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.

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  • mrsmueses : Totowa, New Jersey
Would never go back!

This may be a long review but I want to make sure I capture everything. 30 members of my family stayed at the hotel for my niece's 16th birthday. Check in went well, although it took a really long time to get us all settled. My husband, and two daughters (12 years & 16 month old) stayed in the room with me. 1 large king size bed and 2 twin. The rooms are older and not well maintained. They look like they need to be remodeled. They did clean the room every day. However, some days they just made the bed and did not touch the rest of the room. Glasses were left dirty. Hotel is large overall and needed to catch a train or golf cart ride to get around and they were not readily available. At times, there were a few workers in the golf carts that would not even stop to give you a ride. Beach was dirty.... a lot of sea weed and not well maintained. No pool side or beach service. Loved the bartenders at the pool David (el flaco), Juan, and everyone else were wonderful. The hotel boast that they have 10 restaurants, but they only open 2 to 3 per night. On average the wait is long for a table, so for large groups like ours we would have to go to the buffet almost every night and they serve the same food. (Not the best) The only restaurants they open every day are the one they charge you for. The Hibachi and some outside restaurants that serves lobster and steak ($40+) per person. Total rip off. The kids pool was always filled with sand and only cleaned once while we were there and we were there for a week. I did not let my little one go in there. The spa was pleasant and the service was good. The people that worked at the hotel are all very attentive and made the trip tolerable. Took family pictures at the beach with my husband and girls. Baltron (I think that was his name) was absolutely amazing. He took his time with my baby and took amazing shots of us at the beach. Overall had an ok time, but I would not recommend this hotel to anyone and I would never go back! Go to the Majestic

  • luluMaine : maine
It was nice

Thanks to a very special lady Matilde Salazar Martinez for making our vacation great. Check in was good no problems. We were there with a friend and asked for rooms close. He was put in a ground floor Pool and ocean view right by buffett. We were put in a 2nd story room way in a back corner of building 3. We found this great lady who switched us to ground floor room ocean and pool view a few doors from our friend! The room was OK. Nothing fancy but fine. The food, staff, pools, and beach were good. I went there with little confidence after reading reviews but had a great time. Thank you TP!

  • pg02 : Brampton, Canada
Family Reunion and Vacation

I will list the pros and cons of this resort honestly. First a big thank you to Coral Jimenez who turned our vacation into something I forgettable! Pros: Rooms are big and beds are super comfortableLarge bath towels and beach towelsAlways find a lounger at the beach and pool areasFood is excellent in the a la cart restaurantsService is always with a smileNightly entertainment is greatHotel lobby gift store has great prices compared to sellers on the beach. Cons:Do not stay in room 0605 - door is off the hinges and you have to slam it to close it by the time they offered to switch our room we were leaving the next day....Hotel states they have 13 restaurants - 2 are paid restaurants not included in the all inclusive- other restaurants are located in the Level area which is an upgraded area. There are only 3 a la carts open per night and it's first come first served no reservations and your entire party has to be there to be seated. They try to sell you an upgraded bottle of wine everynight. Hotel doesn't actual have 9 pools it's one big pool and each section is considered a pool. Resort is huge - if your room is closer to the pool or beach area you have to take a train to get to the main lobby and restaurants. No waiters by pool or beach area you have to go to the bar yourself to get a drink. This one really bothered me - absolutely no beach bar or beach restaurant - the only thing that is close and you have to wear a coverup is the pool/beach area buffet which is quite a walk from the loungers. This resort is one of the last resorts on the Bavaro Beach strip because it's on the tale end there is a lot of seaweed on shore and in the water. Can't say anything about the Kids Zone never had to use it - kids were having fun at the pool and beach. It's a more quite resort which is great for kids and families - no loud noise or commotion - no one comes around asking you to do activities. Your pretty much left alone to enjoy your vacation - they have activities posted on a board but who checks that.If your traveling with Air Transat be prepared to not see or hear from your rep your whole stay. Also Air Transat offers certain things included and the hotel has no idea about these inclusions- so be prepared for that. Bring small dollar bills as it's very hard to get change for tips We had a few issues and thanks to Coral Jimenez she tried her best to make things right for us, because of the great service she gave our group of 20 I would be willing to go back and give the Melia Caribe Tropical a second chance. Thanks for a great family vacation Melia Caribe Tropical and Coral Jimenez.

  • john p :
Family wedding

I was in punta Cana for a family wedding .i had lots of fun here with the family and also the foods was great and Barbarita staff form front desk as well . The beach is nice love the sports bar and clubs

  • Julie Anna K :
Staff at Gabi pool/Level family pool

It rained continuously for 4 days last week during our trip but our children had the best time. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone was entertained. Roycer was the best. He spent hours each day playing sports in the pool with the kids, creating games around pool deck. I don't know how we would have survived our rainy week without Roycer's help. He's a jewel. This has been our 9th stay at Melia and we continue to go back because of the amazing staff. Some my children have known since they were babies and they are now 7&9. Hats off to Eddy Samba, Evelyn Cuentas, Dulce, Jerkin, Ramone, Augustine, Hector, Wander, Roosevelt we love you all and thank you for taking such great care of us every time we come.

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
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  • 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.