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Melia Caribe Tropical

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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Legendary white-sand beaches. Hypnotizing turquoise water. Knock-you-out amazing cocktails and global cuisine. This is y ... More

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4 out of 5
"If you like tropical feel and relaxation, this is the place for you. The service, rooms and food was outstanding. My daughter and I went as a graduation present to her from college so I wanted it to be..." – vvdiva
409 out of 536 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.9
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4 out of 5
"If you like tropical feel and relaxation, this is the place for you. The service, rooms and food was outstanding. My daughter and I went as a graduation present to her from college so I wanted it to be..." – vvdiva
409 out of 536 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Main Pool Royal Service Anniversary surprise the view from our table at breakfast and lunch everyday Cigar Roller Great sunrise panorama. beach VIP beach lots of palms trees on the beach Beautiful flamingos greet you daily All white affair - girls Resort Beach My 2nd Fish of the Day.... Kayaking Paradise All white affair - the guys Royal Service beach beach pool and swim up bar View out of beach restaurant Beachside Pool Beach Beach Gazebo Royal Service Beach Ahhh the Pool Loving Paradise This is a typical room offered with the Royal Service upgrade.
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September 14, 2017
Great place

The first impression of the hotel is great. It has two lobby, plants every where giving it a beautiful nature vibe, and very clean. Staff are very friendly, humble down to earth, and are alwayss willing ti make you feel comfortable. The food is incredible with it's variation and taste. It has restaurant a la carte, restaurant that have buffet, and restaurant that are not included in the all inclusive. Restaurants like the buffet which is included in the all inclusive have different types of dishes every night which are exquisite. The bar in the pool is great easy to swim or walk to by the outer part of the pool, sit have a drink while you listen to the music being played. It has a kids pool and a toddler pool. The beach has many seats to lay, the sand is soft, some areas with shades, and the water is clean. There is a snack bar near by where you can also get unlimited drinks and have a quick bite while looking at the ocean. There is a day care service included, also babysitting service for extra charge. The spa is great very relaxing, very private and professional. There are entertaining shows in the night, stores in the lobbys, a mall right around the corner. Some rooms are either far from the beach or from the lobby, but they have car train that transport you around the resort. The room are spacious, clean, with AC. If you have any issues you dial the operator and in minutes you have someone in your room. Alot of security at night, which makes it comfortable to walk at night. I went with my husband and 1 1/2 year old baby, and we personally enjoyed all of the above services and are looking to go back soon.


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From: Miami, Fl
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 23, 2017
Melia Caribe Tripical

I wish we would've known that there was an Adults Only option for this resort (Level Suites). There were lots and lots of children at the pool and in the rooms which is fine if you have children with you but we did not. Also, food options were few and not great. The Beach Grllle buffet was swarming with flies making it almost impossible to eat there. The service was great and the drinks were awesome. That being said I will do more research next time prior to booking.


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From: New Jersey
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 22, 2017
Would not recommend to anyone.

There are plenty of reasons why you should stay away from this resort. To mention a few, they lack in customer service, the food is not the greatest, and the rooms are not properly cleaned. Once my husband and I arrived we had to wait 2 hours until we had our room ready. Once the 2 hours were up we asked if he knew by what time our room would be available the guy in the front desk responded " I can't really say" in Spanish. In all we waited 2 hours and a half. Once we were given our keyes to our room, we noticed there were spider webs on the fan and behind our night table, not to mention we also found hair near the bed. Being that the resort is big in size, you see staff driving golf carts that will take you around. Once we asked to be taken to a certain place, most of the time we'll get the same exuses such as, " I won't be going that direction", "I can't take you there", "I can't get you there, but I'll leave you close". It defeats the purpose of having staff drive these around if they won't be helpful. We didn't get a chance to go to all restaurants, but we did try the international cuisine (buffet), it was decent , the quality wasn't the greatest, as well as the Mexican Restaurant, which was okay. I wasn't too happy with my dish being that the food was cold when it was served to me. We did hear the American served better plates then the rest. The alcoholic drinks weren't the greatest either. The only good feature this resort has is the pool.


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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 18, 2017
The worst resort that I have visited in Punta Cana

I have always been pleased with all resorts in Punta Cana, but this is definitely the exception. After waiting hours for check in, we were given a room with two singles instead of a King. Unfortunately, my cheap caribean noted (not guaranteed under our request so please CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTS). We also were told that Cheap Carribean erred in telling us that we would have a jacuzzi tub. They could also only provide us with a single room key and told us to come back tomorrow. We were given a room with a King the next day (but no jacuzzi) and two room keys :) Buffet food was mediocre and many items were room temperature rather than hot. The specialty restaurant food was also not too good with same issue of meat bring warm and sides being served room temperature. Three restaurants were closed and there are two that you must pay for. I have always been blown away by the variety at other resort buffets and the specialty restaurants were always a winner. This is definitely not the case at Melia Caribe; there was not a single restaurant that we wanted to return to. Service was adequate despite generous tipping. The grounds and beach are beautiful but yes there are lots of weeds daily, which they do try to clean up. The pools are nice but they allow children to sit at all of the bars, including the swim up which leaves few seats for adults. In addition, the entertainment was poor and activities pretty minimal. I DO NOT recommend this resort. try the Majestic or Bavaro resorts.


