Sanctuary Cap Cana (Adults-Only)

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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"Absolutely wonderful vacation. Awesome food and service. Beaches weren't crowded....exactly what we were looking for! We can't wait to go back to Secrets Sanctuary!" – CTBL
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"Absolutely wonderful vacation. Awesome food and service. Beaches weren't crowded....exactly what we were looking for! We can't wait to go back to Secrets Sanctuary!" – CTBL
69 out of 81 (85%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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April 21, 2017
Off to a slow start

My boyfriend and I recently stayed here. This was our 4th all-inclusive vacation in the Caribbean in the last 2 years. While the grounds were beautiful and the food was the best of any of the resorts, we had a few disappointments. There was no fanfare upon getting there. No one came out greeting us with drinks. We were immediately sent to the registration desk and told that we had a ground floor room in the main building. Our reason for choosing Sanctuary was the castle. We booked an ocean view room in the castle. We were told that we could "upgrade" to that for more money of course. On principle alone, we refused but waited for a room on a higher level was ready. The entire place was uncrowded (so they could have given us what we booked). The room we got was nice, however there were some maintenance issues (bad light switches, a sliding door that was nearly impossible to open, a broken coffee maker, and a run down storage room across the hall). We enjoyed the fact that there was never a wait at any of the restaurants and we always got a lounger at the pool.

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From: Seaside Park, N.J.
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 26, 2017
Favorite Vacation so far

We just got back from our trip to Punta Cana, it was our first time there and we will be back! We stayed at Sanctuary Cap Cana and it was wonderful. We set up our ride to and from the resort with Hello Tours , the vans were in great condition and air conditioned, they met us at the airport with a sign that had our last name, it is a private car so no other people to deal with. The drivers spoke good English and were very informative about the area, they even took our bags up to the check in counter and waited with us ! When we arrived at the resort we were amazed that it was even prettier then the pictures, we sat down to check in with a very nice guy who served us each a beer or champagne, they took us to our room in a golf cart , when we walked in it was a WOW moment, the room was gorgeous, just as pictured, tons of space and the bed was so comfortable, the sheets were like sleeping on a cloud ! The service at the pool bar was excellent , actually the service in the resort was excellent period! Our favorite place to eat was the Blue Marlin, incredible views and the food was 5 star. You will need to make reservations for Fusion & the Wok house - the Steak place was also excellent, the steaks were super tender and flavorful. You will find that the grounds of the resort are impeccable, they are constantly working on them and everyone is friendly. You can go on a bike ride around the resort every morning at 10am - we opted for coffee and pastries brought to us in our room every morning and then met our friends for breakfast at the Bella Casa buffet which was always fresh, they make omelettes at breakfast and tacos for lunch with fresh fish too if you want it cooked to order. We have traveled a lot and this is one of our favorite places, we will be back for sure !

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From: Panama City Florida
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 22, 2017
Best All Inclusive We've Ever Been To

From the moment we arrived, we were treated very well by the reception staff - taken to our room promptly - and oh, what a room it was. More like a small condo. The grounds were beautiful, clean and well manicured. Took one excursion that wouldn't necessarily recommend, but otherwise just a wonderful experience. The staff, particularly at the pool and in the restaurants were very friendly and helpful.

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From: Michigan
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 10, 2017
Vacay with Friends

My husband and I traveled to Sanctuary last week with our best friends for 4 nights. Pros about this resort are the rooms are really nice and the pool and beach are nice. The public beach at Cap Cana is absolutely beautiful, called Juanillo beach. It's next door to the resort, definitely go there. We stayed in the main part of Sanctuary but visited the Castle pool and it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The drinks were much better there though. The food was absolutely terrible aside from the Asian restaurant and Sanctuary Town. The breakfast was a huge disappointment and the lunch was even worse. Stay away from the buffet and the steak restaurant and you will be fine. The entertainers were really awesome and friendly and remembered our names each time we saw them. Nathaniel with concierge was so helpful and nice, he was always there for us when we needed anything. Other than that, the waiters weren't attentive and anytime we asked for anything such as an umbrella, we received no help. The rooms were very nice though, walk in closets and large balconies.

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

Room Information

Sanctuary Cap Cana features 176 suites and villas each finely appointed with a furnished balcony or patio and panoramic ocean views. Suites are expertly appointed with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, Internet access, mini-bar restocked daily with bottled water, soft drinks and beer, Espresso machine, electronic in-room safe and 24-hour room service.

Room Details

Junior Suite Ocean View
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Castle Junior Suite
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Beach Front Premium Suite
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What's to Love

The Sanctuary Spa is fabulous and features 20,000 sq ft of full-service relaxation, including amenities and services such as hydrotherapy and a state-of-the-art fitness center.


What We'd Change

This resort does have a beach, but it's recommended that you take the easy three-minute walk to nearby Juanillo Beach, where the surf is a bit tamer. That just means no one blocks the ocean views from your room!


Why You Should Go

This extraordinarily luxurious Cap Cana resort rests on a plot of land twice the size of Manhattan and is replete with ivory beaches, iridescent indigo surf and awe-inspiring cliff faces.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shuttle Service
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Bicycles
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Catering
  • Elevators
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Photocopy Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service ($)
  • Bell Staff Service
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Motor Boating ($)
  • Business Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Watersports Center
  • Wireless Internet
  • Flat Screen Television
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Tennis Court(s) ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • iPod Docking Station
  • Banquet Facilities ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals

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.

