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Melia Tropical is a high end resort well suited to families, with a fantastic kids club and Flintstones Land. The resort fairly large, making it suitable for those who like walking and adventuring around the beaches. With a variety of food options and their attentive and personable customer service, the Melia Caribe Tropical is a great resort option in Punta Cana.
Bought into the MVC Vacation Club in 2003 but only went back in 2016. The standard rooms are a little worn but still nice and right by the beach. Lots of restaurants and bars to choose from. Beautiful open air lobbies between the restaurants and bars (note this is all separate from 'The Level' upgraded section). MVC does have a couple of 'Level' buildings but they are not by the beach. Have to say we opted to upgrade pn the 2nd day because the main pool by the beach (near our original room) was very loud and seemed to be full of locals or staff friends and family. Also , the beach in the Level section was kept a lot cleaner and is adults only. Overall a great resort but if you are a little older the upgrade is worth it.
The Staff is amazing and very friendly. I felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived until it was time for us to go to the airport. The room was clean and it was exactly like the picture online, but my favorite thing of all was the landscape. I will definitely be back again
What can I say...we have been to the Dominican Republic 21 times and for the last 11 we have called Melia Caribe home. It is the most bang for your buck, with the all inclusive deal...and 14 restaurants. Most of the other resorts have way less. There are bars everywhere as well. The rooms are clean and spacious...that is important when you stay for 2 weeks like we do. Usually we don't care if the room is big, but when you stay more than a week it does matter. The location is perfect. I have seen some who complain that they are too far from either the beach, the pool or the restaurants....it's a big resort. But, if you don't like to walk, there are trains and golf carts readily available. We love to walk so it is never an issue. The beach is really nice for walking as well, or for swimming, wading or just standing in the crystal clear blue green water. I don't happen to like to sit in the sun, but if you do there are plenty of beach chairs. The pools are huge, have plenty of pool chairs and a bar as well, another great place to spend time. There are plenty of day trips you can take, and shops at the hotel, along the beach and even a mall right behind if that is what you like. If you are a golfer, don't miss Cocotal, a 27 hole course. It is again, walking distance, but there is a golf bus that picks you up...it runs about every 20 minutes. The course makes sure that you get to play 18 holes on 2 different 9 hole courses every time you play. It is a gorgeous course. As professional photographers we never run out of beautiful scenery to photograph both at the resort and all over the Dominican. The hotel is beautiful in itself, the people are such happy people...we have never had a problem in all the years we have gone to Melia Caribe! Yes, there is sometime a language problem with the staff...it's a Spanish speaking country, WE are the foreigners when we are there. Enjoy the adventure, don't get upset that they don't understand everything you say. They are always willing to help. Go with the flow, go knowing it is not what you are used to in America....this is their country and they are proud of it. They are kind, loving people and want you to enjoy your stay...that is important and something you don't always get at resorts. I look forward to every trip there! I really have to chuckle at some of the things people write on Trip Advisor...one lady complained that the lobby is not air conditioned....there are no walls in the lobby, get a life lady! Enjoy the Dominican experience, it's beautiful, to people are wonderful. and I would recommend it to anyone. Under when did you travel....there is no place to choose for many years, so I just chose a date, but all I can say is.... go...enjoy, and relax...I can't imagine that you won't love it!
We had a very smooth and excellent time at the resort from start to finish. Check in was check and painless. We arrived and were in our rooms within 15-20 min. I got a rewards number (free on melia.com) and this afforded us a quick check in. THE LEVEL: We stayed at the Level (VIP/Adults only) part of the resort and I will say this is the a must. It gives you access to a few extra restaurants at night, an “adults only” section of the beach, adults only pool, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY - the other side of the resort (non-level) was under LOTS OF CONSTRUCTION. This didn’t really effect our stay at all, but if we wouldn’t have paid extra for the Level, it would have big time. Their pool had no water in it and was under construction and there were lots of parts that just weren’t as pretty due to construction. Definitely pay extra for this. It also affords you rooms closer to the beach. The property is huge so this is important. In order to get to the shows at night, restaurants, or any part of the “main” (non-Level) resort, you simply called a golf cart or hop on the train. This was no problem at all. We only did this in the evenings for dinner for the most part. FOOD: We enjoyed having so many options. I believe there are over 12 restaurants. Breakfast has a decent selection but not the best food I’ve ever had. The room service options are very slim and I didn’t think very good at all. For lunch we typically did the buffet on the level side (beautiful view of the beach) and they changed it up enough that I didn’t get too bored. For dinner as level guests you could go to the Cuatro (4 restaurants in the level lobby restaurants) which included a buffet, steak restaurant, Peruvian restaurant, and italian. The steak one was not good at all. We had better steak at every other restaurant on property. I LOVED The Peruvian one - the best meal I had all week. The buffet at night had great options. There