Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Hotels
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Trying to find cheap hotels in Punta Cana? With some of the most competitive accommodation prices in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic never fails to disappoint on the price front. In fact, with literally hundreds of lodging options on the 50km stretch from Bavaro to Uvero Alto, you may be spoilt for choice. Hotels and apartments start from as little as $40 a night, with the Bavaro Punta Cana Hotel Flamboyan proving itself a great choice as a budget base from which to explore the surrounding town and beaches. For those looking for a little more luxury, there are plenty of four- and five-star options which will still leave you with change for some duty-free shopping on your homeward journey.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Paradisus Punta Cana Resort All Inclusive
Paradisus Punta Cana Resort All Inclusive
Playa de Bavaro, Punta Cana, Punta Cana
from $236
Barceló Dominican Beach - All Inclusive
Barceló Dominican Beach - All Inclusive
Playa Bávaro, Ave. Alemania A-B 108, Punta Cana
from $96
Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Playas De Bavaro Higuey, Punta Cana
from $106
Now Larimar Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Now Larimar Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Av. Alemania S/N, El Cortecito Bávaro Beach, Punta Cana
from $210
Catalonia Royal Bavaro - All Inclusive - Adults Only
from $200
Tortuga Bay Hotel
Tortuga Bay Hotel
Higuey, Punta Cana
from $596
Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Car. Arena Gorda Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana
from $176
Iberostar Dominicana All Inclusive
Iberostar Dominicana All Inclusive
Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana
from $128
Riu Bambu All Inclusive
Riu Bambu All Inclusive
Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana
from $193
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana - Luxury All Inclusive
from $166
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All-Inclusive Options Offer Extra Savings in Punta Cana

A great way to keep an eye on your spending is to opt for an all-inclusive hotel, where all of your food and drinks will be included. Make sure you do your research; some hotels do have limited dining options or are a short walk from the beach, so it’s worth deciding what your priorities are before starting your search. A good choice for the budget-conscious all-inclusive travler is the Tropical Princess Resort & Spa, which has a choice of two restaurants and includes many water sports that won't cost you extra.

Compare Deals on Three-Star Hotels

If you want all the standard conveniences of a hotel such as swimming pools and restaurants, check out the NH Punta Cana; it is a clean, comfortable option within walking distance of the beach. There are plenty of three-star hotels in Punta Cana, but be sure also to check out the hotel’s rating to make sure that it offers great value for the money. With so many options within a relatively small area, competition is fierce and a deal is always available, so it’s worth shopping around.

A Touch of Luxury at Iberostar Bávaro Suites

If your budget stretches a little further, there are plenty of luxury hotel options which offer more facilities, space, and comfort and are still fantastic value for the money. Look out for four- or five-star hotels with a choice of swimming pools, lots of activities included, and a wide choice of dining options. One of the best value luxury hotels in Punta Cana is Iberostar Bávaro Suites, which sits proudly on its own private stretch of sandy beach. All food in its six restaurants is included, it has a pool with a swim up bar, and even has a nightclub and complimentary water park on site. You don’t see that every day!

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Resort Serves Up Boutique Intimacy

If you’re looking for a hotel in Punta Cana with a small and intimate feel, you may want to consider staying at a boutique hotel. Boutique hotels typically have up to 100 rooms and benefit from luxury amenities such as indulgent spas, gourmet restaurants and 24-hour room service. A fantastic choice for couples is the Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Resort, which has its own secluded beach, and tropical gardens, and every room is a suite with two-person bath tub. It also offers free horse rides along the beach, and snorkeling in the tropical fish-filed sea, and the food is some of the best in the country. And the best bit? Yep, it’s all included in the price.

The Iberostar Punta Cana Is Great for Business Travelers

There’s no getting away from it. Sometimes you may have to work, even in these idyllic surroundings! If you’re traveling to Punta Cana for business, make sure you look for a centrally located hotel with a good record for being clean and a high level of customer service. You may also want to make sure you can stay connected, so a hotel with WiFi included in the room rate would be a bonus. Hotels with a concierge service can make sure that you get to where you need to go on time and without a hitch.

