What We Love

  • Reveling in the glamour and splendor of the red carpet welcome rolled out for every guest. 
  • Taking much-needed "me time" at the onsite spa and enjoy as variety of pampering, indulgent treatments.
  • Living like royalty with 24-hour room service throughout the duration of your stay. 

Things to Know

  • The resort is only 20 minutes from the airport.
  • The Sun Club, a family-centric program that features exclusive access to upgraded rooms and amenities. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers. 

Envision this: you've just landed on the glistening sandy shores of Playa Dorada Beach with the fam in tow. The Atlantic Ocean is your backyard for a week, one where you can perch on a lounge chair and melt into sheer sunshine bliss, while you kids are happily making a sand castle. Do you continue your crazy awesome chill, or rally and take your brood to the 27 Damajagua Cascades - 27 natural river pools and waterfalls?

At this resort, you and your family are treated like royalty. These brilliantly designed beach homes homes offer an unbelievable amount of unique family activities. You and your loved ones can take full advantage of this all-inclusive Dominance Republic resort's Unlimited-Fun® program. Yes, the chances to laugh and smile are endless.

We guarantee that you will enjoy the following unbelievable amenities:

  • Dwelling in comfy, spacious suites
  • Giving kids a resort passport that kicks off a scavenger hunt guaranteed to keep them entertained
  • Releasing your kiddos to the Explorer's Club (3-12) so they can burn off some energy with castle competitions, arts & crafts, and more
  • Sending your 13-17 year-olds to the Core Zone
  • Cutting loose with dozens of land and water activities.

Get MORE perks from your getaway to Sunscape Puerto Plata. Now through 2020, guests will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Welcome letter
  • Complimentary in-room snacks
  • 25% spa discount
  • An in-room breakfast

Guests staying in upgraded room categories* will receive the above perks, plus two luxury inclusions:

  • A beach bag gift
  • 50% off a romantic dinner

Please note, not all reservations qualify for the above VIP inclusions & added values. Read all conditions here to see if you're eligible.

*Eligible upgraded room categories include Sun Club Jr Suite, Sun Club 1 Bedroom Suite and Sun Club 2 Bedroom Suite.

We are proud to support the Punta Cana Promise as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that True Beach Lovers are safe while traveling to one of the top beach destinations in the Dominican Republic. The Punta Cana Promise reaffirms our commitment to a set of security standards in one of the safest spots in the Caribbean.


Beach - Puerto Plata
Gregorio Luperón International Airport : 10 miles

Property Information

Total rooms: 452


Resort Details


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy -Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 4203 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Alright but not what we booked

    We originally booked the upgraded sun club area, however our room was nowhere near the sun club area. We also upgraded to the suite, but the room we got was nothing like advertised. The pool had chipping paint and needed repairs. Food and drinks were alright. Great staff. Great spa!!

    Jul 10, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First thing you should know about this resort is that it is run by RCI.

    First thing you should know about this resort is that it is run by RCI. We traveled here in March 2020, yes, just before we knew what was about to happen. We had a non-refundable vacation through Costco Travel. So we went. We we in a 2 bedroom suite and had spend a good portion of our income on our vacation. It became apparent that the pandemic had hit the Dominican and people who could get out started leaving and new guest did not arrive so the resort started to empty out.RCI quickly stepped in to minimize their loses. They argue that their actions was for the safety of staff and guests. I seriously question whether the services that were not offered was in fact, for the safety of the guest or staff. I do however, believe that services were not rendered to minimize the financial impact on RCI. The imposition of half measures and continuation of partial service made it clear that it was not for safety, but instead for cost savings. Considering how other in the vacation industry handled similar situations I will never vacation on an RCI property again. The staff have a heart, RCI do not just big hands to grab your cash. If you are lucky enough to have the resources to travel beware of RCI, your life and the life of your family may depend on it.

    Jun 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One of my best vacation!!

    One of my best vacation!! Kids loved it. Even after one year, they still remember and talk about the fun they had there. Food was also great with lot of options. Overall excellent value for money!!!!!

