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Melia Caribe

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One of the best family hotels in Punta Cana. Melia Caribe is a large resort, with a beautiful beach. The resort has very attentive and personable staff that will cater to your needs. They are also notable for their kids club. Those who are impartial to walking would enjoy staying in this resort, as its relatively large size also means distances between one area of the hotel to the other.

The spectacular Melia Caribe Tropical offers spacious, classy and beautifully decorated rooms in a lush garden setting. Pamper yourself in one of the complete European spas and enjoy gourmet cuisine, spectacular beaches and a wide array of outdoor activities. Kids can enjoy the Flintstones theme activities nearby while parents relax in peace and tranquility. Guest accommodations now include the Royal Service Suites, offering luxury service with a personalized touch. So whether you go golfing, honeymooning or vacationing with the family, allow the Melia's trusted name to spoil you with excellent services and facilities that will make you never want to leave!

Location: On Bavaro Beach, 25 min from the Punta Cana airport, 90 min from La Romana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • youngpup39 : Pratt, Kansas
Poor Customer Service

The property is beautiful but the customer service was the worse. The staff was rude and even though we paid for services like room service in our package, the staff was rude and tried to not provide.

  • Assches S :
Pretty in the pictures

The beach and pool here are truly as beautiful as they look in pictures, but once you start getting further into the resort, that fades away a bit. The resort grounds and flora are stunning, but the rooms are dated, dirty and in need of maintenance. I would expect a resort that claims to be 5 stars to have: beach side waiters, waiters that pour your water within moments of your arrival (not having to flag them down once youre almost done your first plate- every day), prompt check-in (had to wait until 6:30), a room with everything in order (toilet was busted from the moment we entered the room), and staff that is sweet, doting and courteous (simply put, 95% of them seemed miserable all of the time). Oh ya, we found a dirty rag in the room when we checked in. That was nice.I didn't expect to be blown away by the food, and I wasn't, but it was decent. The Thai and Mediterranean restaurants were great. Michael Anderson at Capri, Washington Martineau at Pagoda, and Miguel at El Guarapo were great servers who were pleasant and made sure we had good dining experiences. One thing we found is that the staff would often say Hola and Buenos dias to one another, and wouldn't speak to us unless spoken to first. We both work or have worked in the hotel industry in true 5 star hotels and know this is not common place. My fiance has been to Mexican 5 star resorts about a dozen times (example: Moon Palace). The service is impeccable compared to our experience in DR, and unless we are desperate for a certain kind of beach in the future, neither of us will go back. And, we'll make sure it's a true 5 star. Melia Caribe Tropical says on their website that they are 5 star, but staff told us that is more of a 'concept'. How can 5 stars be a concept? It is a universal standard – and not one that they come close to touching (frank but true). Paradissus (down the beach, and also owned by Melia) is also a 5 star, but is clearly a notch above. So, we found it very deceiving once we got there to see there is a clear difference between the hotels, yet they are supposed to be of the same calibre.

  • jnorming : wisconsin
5th Time Back

Back for our 5th time and loved it again. Alex Rijo is the best butler and Santo Perez is the best guy in the beach. We have never been let down by Melia Caribe Tropical. Thank you for another great vacation!

  • spunkydee :

My 2nd time staying in resort we had a wonderful week people that worked there could not do enough for you going back shortly with other couples food was really great good times met wonderful people highly recommended

