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Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

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The Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is an ideal getaway for couples wishing to relax. The resort is situated amongst some of the most beautiful beaches of Punta Cana. With top-notch service and a great array of options with regards to food, there is no shortage of luxury at the Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

Located on one of the Caribbean's finest white sandy beaches, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is an understated elegant haven for vacationing couples. As an adults-only property it offers a relaxed combination of contemporary suite accommodations, attentive service, inspired cuisine and modern amenities. Guests will experience dedicated pool & beach butler service, serene pool area with 'chill-out' music, a fine selection of International bar drinks, plus nearby championship golf courses.

Location: Beachfront, 20 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport

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  • Daniel M : Baltimore, Maryland
A true gem

I have stayed at many five star resorts, including multiple Ritz Carleton's in the Caribbean, and I can say that, without a doubt, the service at the Secrets Royal Beach is the absolute best that I have ever experienced. The service here is well beyond what would be expected of a five star resort--within no time, many of the staff knew us by name and greeted us every time they saw us, even if it was as they were leaving for the night. I owe so many shoutouts to different members of the team here: to Elizabeth at the beach for knowing what drinks we liked and how we liked them and making sure our cups were always full. To Juan at the barefoot grill for making us a special order of nachos out of the pure goodness of his heart. To Junior at the beachside grill for his incredible service and friendship. To Nelson at the beachside grill as well for his genuine interest in getting to know us and for saying hi to us even when he was on his way out for the night. Both Junior and Nelson invited us to go to Coco Bongo (a local club) with them so that we could get a taste of a true Dominican experience--they both went above and beyond what I ever would have expected. To Constant, our incredible butler who went out of his way when we first got there to acquaint us with the hotel and delivered champagne to our room on our last night. He also never let us carry our bags. To Stephania at the bar in the preferred club lounge for welcoming us with open arms, joking with us, making us the best drinks in the resort, and also showing a genuine interest in getting to know us and allowing us to get to know her. And finally, to Josefina in the preferred club lounge for always greeting us with a huge smile, making us feel welcome and at home. She went far far out of her way when I asked her where I could find some tres leches cake. After finding out that the restaurant that normally has it didn't have it, she magically made a whole tree leches cake appear in our room the next day. I can't say that I know where it came from, but I can say that this was a true show of the absolutely amazing service that we had at this resort. Again, the people here really go above and beyond to make the guests feel welcome and comfortable. Now, on to a few other things. The accommodations: we stayed in the preferred club and had an excellent room (I highly recommend the preferred club; it can feel like an entirely different resort since it has its own pool and beach area that are far less crowded). The balcony had a jacuzzi, the bathroom had a huge shower (and was also huge as a whole), and the room was quite large as well. The bed was also noticeably comfortable--it felt like it was memory foam. While the room may not have been that of a Ritz Carlton, I sure didn't pay to come sit in a room all day, and the room was still quite nice. Additionally, it was always clean--there was not a spot of dirt to be found. Housekeeping was excellent as was turndown service. Although we didn't spend much time at the pool, and I can really only speak to the preferred club pool, it is a beautiful pool. It has hammocks that hang over it that are under an awning for shade. The chairs have pads on them, and there are plenty of umbrellas for everyone. We spent most of our time on the beach, and it was incredible. Again, I can really only speak to the preferred club side, but I can say that we never had an issue finding chairs. Although we weren't always able to get chairs under a palapa when we first arrived at the beach around 12 or 1, it didn't take long for one to free up. There are waiters going around on the beach to ensure your cups are full, although if you want food, you do have to go get it yourself. The beach is excellent. The only drawback is that there is quite a bit of seaweed on the beach. Although there are people that rake it up, there's only so much that one can do. Definitely not a major issue, however. Additionally, we had an excellent experience with the water sports--we spent quite a bit of time sailing and stand-up-paddle boarding, both of which were great ways to experience paradise. I've been told that all-inclusivas can be notorious for weak pours when it comes to drinks, but that couldn't be further from the case here. In fact, we found ourselves having to ask the bar tenders to go a bit lighter on the alcohol because the drinks were so strong. We got most of our drinks at the preferred club pool, so again, I can only speak to that, but they do have brand name liquor (jack Daniels, Bacardi, grey goose, stoli, etc.) and if you ask for a specific type of alcohol in your drink, they'll gladly give it to you. The house wines, unfortunately, were not really drinkable. Although you do have the option of paying for a bottle from a reasonably extensive menu of wines, we decided it wasn't worth it. Although the food here gets mixed reviews, overall we found it to be good. As many people have said, seaside grill (which is open to preferred club members only for breakfast and lunch and everyone for dinner) is excellent. We went to breakfast here everyday. Any juice you order will take a bit longer to come because it is freshly squeezed! Pineapple, watermelon, orange, passionfruit (my personal favorite), and I'm definitely missing a few. Because of the fact that the juices are freshly squeezed, passion fruit juice was a bit harder to come by. Since we tended to sneak in right before breakfast ended, they usually didn't have anymore by the time we got there. But, on our last day Junior and Nelson made some magic happen and somehow got us two glasses of freshly squeezed passion fruit juice! They also have a variety of green juice-esque beverages. The menu, although not terribly huge, has a variety of options for everyone's taste and we didn't have a single bad thing here. With breakfast comes a basket of delicious pastries as well. Lunch here is also excellent, although we only had lunch here once as we tended to have a late breakfast and a lighter snack in the mid afternoon from the barefoot grill which offers burgers and chicken from the BBQ as well as fries and nachos and cheese. All good!By the end of our 5 days here, the staff was genuinely sad to see us go, and multiple of them even added us on Facebook. I would not hesitate to return to this incredible resort, and I look forward to doing so in the near future! It certainly was a slap in the face when we stepped outside the gates of the resort and were reminded that the world that we came to love in those 5 days is very hard to come by; some might even say it's a Secret :)

  • Bill W :
Esthela was the bomb!

