Punta Cana

Melia Caribe Tropical Resort

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All Inclusive    

Exceptional Value!
Golf: One complimentary round of golf per person, per day (cart is mandatory & extra; restrictions apply).

Step into paradise, where the palm-lined shores of Bavaro Beach lead to the Caribbean Sea. Melia Caribe Tropical Resort is magnificent, with white marble flooring in the lobby, Edwardian furnishings of rich wood, tapestry carpets, and pillars with hanging vines.

Suites are beautifully decorated and provide all of the luxuries guests would expect while on an elegant, all-inclusive vacation. For those who want to upgrade their stay, The Level at Melia Caribe Tropical Resort offers special amenities, including a private check-in lounge, access to the VIP Lounge, a private beach, exclusive access to the GABI Club, room service from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., and turndown service. The adults-only section within The Level offers additional benefits such as Energy For Life activities and access to The Quatre, an exclusive restaurant and lounge.

Enjoy a large selection of culinary delights. French, Mexican, Dominican, Italian, American, Thai, and Japanese (fee) cuisine tempt the taste buds. Sit down at a beachside grill and indulge while the tide rolls in. Every taste will be satisfied with this amazing collection of dining options.

Melia Caribe Tropical defines the family friendly vacation! Kids have their own pool for activities, and there is a Kids' Club for guests ages 5-13. There are plenty of adventures, including the bazaar, sports activities (zip wire, climbing wall, and super jumper (extra fee) and arts-and-crafts workshops. Parents can relax by the pool with their minds at ease; all activities are professionally monitored.

Learn more about Punta Cana.
Melia Caribe Tropical Resort is located 15 miles (20 minutes) from PUJ International Airport, 40 km from Higuey, 90 km from La Romana and 195 km from Santo Domingo. Enjoy direct access to the Palma Royal Shopping Village.

Local Phone: 809-221-1290
Toll Free Phone: 800-33 MELIA
Fax: 809-221-0809
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Paradisus)
Number of Pools: 10
Outdoor Pools: 10     
The lake-style swimming pools are fashioned after tropical lagoons. One of the pools is among the largest in Punta Cana, another is especially set aside for special events and water sports, and there is a smaller mini-pool for kids.
Cocotal Golf and Country Club
27 hole par 36/72 world-class championship golf course designed by Jose "Pepe" Gancedo.
Holes: 18
Cart Fee: 65
Club Rental Fees: $
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 7
Outdoor Courts: 7
Lighted Courts: 7
Court Fee: $
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Melia Caribe Tropical is built over 75,000 sq meters with rooms distributed throughout two-story bungalows. It is in complete harmony with its surroundings, with an eco-zone & tropical mangrove separating hotel facilities from a stunning beach area. 24-hour all-inclusive. Property features include 13 restaurants, 14 bars, nightly entertainment, a casino, five pools (including one of the largest in Punta Cana), eight lit tennis courts, Roka Adventure Park, and two Spa with full array of treatments. Beach: The Melia Caribe borders 40 km of wonderful white sand beach bordered by the spectacularly clear waters of the turquoise Caribbean. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 1138
Year Opened: 1998 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
Men are required to wear long pants for dinner, and reservations are required for all of the a la carte restaurants. NO Spring breakers.
Family room includes one king bed or two double beds, a sitting area with a sofa bed, a pull-out bed or bunk bed, and a private balcony with pool or garden views. Room also features children themed bedding, a separation curtain, and special kid amenities.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Junior Suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace with views of the resort's gardens. Room also features a ceiling fan, a mini-cooler, and more.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

