The 24 best Airbnbs in Punta Cana (hand-picked and recommended)

 Punta Cana has over 4000 (!) Airbnbs, which makes it impossible to find the best one if you don’t know the area. Luckily, I can help you with discovering the best Airbnbs in Punta Cana, as I am living in the area and have stayed in dozens of Airbnbs in Bavaro, Macao, Cap Cana and the entire surrounding of Punta Cana. To make it easier for you to find the right choice, this selection of the best Airbnbs in Punta Cana comes with different categories. Among them are the most spectacular accommodation, the most luxurious villas (all with private pool), the best Airbnbs in Punta Cana for families, the most suitable options for budget travelers and the best places to stay with a private chef. Take a look at this hand-selected list and book your Airbnb in the Dominican Republic, which will be so much different than just staying in an all-inclusive resort.

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Unique Airbnbs in Punta Cana

 There are so many places worldwide where the accommodation is the actual experience. It can be spectacular and unique to such an extent that you might forget where you are. While the majority of the more than 4000 Airbnbs in Punta Cana are more ordinary, there are some thoroughly sensational accommodations, which will blow your mind away. Check out the following hand-picked options if you are looking for the most exciting places to stay, including a dreamy beach hut in Uvero Alto and a 6-bedroom villa in Cap Cana that seems to be from another world.

Amazing Beach hut in Uvero Alto

 If there is just one single Airbnb I could rent in Punta Cana, it probably would be this super charming, cozy and well-designed beach hut in Uvero Alto, the northern part of Punta Cana. Just imagine yourself waking up in this grass-roofed hut with many hand-crafted decoration elements, overlooking the sea and feeling the ocean breeze in your face … does this sound like paradise? Furthermore, here in Uvero Alto, you enjoy a surrounding that is still much more low-key compared to the core of Bavaro and Punta Cana with all its all-inclusive resorts lined along the beach. And did I mention that this Punta Cana Airbnb is a beachfront bungalow as well? Hence, if you are looking for a rustic yet comfortable Caribbean getaway, this is your place to go.

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$ – up to 40 USD per night
$$ – 40-80 USD per night
$$$ 80-160 USD per night
$$$$ 160-400 USD per night
$$$$$ over 400 USD per night

 While this Airbnb is perfect for a couple, it has a “little sister” next door that is suitable for smaller families as it features a sofa bed as well. Check out the other property here*.

Why it is a unique Airbnb in Punta Cana: a charming beach hut combining comfort and coziness for the perfect beach vacation away from the all-inclusive resorts
Perfect for: couples looking for a unique experience in Punta Cana
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.95/5
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The most comfortable and unique Airbnb in Punta Cana, located in Uvero Alto
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Creative garden bungalow for 2 with outdoor shower and sunken pool

 If you love accommodation with a unique design, this Airbnb in the south of Punta Cana (Cap Cana) is for you. A very appealing bungalow with unique architecture is awaiting you, designed to let you enjoy the tropical breeze all the time. It also gives you enough options to cool down in the well-maintained outdoor area – either in the spacious private pool, which stands alone on your terrace or with the outdoor shower, which awaits you in the secluded backyard. It is almost a miracle that you can find an Airbnb in the exclusive community of Cap Cana with your private pool for 2 and a fully-equipped bungalow for around 150 USD per night. 

Why it is a unique Airbnb in Punta Cana: private sunken pool for 2 and unique design for a perfect price
Perfect for: couples on a romantic getaway in the Dominican Republic
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.88/5
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A fancy and unique Airbnb in Punta Cana with sunken pool an large garden
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One-of-a-kind 6-bedroom villa with a spectacular design

 This 6-bedroom villa in Cap Cana might be the most spectacular property you can find in the entire area of Punta Cana. A unique beachfront villa with 6 bedrooms, a one-of-a-kind architecture which will blow your mind away, a super large infinity pool and a private staff consisting of butler, maid, chef and gardener shouldn’t leave anything to be desired. The property is so spacious and set amidst the lush vegetation that you might get lost the first day and feel like in the jungle. But don’t worry, just hop into one of the various pools which seems to surround the entire villa and enjoy the tropical design of this architectural wonder. The word Airbnb is definitely an understatement for this unique villa in Punta Cana. It is rather one of the most appealing luxury villas in the entire Dominican Republic. 

