Punta Cana

Melia Caribe Tropical Resort

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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.

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

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

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Another Amazing Stay
vaiogal44, New York State
Sun Jan 22 10:42:24 EST 2017
We have just returned from a 1 week stay at this beautiful resort..... This would make our 3rd stay... We were a group of 6 adults stayed at the LEVEL.... The week was nothing short of AMAZING..... Eddy and Alex made our stay perfect.... from checking in on a regular basis to make sure we had all we needed and more...to arranging transportation every night for dinner..... Evelyn at the Gabi pool always ready to serve drinks with a smile....The grounds are beautiful and lush well kept and clean....The Level train that transports guests to and from the beach is a nice touch to the resort....This was our first time eating at Quatro... and I must say it was our favorite...choice of Italian, Steak, Peruvian, and if that wasn't enough there was also a buffet to chose from....I also don't want to leave out Gabi restaurant.... the service and food was top notch there also.... Thumbs up to all staff members for making our stay amazing..... Keep up the good work MELIA and CREW

Would not recommend this Resort
chrismc24, Calgary, Canada
Sun Jan 22 09:19:40 EST 2017
We have stayed at 8 all inclusives and this would be in the bottom 3. The resort is just too big, train service is ok, we walked mostly. 1.5Kms from the beach to the lobby. The zip line park was not working - nor had it been in quite some time, so I'm very disappointed in Air Transat and Melia for the false advertising here, as it looked like it had been closed for a LONG TIME! No pool side or beach side waiter/waitresses. Pool/Beach bathrooms are always broken and line ups, fortunately we were in the family rooms so we were close to our room and could use our room. I would hate to think of those people that had rooms close to the lobby. Staff was not very welcoming, although we did find a few that were. If you didn't speak spanish you didn't receive great service, or maybe it was the clientele that was overbearing, and too demanding of the staff. It was almost like if you didn't speak spanish and immediately waived down your waiter or called out to them, you didn't get great service, as they were too busy dealing with demanding customers. I tipped anyway because I felt sorry for the staff. The golf is a joke - it's not free, well it is, but the cart fees at $180/round completely make up for their 'free' golf. We expected to pay $30-$40/round for a cart or caddy, not $180. The golf course is nice, but not $180/round nice (USD). I would not recommend this resort to others, we have stayed at Barcelo and Dreams and would recommend those far above to this one. Wifi was great throughout.

Gorgeous Grounds, Terrible Food/Drinks
Travel A, California
Sun Jan 22 09:02:42 EST 2017
This was a gorgeous hotel with beautiful grounds. Truly enjoyable to walk around. However, our room was outdated and the light didn't work for over 24 hours - it took 3 attempts to contact the front desk to fix it before it was actually fixed. In general, customer service around the resort was very friendly and helpful though. There are golf carts going around all the time that will pick you up to take you around. We would have enjoyed our stay more here had the food and drinks not been so terrible. Every buffet was gross and smelled bad - from breakfast through dinner. Our only semi-decent meal was at the Thai food restaurant. Drinks were clearly made of the lowest grade alcohol (even the wine and champagne were bad). We both felt really gross after three days of the most awful quality food possible and were relieved to be leaving. The beach and pool were very nice and the one activity we did, salsa dancing, was really fun. While the grounds were gorgeous here, I would not stay again due to the food/drinks.

Great trip!
mimidim, Detroit, Michigan
Sat Jan 21 16:33:12 EST 2017
So much hospitality at this place. Very hard working staff. Restaurants were great and service was prompt. The activities team was especially awesome. Yan Luis, Yemison, roycer, cappuccino and the whole team were always present on the beach from morning til sunset making sure everyone had a great time and was enjoying their stay. The trip wouldn't have been the same or half as entertaining without these guys and their fantastic dancing and laughs.

Caribbean Escape
Sat Jan 21 15:38:35 EST 2017
Melia Caribe is a great resort full of fun activities, beautiful pools and beaches, and amazing dining. All the restaurants are great but my favorite was the Mexican restaurant. The live music and dance shows are very high quality. The pool and beach activities team featuring Yan Luis, Yemison, Cappuccino and Roycer made our stay full of fun and comfort. There was never a boring moment on the beach.

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