    May 27, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2/29 - 3/7/2020 Visit

    Lovely well maintained older resort! Lots of positives and only a few complaints. I will start with the positives. Overwhelmingly our favorite part of the resort was not a thing but a person! Melissa Ventura, an Apple Concierge, is a whole lot of sunshine, energy, helpfulness and professionalism packed into a tiny little woman. She greeted us at registration and checked in with us numerous times throughout the week. If we had any concerns she immediately took care of them. Make sure you look her up, she is delightful. Registration was quick and easy (we did not do SunClub). Our garden view room was in building 11 (1107) on the ground floor with a shaded view of the large pool. We were very pleasantly surprised! The room was very clean and comfortable. A bottle of rum was waiting on the table! We had no complaints with our accomadations. The pool was very nice and there are a decent number of chairs but they could certainly use additional umbrellas. The beach is gorgeous with plenty of shade if you want it. The water is clear in front of the resort but not crystal clear. If you go left of the beach there is a nice little place to snorkle and the water gets much clearer. There is a bar/restaurant at the beach but they typically only had one bartender working so the line could get long. Make sure you have a BIG mug! Drinks were nothing special and were made as simply as possible. Our friends who were in SunClub definitly were able to get better drinks in the SunClub bar but IMHO better drinks were not worth the cost of the upgrade. The food was good. Actually, in comparison to a lot of all inclusives we have been to, the food was better than most. The main buffet is a little small and tends to get congested especially at breakfast. Our biggest complaint was how difficult it was to get a cup of tea or a coffee refill. It appeared that only one person was assigned to that job in each section and no one would help them. We enjoyed the asian, steak and beachfront specialty restaurants. The entertainment crew was definitely the weakest link at this resort. We have been to a lot of all inclusives all over the Caribbean and Mexico, yet I have never seen such an unanimated and unengaging group as at Sunscape. We involved ourselves in games at the beach and at the theatre that were hosted by employees just doing their jobs. No extra smiles, jokes or interacton. As soon as the activity was done, they bolted. One day the entire team performed a dance pool side. Only one performer smiled while dancing. When the music ended they huddled together laughing and left. It poured three days that we were there. No extra activities (bingo, dance lessons, contests) were added to the schedule. In fact, most of the entertainment crew was no where to be seen. They moved a couple of the beach games up to the theatre but nothing more. Everyone was just sitting around! The kids nightly entertainment was exactly the same sing a long everynight. No variation. I kept thinking all week that they need to send some of the entertainment crew to another resort to see how much fun it could be. I will give credit to the young man doing water aerobics at the pool, he genuinely seemed to enjoy that! One last concern, the towel guy! He would not let you replace a towel during the day. He would only give you a towel card to get a new towel the next day. I understand he was trying to help control the using of towels to save chairs and limit the abuse of the laundry folk but he was extreme. I watched him deny a little boy whose towel had blown into the pool and a woman whose towel had been pooped on by a bird. As far as excursions, we spent a day at Ocean World and had a blast! Swam with the dolphins, played with a sea lion and did the shak encounter. The Apple rep in the lobby offered the best package! We snorkled off the beach and rode one of the inflatables pulled by a boat in front of the resort. We wanted to parasail but everyday was too windy. You can get better pricing on the beach activities by dickering. Don't accept their first price quote. Overall, Sunscape is a very pleasant small resort that is a good value for the money. I will most likely return as there is a lot more of the area I wish to explore. I traveled with my husband and 13 year old daughter along with another couple.

    May 11, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Winter Break

    My 16 yo daughter and I stayed for a week Feb 2020. The service was fantastic. Monica, our housekeeper was so helpful, as was the beach Consierge. Absolutely upgrade to VIP. Keep your phone on Wi-Fi setting and use the Sun Club. The water at the beachfront is full of sea grass, but walk to the left for about 10 minutes and the water is clear and beautiful. Avoid the spa. It is all negotiable and the prices are better on the beach. The beach Consierge will get you a good price.

    Apr 15, 2020