Why it is a unique Airbnb in Punta Cana: just look at the photos and decide on your own if there can be anything more spectacular?
Perfect for: Groups of friends or families looking for one of the most gorgeous places to stay in Punta Cana
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): n/a
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Villa Kayata, the most spectacular villa in Punta Cana
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The best beachfront Airbnbs in Punta Cana

 Even Punta Cana is one of the most famous beach destinations in the entire Caribbean, one might be surprised that there are not that many beachfront apartments. Most of the first row is occupied by large all-inclusive resorts, which is why the space at the beach for individual apartments is rare in Punta Cana. Out of the more than 4000 Airbnbs in Punta Cana, just 223 of them are currently labeled as beachfront. While 223 sounds enough to find the perfect place for your beach getaway to the Dominican Republic, I would say that more than half of them are not beachfront. The hosts just mark them beachfront to get more online traffic. Probably they would argue that their Airbnb has direct beach access in some way. As it might be difficult to find the best Airbnb in Punta Cana in this respect, I have selected the best apartments which are indeed fully beachfront and where you wake up every morning (literally) with the sand between your toes.

Luxury beachfront apartment in the heart of Bavaro

 This luxury penthouse apartment is one of the best bets if you are looking for a beachfront Airbnb in the heart of Punta Cana, which is called Bavaro. You have supermarkets, restaurants and bars close by and can walk everywhere, so you don’t need a rental car. This Airbnb deserves the title beachfront, as you literally can see the beach and ocean from every corner of this penthouse, which is also equipped with state-of-the-art furniture and fits up to 6 guests. In case the ocean doesn’t suit your needs, you can also use the large common pool which belongs to the apartment complex. This part of the beach, Playa Bavaro, is particularly suitable for you if you love to have long beach walks and visit the one or other beach bar, as it is one of the most active beaches in Punta Cana.

Why it is the beachfront Airbnb in Punta Cana: elegant penthouse located at one of the most popular beaches of Punta Cana
Perfect for: beach bums who love to explore the local life
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.67/5
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A perfect beachfront Airbnb with 3 bedrooms in Bavaro
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Elegant beachfront studio at Cap Cana

 If you don’t like the busy beaches and prefer those secluded white bays with not much around, Cap Cana is a perfect choice for you. Even the beaches here are much shorter, they have a particular white color, which makes them very picturesque and adds up to the Caribbean vibe, especially if you can wake up in your beachfront Airbnb with an ocean view. One of those places in Cap Cana is this beautiful studio, which comes with simple elegance and a super comfy bathroom. However, the most appealing part of this Airbnb in Cap Cana is its balcony that features one of the best ocean views you can imagine in the entire area of Punta Cana.  

Why it is the best beachfront Airbnb in Punta Cana: comfortable studio with a spectacular view right at the beach
Perfect for: couples enjoying quality time together while sitting on the balcony
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.92/5
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A beachfront studio in Cap Cana, bookable via Airbnb
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2-bedroom beachfront apartment in Cap Cana

 Another option for peace and tranquility is this well-maintained 2-bedroom apartment. It is located in Cap Cana, one of the most exclusive communities of Punta Cana, with marvelous white sandy beaches. One of those beaches is right in front of your apartment, part of a condominium building that was an all-inclusive resort until a few years ago. That’s why it has a well-maintained garden and a large pool as well, which you can use when booking this beachfront Airbnb in Punta Cana. Consider renting a car when you come here, as there is not much around. 

