Punta Cana

Melia Caribe Tropical Resort

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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:
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.
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.
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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2962 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Melia Caribe Tropical Resort to their friends and family

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Lovely but old
Diana R,
Thu Feb 16 09:58:37 EST 2017
First let me start off by saying that if you cant enjoy yourself in a beautiful location then it is your own fault. We went to the DR for a wedding and overall our stay was wondering. The best part of the resort is the pool and beach. Now for the bad things. My least favorite part about my trip was the room we stayed in. We had a Junior deluxe suite which I believe is the most common room there. It was dirty and old and needed some serious updating. The toilet did not work and we had to have maintenance come several times to fix it as it would not flush. After taking a shower and walking around barefoot my feet were instantly dirty. I felt dirty being in the room. The whole resort needs a new paint job as well. Another downside is how far everything is from each other. It is a hefty walk to go from your room to the pool and back. There are trams and little carts riding around but every cart we tried to get a ride from said no and the trams took forever (min 20 minutes every time). The front desk was very confused and very unhelpful. We got dropped off at the wrong reception desk, yes there are 2 (not counting another at the level). They had no record of our reservation and told us to go over to the other one. they wouldn't let us walk with our bags and took forever to get us a cart to get over there. The same thing happened for everyone of the guests coming to this wedding (40 people). The food was good and they had a nice variety of different cuisines that i really liked that. There was also a buffet open pretty much all day long. They were soooo slow on giving coffee in the morning and the one day i poured it myself they looked at me like I had ten heads (30 minutes wait on that day). So every morning I had to flag them down and get coffee. I hate to rant on about the negative but the show in the theater was so bad we left after 15 minutes. Justin from Beach Bum Vacations was our travel agent and he was wonderful and very helpful with everything. I would not return to this hotel and probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone based on the room and the size of the resort. Our party was large and it was so hard to find people.

This is a 5 plus
tweety1752, Bowmanville, Canada
Thu Feb 16 07:05:56 EST 2017
This was our first time here for my wife and myself and looking forward to our next time. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The grounds were gorgeous and well maintained. I unfortunately had the misfortune to stay overnight in the hospital. The manager Dilson Almonte and his partner Coral Jimenez noticed us in the hospital as there were there with another guest who had the misfortune to fall. They came into our hospital cubical and spoke to us. They proceeded to tell us if that if we needed anything to please call them. When we arrived back at the resort the next day Dilson came to our room to see if there was anything that we needed. The next day we checked out and Dilson came and sat and talked with us. We feel really as if we were the only ones that were there. We were grateful for the attention and would highly recommend this resort. The resort Doctor Dia and her staff were very helpful in getting us the help I needed. Garry and Karen Turner

Most wonderfull vacation
Jocelyne L,
Thu Feb 16 05:06:36 EST 2017
Paradise at Melia Caribe Tropical once again. My husband and I have been travelling all over for the past 43 years and Melia Caribe Tropical is the Resort we keep going back again and again. We are well recognized for returning clients and we are taken care of like royalty. We went on January 29th to February 5th and we experienced the LEVEL this time around and the experience was amazing. More services,additional restaurants and mostly, for us, an adult area. My husband and I have been often disappointed when returning to a resort we liked and its not the same second time around. However at Melia Caribe you find the same courtesy, cleanliness, amazing food and drinks throughout the years. The landscape is the most beautiful one ever seen anywhere. Wherever you look....anywhere on site...it is beautiful views at all times. Thank you Melia Caribe staff for providing us once again a wonderful holiday.

"It's Not Possible..."
sushrut p,
Wed Feb 15 16:51:36 EST 2017
Stayed at Melia with a bunch of friends for our annual Super Bowl trip. The hotel is beautiful; pools are great; fun activities; mostly functional rooms with questionable layout choices, and nice beach. However, the hotel & resort have a long way to go. To say the food found anywhere in the resort was mediocre, would make mediocrity sound good. 6 of us on trip agree that the food was absolutely terrible. Bland; over cooked; under heat lamps too long; strange cuts for the meats; etc. It's crazy, half the meals in the Thai restaurant include ketchup & sugar in the description... Even crazier (sadder?) - the ketchup & sugar actually probably made it taste better. After hours food was only available in one restaurant, which had the same gross hamburgers, hot dogs, cold fries, etc. every night. As others have mentioned, the "all inclusive" resort that actually charges extra for some of the amenities is insane. Why would 1/2 the pools and 1/2 the restaurants not be available as part our already agreed upon all-inclusive rate?!? And then to try to hustle you into paying extra to have access to them at what I'd consider exorbitant prices just ticks me off. I'm talking about the "Level" part of the resort. We wasted over 30 minutes at check-in while the lady tried to get us to pay an extra $1000+ to have access to Level (6 people, for 6 days, @ $30 per person per day). Similarly why would I have to pay extra for the Japanese restaurant or the steak & lobster restaurant. The phrase "it's not possible" became a running joke over the course of our 6 day stay. I don't think I've ever heard that phrase said to me so many times. And in almost every case, it wasn't actually not possible, the staff just chose not to be accommodating. For example, every morning in one of the breakfast buffets, there was fresh blended juices. 2 hours later at lunch, same lady standing there; same blender sitting there; and ask for juice & met with "it's not possible". Sorry, I think she meant to say, "no I won't", because it's certainly possible. The resort was not nearly at capacity, yet there were never enough trams, and completely full trams (because of not enough trams) constantly. Thankfully the employees driving the golf carts were very accommodating in giving rides, because that's about the only way to save yourself a constant 20 minute walk to the lobby & restaurant areas in front. While employees were very nice when engaged, you'd rarely get a good morning, or buenos Dias, or hello without saying it first. No smiles, etc. Also, I was shocked at how few employees actually knew there way around the resort, when you stopped and asked them for directions. Lots of lost looks and shrugging shoulders. Seems like Mega-resort 101 training would say, "make sure your employees know every inch of this resort inside & out". I thought the rooms we had were all nice, although the layout and design seemed to be lacking any foresight. For example, no outlets to charge your phone anywhere the bed side tables. Refilling mini-bar items seemed haphazard - some days they'd replace snacks; sometimes not. Had beer in the fridge the first night, and that was never replaced, but the soda bottles & bottled water was. Gym was nice, albeit a little small but has everything you'd need. And again, pools (that we could access at least) were nice. And the Wi-fi was actually probably the best hotel wi-fi that I've ever experienced. So bottom line - it's pretty to look at, but I'd pay a little more and stay somewhere better.

The resort is beautiful but the rooms needed some updating
przangel, Blauvelt, New York
Wed Feb 15 08:57:40 EST 2017
This resort is so big that they have cute colorful trains and golf carts to get around. You will get a lot of exercise walking around. The beach and pool are on the other end of the restaurants. The resort was beautifully landscaped and the workers were very friendly. We stayed at the Jr suites which needed some upgrading. Although everyone was friendly we had some issues at check in. We were there for my daughters wedding and many of our guest had issues checking in. The food was great. We had many wonderful waiters.

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