are different restaurants open each night at the main part of the resort (not level) including Thai, Italian, Meditteranean, French, Dominican, Mexican, American, The Gabi (lots of different foods - need reservations), another Buffet, and then a Japanese Steakhouse (COSTS MONEY) and the Steak and Lobster restaurant (COSTS MONEY). There is also a wine list at each resort which costs money. I read my reviews in advance to know this so it didn’t really bother me. The Thai was delicious, we enjoyed the French, Dominican had great fried chicken and randomly the best rosemary bread. The Gabi is a really neat atmosphere so make a reservation and try that. We are from Texas so were told not to waste our time on the Mexican. We stayed 7 days and still had plenty of options to try. Overall the food wasn’t anything awesome but I did like trying new things and there was always something we food that we liked. BEACH/POOL:The beach was beautiful. White sand and blue water. Some spots bright blue and others dark blue. It was very calm if any waves at all. We stayed in the Level Beach area as there was construction on the other parts. Get out there early if you want an umbrella at the beach or pool. We would go claim our spots with towels before breakfast. The pool on the level side is HUGE. Had a swim up bar and plenty of space for everyone to swim. We brought floaties with us and left them there when we were finished which I recommend. There was another Level Adults only pool nearby, right by the breakfast/lunch buffet that was always quiet and with nearly no one in it. ROOMS: We had a standard adult suite. It was plenty spacious but nothing crazy nice. We only had a shower as we didn’t opt for the room with a jacuzzi. It was cleaned and had turn down service/new towels daily which I appreciated. I never saw anything dirty or of concern and nothing was broken. The furniture (couch and chairs) was a little out of date but nothing terrible. I liked that you have a pillow menu and can choose what types of pillows you wanted! Nice touch. ENTERTAINMENT: There were several activities happening during the day on the level side by the pool. Jewelry making class, painting class (really fun!), water cycling (cycling bikes in the water), aerobics, sand volleyball, darts, dancing, yoga, etc. I enjoyed participating in these. At night they had some sort of singing and dancing show but we only went to one which was dances from around the world. it was a fun change up but my husband and I like to go to bed early and aren’t big night lifers so I did not check out the club or some of the other night time activities. CUSTOMER SERVICE: We were so impressed with the staff. Very friendly and accommodating. They are so happy to serve. We brought a couple bucks each day to tip at breakfast/lunch and for drinks, although this isn’t required. It was my husband’s birthday and they brought him a sign and balloons to tape to our umbrella at the pool when they found out. They also saw us trying to blow up our pool rafts and took them for us to get them blown up with an air pump. Little things like this really stood out. We had an amazing time and were not ready to leave. Definitely recommend this place to people of all ages!
Very clean, beautiful gardens, great service and excellent food. We stayed at The Level. Beach was great, not crowded this time of the year (we were there at Hurricane Matthew time, so there were lots of cancellations). Evelyn at The Level pool bar is amazing! If you are looking for snorkeling, not much to see at the beach. You need to go out to the reef with a boat tour.All non-motorized sports are inclusive, such as paddle boarding, hobie cat, so there's plenty to do.The resort is huge. If you have a room close to the restaurants, then you are far from the beach. If you are close to the beach, then you have a longer walk to breakfast/dinner. However there are trains and golf carts to carry you around, but they don't always come when you need them.
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
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- Unlimited dining at specialty a la carte restaurants (with reservations)
- 24-hour domestic, select international drinks & snacks
- Daytime tennis
- Sunfish sailing
- Water bicycles
- Fitness centre (incl. sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi)
- Regular tram shuttle throughout the property
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Daily transfers to Palma Real Shopping Village
- 3 Buffet and 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
- Beach and poolside grill
- 12 bars incl. swim-up bar
- 7 pools with a children's section including a wading pool for small kids
- Aquatic activities center
- Meeting facilities
- Video game arcade for teens
- Flintstones land
- Business centre
- High speed wireless internet connections throughout the resort
- 2 spas
- 8 lit tennis courts
Deluxe Junior Suites include:
- Attractively appointed, with two double beds or 1 king bed
- Satellite TV
- Living area, some with sofa-bed
- Mini-bar replenished on request with soft drinks and water
- Marble bathrooms with tub & shower
- Balcony or patio with garden view
- Max. occ. 4, up to 3 adults
Children Stay & Eat Free - 2 years and under stay & eat free; 3-12 & 13-16 pay special All-Inclusive rate. Max. 2 kids.
For the Kids - Supervised children's activities (ages 5-12 years, 10am-5:30pm), Baby Club (4 months to 4 years, 10am-5:30pm), Arcade and non-alcoholic disco nights for teens.
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 (with Flintstones & Warner Bros. Souvenirs).
Honeymoon & Anniversary Bonus - Sparkling wine, fruit basket, romantic turn down service, 10% discount at the Wellness Center. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.
Weddings - Packages are available. Please inquire for 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.
Resort Location Map
Melia TropicalPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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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.
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