Why it is the best beachfront Airbnb in Punta Cana: spotless beachfront apartment in a paradisiacal location
Perfect for: travelers looking for a comfortable and quiet beachfront 2-bedroom apartment
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 5.0/5
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A beachfront Airbnb in Cap Cana with pool and ocean view
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The best Airbnbs in Punta Cana for families

 While families usually prefer all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, there might be a couple of advantages when choosing an Airbnb and exploring the Dominican Republic on your own. One of them is the cost, as you can save considerably when booking a spacious 2-bedroom apartment for 100 to 150 USD compared to 2 rooms or a family suite in an all-inclusive resort for 300 USD and more (if you still decide on an all-inclusive vacation in Punta Cana, check out my 12 tips on how you can save during your holiday). However, you need to check well, if an Airbnb is suitable for you and your family as only a few listings are very family-friendly. Therefore I have selected in this category a few Airbnbs in Punta Cana that are suitable for families.

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Affordable 2-bedroom apartment in a prime beach location

 Family vacations in Punta Cana might be expensive, especially when visiting an all-inclusive resort with children who already have to pay full. In this case, you can save enormous amounts when booking an apartment. One of the best Airbnb options for families in this category is this well-equipped 2-bedroom apartment next to the beach, which not only comes with a prime location but also with a very affordable price tag. This accommodation right at the fantastic Bavaro Beach is particularly suitable for families as it has 2 bedrooms (one of them with 2 beds, so perfect for older children as well). Even beach chairs are included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for them every day, which leaves more travel budget for other family activities in Punta Cana. Last but not least, this Airbnb is within walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets, so you even don’t need to rent a car if this means too much stress for you.

Why it is the best Airbnb for families in Punta Cana: Affordable and well-rated option right at the beach
Perfect for: families with a limited travel budget
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.94/5
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A beachfront family Airbnb in Corales, Punta Cana
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3-bedroom penthouse at Playa Turquesa Ocean Club

 This might be one of the best family Airbnbs you can find in Punta Cana. Even though it doesn’t have any particular family amenities such as board games or Nintendo, the hard facts of this apartment hardly can be better for children and adults likewise. Kids will love the two pools and the spacious garden, which are located inside this gated community. The spacious apartment is even suitable for families with 3 children, as it has 3 bedrooms in total. The building has direct beach access, so the kids can always hop on the beach to build sandcastles or have a dip into the (usually calm) ocean. Same as for the Airbnb presented above, the location of this place is excellent, as you can walk to many restaurants and two mid-size supermarkets. And last but not least, this 3-bedroom penthouse at Playa Turquesa Ocean Club is super affordable, which is important for the parents’ travel budget as well and which makes it a great family Airbnb in Punta Cana.

Why it is the best Airbnb for families in Punta Cana: Pool, great location, direct beach access and 3 bedrooms, all for an affordable price
Perfect for: families in need of a place with 3-bedrooms and with kids loving the pool
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 5.0/5
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The beautiful Bavaro Beach at TOC Beach Club

Luxury villa in an exclusive community

 If you are looking to reside a little bit more exclusive with your family, this elegant Airbnb in Cap Cana with a large terrace, private pool and appealing views might be your favorite pick for your Punta Cana vacation. It’s just 20 minutes driving away from Punta Cana International Airport and around 10 minutes walking away from the top-notch beach club of Eden Roc. The villa stands out with its unobtrusive luxury and the private alfresco pool, which will be loved by the kids. The bedroom configuration is perfect as it has 1 bedroom with a king-size bed and 1 bedroom with two queen-size beds. 

Why it is the best Airbnb for families in Punta Cana: elegant designs meets tropical vibe, combined with a perfect configuration for families
Perfect for: families looking for an upscale environment
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.9/5
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A elegant garden villa in Cap Cana, south of Punta Cana
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The best Airbnb villas in Punta Cana

 Villas are a great option to spend a vacation in the Dominican Republic in style while traveling with friends or multiple families. While not many villas are located right at the beach, you can find plenty of villas in the gated villa communities, such as Cap Cana, Puntacana Resort or Cocotal. If the villas I selected here don’t find your needs, you can also check out VRBO for thousands of other villa options*.

