The 10 best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana 2022 (hand-picked and recommended)

Are you looking for an affordable all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana without getting a cheapish run-down hotel? Continue reading, because this list of the best value all-inclusive resorts features the most recommendable Punta Cana hotels according to reviews and our experiences, without solely referring to the price. This guarantees you a worry-free Punta Cana vacation, clean rooms, decent food and well-maintained resorts with great beachfront locations. Therefore, check out this hand-picked selection of some of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts with high quality and low price tags.

Please check this article for an overview of the cheapest all-inclusive resorts.
Not sure which resort to book? Continue reading our insider tips on how to find the best all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Are you traveling as a family? We have compiled a list containing the best Punta Cana resorts with water parks.

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Overview – the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana

 For our shortlist, we have selected the most affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, especially those where we made good or even outstanding experiences. That’s why the resorts on the following list are not ordered by the price but according to our evaluation and review score. Further below, you can find an explication of what qualifies each of those Punta Cana resorts as one of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.

 If you are solely looking for the cheapest all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana with the lowest prices, check out this article. Obviously, there are a few matches among both lists.

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Hotel Average Price   February 2022 (high season) June 2022 (low season) August 2022 (shoulder season) Review score  
Prices are per couple per double room for 1 week. Click on the prices in the left column to see the current rates.
Occidental Caribe 1082 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1251 USD 966 USD 1029 USD 7.7/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Grand Sirenis Punta Cana 1132 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1228 USD 963 USD 1204 USD 8.0/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Bahía Principe Grand Bavaro 1218 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1454 USD 1012 USD 1188 USD 8.1/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Serenade Punta Cana 1246 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1531 USD 862 USD 1344 USD 8.6/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Occidental Punta Cana 1261 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1629 USD 1021 USD 1134 USD 8.1/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Catalonia Bavaro/Punta Cana 1331 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1584 USD 1089 USD 1320 USD 7.9/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Vista Sol Punta Cana 1350 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1582 USD 1222 USD 1247 USD 7.8/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine 1362 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1637 USD 1165 USD 1284 USD 8.9/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
RIU Bambu 1389 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1750 USD 1118 USD 1300 USD 7.5/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Radisson Blu Punta Cana 1428 USD Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog 1666 USD 1309 USD 1309 USD 8.0/10 Check resort prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog

All prices were taken on the 06th of November 2021. Prices can vary from one day to another, they might also be different depending on the country where you are located. Make sure to check booking, payment and cancellation conditions, as they might vary widely. It pays off to compare different platforms, but it is also worth to skip some of the cheapest offers if you don’t know and/or trust the company. If booking directly with the hotel or with renowned platforms like Booking.com or Expedia or leading tour operators like Apple Vacations, Sunwing Vacations or Virgin Holidays, you are usually making a good decision.

 As you can see, when traveling to Punta Cana, affordable resorts are plentiful. That’s why we have selected the best Punta Cana budget resorts to help you choose the right one.

Methodology – how we found the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana

 To find the best value all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, we have searched some of the most reputable websites, among them booking.com, expedia.com, Apple Vacations and trip.com (all of them are listed at the New York Stock Exchange except Apple Vacations, which belongs to the Apple Leisure Group, one of the biggest tourism companies in North America). We have checked prices for different dates, among them low season and high season (check here for further information about the seasons in Punta Cana). We have taken the lowest rate (usually refundable) of each budget all-inclusive resort. However, to make it to this list, the Punta Cana all-inclusive resort must fulfill ALL of the following requirements:

– cost no more than 250 USD in high season (per night per double room)
– cost no more than 200 USD in shoulder season (per night per double room)
– cost no more than 175 USD in low season (per night per double room) (with one exception)
– has a review score of at least 7.5/10 at Booking.com

 Furthermore, we are also incorporating our own experiences from our stays at various all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana which is why for example Grand Bahía Principe Aquamarine, the best-rated Punta Cana budget resort according to Booking.com, is only on position no. 3 in our list of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. The no. 1 spot takes a Caribbean resort, which was just opened at the end of 2020 and therefore is brand-new.

 Again, if you’re just looking for the lowest price, please check our separate list of the cheapest all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana.

The 10 best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana

1) Serenade Punta Cana

 Just looking at the quality, Serenade Punta Cana is far away from being a budget all-inclusive resort, but looking at the prices you get especially when using Expedia* (make sure to open an account for free to see the best prices for Serenade Punta Cana) it is indeed one of the best value all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana. 

