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:
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.
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.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Ben H,
Mon Mar 20 17:31:40 EDT 2017
The food was average and we waited almost an hour at check in. Other then that the people and staff were great and there is plenty to do while you are here! The resort is huge and requires quite a hut of walking or waiting on shuttle transportation. Was a beautiful get away!

Enjoyable Vacation
Linda_and_Phil2014, Apple Valley, Minnesota
Mon Mar 20 16:48:23 EDT 2017
Massive resort with beautiful grounds. Several trains and golf carts that provide rides between the lobby, restaurants, pool, and beach. Many times we walked to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and work off the great food and drinks.The two large buffets one by the beach and the other by the lobby were good. Just remember to pace your selections during your stay and you can enjoy new items every day. Loved the Mimosa's with Breakfast. All the staff at the resort we encountered were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a large variety of tropical drinks. Twice we were served beer that smelled bad.at the Ala Cart restaurants. Tell the waiter and they will replace. The Mexican restaurant gave us a Tequila shot along with the replacement. Not many complaints -The room cleaning was good, but could happen anytime between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. So it was hard to plan your time to clean up. The mini bar refrigerator was not always stocked. They do not have waiter service at the pool or beach. Had to go to the pool bar for a drink. Many all inclusive resorts will limit the number of Ala Cart restaurants based on the number of nights you stay. No limit at the Melia and they were all very good. Especially loved the Thai, French and Mexican. Dress code was not enforced, but we dressed up a couple nights for fun. Take time to visit the upscale mall just outside (1 1/2 blocks) the Caribe check in desk. Almost all of the stores had U.S. Dollar prices and took U.S. currency without a problem. No need to exchange currency, gave tips in Dollars too. Did not realize the golf course was just on the other side of the mall, so that might be a fun place to check out too. Last, but not least. The Beach is incredible with the softest sand that never gets hot. You can walk forever. Finding a place to relax on the beach or at the pool was not a problem. The Cabana's were great for getting out of the sun.There is seaweed, but it easy to walk around and still enjoy the incredible beach. A wonderful vacation!

An unforgettable time for me and my daughter, very impressed!
LauR02Oviedo, Orange City, Florida
Mon Mar 20 13:34:22 EDT 2017
First of all I would like to share that I appreciate the staff working at this resort. They are so humble and so friendly! Because of everyone working there who made our stay special is the reason I will be back!! The beach was clear, the pool was big and fun. The restaurants, WOW!!! great just great! The chefs really know what they are doing. My daughter and I loved the French restaurant a lot. The waiters made sure we were beyond satisfied. By the pool area, we met Julio Rio, Julio Baez, Yoci Perez, Wilkin Diaz and Enrique, who made sure the drinks were perfectly done with lots of liquor and even played some music for us to dance!! Everyone in the pool were happy and dancing together... GREAT job guys!!! We also met with the best entertainers Alexander Ramirez and Nelly who have the most energy to entertain and dance..I did notice a few arrogant ladies getting upset about the communication with some of the staff but relax you are in their island... They respect us do the same for them. We will be back soon!!!! Thank you :)

