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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

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"People and service is excellent, Food is good and have good enough choice. Resort rooms are need new decor. Bed are excellent. I will say it is 4 star not a five star. Service is fivee star." – kashmira
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"People and service is excellent, Food is good and have good enough choice. Resort rooms are need new decor. Bed are excellent. I will say it is 4 star not a five star. Service is fivee star." – kashmira
60 out of 69 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
1/3 of the massive bathroom back door to our room View from swim up bar pool Simply paradise One of the views Anniversary @ Sanctuary Cap Cana View from my junior suite one of the pools, overlooking beach
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August 17, 2016
Sanctuary Cap Cana Really is a Sanctuary

So many things are great at Sanctuary Cap Cana. Overall, it is a very good value for a relaxing vacation. Facilities - The photos on their website are realistic and our Junior Suite #3019 was more than enough space for a week’s stay and had a direct view of the ocean and pool. The room was clean and the bed comfortable, though the upholstery was a bit tired. Facilities were not at all crowded. No need to get up early to stake your claim on a beach chair. And we liked that there were no “bracelets” required. Staff - The concierge staff went above and beyond to help retrieve the luggage American Airlines lost. Special thanks to Melanie and Francesca! Food & Drink - This was our first experience at an all-inclusive property, so we have no basis for comparing the food or drink. The food was attractively presented and we would compare it to the quality at a TGI Fridays, Olive Garden or Red Lobster. La Yola Snack Station on the beach offers a whole fried fish that is not advertised, but is definitely worth asking for. I could not detect any crab in the crab bisque at the Steakhouse and the crab cannelloni at Capriccio, but other dishes all seemed as described on the menu. Mixed drinks were all good, but I did not care for the house white wine - stick with champagne. Guests were generally very friendly and it was a diverse crowd in age and geography. We are not late nighters, so only saw one evening’s entertainment - a Brazilian buffet followed by a dance show. It was energetic and well attended. This is not a large Vegas-like property, so there was virtually no noise from loud guests at night and no large groups of drunk college students roaming around. The name Sanctuary really does apply to this resort. Activities - Yoga and water aerobics were included with our Dominican teacher Mr. New York. He is very friendly and goes at a pace that anyone can follow. CJ led our bike tour and is very personable. The exercise was good, but the resort is somewhat remote and there was not a lot to see during the ride. We also took advantage of the paddle boarding at nearby Juanillo Beach. However, there is virtually no instruction given on how to use the boards, so you are on your own. The couples massage we had at the Spa was excellent. The Spa itself was very clean, but the pools at the Spa are not as well maintained as those on the rest of the property.


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From: Memphis, TN
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 8, 2016
Great getaway

we had a great time. Pool was great,beach was small and a lot of seaweed,but they had people working everyday to try to clean it. It as a beautiful view from the pool looking out to the ocean and I can't say enough about how nice the staff was from the guy that check us in to the one who cleaned the room. They where all friendly and made you feel welcome. Very laid back, but yet a lot of fun. Food was ok to good but service was still great


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

August 8, 2016
WORST TRIP EVER!!!!

Kept hearing from friends how much of a wonderful time they always have in the Dom. Republic. My gf and I decided to give it a shot for her birthday present. Entering the country we were surprised that we had to pay $10 each-just to enter. We both were really disgusted with that hidden cost that NO ONE HAD TOLD US ABOUT!!! Once at the hotel we were extremely upset that there was no Air Conditioning in the lobby, coming from NY I was surprised that I found a place on this planet that had more humidity. Free drinks in our hotel room refrigerator? We had to make several phone calls everyday to get this luxury that was included in the price. Whenever speaking to the staff that half spoke some english and the other half pretended to understand english simple tasks as getting your dinner wrapped up ended up with our dinners getting thrown away. Out of 4 places to eat breakfast lunch and diner 2 required the man to wear long pants if not we were not allowed to have diner there. NO WHERE WAS THIS WRITTEN OR DID ANYONE INFORM US OF THIS RIDICULOUS DRESS CODE!!! This has been the only tropical island in which I have had this issue with for dining. We specifically told the staff and our taxi driver that we wanted to gamble at the Hard Rock Casino/Hotel. After a 30 minute ride we were taken to a strip mall that had no gambling what so ever. When we returned to the cab and told our driver that he screwed up, I also informed him numerous times to take us back to Sanctuary. After another 30 minutes we ended up at the Hard Rock Casino after I had told him to just take us back to our hotel at Sanctuary. After another 30 min ride back to Sanctuary the cab driver along with the Sanctuary Staff forced us into paying $80 for the ride of errors. NOT SURE IF THIS WAS JUST A BAD HOTEL PICK OR WHAT BUT I WILL NEVER RETURN BACK TO THAT COUNTRY TO GIVE IT A SECOND CHANCE!!!!! Save your money the beach water was also dirty give ARUBA A SHOT!!!


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Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 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 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Mar 24-Apr 3, 2016.

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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