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.
HOTEL LOCATION
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.
Address:



DR
Local Phone: 809-221-1290
Toll Free Phone: 800-33 MELIA
Fax: 809-221-0809
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Paradisus)
Pools
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.
Golf: ON-SITE
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
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Men are required to wear long pants for dinner, and reservations are required for all of the a la carte restaurants. NO Spring breakers.
ROOM TYPES
FAMILY JUNIOR SUITE
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
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE
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
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Video game console upon request ($); child themed amenities
DINING
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
PlayGround
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 Recommend
3042 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Melia Caribe Tropical Resort to their friends and family



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Nice hotel
Don M,
Sun Apr 23 12:55:24 EDT 2017
I want to start by saying this is my first trip to DR so i have nothing to compare it to. The resort is huge, there are two parts to the resort, the main part which has rooms and most of the restaurants. then there is another part called The Level. The main part has no pools or beaches all of that is down at the level. Its so big that there are trams and golf carts that bring you from the main hotel area to the Level. I walked it and at a brisk walk its about 20 minutes so my guess is 3/4 to 1 mile from the front desk to the Level. If you are staying here and want to spend time at the beach or pool i suggest staying at the level. The rooms are a dated but mostly what i expected. I only ate at the buffets and the Dominican restaurant and i would rate the food is average at best. I dont ever come to an all-inclusive and expect to get gourmet food, i would put the food on par with most all-inclusives. Where this place really shines is the service. The hotel employees cannot try hard enough to please you. I can honestly say the service is on par with high end resorts like Ritz Carleton and Four Seasons. Would stay here again solely because of the service of the employees.

Spend the Money for a Better Resort
Ashley B, Florida
Sun Apr 23 09:29:24 EDT 2017
If I could give half stars their real rating would be a 2.5. Check in was slow. Actually it was slower than slow so that made the experience at this hotel start off on the wrong foot. The whole check in process was completely disorganized and hectic. For the life of me I could not figure out why. The hostesses walking around seemed to pick and choose who to offer welcome drinks to so that was another strike. Once I finally got to the counter to check in I was told my room wasn't ready yet (I reserved a king room close to the beach) so I was given my wristband and told to come back in a couple of hours. Well when I came back to get my room keys they changed my room to a double bed in the front of the resort the farthest away from the beach. SMH. That bait and switch is ridiculous and from the looks of it I wasn't the only person they tried that with. Now onto the food, drinks, and service. The food and drinks were decent however the service was a hit or miss. Seeing that this is an all-inclusive resort one would expect excellent service however I had much better service at an airbnb that I stayed at before heading to this resort. The beach was nice. There is seaweed but nothing too crazy. One annoyance however is the fact it's hard to find towels. Like towels were non-existent. I now know that this resort is on my ban list. The negatives definitely outweigh the positives and I can not deal with the bait and switch when it comes to the rooms. That is not ok.

Once again another excellent holiday
shabazz2016, London, Canada
Sun Apr 23 06:58:17 EDT 2017
Once we again we had another excellent holiday. This resort is a paradise and the staff is more than great. We would like to mention some of the staff that were reponsible for making our holiday extraordinary:Osiris Cid,Louis, Isaury,Coral, Juon,Ariel Cid and Nehemias.

Beautiful family holiday
,
Sun Apr 23 06:32:41 EDT 2017
We recently returned from a 10 day wonderful family holiday (3 children 10,7,5) at the Melia Caribe tropical. The resort is huge and beautifully kept. Never had issues getting around by either train or golf cart. We can't say enough about the genuine professionalism of Carlos Kingsley (guest services manager), who ensured our stay was as special as possible. Nothing was a problem. Food is excellent with huge variety of good quality restaurants. Our 5 year old is coeliac and once we alerted the correct staff members, they couldn't do enough for us. Meals were customised daily for him without bother. A special thank you to the amazing Ciprian (group restaurants manager) who was always there for us and looked after us so well. Also every morning we were greeted by another manager Juan, who ensured my son had freshly made gluten free pancakes and GF cereals. Beautiful pool and beach. All in all a very relaxing holiday. It's important to stay in Level quality accommodation as there is a significant difference. We stayed in suite 6027...modern, spacious and perfect for a family of 5. Thank you Carlos, Ciprian and Juan and your teams for a wonderful stay . We will meet again

One of the best hotels in bĂ¡varo beach
Walter A, Stamford, Connecticut
Sat Apr 22 16:11:25 EDT 2017
Great customer service,good food , beautiful landscapes, big pools , nice rooms , my family enjoyed it since the first day we arrived, I will recommend this hotel , great location , nice restaurants, it feels so relaxing



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