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Sanctuary Cap Cana (Adults-Only)

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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Escape to a pristine getaway twice the size of Manhattan, where alabaster-white sands, emerald forests, expansive cliff ... More

Customer Rating 77 Reviews
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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4.3 out of 5
"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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Customer Rating
Value
 
4.3
Service
 
4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
4.4
4.3 out of 5
"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
74 out of 89 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
One of the views 1/3 of the massive bathroom View from my junior suite back door to our room Simply paradise View from swim up bar pool Anniversary @ Sanctuary Cap Cana one of the pools, overlooking beach
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June 21, 2017
2nd time returning

So this was our second time returning after 4 years. When my wife and I went for our honey moon the first time and everything was just as great as it was the first time. The first time we went we had gotten a beach front room, and though it was nice we didn't get it this time because the majority of the time we spent out at the pool or on the beach anyways. The rooms were nice and clean, we had gotten a junior suite and they all technically have beach front views since the resort itself is on the beach. One thing we love about this resort was that its in a private section of the island so you feel in the middle of a tropical paradise without any feeling of insecurity. I think they said it has like 180 rooms so its not too big or overly crowded, which we felt other resorts can get. Food was great as always, steak cooked to perfection. The ONLY thing we could complain about was the music they played at the pool and bar at night. It probably won't bother most but we just didn't like how they played mainly top 40. I get that maybe they're trying to make guest feel welcome but the whole point of us going somewhere tropical and exotic was to get a feeling of the island vibe, and we wanted to listen to some bachata, merengue, salsa, some latin music! But all they played was top 40, hip hop, and pop, which was kind of annoying for us, why play what I can listen to at home :/ ...but other than that we loved our trip, the staff is awesome and always going above an beyond to make everyone feel welcome. "Baby Face" lol did a great job always trying to make it fun for everyone and keep the mood happy and carefree. Moises and Anselmo are awesome bartenders, they can make whatever you want or just tell them what your in the mood for and they can make something up. Lastly and probably our favorite staff member was Menor A.K.A. Kevin Hart (thats what his name tag says lol) he was always making jokes and keeping everyone happy, always attentive to everyone and constantly asking if there was anything he could do to make our stay better. We loved it, we hope to go back for our 10yr anniversary. You will not regret staying at Sanctuary Cap Cana!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: Dallas, TX
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 19, 2017
It was Cool, but........

The first thing about the trip that hurt the review was the fact that we could not check in early. We arrived to the resort roughly around 12PM EST, Check in time wasn't till 3PM, which they held their ground on. We were in the same cloths for 26 hours and most of the men were in Jeans in "Highly Humid" climate. We all requested the "Jr Castle Suit" we were told we all got it but, only one couple got the upgrade, Or should I say that 1 out of the 3 rooms were bigger than the other 2. Once we got past the room issue, the place was awesome. Make sure you bring plenty of $1 for tips, because for some reason, the staff wont have small bills, "lol",, If you decide to book excursions, do so when you get there, but be prepared to spend more time traveling to get there than actually being there. For example, we booked the Island tour, we were told that the menu would include lobster & crab legs etc.... in fact we was served some sort of pasta with sauce and other bad Italian food, not what we expected. The drive alone to get there, it took 1:30mins to get to the boat to take us to the island, once we got there it took another 1:45mins to get to the island, and the trip is from 7am-6pm, you do the math. I got off track, but the resort is beautiful, its laid back, not to crowded. If you're looking a low key place this is it.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Bakersfield, CA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 5, 2017
Cancun

This resort was mediocre. The food was fine and the drinks were the same- nothing 'special'. The pools are beautiful, but disturbed daily by loud music and activities. If you're looking for a Cancun like experience, this is for you. We were not looking for that and wanted peace, relaxation, good food and drinks. There is a guy who's job it is to get people to play games (ie: racing to pop a balloon on the beach) - he argued with me when I said no and told me not to be lazy/ stop laying down and play. Then he actually tried to pull me out of my chair.. well, news flash: THATS LITERALLY WHAT I WAS ON VACATION TO DO. To lay around and drink and chill. If you like good food then there are simply not enough choices and interesting/ exciting foods here for you. It is all very basic and not super well done.


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

May 29, 2017

Poor service, bad food and some employees were very rude at the pool bar. Room service fail 2 days. The Japanese restaurant is the worst that I ever tryied in my life.


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From: Orlando
Age: 25-34
Travel: 7+ 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
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Castle Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Beach Front Premium Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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


DINING

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.

Casabella
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.

Wok
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.

Capriccio
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.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Piano Bar
Daily, 4pm-2am.

Freshco
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.

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



BEACH

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.

POOLS

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

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Peddle boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Available for an additional charge:

  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Excursions

Land

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

Available for an additional charge:

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

Golf
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.



INTERNET

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

SPA SERVICES

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


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

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.

CHILD CARE

The resort is adults-only.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
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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