8-bedroom 4-story beachfront villa in the heart of Bavaro

 When it comes to a villa at the beach in Punta Cana, my favorite is still – since I have seen the villa for the first time years ago – Villa Pandora, especially if you want to be accommodated close to all the happenings of Punta Cana. Villa Pandora is a huge 4-level- and spacious 8-bedroom villa in the heart of Corales, where you reside beachfront at the vibrant Bavaro Beach with lots of bars and restaurants closeby. From the rooftop, you can see the beach and the turquoise ocean which makes it particularly nice to relax on the deck with a drink in your hand, which will be prepared by the staff of Villa Pandora. The staff includes two maids, a chef and a villa manager. All of the 8 bedrooms (which sets the maximum occupancy to 16) come with their bathroom. There are multiple common areas on different floors of the villa.

Why it is the best Airbnb villa in Punta Cana: one of the best beachfront locations in Punta Cana, combined with a marvelous view
Perfect for: large groups looking for activities and nightlife
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): n/a
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Villa Pandora, one of the best beachfront villas in Punta Cana
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Elegant 4-bedroom villa at Puntacana Resort & Club

 This elegant 4-bedroom villa is the perfect Airbnb for you if design and beach location are the thriving factors of your booking decision. It has a large pool with a covered alfresco dining terrace next to it, guaranteeing unforgettable days and evenings in a peaceful and exclusive environment. As it is located within Puntacana Resort & Club, you can use all the amenities of this community, such as the use of the Six Senses Spa or access to the golf courses and beach club. The beach of this Airbnb villa can be reached in less than one minute walking. Interestingly enough, despite its luxurious interior, beautiful design and secluded environment, the villa comes with a fair price tag, especially when booking with the maximum occupancy of 12 guests.

Why it is the best Airbnb villa in Punta Cana: elegant interior and super close to the beach are the key advantages of this Punta Cana villa
Perfect for: groups and families preferring quiet and secluded beaches
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.93/5
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A beautiful villa-style Airbnb in Punta Cana with a large pool
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Unique entertainment villa in Punta Cana

 If you ever dreamt of watching a movie outdoor in your own private cinema while enjoying tropical temperatures and sipping on a freshly prepared cocktail, this is your place to go. This entertainment-focussed villa close to the ocean is the best you can imagine, especially for friends’ getaways or birthday parties, as it features a huge outdoor screen, a sound system for the entire villa and a water volleyball net for the pool. As with most of the properties of this size, this Punta Cana Airbnb villa also features a maid and a private cook, who will delight your taste buds with delicious homecooked meals.

Why it is the best Airbnb villa in Punta Cana: which villa does offer modern rooms, an appealing design and an outdoor movie theater in the garden?
Perfect for: groups looking for fun and entertainment while staying in a private villa
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 5.0
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A highly entertaining villa in Punta Cana
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The best luxury Airbnbs in Punta Cana (all with private chef)

 Luxury in Punta Cana is not limited to the omnipresent all-inclusive resorts – with Airbnb in Punta Cana you have dozens of options available that are satisfying for more demanding travelers. Usually, they feature spectacular design, a top-notch interior and staff, such as maids and private cooks. Especially Airbnbs with private cooks are highly demanded in Punta Cana, so you should check out this section of hand-picked luxury options when using Airbnb in Punta Cana for your vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Luxury penthouse (with private chef) in Cap Cana

 While this luxury Airbnb penthouse in Punta Cana does fit up to 6 guests, it can be perfectly booked as a couple. It is also suitable if you are looking for an outstanding getaway to the Dominican Republic while having the best ocean views, a maid and a private chef (same person) included in your stay. It features an elegant interior with high-quality furniture, top-notch bathrooms and plenty of outdoor space, which allows you to sunbath, having a cocktail and dine in different spaces – within your private apartment. As it comes with 2 bedrooms, this penthouse can also be enjoyed when traveling as a family or with another couple. Once leaving your luxury Airbnb, you are less than 5 minutes walking away from one of the most exclusive beach clubs in Punta Cana as well as from a few good restaurants. Enjoy your holiday in the Dominican Republic in this exclusive and secluded environment while soaking in the ultra-turquoise watercolor of this area.