Video game console upon request ($); child themed amenities
Melia Caribe Tropical Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All Restaurants
There are 14 Restaurants at Melia Caribe Tropical Resort:
La Gondola - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offering Italian cuisine with an antipasto corner. Dress code and reservations required. Capacity for 90 people.
Agora Grill - Enjoy a sumptuous beach side International buffet for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks/sweets. Capacity for 400 people.
Cuatro - The Level Adults Only exclusive restaurant. Enjoy a sumptuous beach side international buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also a la carte meals are available. Capacity for 468 people.
Turkey Grill - Enjoy a sumptuous beach side International buffet for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks/sweets. Capacity for 468 people.
The Gabi Club - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offering contemporary cuisine. Dress code and reservations required. Capcity for 160 people. There is an additional charge for this restaurant (does not include The Level Adults
Market Place Buffet - Features six different live cooking buffets. Air conditioned restaurant. Open for breakfast. lunch and dinner. Capacity of 390 people.
La Hacienda - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offerinf premium traditional Mexican cuisine. Dress code and reservations required. Capacity for 108 people.
El Guarapo - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant serving traditional colonial Dominican cuisine. Dress code and reservations required. Capcity for 148 people.
The American Grill - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offering American cuisine. Dress code and reservations required. Capacity for 155 people.
Capri - Fish and seafood from the Caribbean Sea. Minimum age requirement: 18 years old. Capacity for 92 people.
La Pagoda - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant serving Thai fusion cuisine. Dress code and reservations required. Capcity for 90 people.
Hokkaido - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offering Japanese specialties with Teppanyaki show tables. Dress code and reservations required. Capacity for 36 people. There is a $39 per person surcharge for this restaurant.
Ma Maison - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offering French style cuisine and service. Dress code and reservations required. Capacity for 92 people. Minimum age requirement: 18 years old.
Le Gourmet - Air conditioned a la carte restaurant offering modern international cuisine. Dress code and reservations required. Capacity for 92 people.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Shuffle Board, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Water Polo, Yoga, Dance Class, Spanish Lessons, Ping Pong, and Board Games. Two YHI Wellness Centers. Non-motorized watersports included.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theme Parties, Live Music, Casino, and a variety of international musical shows are available.
Baby Club: from 4 months to 4 years. Kids' Club: from 5 to 8 years old. Roka Flash: from 9-13 years old
Applicable Ages: 0-13 years old.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours
Arcade for teenagers with Play Station, Nintendo & other electronic games.

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3042 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Melia Caribe Tropical Resort to their friends and family

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Worst All-Inclusive Vacation
Rochelle S,
Wed Sep 13 11:55:22 EDT 2017
Stayed at Melia Caribe Tropical for a wedding and had one of the worst all-inclusive experiences. The hotel grounds is way too big and the golf carts, diesel train that is used to transport the guest is not only of environmental concern but inefficient. Even when you call for a shuttle ride, which never came, literally had to run and stop the cars to get a ride. Imagine walking in heals to a wedding and the driver still didn't stop. Additionally, Staff was never eager to help and customer service was sub-par. We called reception several times and was always given to run-around. In terms of food, you are served the same things everyday and they keep the heat lamps way too hot so food is left try and pretty much taste like gas station/convenience food options. I would suggest only going to the prepare for you stations such as burgers/omelettes and even in those situations, staff was not very friendly or helpful.

Very disappointed
OLenany, New York
Mon Sep 11 07:26:03 EDT 2017
Unfortunately it was just a bad experience. Melia Caribe tropical is a huge resort, which is fine by us, as we love big resorts( we' Ve been To Princess and Iberostar, which are big- they have plenty things to do) So the resort is huge but so useless. I assumed that's there would be pools all over the territory. Oh boy, how wrong I was, we were in the middle of the resort, and there were ponds by each side of the resort!!!! Ponds- go what! They'd better build a big pool there instead. So the main pool was all the way at the end of the resort next to the beach. Since it was just one main pool it was kind of crowded. People would take lounges early in the morning by putting their towels, so later there wouldn't be any vacant bed lounges. That's ok too. So people who worked there were not all polite. The cleaning leafy was very nice to us, I think only because we tipped her. The food was not good at all. There are 2 buffets: one close to the lobby and the other close to the beach , which I prefer. But since the second one was outside - it was kind of very hot!!! The budget that was close to the lobby didn't have enough food for everybody, and the employees were kind of rude. It took them forever to come to us and offer the drinks. So one morning we came to that buffet and they didn't even have plates so we had to wait until they got more plates. They ran out of bananas and yogurts in a few minutes and they said they didn't have more!!!!! Really???? Ran out of food so fast? Then there were not many choices for food, very poor selection, and every day they would have the same food, which is quite annoying. The drinks were horrible, watered too much, you wouldn't feel even tipsy after 10 drinks. And I am not a drinker so I get tipsy very fast. Didn't happen!!! They do it on purpose so you would get what they call "Premium liquor ", and you have to pay for it!!! Crazy. The rooms were outdated, our closet door would close, the lamps on the room were broken, everything is kind of scratched , we didn't have hot water one day in both of our rooms, it took them half day to fix it. The kids club zone was pretty, the girls who worked there were sweet too, but I wish they did more activities and arts and crafts with them. I had a feeling that kids were doin whatever they wanted to do, without organized activities. They had some games and dancing for kids at night at least. But no fun activities for adults AT ALL!!! The only activities they had some lame aerobics, very slow and not fun at all. I took a picture of the schedule of their activities so look at it. The crazy games they had were Darts and Horseshoe game. What are those??? What kind of crazy game are those??? The schedule says Olympic Games - we went there - and nothing was happening in the beach. Sometimes people would play beach volleyball, but the employees were not even gathering people for that. Our building was in the middle of the resort so we had to walk every where or take a small train. But at night the lights were so poor, you won't even see your building number!!! What was good about our stay-there were enough couches and lounges in the lobby to chill out. They would have life music performance in the lobbies every night. The restaurants were kind of ok too. We went to Mexican couple of times - we liked that one the most, Dominican- didn't like it, Thai- so -so, and Japanese and Lobster house you need to pay. The lobster house has tables outside, and they would grill their lobsters and steaks outside, and we saw that many times they were burned. They have gym, also ok, clean, not enough machines, and we went one time they didn't have towels, also disappointed. The beach was also ok, a lot of lounges, so that was nice, but the sea weed was annoying. I understand that was a season for that. And they clean the beck every day. But one day they didn't clean the beach, it was gross!!! You can see it on the picture. So over it was a HUGE Disappointment! But it also depends what you are looking for from your vacation. If you kind of guy that just eats and relax, it might be al right for you . We are very active , so for us it was REALLY boring!!!