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From: Key West, FL
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Melia Caribe Tropical features 1,128 guest suites in 44 two-story white bungalows surrounded by tropical gardens and tall palm trees and trams shuttle guests around the resort. The rooms feature a separate sitting area set off by an arch and furnished with a couch and an upholstered chair and stool. They are also equipped with air conditioning, hair dryer, in-room safe ($), internet access ($) available in some rooms and buildings, direct dial telephone, ceiling fan, cable TV, mini bar and balcony or terrace. Rollaway beds are not available.

Room Details

Deluxe Junior Suite (JDX)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Premium Junior Suite (JRP)
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Family Junior Suite (JSF)
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What's to Love

Chillaxing on the sugar-white sandy beach, cocktail in hand, watching the azure waves roll in.

De-stressing at the two delicious spas that each have private gardens and Jacuzzis.

The food - travelers reports that everything, especially the steak and lobster tails, is crazy good.

Two ginormous, free-form pools, each with swim-up bars for your day drinking pleasure.

Dropping the kids off at Flintstones Land for daily fun and meals. Yabba-Dabba-Doo!

The grounds keeping staff who offer coconuts and cut them open, fresh for you to drink.

 

What We'd Change

It might be gorgeous, but this place is huge! That's why we love the complimentary shuttles that take guests around the resort.

 

Why You Should Go

It's just 20 minutes from the airport - you'll be basking in the warm Dominican sun pronto.

There's wave after wave of water sports: sunfish sailing, water bikes, kayaking, canoeing and more.

It's a worldwide taste trek with 33 nosh spots that include French, Japanese, Thai, American classics and more.

Adult beverages will be around every palm with the 10 bars you've got to choose from.

You can keep that rockin' beach bod with fitness center, tennis and a climbing wall.

Bring your A game because a 27-hole championship course golf is right across the street.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Parking
  • Archery
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Game Room
  • Scooter/Motorcycle Rental
  • Arcade
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Canoes
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Yoga
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 14 Bars/Lounges
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Banquet Facilities ($)
  • 14 Restaurants


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Melia Caribe Tropical

Playa de Bavaro

+809 221 1290

Hotel Description

Melia Caribe Tropical: All-Inclusive Dominican Dream

Legendary white-sand beaches. Hypnotizing turquoise water. Knock-you-out amazing cocktails and global cuisine. This is your Dominican dream, an escape-haven for humans like you who are long overdue for some time away from the cold, cruel world. You can burrow away with a beach read or hit the casino with Lady Luck. It's all up to you because it's all here, ready to treat you like the real-life rock star that you are.

At Melia, the memories begin when you arrive.

Note: If you want upgraded perks, check out The Level at Melia Caribe Tropical .



DINING

Ready your taste buds because it's going to be an epic global trek with 14 nosh spots that include everything from French to Japanese. Thai to Mexican. Dominican to American. The list goes on and on. Beach appetit, hungry people.

La Gondola
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte Italian restaurant serving first class dishes including meats, fish, pasta and pizza.

La Pagoda
Type: Chinese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: This Chinese dinner restaurant specializes in popular a la carte choices such as Peking duck and wonton soup. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Gabi Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4pm; 6pm-11pm
Description: Exclusive restaurant for Royal Service guests where you can enjoy a fantastic buffet or a la carte cuisine. Included for The Level guests (does not include The Level Adults Only Guests).
Dress code: Elegant casual

Market Place Buffet
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Featuring 6 different, live cooking buffets, air-conditioned facilities.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Le Gourmet
Type: Fine dining
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Serving international favorites, such as tuna in dill sauce and duck in orange sauce, Le Gourmet offers fine dining. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Hacienda Restaurant
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant specializing in Mexican cusine.

American Grill
Type: American
Hours: Daily, 6-11pm
Description: Open nightly serving a delicious variety of American dishes. Reservations required.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants. No shorts, sandals, or tank tops.

Guarapo
Type: Dominican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Offering a la carte Dominican dishes nightly. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Ma Maison
Type: Elegant
Hours: Daily, 6-11pm
Description: This a la carte dinner restaurant specializes in fine dining with dishes such as lobster thermidor and beef filet in sour cream and cognac. Reservations are required. For adults 18+ only.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Capri
Type: Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Food from the sea, such as seafood crepes and grilled shellfish, is the attraction here. Reservations are required. For adults 18+ only.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Hokkaido
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-9pm
Description: This lovely Japanese venue features teppanyaki dinners, with guests seated around grills while chefs cook to order. Reservations are required. Additional charges apply.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Agora Grill
Type:
Grill
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Snack - daily, 11:30am-6pm
Description: Agora Grill is located on the beach and serves breakfast and lunch buffets and grilled foods, such as burgers and chicken. In the evenings, it becomes an a la carte, Western-style barbecue and steak destination with terrace seating and no dress code. Reservations are required for dinner.