  • Betsey L : Canandaigua
A beautiful spot

My husband and I spent a week at this resort from February 2-11, 2017. We are Club Melia members and the trip to this resort was a "perk" for adding to our membership when we were in Puerto Vallarta last year. Our check in was great, but again, we are members so were checked in at the members desk. I read all sorts of reviews on this property before getting there, so I had it in mind to ask for a room near the beach. It seems members rooms are in a different section, so I decided I would go with that and hope for the best. We had a first floor suite that was quite nice. The suite was large and comfortable. We had our own private outside deck with a great view (not of the water, but the grounds on this resort are gorgeous) and we could not see any other people from that spot. It made our room seem very private. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was very nice. The shower is huge and has multiple shower heads. The Jacuzzi bath was wonderful. The resort is indeed huge and my husband and I explored the first few days. It was a lot of walking, but I welcome that as I like to move around when I am at a resort. Plus the grounds are so beautiful, it is a pleasure to walk around...beautiful plants and flowers and lots of birds, turtles and fish. The beach was a 5-8 minute walk, but when it is fabulous weather and the walk is pretty, it was not a big deal to us at all. We spent 2 full days on the beach. The only complaint I have is that there were smokers around and I do not smoke. Then we spent two and one half days by the pool closest to our room. It was a gorgeous pool and there were plenty of chairs and cabanas. We scored a cabana each day! There are activities at the pool that even if you do not participate are entertaining. The staff are right there to get you whatever drink you please. It does feel decadent to order a Mojito at 10:00AM, but oh so fun! We decided to pay for the all inclusive package for both of us. Neither of us are big eaters or drinkers, but just being able to order what you want when you want it is so relaxing. Anyway, I would give the food at this resort a "B." it was not terrible, but it also was not amazing. We ate breakfast and most lunches at the Gabi restaurant as it was quite close to our room. Staff was attentive and friendly. We ate at the Domincan restaurant, the Italian restaurant, the Tai restaurant and the American restaurant while there. We liked the Dominican one the best followed by Gabi. This resort's idea as to what is American food was very entertaining, the biggest hamburger I have ever seen!.. but not necessarily that great. Anyway we did not have a bad meal, but did have some meals that were pretty uninteresting. I am a foodie, so I am kinda critical. I had read other's reviews about this resort, so I did not have unrealistic expectations about the food. It is OK, sometimes good and sometimes not so good. Just my opinion but the desserts were the "not so good" part, however, I rarely eat dessert so no great loss to me. Also they had very weird bagels there, but again, no big deal. The best part about this trip was the attentiveness by the staff. As members there were two gentlemen, Eddie and Rey, who were at our disposal for rides to meals (so we did not have to walk if we did not want to) or helping us with choosing an excursion, or helping us with anything else we might need. They were right there before we even had to call them. They were very, very pleasant and made us feel quite special. In fact on Wednesday we went on an excursion. They arranged for us to get back to our room to find a bubble bath in our Jacuzzi with beautiful flowers floating on top. I do not know how they did it, but the water was hot when we walked in. We both jumped in the tub. What a luxury! We would go back to this resort for sure! Overall this was a great trip. If improvements could have been made, I would have liked the night time entertainment to be a bit better than music out of a machine for someone to sing to (but the singers were good), and I think a few tweaks to the food service could improve things quite a bit. Otherwise the place was clean, GORGEOUS, great pools, great beach, very kind and friendly help and we had a wonderful time.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic & select International drinks, including wine & sparkling wine
  • Free shuttle on the complex
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Pedal boats
  • Aquafitness
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Ping-pong
  • Board games
  • Fitness centre including sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 1,188 elegantly appointed suites in 2-storey bungalows
  • 3 buffet restaurants 
  • 10 a la carte restaurants including: Italian, Gourmet, Asian fusion, Japanese/Teppanyaki, French, Dominican, Mexican and American grill, dress code & reservations required
  • Bars including: 2 Beach bars, 2 Lobby bars, 2 Pool bars, and Casino jazz club
  • Casino
  • Fun Pub & Disco
  • Amphitheatre
  • 7 swimming pools (some with children's section)
  • 8 (lit) tennis courts
  • Arcade for teens
  • Health club w/sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
  • 2 full service European Spas
  • Beauty salon
  • Souvenir shop
  • Jewellery shop
  • Car rental
  • Internet high speed wireless connections (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical services upon request (fee)

Deluxe Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area (some with sofa bed)
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar (replenished on request) w/soft drinks and water
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full marble bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids & 1 infant

Royal Service Deluxe Suites include:

  • Same as above with Jacuzzi
  • Plasma TV
  • CD player
  • Separate living room

Royal Service Master Suites include:

  • Same as above with fully equipped kitchenette and dining area

Kids Deals - Under 4 stay, play, & eat free when sharing with 2 adults. Children 5-12 pay a special all-inclusive rate. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Baby Club for ages under 5. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy the Mini-Club, children's pool, playground, and video games. "Teenager's Club" for 12-17.

The Flintstones Land - Satisfy dinosaur-sized hunger in the restaurants "Betty's Kitchen" and "Bronto Burger". Children will enjoy special services such as: mini check-in, stone lake (rock wall), Baby Rock Club, Bamm Bamm Club, Dino Mania sweets shop & Yabba Dabba Doo Bazaar.

Free Golf! - Receive 3 free rounds per person per week. Extra rounds available with 50% discount.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade, late checkout, fruit basket, and a bottle of rum in room. Subject to availability. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required at check-in.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for further details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Melia Caribe
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Melia Caribe Tropical
Playa de Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.