Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort

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All-inclusive rates cover unlimited meals, drinks and green fees
Some facilities are occasionally closed while property is undergoing refurbishment
If you're heading to Punta Cana with kids in tow, consider making the Meliá Caribe Tropical your home base. Overlooking Bávaro Beach from the southern end of the resort strip, this all-inclusive property caters to clans with special family suites, which include kid-friendly extras like bunk beds, baby bath amenities and step stools for sinks. Outside the rooms, younger guests will discover facilities like a climbing wall and a kids club. Meanwhile, adults can aim for par at the Cocotal Golf and Country Club (guests receive unlimited green fees) or sign up for a couples massage at the YHI Spa. Just save some time to test Lady Luck at the on-site casino and soak up some sun at the resort's nine pools. Past guests appreciated the variety of things to do here and the friendly staff; however, some warned that ongoing renovations mean select amenities are occasionally unavailable. Others said the cuisine served at the property's 14 restaurants is underwhelming at best.
Punta Cana
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort and casino, 1200 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



The Flintstones-themed kids' clubs is a creative concept. That and the long stretch of idyllic beach and aqua sea are the main draws for the families who like this place.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1584 have reviewed the Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1584 reviews 4.5 (based on 1584 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Spread throughout two- and three-story bungalows, the Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort's guest rooms and suites feature modern Caribbean-inspired decor in neutral color palettes with dark wood accents. All accommodations have balconies or terraces, double or king-sized beds, minifridges, coffee makers, seating areas and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Upgraded rooms on The Level (an adults-only floor) boast additional perks, such as access to an exclusive lounge.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Family Junior Suites also come equipped with bunk beds and baby toiletries

Standard room size452 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated about 10 miles northwest of Punta Cana International Airport on the southern edge of the Bávaro resort area, the Meliá Caribe Tropical is a family-friendly, all-inclusive property. The resort features a casino, a golf course and a convention center, among other amenities. It also sits within walking distance of the Palma Real Shopping Village and overlooks the beach.
  • On-site car rental agency
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


There are 14 restaurants and multiple bars at this all-inclusive resort. Dining options range from La Gondola, with classic Italian dishes, to an Asian fusion restaurant to the Dominican-focused Guarapo Restaurant. Several eateries serve buffet-style dishes. Three restaurants – Gabi, Hokkaido and Steak & Lobster – cost extra to dine at.
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Restaurant Cuatro reserved exclusively for The Level guests

Number of restaurants14

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, Latin American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The all-inclusive resort offers seven family-friendly pools and two adults-only options. Set throughout the property, there are lounge areas with chairs and umbrellas, as well as poolside bars and restaurants. The property also offers a large beach with nonmotorized water sports equipment, including water bikes, snorkel gear, sailboats and kayaks.
  • Beach volleyball
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The resort is home to YHI Spa, which offers services like facials, body treatments, massages, waxing and hydrotherapy. The spa also features a thermal circuit with a sauna, a hydromassage tub and cold pools.
  • Lockers, bathrobes and slippers
  • Spa services and thermal circuit cost extra

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Meliá Caribe Tropical offers a variety of complimentary amenities for children ages 8 months to 14 years old, including a kids club and sports competitions. The children's club offers a variety of age-appropriate activities and projects. Additionally, most of the property's pools are family-friendly.
  • Babysitting services available for an additional fee
  • Family Junior Suites with baby bath products and bunk beds
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The resort houses a fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. The all-inclusive property also offes a variety of activities, including yoga and Pilates classes, beach volleyball and dance lessons. At the beach, guests can take advantage of complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks and sailboats.
  • Fitness center open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
  • Multiple tennis courts
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Meliá Caribe Tropical features a convention center for business meetings and events. The modern setting offers audiovisual technology, as well as full-service catering options. The property can host outdoor events in garden areas for a maximum of 1,000 attendees, and there are two amphitheaters and beachside venues that can be utilized for private gatherings.
  • Administrative and hostess services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access available throughout the property
  • Professional event planners

Number of meeting rooms3

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Guests of the Meliá Caribe Tropical receive unlimited green fees at the Cocotal Golf and Country Club. The 18-hole golf course was designed by José Pepe Gancedo and features a natural, tropical setting. Golfers are required to rent a golf cart for a fee. The resort also offers golf lessons and club rentals (charges apply).
  • Free shuttle service to and from course
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


The Meliá Caribe Tropical is equipped to host weddings, and the property offers beachside, garden and gazebo settings. There are wedding packages available that include a variety of options for intimate ceremonies and larger group celebrations.
  • Garden settings can accommodate up to 1,000 guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity1000

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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