 Serenade is a newly opened all-inclusive resort in the area of Cabeza de Toro, one of the areas closest to Punta Cana International Airport, just a 15-minute drive away. This affordable all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana opened its doors only a year ago (around November 2020) and is therefore completely new, with all the amenities you can expect from a newly-built Punta Cana resort. Modern even though not spectacular rooms, a super contemporary and cozy lobby, comfy lounges and spacious pool areas are what you can expect at Serenade Punta Cana. They also have a water park in their Punta Cana resort, which is perfect for kids. 

However, there is one category where Serenade Punta Cana is in another league compared to the other affordable Punta Cana resorts: food and drinks. Especially considering the best price this affordable resort offers, it is amazing that you have all the premium liquor brands included, such as Baileys, Tanqueray Gin or Agavita Tequila. Furthermore, the food is on a very high level considering you are booking one of the best value all-inclusive resorts. Check the comprehensive Serenade Punta Cana hotel review for more information about this resort.

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 431 USD / 766 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 8.6/10*
Further information: Serenade Punta Cana – a comprehensive review of this newly built all-inclusive resort

Stunning lobby at Serenade Resort
Serenade Punta Cana

2) Grand Sirenis Punta Cana

 Grand Sirenis is our No. 2 pick when it comes to the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana 2022. Even though it is not as newly built as Serenade Punta Cana, it got completely renovated in 2019 and therefore offers super modern rooms, a great design and a very pleasant vibe. Particularly the rooms were designed with attention to detail and are some of the most contemporary you can find among this list of the best value all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana.

 Similar to Serenade Punta Cana, Grand Sirenis Punta Cana features outstanding restaurants, among them 2 buffets and 7 à-la-cartes. Particularly the Mediterranean restaurant is top-notch with some delicious seafood, considering we are talking about an affordable Caribbean all-inclusive resort. 

 The most important amenity of this affordable all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is the water park. It is one of the biggest in the entire country with 7 huge water slides, a children’s and a toddler’s water playground and many other pools and amenities. Access to Sirenis Auqagames water park is included when staying at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana.

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 482 USD / 614 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 8.0/10*
Further information: Grand Sirenis Punta Cana – a comprehensive guide for this family all-inclusive resort

The room at Grand Sirenis Resort Punta Cana in Uvero Alto, Dominican Republic
Grand Sirenis Punta Cana

3) Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine

 Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine is the best adults-only resort you can find among the best price all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. It combines large tropical premises with exactly the right amount of services and amenities, making it a great value option in Punta Cana. It belongs to the large Bahía Resort property, where you can read more about it in the Bahía Principe Luxury Esmeralda review.

 Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine has two features the other affordable Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts hardly can compete with. First, they focus on activities and entertainment, as it is a very social adults-only resort. It will be easy to get to know like-minded travelers, even though it is not a party resort. There is also a large selection of sports and amenities throughout the resort.

 Second, Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine guests also do have access to the centric and newly-built Bahía beach club called Las Olas Beach House, with some great specialty restaurants and some of the best wood-oven pizzas you can get at Punta Canas’ beaches.

 Besides this, the hotel is a great value all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, with a perfect combination of low prices and upscale amenities, even though the rooms are a bit old. 

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 583 USD / 819 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 8.9/10*

The new beach house, which is shared among all the Bahia Resorts in Punta Cana
Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine

4) Radisson Blu Resort & Residence Punta Cana

 Radisson Blu is another newly-opened hotel when it comes to our best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana and the Caribbean. Interestingly enough, it is very similar to Serenade Punta Cana. It offers a perfect value for money, is located in Cabeza de Toro, opened its doors just weeks before Serenade (hence in 2020 as well) and is the neighbor of Serenade. The main attraction at Radisson Blu is that you can enjoy a contemporary and new resort for the price of a Punta Cana budget resort.

 As Radisson Blu Punta Cana is an apartment property, you can count on particular spacious suites – probably the most spacious among all the hotels on this list of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. In fact, Radisson Blu is an all-suites hotel, with all the rooms featuring a size of at least 500 square feet or more.

Besides 5 restaurants, large pools and tropical gardens, one of the most beautiful areas of this value all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana is the beach area, which features a fantastic beach club, plenty of palm trees and easy water access.

