Are you ready to escape to a world of white sandy beaches, turquoise water, and unparalleled luxury? Look no further than Punta Cana! Below, we’ve got a collection of dazzling resorts that have sprung up along the Eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic. If you’re looking for your next vacation spot, or if you’re looking for a resort to host your destination wedding, you’ll want to check out this list of new resorts in Punta Cana. 

But that’s not all! As we venture beyond Punta Cana’s borders, we’ll take you on a detour to the hidden gems of Miches and La Romana. These regions are rapidly becoming the go-to spots for travelers seeking a more secluded and intimate experience.

Then finally:

We’ll look ahead to 2024 and see which new resorts in Punta Cana will be popping up next. If you want to plan ahead and stay at a brand-new resort, these will be perfect for you!

Each resort is promising a level of opulence and indulgence that’s beyond your wildest dreams. So pack your bags and catch the next flight to this tropical paradise. The sun-kissed shores and vibrant atmosphere are waiting for you!


New Resorts in Punta Cana

Below we’ve got a list of five spectacular new resorts in Punta Cana that are sure to blow you away. They’re all in different areas of the island so keep this in mind when making your final decision. Now, let’s get into it!


Dreams Flora Resort & Spa

Nestled on a palm-studded beach in Cabeza de Toro, Dreams Flora Resort & Spa offers a luxurious all-inclusive getaway for families and couples. With beautiful suites and private balconies overlooking the ocean, you’ll be ready to relax in style.

Indulge in a culinary adventure with eight dining options, each offering pretty good dishes and plenty of options. Of course, it’s resort food. But everyone should be able to find something they enjoy. Plus, you’ll enjoy limitless top-shelf drinks at thirteen bars and lounges.

Traveling with kids? They’ll love the on-site waterpark with thrilling waterslides and four sparkling pools, including a special kiddie pool. Feeling adventurous? Join dance classes, explore local excursions, or go kayaking.

For your destination wedding, they offer a list of pre-made packages that make it easy to choose based on what type of celebration you’re looking for. Plus a dedicated on-site wedding coordinator will help ensure you have a seamless destination wedding experience. (Just keep in mind, wedding planners aren’t the best at communicating so prepare for a slow planning journey.)

After the wedding, treat yourself to a relaxing day at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia. They offer soothing treatments and therapies to help you leave all the wedding stress behind. A couple’s massage is definitely worth it!

I always recommend an upgrade to the Preferred Club for exclusive benefits like personalized check-in, access to a private lounge, and upgraded suites. They have better food and alcohol too! Your dream vacation starts here.


Falcon’s Resort by Melia

Prepare for a five-star all-inclusive getaway that is ready to indulge your every whim. Formerly known as The Grand Reserve at Melia and then rebranded as Paradisus Grand Cana, this luxurious resort has now emerged with a fresh identity as Falcon’s Resort to offer you a new reality of unparalleled luxury and enchantment.

One of the highlights of your stay will be visiting Katmandu Park. It’s included with your vacation package, and you won’t want to miss it! This is a whole new experience unlike any other in the Caribbean! At Katmandu, you’ll get access to thrilling rides, immersive adventures, and moments of pure joy for the whole family. I definitely recommend it for day 3 or 4 of your vacation when you’re a little beached out and need a break from the sun.

Back on the resort:

You’ll have a gorgeous property, laid out in a perfect circle with swim-up pools and luscious palm trees lining the entire way. I can’t recommend the Master Suite enough for your vacation. Especially if it’s your wedding week. The rooms are huge with a separate living area and bedroom, as well as an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, a gigantic closet, and plenty of space to pamper yourself. Get ready for an unforgettable vacation!


Jewel Punta Cana

From the breathtaking beaches of Uvero Alto to diverse dining options, everything you need for an unforgettable getaway is included in your stay at Jewel Punta Cana. 

This is a family-friendly resort, making it an ideal destination for big families with kids. With a dedicated Kids Club for ages 3-12 and a Teens Club for ages 13-17, the kids in your group will have their own space to enjoy age-appropriate activities, games, and social events.