Why it is the best luxury Airbnb in Punta Cana: private chefs are usually only included at villas with 4 or 5 bedrooms, but this penthouse is a great option for couples or families who want to take advantage of this service
Perfect for: couples and families with an above-average travel budget
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.93/5
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A luxury penthouse in Cap Cana
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Ultra-fancy villa with a private chef in Cocotal

 Are you craving state-of-the-art design and the newest features you can imagine? This modern 6-bedroom villa might fill your needs, designed in a contemporary style with simple and minimal décor. It comes with all amenities you can expect from such an Airbnb, among them concierge service, a private pool, a maid, full equipment, top quality furniture and – of course – a private chef. Thanks to the creative design and an 80ft swimming pool you will feel in heaven when enjoying your sunny Caribbean days in this Punta Cana luxury villa.

Why it is the best luxury Airbnb villa in Punta Cana: one of the most modern luxury villas in Punta Cana with a fancy design
Perfect for: groups of friends and families who want to travel in style
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): n/a
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Villa Palma, a super-fancy villa in Punta Cana, bookable via Airbnb
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Ultra-Luxury Vintage Villa with private staff 

 Without a question, Villa Las Brisas is one of the most outstanding villas in Punta Cana and this spectacular villa could make it easily into the category of unique Airbnbs in Punta Cana as well. Just by looking at the facts and figures, you will be wowed: 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, opulent salons, porches, lounges and a formal dining room, large terraces and a super-sized pool, a 100.000 square feet formal garden with different palm tree species, several fountains, a fully equipped staff with a private gourmet chef, butler, driver and waiters and two cars for the use of the guests. Do I need to mention more arguments about why this amazing villa is one of the best luxury Airbnbs in Punta Cana you can book? If you have some spare money to spend on your Dominican Republic holiday, this is your place to go in Punta Cana.

Why it is the best luxury Airbnb villa in Punta Cana: pure luxury to the highest extent you hardly can imagine
Perfect for: those looking for the best of the best
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): n/a
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The most spectacular luxury villa in Punta Cana, Villa Las Brisas
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The best Airbnbs in Punta Cana with Covid-19 hygiene protocols strictly enforced

 As you can read in my extensive article about Covid-19 in Punta Cana, there is a strict hygiene protocol in place for tourism and daily life in Punta Cana and the entire Dominican Republic. The most important measures include social distancing, sanitization and disinfection of common areas and spaces used by multiple persons, the use of face-covering masks as well as avoiding all agglomerations of persons in public spaces. There is also a hygienic protocol in place for hotels and all-inclusive resorts. If interested in the details, you can check the following article

 Theoretically, all Airbnbs should follow the same measures. Not only because they are accommodations as well, but also to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus. However, Airbnbs are usually kind of a gray area, which is why not all Airbnbs in Punta Cana are following those Covid-19 regulations

 Still, there are two steps on how you can identify Covid-19 approved Airbnbs in Punta Cana. The first one is to check if they have committed to Airbnb’s 5-step enhanced cleaning process answering the Coronavirus situation. It includes sanitizing surfaces, using approved products with at least 70% alcohol, wearing masks and gloves when cleaning as well as complying with local laws, including any additional safety or cleaning guidelines. While this sounds like a very good step, it isn’t more than a memorandum of understanding, as Airbnb hosts are obliged to confirm these Covid-19 measures (even if they don’t follow them, as otherwise their account gets suspended).

 Therefore, the “sparkling clean” symbol, which nearly all Airbnb have at the top of their listings doesn’t mean that they follow the Covid-19 restrictions. 

 There is a better way to verify if your Airbnb is “Covid-19” safe to assure a worry-free vacation in the Dominican Republic. Just check the description entered by the hosts if there is any mentioning of current measures against Coronavirus. You can assume that the prevention of Covid-19 is an important topic for the host if this description was updated since the beginning of the pandemic. 

 Those properties with customized descriptions mentioning their own Covid-19 measures are much more likely to sanitize their rooms thoroughly. I have selected a few Airbnbs which fully comply with the Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic. 