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 655 USD / 833 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Booking*
Review score (as of November 2021): 8.0/10*

Radisson Blu Punta Cana, a newly-built all-inclusive resort
Radisson Blu Punta Cana

5) Vista Sol Punta Cana

 Vista Sol Punta Cana is like a hidden gem among the best value all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. It is usually not that much referred to when talking about the best affordable Punta Cana resorts, but it offers an outstanding price-value ratio with colorful modern rooms, a well-maintained garden and pool area as well as decent à-la-carte dinners. 

 Vista Sol Punta Cana is one of the smaller all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana and is located in the center of Bavaro, between Punta Canas’ beaches of El Cortecito and Corales. Therefore, it is perfectly suitable for those wanting to immerse in Dominican life, as local bars, shops and other parts of the beach are just a short walk away.

 Vista Sol offers all the amenities you expect from a well-managed affordable all-inclusive resort, such as daily entertainment, an aquatic center with included non-motorized watersports, various à-la-carte restaurants and 2 pool areas. This Punta Cana hotel is a low-key resort with a well-maintained garden, where you find a decent mix of tranquility and activities. Vista Sol is perfect for everyone looking for a best price all-inclusive stay in Punta Cana. Its centric location is ideal to explore the surrounding area. 

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 611 USD / 791 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Hotelscombined*
Review score (as of November 2021): 7.8/10*

Vista Sol Punta Cana, one of the many resorts in Punta Cana
Vista Sol Punta Cana

6) Catalonia Bavaro (Punta Cana)

 Catalonia Bavaro, which is also referred to on some booking websites as Catalonia Punta Cana or Catalonia Bavaro Beach, is another great budget choice when looking for affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. It is home to a particularly beautiful section of beach in Cabeza de Toro and counts with plenty of palm trees, a wide stretch of sand, tropical decoration and plenty of areas to relax. This best price all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana also counts with a large tropical garden, some artificial lakes and plenty of activity options. 

 Catalonia Bavaro and Catalonia Punta Cana (not to confuse with Catalonia Royal Bavaro, the neighboring upper-tier resort of Catalonia), which are two different names for one resort with the same amenities and on the same property, also feature a golf course right next door. However, the main attractions are its beautiful grounds, the prime beachfront location for one of the buffet restaurants and the natural swimming pool in the ocean you can walk to right from the beach.

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 545 USD / 792 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: trip.com*
Review score (as of November 2021): 7.9/10*
Further information: Catalonia Royal Bavaro – a comprehensive review of the adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

The gorgeous and beautiful beach section of Catalonia Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana
Catalonia Bavaro Beach / Catalonia Punta Cana

7) Riu Bambu

 Riu Bambu is one of the most affordable all-inclusive resorts when it comes to club hotels in Punta Cana. It offers plenty of activities and entertainment, particularly at the five swimming pools, the beach and at night in the big open-air theatre. Once Covid-19 in Punta Cana is over, you can also enjoy the RIU disco and the RIU party world, a specifically designed area for day and nighttime entertainment within the RIU resort complex.

 Due to its very active vibe, Riu Bambu is perfect for those looking to connect with fellow travelers. But this affordable Punta Cana all-inclusive resort is also a very suitable family option, as there are several quiet areas including a toddlers park. For kids and teens seeking adventure and some thrilling holidays, RIU Bambu features also one of the biggest water parks in Punta Cana, the RIU Splash Water World, which is nearly as big as the water park at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana.

 While the rooms at RIU Bambu are already a bit older, restaurant offers are in line with other best value all-inclusive resorts as RIU Bambu offers 7 different restaurants, among them several international specialty restaurants, along with at least 5 bars, where all the local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included 24 hours a day.

 If you’d prefer better rooms and can afford to pay a little bit more, you can also check RIU Palace Punta Cana, which offers the same shared areas such as the party area or the RIU Splash Water World, but is one level higher in terms of quality and service.

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 650 USD / 875 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 7.5/10*
Further information: Riu Palace Punta Cana – a comprehensive review for this Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

All-inclusive resort feeling at RIU Bambu in Punta Cana
RIU Bambu

8) Occidental Caribe

 Occidental Caribe is the most affordable all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic in this list and also makes it to our list of the cheapest resorts in Punta Cana. However, it is not only the price why this Punta Cana budget resort makes it to this list, you can also expect some decent services, even not fully comparable with the great value deals mentioned above, such as Serenade Punta Cana, Grand Sirenis Punta Cana or Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine.