The Iberostar Punta Cana is a fantastic value choice with in room WiFi, concierge service, and a well-equipped gym for working off the day’s stresses. If you don’t want to go far for your meetings, you can take advantage of the four meeting rooms or conference area before relaxing in the poolside bar and toasting a productive day.

Budget Accommodations Through Airbnb

There are plenty of options in Punta Cana for the budget traveler, and one of the most exciting new trends in the area is to take advantage of one of the many quality Airbnb options available. These tend to be either privately owned apartments or rooms within a larger property which are booked directly with the owner. In the low season, you can stay in your very own modest apartment through Airbnb for as little as $60 per night. If you don’t mind staying in either a home stay or in a shared apartment, there are even more savings to be found. 

Party for Cheap in Punta Cana

One of the busiest times to visit Punta Cana is undoubtedly spring break, when you will find students making the most of their time off. This is most definitely when the party vibe really comes alive in the resort’s hotels and villages. One of the hotels consistently voted as the best place to party in Punta Cana is the Barcelo Punta Cana. It’s still a budget option, which is probably why the party-goers love it, but the swim up bar and brand name liquor make it particularly appealing to those who want to let their hair down. 

Another favourite for party lovers is the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, which is a colossal mega-resort designed for those who love excess. There are 8 restaurants to choose from and a staggering 19 bars, not forgetting the resort’s nightclub which stays open on the all-inclusive deal until the small hours. When you’re done partying, retire to your room, where you’ll find your very own private Jacuzzi!

Save Money by Using a Shared Minibus

The resort area of Punta Cana is well served by its own airport, conveniently called Punta Cana (PUJ), which is roughly 45 minutes from the city by car. It’s advisable to book in advance to get the best deal on transfers; however, it’s also possible to walk straight out of the terminal and find either a shared minibus where all passengers are heading in one general direction or a private taxi, though taxis cost considerably more. Expect to pay approximately $40 for a one-way taxi fare to Punta Cana, although the resort area is so vast that prices can vary by quite a lot from one end to the other.

Visit in Fall for the Best Hotel Prices

Punta Cana benefits from a classically Caribbean climate, with hot, humid weather the majority of the time, and occasional scattered, infrequent rain. The ‘hurricane season’ officially runs from June until November, with the most rain expected between September and November, but this certainly offers up some advantages as prices plummet and travelers can take advantage of some fantastically cheap accommodation rates. However, you should be prepared for overcast days and sudden, heavy downpours.

The best of the hot and dry weather can be found from December to February so it’s the time to visit if you want the highest chance of clear blue skies, but beware; this is when you should expect accommodation to be harder to come by and a lot more expensive. For a mix of good weather and reasonable prices, opt to time your visit between March and May when you will also benefit from fewer tourists and more space to spread out on those gorgeous white sand beaches.

Festivals and Celebrations Drive Prices Up

The people of the Dominican Republic sure know how to party, and this is reflected in their busy calendar of celebrations. Visiting Punta Cana during one of the many festivities will reveal a fascinating side to the Dominican culture, but you should expect to pay a few more dollars per night than at other times of the year. Notable festivals include Carnival (February), the Merengue Festival (July – August), and the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which takes place in the north of the island in November but still affects the prices in the south and east as tourists spread out to find places to stay. 

Punta Cana Overview

Punta Cana is famous for its white sand beaches, Spanish flare, and well-priced accommodation so it’s a great option for people looking for a bit of luxury at a great price. It’s also known for its infectious Merengue beats which will have even the most uptightvacationer up and dancing in seconds. Purpose-built as a resort location for people looking to relax and unwind, Punta Cana also offers plenty of ways to get active. Take a short boat ride to the National Park area of Isla Saona for some world-class snorkelling, or grab a kayak and head out on Laguna Bavaro for a different perspective on this tropical area. From a romantic getaway to a fuss-free family break, Punta Cana is a great away-from-it-all choice.