Beautiful 3-bedroom apartment with full Covid-19 hygienic protocol

 Among hundreds and thousands of Airbnbs in Punta Cana, this beautiful 3-bedroom apartment in the centric beach area of Corales is one with the most impressive Covid-19 protocol. They dedicate a large share of their cleaning process to the current Coronavirus measures; taking into account the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They have developed a Covid-19 prevention plan including a checklist for infection prevention and a special cleaning and disinfection plan, which is much more than what 95% of other Airbnbs in Punta Cana are doing and significantly better than Airbnb’s 5-step enhanced cleaning process mentioned above. Check the description of this place to find out more about what they are doing*.

 Besides Coronavirus prevention, this Airbnb is also a very nice place to stay for families or friends, as it is a beautiful and well-equipped 3-bedroom apartment very close to the beach. It’s just around 3 minutes walking and within the same time, you can reach the vibrant area of Corales with restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shops, including a big pharmacy.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Punta Cana following Covid-19 guidelines: one of the most extensive hygiene protocol among all Airbnbs in Punta Cana
Perfect for: travelers concerned about the Coronavirus and looking for a 100% sanitized apartment
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.8/5
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An Airbnb in Punta Cana with perfect Covid-19 protocols
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2-bedroom condominium with focus on Covid-19 sanitizing processes

 This is another Airbnb in Punta Cana that puts particular effort into fulfilling the Coronavirus hygiene protocols. They factor in additional cleaning time before your arrival to properly disinfect and sanitize all high-touch surfaces. They also offer contactless check-in instructions for accessing the unit, which allows you to maintain social distancing all the time. 

 Besides these Covid-19 regulations, a sparkling clean 2-bedroom apartment in Bavaro is waiting for you, which is located in a very quiet neighborhood, but only 5 minutes walking away from various supermarkets, restaurants and bars as well as less than 10 minutes walking to the beach, which is the popular and beautiful part of Bavaro Beach. This Airbnb also has access to the common pool of the property and is equipped with modern furniture so that you can have a great and safe holiday in Punta Cana. With just around 60 USD per night, it is even a great option if you are traveling to Punta Cana on a budget.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Punta Cana following Covid-19 guidelines: affordable, modern and comfortable in a great location with extended Coronavirus measures
Perfect for: travelers with a limited travel budget looking for an Airbnb with strict sanitization guidelines
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 5.0/5
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A well-sanitized Airbnb in response to Covid-19
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Appealing 2-bedroom apartment in the heart of Bavaro

 This apartment option is a perfect place if you are looking for an affordable Airbnb in a centric location with particular cleaning measures in effect to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Even they have not published an extended protocol on their Airbnb listing, they make sure that they clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remotes, etc., which is already more than what most places are mentioning. 

 It gives you a feeling that the Covid-19 pandemic is not ignored in this accommodation, which is a spacious 2-bedroom apartment inside a residential area with a large pool and elegant design. You can reach the beach in around 10 minutes of walking and supermarkets, restaurants and shops in 5 minutes.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Punta Cana following Covid-19 guidelines: well taken care of, affordable and with a focus on disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
Perfect for: travelers looking for a clean and spacious apartment close to the beach
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.74/5
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A well-sanitized Airbnb in response to Covid-19
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The best Airbnbs in Punta Cana when traveling on a budget

 While Punta Cana is a more expensive destination compared to other places in the Dominican Republic, you still can travel here on a budget, as you can read in this article. Especially when you know a few saving tips, it is easy to travel to Punta Cana for considerably less than 50 USD a day. Airbnb is no exception here. Sometimes it’s amazing to see which great places you get for around 20 USD per night. The following hand-picked suggestions are some of the best Airbnbs in Punta Cana you can find when traveling on a budget.

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Cheap double room in Costa Bavaro

 For around 15 USD per night, you get a charming double room in a very safe residential area of Bavaro and Punta Cana, with beach access in approximately 20 minutes walking through another residential area. This Airbnb is well maintained and the host is a Dominican, hence you can learn more about the local culture and traditions. You even have access to the pool, which is an additional plus when it gets too hot outside. If you need public transport to move around, you can catch the local busses on the main road, approximately 5 minutes walking away, where you can also find a new and large supermarket. 