Perfect for Young Families
Jamie-Irene M,
Mon Mar 20 10:40:29 EDT 2017
We stayed February 28-March 5, 2017. The resort is super close to Punta Cana airport (25 minutes and only 1 other stop before ours) which was great because we were travelling with a 23 month old. The check in process was easy and they gave us a free upgrade to a Family Suite literally a minute from our rooms to the pool. This was also super close to the beach side restaurant and the beach. Very convenient! The pool is very large and well maintained and the beach is pretty clean, some seaweed but not a lot. The food was pretty good, its buffet for the most part so not amazing but good. No one got sick, even the baby. The restaurants near the lobbies had more selection and didn't need a reservation other than the steak/lobster and Japanese. We did go to the Japanese restaurant one night as the manager of the beach buffet gave us a voucher for the meal (I think it was 30% off?). That was a great experience and so much food! The room was clean and fairly well maintained. We did have to ask for things to be replaced (milk and snacks - the water was usually replaced without having to ask). The only issue was the maid would take towels away even if they weren't on the floor of the bathroom, even the pool towels! We had to ask for an extra kid towel at one point.The room had kids towels, kid robes, baby toiletries, and a sandcastle set included, such nice touches! Wi-Fi was great throughout the resort even at the pool and beach. This resort is perfect for families. The kids club was a great place to take the little one, the inside is air conditioned and has lots of toys, Netflix was playing (Peppa Pig one day, his favourite!), there's food and drinks available, a napping area and playgrounds. We could stay with him (which we did) or leave him there. Yes, the property is large so you have to wait for the train, but my little one loved going on the "choo-choo". Sometimes the wait was long, they were upgrading the blue train while we were there. However, there are guys in the golf carts always zipping about and will offer a ride if they can (although you should tip them). My husband and I also went to the spa for massages. The spa was a very relaxing place, my massage (relaxation) was good, my husband paid extra for a deep tissue and he didn't think that was worth it). Overall, it was a great vacation and I would definitely come back!

March Break trip with five-year-old and baby
amywhtn, Halifax, Canada
Mon Mar 20 09:55:43 EDT 2017
We visited Melia Caribe Tropical during my son's March break. Myself, my husband, and our two sons - ages five and eight months - spent a week at the resort. I read several TripAdvisor reviews before we left and some of the more negative reviews had me concerned about the food quality, level of service, speed of check-in, and size of the resort. I'll start with check-in. The rumours are true! When we arrived at the check-in desk, there was no line, so I assumed it would be a breeze. Wrong! Check-in took forever, which was difficult especially with a restless baby in the heat. It wasn't a great start to our vacation. We booked a Family Junior Suite, located in building 4 close to the beach, pool, and Agora Grill buffet restaurant. Our suite was spacious, clean, and comfortable. There was a king bed and a separate alcove for the kids that had a trundle bed and a cot. We requested a crib and received a pack and play for our baby. The Family Junior Suite also included a bucket of beach toys, baby bath amenities, milk and juice in the fridge, snacks, etc. and we liked those little touches. No complaints about the room other than it was a bit loud. We were on the "garden" side (i.e. road) and it was noisy at night which made it hard for our little ones to get to sleep. There were some college spring breakers on hand too - we thought February was more "spring break" but I guess the season lasts through mid-March as well! The resort is huge. However, we didn't experience any of the long waits for the train to take us around. Because of our room location, we were a short walk from the beach, the breakfast and lunch buffet, the Kids Zone, and the pool. We only had to take the train for dinner, and getting on was never a problem. Golf carts are supposed to be for Level guests only but we found that the drivers were happy to transport us if they didn't have any passengers. Service was friendly, if slow at times. The wait staff especially went out of their way to interact with our kids, and the boys loved them! Food was average for an all-inclusive. We liked the variety at the buffet and were always able to find things for our baby to eat, which was something I'd been worried about before the trip. Of the a la carte restaurants, we liked the Thai, Dominican, and Italian ones best. Reservations are required at the Thai restaurant. On our second day, the power was out from about 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There was no communication from resort staff about the outage which I found strange and unprofessional. We went to dinner feeling pretty grubby that night. Luckily, it was the only outage I noticed during the trip. Wifi is fair - it worked well in our room, works well in the lobby area, and was pretty decent on the beach, but is spotty depending on where you are on the property. We didn't leave our kids in the Kids Zone, but we took them there to play when they needed a break from the beach. It was clean and well-staffed with plenty of things to keep kids busy. The beach is gorgeous and we never had trouble finding chairs in the shade. The gym is well-equipped, and the paths around the resort are great for running as well. The grounds were pretty and well-maintained. With beautiful weather, a stunning beach, and friendly staff it's hard to go wrong if you're looking for a tropical vacation. However, the resort was missing a "wow" factor that made it really special or a place I'm likely to return. Overall, we had a nice time but between the check-in experience, the power outage, and poor sleep due to noise it wasn't quite the relaxing vacation we'd hoped for.

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