sun Village Resort is a family-friendly, mid-sized all inclusive in Cofresi on the north coast of the DR. The marine park Ocean World is next door and restaurants, shops, and nightlife in Playa Dorado and Puerto Plata are not far away. Left: the kids pool with water slide is located conveniently beside the kids' club.

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Viva Wyndham Tangerine

Viva Wyndham Tangerine resort - Photo ©  Teresa Plowright
Photo © Teresa Plowright.

This well-priced all inclusive has a great location on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, just a short walk along the beach from the town of Cabarete.

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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach

Photo courtesy of Viva Wyndham Resorts.
Photo courtesy of Viva Wyndham Resorts.

This Dominican Republic all inclusive resort is on the southeastern coast, 17 miles from the La Romana airport, on a half-mile of white beach bordering parkland. This property has a kids club for ages 4 to 12 and Junior's Club for ages 12 to 16. Activities include windsurfing, sailing, archery, and snorkeling right at the beach.

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