Punta Cana

Melia Caribe Tropical Resort

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All Inclusive    

2018 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.
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
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

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:
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.
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.
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.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
3042 Recommend
3042 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Melia Caribe Tropical Resort to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Time
David T,
Sun Sep 23 15:29:00 EDT 2018
This was our first getaway since getting married and having kids so it was hopefully going to be something special. The staff was able to make that a reality. Alex (our concierge) was on call for us the minute we got there to the time we left with anything we needed or had questions about. The staff was friendly and bent over backwards to make sure we felt at home. We highly recommend this resort and will hopefully be able to make it back.

A forgettable experience
TX2VAGurl, Fairfax, Virginia
Sat Sep 22 13:52:53 EDT 2018
Melia Caribe Tropical A friend recommended this all-inclusive resort, but it has been about 5 years since she visited. The property and services have clearly declined over the years. First the good, the beach is beautiful and a number of water activities are free. Beach chairs are plentiful, so if you prefer the beach to the pool, you won’t have too much trouble finding a good location. There are also lots of motorized sports that require payment, but we found the costs to be very reasonable. The main pool (with swim up bar) is huge, and can accommodate most guests who want to swim. The Italian restaurant (down by the beach) was by far the best of the 5 we tried and provided the best service. Now, the not so good: our room was near the front of the property, near the main building and registration (building 41, I believe). There were peacocks on the lawn that nested nearby. Their call is extremely high pitched and loud and began at about 4:30–5am each morning. It is much like having a rooster outside your room, but louder! The first morning, I awoke about 4:45am to what I thought were babies crying. The peacocks screamed nonstop throughout the day. On several occasions, they were perched on our balcony and were so loud we had difficulty hearing the television. Additionally, though the resort is advertised as all-inclusive, the alcohol seemed very weak and almost tasteless, even the wine. We also noticed that at no point during the week did we observe any guests who looked even the slightest bit inebriated. Given the open bar environment, that is quite rare to see, and I’ve only previously seen it where little alcohol is poured, or the alcohol has been diluted. On one visit to the pool bar, I did see a bartender pour 1/2 glass of beer and add a 1/2 glass of water, but I do not know if he was pouring it for a guest or to drink himself. The dining process is very, very poorly managed. There had been a fire sometime prior to our visit, so several of the restaurants weren’t able to operate in their normal locations. Three were squeezed into what had previously been one location, making for a bit of pandemonium, as guests didn’t understand which was which. Other restaurants were too small to accommodate the number of guests wishing to dine there. The Mexican and Mediterranean, had very, very long wait lists every night. We waited over 90 mins one night and an hour the second night to be seated, though we were originally told it would be only a 15 minute wait each time. However, neither hostess notified guests who were waiting when their seats became available. We were instructed instead to return to the check-in desk after the 15 minute window to get an update on our status on the wait list. We had to do this repeatedly over the hour + wait until our table became available. The area around the check-in stand was very congested, and people waiting became quite nasty when they thought others were “cutting” the line, when we were simply trying to return to the check-in desk as directed to see if our table was ready. To make the problem worse, the hostesses were also responsible for helping clear and reset tables, thus causing a further backup for check-in. They were often away from the check-in desk for 5-10 minutes, allowing the check-in and recheck lines to grow. A pager system would help alleviate some of these problems, though as long as the restaurants are still too small to accommodate all the guests wanting to eat there, and the hostess is not focused on the role of seating guests as efficiently as possible, the extremely long waits will continue. The trolleys around the property that transport guests from villas to the beach could be infrequent and at times, dangerous. On one occasion, the trolley my family and I were riding hit another trolley while in transit, and the driver never asked if everyone on board was okay. He stopped to check the damage to both trolleys but not for injuries. We stopped using the trolley after that and walked the ~ 1/2 mile to the beach or pool. While there are two pools for everyone who is on the ”regular” side of the resort, the second is down near the beach restaurant and is quite small. On several days, the water level was so low (below our waists) guests could not swim. There are also very few pool chairs near the smaller pool. The main pool is beautiful, but if you want a pool chair, you need to get there by 8:30, as the resort does not enforce its “no saving chairs” policy. Do not plan to rely on the WiFi. Ours frequently went out in our room, and the only places we could consistently get a signal was in the main building and in the restaurants by the beach. Lastly, we found housekeeping to be very hit or miss. There were three of us in our room, but we only received 2 towels each day. I left a note asking for 3 towels (and washcloths, which the resort apparently doesn’t provide at all) one day, and that one day, we received three towels. I asked the front desk to have housekeeping provide 3 towels daily, but we never again received three towels and had to either “borrow” one from the housekeeping cart or share the two provided. This resort has so much potential, but we were badly disappointed. It advertises and unforgettable experience, but ours was clearly forgettable. We will definitely return to Punta Cana, but will select a better resort next time.

Paddle Board fitness at melia caribe tropical
Clau C,
Thu Sep 20 08:56:54 EDT 2018
Hi, this review is only for paddle Board yoga and Fitness with LUIS and Eduardo , They were awesome! They make feel us so happy, you can try all of you When you will go, IT ia free , and it is Wörth! Hii

more than 15 stays
Fri Sep 14 13:52:31 EDT 2018
Over the years, since 2003, I have stayed at this resort probably 15 times . If it were not to my liking would I have spent my time and money doing so? Am going back again 2/19. In a note to management, I do feel some of the changes over the years have not been for the better. I liked the ability to have reservations, but it worked out OK when they were no longer necessary. MaMaison was always a favorite until redecorated. I preferred the formal atmosphere with linen table cloths and red drapes, not the white plastic tables. A completely different ambiance is created. Also, the food wasn't as good, most notably the onion soup. And the evening dress code has been relaxed. I think, too, that the web site is not current to keep people like me informed as to status. Are Le Gourmet, La Pagoda, and La Gondola up and running after reconstruction necessitated by the fire? Changes are made by management to keep up with the modern generation whom you feel are your best clients. However, I object to the dumbing down of social more.

Friends wedding weekend
Travelluvva99, Houston
Wed Sep 12 13:14:37 EDT 2018
We stayed here for a friends wedding. It’s cute but quite spread out and the activities weren’t intriguing. The beach was very sea weedy. The pool was big and had more of an antique look. Overall it was a very low key all inclusive resort. Not the best night life. We went off resort For that.

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