Our Favorite Destination
Metzler, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
Sun Sep 10 10:55:29 EDT 2017
We came back to Melia Caribe Tropical for the 3rd time on August 26th - September 2nd. We stayed in #6027. As always, Nadine in the VIP Lounge checked us in quickly and answered any questions we had. The room was nice and clean. The pool and beach area was great. The food was outstanding in all the restaurants we ate at. The presentation of the food was exceptional. We have never had anything that we did not like here. All of the employees that we came in contact with were so friendly and helpful which keeps us coming back to this same resort. For the 3rd time, Eddy Sambo, Juan Adbricoles & Virgilio Sanchez took care of everything we needed and treated us so well that we plan on returning to Melia in November 2018. These are 3 hard working exceptional employees that make our trips to Melia so special. They are such an asset to Melia Caribe Tropical. We highly recommend this resort to anyone traveling to Punta Cana.

Great service, warm staff, and awesome vacations.
Sat Sep 09 14:46:39 EDT 2017
Is just wonderful when you plan a vacations and as result you get the best vacations of your whole life. The hotel itself is gorgeous, the lobby is crazy awesome, rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Restaurants are the best but the greatest part is been able to deal with such and great staff like Felix and Albert, those kids where one of the most cool part of the weekend, their customer service is way beyond expected, thank you a lot guys, and last but not least Jorge at the front desk, you do such a good job there body, you guys made it worth it.

Beautiful grounds, staff pleasant
mdoughj, Torrington, Connecticut
Sat Sep 09 07:53:23 EDT 2017
The resort grounds are very beautiful, and the staff were mostly very pleasant and polite. Some did not speak English, but communicating was not difficult. We enjoyed 5 very relaxing days, but had a couple of issues at the end of our visit. The staff did not program our room entry keys properly, they both stopped working 24 hours before we were scheduled to check out. We were let into our room by a very nice staff person, and it then took 3 phone calls and a 2 1/2 hour wait for a staff person to bring new room keys. The same day one of our pool towels ($25 each if lost) was stolen off of our chairs by the pool. Thankfully the gentleman that handed us the towels earlier remembered us and gave us a replacement without charging. Since waiting 2 1/2 hours for keys, we asked for our inconvenience, and their mistake of shutting our keys of 24 hours too early, if they would comp our $35 bottle of wine we had purchased at a dinner, and the management said no. They made it sound like we had deactivated both keys at the same time, even though they admitted they made the error at the time of our arrival. When you arrive at the resort, the check-in process is extremely long, so be prepared to wait in a line with many other tired travelers with tired children. Lastly, the food is not terrific. I was unimpressed with any that we had, and the buffet food isn't that hot unless you have something prepared by any of the chefs that are cooking to order items.

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