But it’s not just for kids:

At Jewel Punta Cana, there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, there’s an array of activities to suit every vacation style. Engage in friendly competition with sports like ping-pong, basketball, and bocce ball, or embrace the thrill of exciting excursions and watersports. And in true Dominican fashion, there’s even a batting cage!

However, if you just want to lounge and do virtually nothing, that’s fine too! Soak up the sun on the beach or splash around in the expansive free-form pool, the largest in the Dominican Republic.

When the sun goes down, the party doesn’t stop! Experience the vibrant nightlife with live entertainment, theme nights, a Dominican Market, and a casino. Cheers to unlimited drinks and enjoy gourmet dining at nine specialty restaurants – reservations never required!

Jewel Punta Cana features 620 guest rooms and suites that offer awe-inspiring views of the tropical landscape, pool, or shimmering ocean. Decorated with vibrant colors to match the Punta Cana landscape, each room exudes a lively and vibrant atmosphere.

It seems that their wedding department is not yet operational, but Jewel Punta Cana is an excellent resort option if you’re planning a wedding at a private venue in Punta Cana. So pack your bags and get ready for the time of your life! Fun, excitement, and unforgettable memories await!


Margaritaville Beach Resort Cap Cana

Here, it’s all about living the good life with an all-inclusive experience and an authentic charm that sets the perfect vacation mood. As soon as you arrive, a gigantic flip-flop greets you, setting the tone for a carefree and chill getaway

Out of all of the new resorts in Punta Cana, this is the only one with an adults-only side. Hammock is for adults only, while the Wave side is for families with kids.

The Gourmet Village is filled with top-notch restaurants, specialty bars, and live entertainment to keep the good times rolling all day long. Of course, you have to have a couple of margaritas here – and try the margarita popsicles. But don’t forget to also stop by the LandShark Brewery & Grill for an ice-cold beer.

Now, let’s talk about the endless fun you’ll have! From non-stop watersports to friendly tennis and pickleball matches, you won’t have a dull moment at this resort. When it’s time to unwind, beautiful pools await you. Or you can take a leisurely stroll to one of the world’s best beaches, Juanillo Beach

But the best part? 

You won’t have to worry about a thing! Margaritaville Cap Cana’s Island Ambassadors are here to make your stay extra special. They’ll be your go-to team for everything you need, from planning your dream wedding to answering your questions and fulfilling your requests.

Speaking of weddings, this place is a dream come true for lovebirds! Imagine saying “I do” on the beautiful Juanillo Beach, surrounded by turquoise waters and soft white sand. It’s the perfect setting for your special day. If you’re looking for a wedding destination that’s both luxurious and laid-back, Margaritaville Beach Resort Cap Cana has got you covered.

Get ready to live the good life and make memories that will last a lifetime at this tropical haven! And as I suspect Jimmy Buffet would say, “It’s always 5 o’clock in Margaritaville!”


Sports Illustrated Resorts Marina & Villas Cap Cana

Calling all athletes at heart! Welcome to the first-ever Sports Illustrated resort! It’s a beautiful complex located on the inland Cap Cana Marina, one of the most elite areas in the Dominican Republic. Plus, it’s only 10 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport so it’s super easy to get to.

This resort is perfect for those competitive couples and families looking for an exciting vacation with lots to do. Unleash your competitive side with exclusive access to golf courses, tennis courts, and a fitness center. Imagine starting a bride vs. groom side volleyball tournament with all of your guests. Just make sure things don’t get too heated in the name of competition.

Feeling the need to relax and unwind? Head to the pristine beach at Juanillo Grill & Beach Club (just a short bus ride away) or dive into the amazing pool overlooking the marina. It’s the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the incredible views.

The villas at Sports Illustrated Resort offer stylish interiors and breathtaking views. The suites are all named after sports topics, making you feel like you’re always part of the action. Book the luxurious homerun suite for you and your groom to relax in luxury. Or if you’re traveling with kids, The Deuce, two-bedroom suite is heavenly!