 While the rooms are pretty old and would need a renovation (but who travels to the Caribbean to be most of the time in the room), they also come with a big advantage. All of them are as close to the beach as in none of the other affordable all-inclusive resorts. This is due to Occidental Caribe being a very compact resort with a rather large building instead of a spread-out layout many other Punta Cana resorts are offering. Therefore, if you’d like to have your room close to the budget without paying more, Occidental Caribe is your perfect choice.

 Besides the room location, Occidental Caribe features some decent à-la-carte restaurants and a large main buffet with plenty of selection, including a lot of healthy salads, Dominican favorites and international food. Additionally, the drinks are on the better side, even though not comparable with Serenade Punta Cana or Bahía Principe Grand Aquamarine. 

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 483 USD / 626 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 7.7/10*

Beachfront all-inclusive resort Occidental Caribe in Punta Cana
Occidental Caribe

9) Bahía Principe Grand Bavaro 

 Bahía Principe Grand Bavaro is another Bahía brand in our ranking of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. Comparing all the different resorts in 2022, this hotel offers the best price among all the Bahía hotels.

 Bahía Principe Grand Bavaro is popular for its outstanding price-value ratio, the large selection of activities and sports (among them tennis, minigolf, watersports, gym, pool diving and table tennis) and a beautiful beach section with a newly renovated beach club, the Las Olas Beach House already mentioned at Bahía Principe Aquamarine. The best price all-inclusive resort belongs also to one of the largest properties in Punta Cana, allowing enough time to explore the grounds and providing extensive lush tropical gardens. However, be prepared that your room is most likely a few minutes walking away from the beach as this Caribbean resort is pretty spread-out

 As a guest of Bahía Principe Grand Bavaro hotel, you also have access to the neighboring affordable all-inclusive resorts, Bahía Principe Grand Punta Cana and Bahía Principe Grand Turquesa, two other budget resorts in Punta Cana. The latter one also features a kids’ water park, making it a perfect family option when traveling to Punta Cana. 

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 506 USD / 727 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 8.1/10*
Further information: Bahía Principe Luxury Esmeralda – a comprehensive review for this Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

The pool of Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro and Punta Cana
Bahía Principe Grand Bavaro / Punta Cana

10) Occidental Punta Cana

 Occidental Punta Cana is the premium sister of Occidental Caribe, but it is a completely different property in a different location. While usually more expensive than Occidental Caribe, Occidental Punta Cana still falls within the budget restrictions we have set for this list of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana – below 175 USD per night per room in low season and below 250 USD per night per room in high season. This being said, you can see how affordable the Occidental Hotels in Punta Cana are as they both fall into this price level – perfect for all-inclusive budget travelers to the Dominican Republic.

 Compared to Occidental Caribe, Occidental Punta Cana features a more widespread layout with several smaller buildings, totaling up to a room count of 860. 3 pool areas, 11 restaurants and 10 bars are impressive numbers for an individual hotel, even though some of these areas are reserved for the Royal Level of the hotel. This VIP tier of Occidental Punta Cana, which also suits demanding guests, is perfect if you prefer enhanced amenities and personal treatment. Obviously, the prices for the Royal Level don’t meet the budget criteria for the best value all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

 Occidental Punta Cana is suitable for beach lovers looking for a perfect stretch of sand without blasting their travel budget. It is an affordable resort in Punta Cana, perfect for a budget vacation in Punta Cana.

Lowest price per week per person in 2022 (low season / high season): 511 USD / 815 USD
Best prices for 2022 found at: Expedia* (register a free account to see the best prices)
Review score (as of November 2021): 8.1/10*

 What is your favorite Punta Cana affordable resort? Have you been to any of those and want to share your opinion? You can also leave a comment here in case you are not sure which option is the best for you. Or do you prefer some more upscale options than the Punta Cana budget resorts mentioned here?

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Hey, I am Chris, a born and raised German, travel-addictive and Caribbean Soul. Since 2011 I have been living in the Caribbean, among them 5 years in the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is my home-base here in the country and I’d love to tell you more about how to experience Punta Cana off-the-beaten-track and give you all the advice you want to know for your vacation in Punta Cana.

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