Esthela was an excellent server! She was very attentive and friendly. Also, we purchased a romantic dinner on the beach and would highly recommended it! The only complaint would be the room credits were not able to be used easily. We did not use the spa so they went to waste.

  • Carol M :
Family vacation

I really enjoyed our vacation at this resort! The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the beach was beautiful. Esthela was a great help and extremely friendly. She helped us brush up on our Espanol and taught us much more! She made our time on the beach so enjoyable. We're hoping to come back again. The rooms were nice and kept very clean.

  • Laura W :
Would highly recommend

We had an excellent vacation at Secrets! The facility was well-kept and beautiful. We spent most of our time lounging on the beach, which was wonderful. Esthela was fantastic! She was very friendly, funny, and had our drinks to us quickly and frequently! Himitsu and Portofino were our favorite restaurants. Samuel's hospitality and service was also a notable pleasure during various dinner and breakfast meals. We found the preferred club to be worthwhile for premium liquors, attention to detail, and quality service.

  • Maura M :
Spring Break Vacation

Secrets Resort in Punta Cana is a great place. The activities schedule is pack with plenty of things to do, if that is what you like. Every afternoon there is something fun going on in the pool. The resorts (Now Resorts is next door) are very clean and well kept. The food from the buffet to the restaurants was good, nothing to really complain about.A few things to know about when you plan to visit Secrets:1. I am going to start with my two biggest pet peeves about this place, the first is the selling!!! OMG they try to sell you everything, it is so so annoying. Not just when they do it to you but also when you watch others go through it. They also do not like the answer no. Watch out! They don't get that no one wants to spend time talking to them when they could be at the beach or pool, the whole reason we are there.2. My other pet peeve was, You need to get to the pool by 7:30 am or earlier if you want seats by the pool or lazy man river areas. They do allow folks to leave there stuff on chairs all day. This was and is a HUGE negative for me. This is the first time I experienced having to get up early to get pool chairs. They do not remove anyone's stuff EVER! 3. No reservations are needed for most of the restaurants. Reservations are needed for the hibatic place.4. The Seaside Grill restaurant is a must try. Plus it is nice having dinner in the beach.5. The Carnival Buffet had more of a selection but there are children since it is on the Now side.6. Get a map of the resort for each person you are traveling with. Takes a few days to get your bearings.7. Be ready to walk! Lots of walking to get around.8. Read the newsletter you get every night/morning in your room. Great information about the days activities and times of the restaurants and buffets.9. Security folks are great. I watched them handle an incident at the pool with dignity and grace. 10. If excursion are your thing, I suggest the Happy Hour Cruise. It was a 20 minute ride from the hotel to the marina. We sailed on a catamaran for about 20 minutes, then snorkeled for about 30 to 40 minutes. Then the drinking started and we headed to a sandbar where we hung out in the water for about 40 minutes before heading back. Great trip!!! 11. If working out is your thing, the exercise area is small! Talking 2 or 3 bicycles, couple steppers and a couple treadmills.As for my typical day at Secrets, well I was up and out of my room by 7:30 am every morning to grab/reserve two pool chairs. Then I would head over to the Now side for some coffee at the Coco Cafe, it is like a Starbucks. Oscar and Jacinto greeted me every morning with a smile and a hello. They even joked that they would help me with my school.After I put in some school work time sitting outside the coffee shop, I would head over to the breakfast buffet. Need a good breakfast before the fun started.After breakfast it was time for the pool where Carlos L, Willy May, Angel, Henry, and Gendry always greeted me with a smile and a mimosa. These guys are amazing! Best pool people I have met to date!!! They were so so so much fun.Now let's talk about the entertainment crew, Garfield, Eddy Murphy, Scooby Do, DJ Koos, and Will Smith they are all so so much fun. They do their best to get everyone involved and to have fun. I have to say I liked the Foam Party and the Coconut Party at the pool the best. Of course the amazing friends I made hanging out in the pool, ok at the pool bar, were the best part.

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

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Aquaerobics
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Billiards
  • Paddle court
  • Basketball court
  • Introductory diving lesson in the pool
  • 24 hour room service
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment  
  • 373 Rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 2 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Seafood)
  • Sushi bar
  • 5 bars including Swim up bar, Pub
  • 1 Pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Spa (fee)
  • Shops
  • Casino
  • Bowling alley (fee)
  • Business services (fee)
  • Conference facilities (fee)
  • Wireless internet throughout resort
  • Banquet facilities (fee)
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service (fee)

Deluxe Room includes:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • TV
  • WiFi Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Bathrobes with slippers
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service (fee)
  • Max occ 3

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of domestic sparkling wine in room, Fruit basket in room, Breakfast in bed (must be arranged with concierge), Special turndown service with rose petals in bed, and 15% off spa services. Request at time of booking. You will be required to present a copy of your wedding invitation or marriage certificate at time of check-in. Package is subject to change without notice and is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding.

Weddings - To arrange wedding packages please contact the hotel directly.

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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  • Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
Av Alemania S/N El Cortecito, Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana 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.