Now be advised:

The resort is open, but it’s still in the transition phase from the previous owner, Ancora. For now, there aren’t as many activities, restaurants, and bars open as they have listed on their website and things still feel a little shaky. But I’m hoping they will get adjusted very soon and this will be a stellar property for a destination wedding!


New Resorts in Miches & La Romana

If you’re looking for a new experience in the Dominican Republic, then I’d recommend one of these stellar resorts.

Miches is about an hour north of Punta Cana, and it is booming! It will soon be the biggest hotspot in the DR. These untouched, pristine beaches are going to take your breath away. And these unique resorts will give you the experience of a lifetime.

For a deep dive into these properties, check out this post.

On the other hand, about an hour south of Punta Cana, you’ll be greeted by the gorgeous towns of La Romana, Bayahibe, and Casa de Campo.

There’s a brand new resort, Hilton Garden Inn La Romana, that is a nice spot for a simple and relaxing Caribbean vacation. This one’s not all-inclusive, but you can book with breakfast included. They do have an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar. (Note: If you love the Hilton brand, but want an all-inclusive vacation, Hilton La Romana is a great option! It’s not one of the new resorts in Punta Cana, but it’s a beautiful property.)

If you’re looking for something off-the-beaten path for your vacation, then any of these resorts will be an excellent choice.


News Resorts in Punta Cana Set to Open in 2024

These properties aren’t open yet, but get ready to experience the ultimate in chic and trendy luxury with the highly-anticipated opening of these three new resorts:


Moon Palace Punta Cana

This massive 2,000-room resort is set to open late in 2024 on La Costa del Coco. It will be the largest resort in Punta Cana, topping the already gigantic 1,775-room Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The resort will have an astounding 18 stories, which will be the first hotel in Punta Cana to be built taller than the palm trees. (While this might sound odd, this is a very controversial thing to do on this part of the island.)

They will offer family-friendly accommodations with pools, bars, restaurants, and entertainment.


W Hotel & Resort

The W Hotel Brand is renowned worldwide for effortlessly blending lifestyle, fashion, and travel. Having already wowed travelers in locations like Bali, Costa Rica, Dubai, and Singapore, the hotel chain is now venturing into Punta Cana!

The W Hotel brand lives by its mantra “Detox.Retox.Repeat.” They promise travelers a fabulous mix of thrilling workout activities, nourishing healthy food, and serene relaxation experiences throughout their stay.

With 349 luxurious rooms to choose from, this all-inclusive, adults-only haven is destined to exceed your wildest vacation dreams. Nestled right on the pristine beach in Uvero Alto, you’ll be greeted by the perfect blend of tranquil serenity and electrifying energy.


Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton

This 502-room build is expected to open in 2024 on the beautiful untouched coast of Playa Esmeralda in Miches. It will be a family-friendly all-inclusive resort with a wide array of amenities and on-site entertainment.

It will be the sixth Hilton hotel in the Dominican Republic and will be included in its guest-loyalty program, Hilton Honors. They will feature 123 swim-up suites and 18 stand-alone beach bungalows. You won’t want to miss it!


Final Thoughts on the New Resorts in Punta Cana

From the family-friendly indulgence of Dreams Flora Resort & Spa to the chic and trendy luxury of the upcoming W Hotel & Resort, each property on this list is poised to help you create cherished memories.

As you plan your getaway, remember that new resorts in Punta Cana, even the most opulent, may encounter some initial hiccups. However, these challenges are often temporary and present an opportunity to be part of the resort’s growth and improvement. Embrace the adventure, enjoy the excitement of a new establishment, and provide valuable feedback to shape the resort into the perfect haven it aspires to be.

Whether you choose to bask in the sun-kissed shores of Punta Cana or explore the hidden gems of Miches and La Romana, the promise of soft sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and warm hospitality awaits. Let the vibrant atmosphere and unparalleled luxury surround you as you enjoy an unforgettable vacation in this Caribbean paradise. 

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