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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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"I have to say that I would do yjis resort again for the price and service it was well worth it." – vacationtime
328 out of 414 (79%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.1 out of 5
"I have to say that I would do yjis resort again for the price and service it was well worth it." – vacationtime
328 out of 414 (79%) 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. VIP beach lots of palms trees on the beach Beautiful flamingos greet you daily Resort Beach My 2nd Fish of the Day.... Kayaking Paradise Royal Service beach beach 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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January 21, 2017
Not friendly

With the exception of a few fantastic people on staff, most of the staff were not friendly at all. Especially the bar staff. Whether we were tipping $3.00 US for one small drink or giving no tip- it made no difference to them. Their attitudes never changed. They were not pleasant. The resort is huge, clean and beautiful. Almost too big though. You need trolleys to get around. It rained almost all day for 5 days. There were little to no options for entertainment during the day. No bar service on beach. Our excursion to Saona island was fun. The island is gorgeous. Amstar staff is very friendly & thorough, but they didn't tell us we'd stop at a market on the way, so we brought zero for $ that day. Disappointed for sure. Evening entertainment was garbage. Lunch was gross every day. French restaurant was delicious for dinner. We went twice & loved it both times. Italian was ok. Mama Juana drinks were as advertised! They made our in room night life fantastic!! Overall we were disappointed. We stayed at a Melia resort in Mexico where the staff was fantastic. We've stayed at other resorts (not Melia) in Jamaica and Mexico where every single staff member went out of their way to make you feel welcome with smiles and incredible service. This resort failed miserably at customer service and staff friendliness.


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From: USA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 9, 2017
Pick a different resort

On arrival the resort is very beautiful. That was quickly taken away due to the lack of customer service and rudeness around the resort. The check in process went smoothly but quickly took a turn. As I arrived at my room for the week I noticed the bed situation was wrong. I requested a king size bed but instead I saw 2 small beds. I quickly called the front desk to notify them the problem. They told me " there would be another room available for the switch at 9am the next day". I'm very easy going so my girlfriend and I decided to let it be untill the morning. The next day I went to the lobby to get the correct room. They acted like I never called and they had no idea what I was talking about. They said they didn't have a room till the following day. Which would be now my third day into my vacation. I found this very unacceptable due to how large this resort was and from day 1 I requested a king size bed. Everyday we were on the resort the staff were very rude and acted like we were interfering with their day. We met a hand full of nice employees but most of them were quite rude. I've stayed at other all inclusive resorts and this one by far was the worst experience I've had due to the lack of customer service and rudeness from its own employees. Our best days on our vacation were the excursions, the tour guides were super nice and funny it was a breath of fresh air. Take my word for it. Don't stay here.


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From: New Jersey,NJ
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 8, 2017
Pick a different hotel.

Upon arrival the resort is beautiful but quickly this is taken away by staff. The staff was very rude and this continued throughout our whole stay at Melia Caribe Tropical, it was like they were annoyed that they had to do their job. My room was suppose to have a king size bed and I was put in a room with 2 beds. I called within 5 minutes of seeing this and the process took 3 days to switch rooms. Which is very unprofessional since this is such a big hotel and we paid extra to be a platinum member. The only place that you can eat lunch is at a buffet near the beach which is a beautiful view but the service and rudeness of the workers made us feel very uncomfortable.Certain areas in the buffet close at certain times, but nobody told us that so when we kept trying to find a seat the staff kept saying "closed,closed,closed" and did not help us find a seat. The first time there you have no idea what is going on and can't believe you are being treated this bad. The front desk didn't explain anything about the property or any of the activities that were going on each day.The few staff member that were nice was a breath of fresh air. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone. Please don't make the same mistake I made.


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From: New Jersey,NJ
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 3, 2017
So so

Took the family and it was ok. We were supposed to get 2 rooms with 2 double beds in each. We got 2 rooms with twin beds. Made it work for a night before they could fix it. And it took multiple phone calls and visits to the front desk. I've been to several all-inclusive places, and this one felt the least all inclusive. For the money, it was ok. But on't expect to be overwhelmed.


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From: Houston, TX
Age: 45-54

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.

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.



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