Sanctuary Cap Cana (Adults-Only)

Playa Juanillo, Cap Cana

+809 562 9191

Hotel Description

Sanctuary Cap Cana: Indulge in Immense Luxury, Intense Relaxation

Escape to a pristine getaway twice the size of Manhattan, where alabaster-white sands, emerald forests, expansive cliff faces and a rolling blue-green surf surround the all inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana. Featuring 176 suites and villas, this luxury resort is also home to Sanctuary Spa, a Punta Cana gem that features a 20,000-sq-ft facility complete with nine treatment rooms, a relaxation garden, a Pilates studio and a thermal hydrotherapy circuit.

Pleasantly perched right on a beachfront, the Sanctuary at Punta Cana is just a three-minute walk to popular Juanillo Beach, where guests enjoy palm-tree lined sands with an assortment of sun loungers and the resort's water sports center. With five swimming pools, including one saltwater pool, and the Freshco swim-up bar, guests can also find plenty of water-laden luxury without setting foot on the sand. Enjoy plush towels and complimentary loungers poolside with plenty of shady umbrellas to indulge in as little or as much Caribbean sunshine as you desire.

The Blue Marlin, a seafood restaurant resting on stilts over the sea, offers fresh seafood indoors or al fresco, with one-in-a-million views. If you're interested in pushing your taste buds east, try Pan-Asian fare courtesy of Wok, or indulge in Italian classics at Capriccio. Sigh your contented sighs, but don't turn in just yet! The Sanctuary Cap Cana offers live nightly entertainment, theme and cocktail parties and consistent programming for children and families. The night is as young as you make it with five bars, including a live piano bar.

Guests at the resort can hoof about the countryside on horseback, paint the resort red with paintball, charge the cliff-tops on complimentary mountain bikes or shake their money-makers at a dance lesson or two. And if the day goes long, or the night stretches into the day, it would be a shame not to capitalize on 24-hr room service. Have a delicious snack delivered right to your Monarch Ocean Front Villa, and set up a late night feeding frenzy on your terrace. When your own private garden looks out over the moon-kissed Caribbean, it's easy to see why sleep can wait a bit.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All drinks and cocktails
  • Taxes and fees


This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Blue Marlin
Type: Seafood
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12:15pm-4pm; Dinner - days vary, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant perched on stilts overlooking the ocean, featuring fresh seafood in a spectacular setting.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-4pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving full breakfast with cooking stations and International cuisine with a tropical twist for lunch.
Dress code:
Resort casual.

Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Days vary, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte Pan-Asian fusion restaurant surrounded by a beautiful moat. Featuring Teppanyaki table with private chef. Reservations are required for Teppanyaki table.
Dress code: Resort casual.

The Steakhouse
Type: Argentinean
Hours: Days vary, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant in the tradition of an Argentinean Grill, replete with a cast-iron-and-brick oven that uses wood and charcoal, serving only the finest cuts of meat.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Type: Italian
Hours: Days vary, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Italian favorites, including pasta, panna cotta, specialty items and Italian classics.
Dress code: Resort casual.

All hours are subject to change.


Piano Bar
Daily, 4pm-2am.

Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-5pm.

Blue Marlin Bar
Bar perched on stilts over the water. Daily, 12:15pm-4pm and 6:30pm-10:30pm.

Steakhouse Bar
Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm.

Ocean Club
Daily, 11am-10pm.

Sanctuary Cap Cana at Salamander offers complimentary transportation to Princess Tower Casino. Daily, 5pm-4am.


While Sanctuary Cap Cana at Salamander is situated on a beach, the resort recommends taking a three-minute walk to Juanillo Beach, a white-sand, palm-tree-lined stretch of beach with turquoise waters. Sun loungers are available at the beach.


The resort features 5 gorgeous swimming pools, including one saltwater pool. Lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas are available at the pools.



  • Peddle boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Available for an additional charge:

  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Excursions


  • Fitness
  • Dance lessons
  • Beach football
  • Mountain biking
  • Cocktail classes
  • Hiking trails

Available for an additional charge:

  • Tennis
  • Tennis clinics
  • Table tennis
  • Paintball
  • Horseback riding

Punta Espada Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is rated as the finest course in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek magazine. All guests of the Sanctuary enjoy complimentary transportation to and from the nearby course, and forecaddies for each group. Daily, 7am-6pm.


The resort offers complimentary Wi-Fi access in the lobby area.


Sanctuary Spa offers a sublime atmosphere of pure indulgence that combines hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments to create a refreshing, invigorating and peaceful experience. Daily, 7am-8pm.
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures


Sanctuary Cap Cana at Salamander offers romantic wedding venues including the Dominican-style stone wedding chapel at the Fishing Lodge and the Sanctuary's romantic beach. An on-site wedding planner is also available to organize all the details. Please contact the resort directly for more information.


The resort is adults-only.


Sanctuary Cap Cana is located on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast, approximately 15 min from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

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 travel Dec 23, 2016-Jan 2, 2017.
< A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Apr 13-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.

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

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