Melia Tropical

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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.

Meli� Caribe Tropical sets the standard for family oriented all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana. The beach at Meli� Caribe Tropical is simply spectacular, and is only one of the resort's many impressive features. There are over a dozen restaurants to choose from so you can have a wide variety of international dining experiences during your stay. With a world-class golf course right across the street, an exciting casino and the most thrilling activities in Punta Cana, Meli� Caribe Tropical is the perfect choice for your next family vacation. 

The Level area of the resort offers timeless luxury and comfort. It is ideal for families, couples and groups of friends. The Level guests enjoy exclusive and preferential services such as a VIP lounge offering private check-in, daily continental breakfast, free Internet access, coffee & tea service, premium beverages and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the day; special in-room amenities; exclusive access to the GABI Club, with private pool, restaurant & bar, and nightly entertainment; private beach area; concierge services; priority reservations for restaurants and activities; and more!

The Level Adults Only area offers the luxury and comfort associated with The Level, customized for our adult clientele. The Level Adults Only guests will enjoy all the services of The Level plus additional exclusive benefits such as accommodations located in a privileged area just for adults; Energy for Life activities designed for adults; Experiences Menu (in-room dining, dinners at the beach, romantic breakfast, special workshops) ($); Access to Quatre, The Level Adults Only Restaurant including a lounge area with beverage service and exclusive pool for adults; Jacuzzi preparation (prior reservation required).
Location: On Bavaro Beach, 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport and 1-1/2 hours from La Romana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • MarceloC1161 : Woodbridge, Virginia

Best resort to go to. Very nice and humble people. The resort has everything you need to really relax. From unlimited drinks to all you can eat buffets to also a night club and casino. This was our first time coming to Dominican Republic and this resort has to be hands down one of the best there is. The beach is amazing, customer service was great everything was easily accessible. We plan to come again soon!

  • Ninetto22 : Milan, Italy

Bladimir is the Best in Gabi restaurant!All Service is great and efficient.With THE LEVEL is the a wonderfull experience. Room service is very good. The level pool bar is managed by very good barman!!!

  • Christie A : Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
We love this hotel

I've been coming to Punta Cana since I was very young, and we get such great service at this hotel that we've come back so many times I can't even count how many times I've been here in total anymore!We stayed in the Royal Service part, which is the upgraded suites and pool. The room was very clean, well maintained and very large for just two people. The downside was the wifi in the room, it didn't work at all in the room, was spotty on the balcony but worked fully at the pool. This made it hard to check in at home because you had to either make a special trip down to the pool with your phone/ipad to check in, instead of just taking 5 minutes back in the room while you're drinking coffee or getting ready for dinner.We visited the Gabi many times for our dinners and would meet up with our family at the bar. The barstools at the Gabi are horrible though! They are so uncomfortable most of the time we ended up standing or moving to our seats- perhaps that's why they make them so uncomfortable so you don't stay at the bar too long haha! The waiters at the Gabi remembered us from last year and are always so friendly and helpful. The buffet at the Gabi was very repetitive this year, I found they had the same food over and over on the grill, when I remember in previous years it was different every day. I found that by the end of the vacation I was tired of the food and just wanted to have a home cooked meal.The walk to the beach is long if you choose to walk, however they have a tram and golf carts that go back and forth. The golf carts seemed to just drive by us without stopping, and the tram wasn't very consistent, but luckily the grounds are nice enough that the walk is fine. The beach bar and buffet is nice to go to, but I found the bartenders there to be less friendly than at other bars.The pool is always so nice, however it seemed as though this year the number of children had increased. We were at the Royal Service pool throughout the week (we like this one better as the chairs are nicer and there are cabanas to lay in) therefore we stuck by it. However, there were so many children running around the pool (a no no for any pool goer) and the kids were constantly screaming and crying. I know it's not the hotels fault, but perhaps at check in the hotel staff should encourage parents to bring their kids to the kids pool on the Tropical side and let them know at check in of the kids club. The person running the activities was no help, he was the one that usually riled the kids up, having them throw water balloons, chase each other around the pool and other activities that were very loud- it was great it wanted to keep them occupied, but maybe something quieter should be put i the agenda. At one point a boy ended up cutting his foot on the concrete because there were so many of them running around the pool. It was very disrupting. When we mentioned to the staff that the kids were being very loud and were running around (knocking into people, getting into other people's space), we were told that the Royal Service pool is open to everyone and that the LEVEL is adults only if we wanted to head there. It wasn't a deal break by any means, but if you are a couple on your honeymoon or an older couple needing some peace and quiet, you may want to reconsider the VIP pool and spend your time and money at LEVEL instead. The music was another sore spot during the trip. Usually they play various artists/genres, but it seems as though they only had Michael Jackson acoustic cover elevator music to play. I cant tell you the amount of times I heard Billy Jean during that week. This is something that needs to be improved ASAP.For the restaurants, Gabi and LEVEL were great to visit and there was never a wait. However once you head into the main part of the hotel you get in with the masses and end up having to put your name on a list and wait 20, 40 or 60 mins to get a table. A few years back they had a number you could call to make reservations, and I think this worked so much better. There was never a long wait, people showed up in time for their reservation and it worked great. We missed out on 2 restaurants this year because they were closed for a few days during our visit and then were way too busy that we couldn't handle the wait. They need to keep all the restaurants open or bring back the reservation hotline to improve the dining experience.The hotel was nicely decorated for Christmas which was so cool to see- Lots of Christmas trees, decorated palm trees and even a light up snowman! The hotel is showing it's wear, in the American Grill there were several holes in the ceiling, same with the Casino. It looks like they were doing some work to the units closest to the VIP lobby, but I think a few updates to the remainder of the hotel would make it look much better.We had a similar experience as a previous traveller where we requested a golf cart to take us to the mall and instead we were dropped at the lobby to take the shuttle to the mall. This was great as it was raining and we didn't want to get soaked walking there. However the shuttle never came back to pick us up. The security guard at the mall said he called one, but after waiting 20 mins we just walked back- luckily it had stopped raining. The people of this resort are always what makes it so great. Jose in the casino bar remembered us each night and even had our drinks memorized, that we would sit down and a drink would be in front of us. The manager at the midnight buffet is always so nice to us and remembers us every year. It feels like a home away from home when the people from previous years say hello to you and remember you. Despite some the flaws, this is by far the best resort in Punta Cana. I'm already planning my return trip!

  • Racquel J :
My Punta Cana Vacation

Beautiful property with excellent service! The beach was amazing! American Grill and Mexican restaurant had great food! Barbarita provided great customer service! I will definitely be returning to this resort in the future.

  • iimatthewgraham : Palm Beach, Florida
Love it here

Been here about four times and I love this resort the Resturant and the activities horse back riding. Would recommend this resort over and over Love love his resort would def stay here again with my son

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
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Water bicycles
  • Fitness centre (incl. sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi)
  • Aerobics
  • 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
  • Casino
  • 7 pools with a children's section including a wading pool for small kids
  • Aquatic activities center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Shops
  • 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
  • A/C
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • Living area, some with sofa-bed
  • Mini-bar replenished on request with soft drinks and water
  • Pay-safe
  • 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.

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    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.