Steak and Lobster Restaurant
Type: Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Specializing in grilled meats and lobster. Additional charges apply.
Dress code: Elegant casual

Quatro
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
Description: Offering four different dining options, a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Exclusive for the The Level Adults Only.
Dress code: Elegant casual

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Talk about a Party Buffet, with 14 bars, this is what you're in for. The cocktails flow freely and often on the beach, in the lobby and at the swim-up bars. Want more? There's a weekly Ibiza party (you have been forewarned.) There's even an exclusive chill-out club that combines a bar, restaurant and pool. Not to be forgotten is the casino with a sports bar and two Caribbean-poker tables. Two theaters present nightly shows with dancers. Fluff 'n buff and get out there.

Square Lounge
Offering fashionable cocktails and select international brand drinks. Daily, 4pm-12am.

Lobby Bars
Two bars are located in the Caribe and Tropical lobbies. The Caribe bar is open daily from 9am-1am, and the Tropical bar is open daily from 9am-5pm.

Fun Bar
An additional bar in the Tropical lobby. Daily, 8pm-2am.

The Sports Bar
Adjacent to the casino. Daily, 7pm-2am.

Avenue Bar
Hosts a weekly Ibiza party. Daily, 4:30pm-12am.

Pool Bars
Each of the two large pools has a swim-up bar. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Royal Service Beach Bar
This bar is only available to Royal Service area, and serves drinks. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Royal Service Lounge Bar
Located in the exclusive Royal Service lounge area. Also serves a light continental breakfast in the morning and coffee, beverages, and hors d'oeurves throughout the day. Daily, 7am-11pm.

Gabi Club
The exclusive chill-out club, a la carte contemporary Cuisine for Royal Service guests only, features chic but casual elegance where bar, restaurant and pool come together in a unique harmony. Every day and every night people come to mingle, to meet, feel the beat. Have a drink. Catch the groove. And experience new emotions in a fashion-forward ambiance. Additional charge applies. Serves drinks daily from 12:30pm-4pm, and also during the nightly dinner service.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants. No shorts, sandals, or tank tops.

Night Life
Two theaters present nightly shows featuring the resort's exceptionally talented dancers. The Avenue Bar has a weekly Ibiza party. Club Gabi has nightly entertainment, including live music and DJs.

Casinos
The casino offers 40 slot machines, six Black Jack tables, four roulette tables and two Caribbean-poker tables.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Hold on to something because you'll likely swoon when you see this legendary, white-sandy beach. For more cooling off, you can hit one of ten pools, two of which are free-form with swim-up bars and boast 12-person, cool-water spas. (That's a party.) Your little ones even have two pools of their own. Was that applause we just heard?

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Water bikes
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Diving lessons

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Climbing wall

Golf
A world-class golf course is right across the street. The 27-hole, world-class championship golf course Cocotal Golf & Country Club, is right across the street. Tickets must be requested upon arrival at registration area. A shuttle to the golf course is available.



INTERNET

Melia Caribe features a business center with Internet access and Wi-Fi in the lobby.

SPA SERVICES

Two spas available with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym are available as part of the all inclusive package. Each of the spas also includes a private garden and outdoor pool and Jacuzzi areas. These pools offer topless bathing for those trying to avoid tan lines. Additional massage, body and facial treatments as well as a full beauty salon are also available for an extra cost.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Melia Caribe Tropical offers a variety of wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages.

CHILD CARE

The hotel's Flintstones Land has daily activities and meals for children. Kid's Clubs are available for age groups ranging from infants and toddlers through kids and tweens from 10am-5pm. Parents must provide diapers and formula for children in the Baby Rock Club (4 months to 4 years old).

The Flintstones have found the perfect place for their holidays: they are staying with your family. Your kids can explore the Yabba-Dabba-Doo bazaar, gardens and swimming pools just like those Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty enjoyed.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Melia Caribe is located on the beach 15 minutes from Plaza Bavaro (shopping), 20 minutes from Manati Park (eco-park with dolphin encounters) and 60 minutes from Higuey. The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is approximately a 20-minute drive from the resort.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required for arrivals Dec 23, 2016-Jan 2, 2017 and Feb 17, 2017-Feb 25, 2017 and Apr 8, 2017-Apr 15, 2017.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for arrivals Dec 23, 2017-Jan 2, 2018 and Feb 17, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 and Apr 8, 2018-Apr 15, 2018

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Water Advisory
The resort purifies water but recommends drinking bottled water provided in a refrigerator.

Local Attractions
A new shopping center, Palma Real Shopping Village, has just recently opened, with great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Stores have everything from cigars, clothing, gifts, jewelry and more, including a Hard Rock Cafe and a Tony Roma's. And it's all within walking distance from the resort. Everyone strolls miles-long Bavaro Beach, from which glass-bottom boats, disco-party boats and snorkeling excursions depart, though they're not part of the all inclusive plan.

Resort Update
In Melia Caribe Tropical and The Level; the Agora and Cuatro restaurants located closer to the beach will be closed for the next 45 days as they will be undergoing repairs and maintenance due to the effects of the hurricane Maria; in substitution, all services provided in these restaurants will be available in alternative venues.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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