Why it is the best Airbnb in Punta Cana when traveling on a budget: well-maintained place from a long-time Airbnb host 
Perfect for: budget travelers looking for a typical Airbnb experience 
Price Range: $
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.94/5
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One of the cheapest Airbnbs in Punta Cana you can find
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Cute studio in Corales

 This Airbnb is your place to go if you are looking for budget accommodation in Punta Cana, but don’t want to miss out on a centric location and close beach access. This studio is located in the area of Corales, where you have supermarkets and restaurants in less than 5 minutes’ walking distance and where is always something going on. The beach can be reached in less than 10-minutes walking. Apart from that, the studio is designed with loving attention to detail and made to let you feel at home.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Punta Cana when traveling on a budget: one of the best budget Airbnbs in Punta Cana close to the beach
Perfect for: budget travelers who don’t want to miss out on the beach 
Price Range: $
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.83/5
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A budget Airbnb close to the beach
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Budget beach Apartment

 If you want to be even closer to the beach, you should check out this 1-bedroom apartment right on the popular Corales part of Bavaro Beach. For around 35 USD per night, you can stay just 1 minute away from the beach and smell the ocean all the time. Even this Airbnb is quite small, it offers everything you need for a beach vacation in Punta Cana and can hardly be beaten by other accommodation options with a similar location.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Punta Cana when traveling on a budget: budget and (nearly) beachfront can go together, as you can see at this recommendable apartment
Perfect for: travelers who want to stay right at the beach with a limited budget 
Price Range: $
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.89/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices*

The Punta Cana public beach in the area of Los Corales

The best Airbnbs close to Punta Cana Airport

 Sometimes you need an Airbnb just for a night close to the airport, especially when you have a late-night arrival or an early morning departure by plane. Luckily, Punta Cana International Airport is located close to Punta Cana Village, where you have dozens of Airbnbs. Also, the beach is just 5 minutes away, so staying close to the airport but enjoying the night at the beach are not mutually exclusive. 

Well-equipped 2 bedroom-apartment closest to the airport

 This 2-bedroom apartment at Punta Cana Village is your perfect choice if you either are traveling as a family or if you are looking for an Airbnb to stay as close to Punta Cana Airport as possible. Furthermore, it is one of the options in Punta Cana Village which allows one-night stays, so it is perfect if you need an elegant, well-equipped apartment after a later arrival or before an early morning departure from Punta Cana International Airport. As this Airbnb has 2 bedrooms, it is also a perfect family choice, as there is space for everyone and the kids can use the shared pool in the common area of the building. The location of this apartment has two further advantages. You have a big supermarket and various restaurants just a stone’s throw away (literally opposite of the apartment) and it is one of the Airbnbs where you actually can walk to Punta Cana Airport (only recommended during daylight), as it is less than 0.3 miles to Terminal B and approximately 0.5 miles to Terminal A.

Why it is the best Airbnb close to the airport: the airport is walkable from the airport and it is one of the best options which allows one-night stays.
Perfect for: families and travelers loving the proximity of the airport
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.97/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices*

A nice Airbnb at Punta Cana Village, very close to the airport
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Beautiful apartment at Punta Cana Village

 This is another beautiful apartment at Punta Cana Village and nearly shares the location with the proposal above. However, it is more geared towards couples as this option just has 1 bedroom. It is also significantly cheaper. Even it might not be suitable for ultra-budget travelers, it has the perfect price-value ratio, offering a well-equipped apartment for a price not breaking the bank, especially when just looking for an Airbnb close to Punta Cana Airport. From this place, you can reach bars, restaurants and the big supermarket in Punta Cana Village in 5 minutes’ walking. If you decide that you would like to go to Punta Cana Airport without any kind of transfer, you can reach Terminal B in 10 minutes walking and Terminal A in 15 minutes, assuming that your luggage is not too heavy. Note that this place has a 2-night minimum stay in effect (as of October 2020).

Why it is the best Airbnb close to the airport: one of the best price-value ratios in Punta Cana Village
Perfect for: couples and single travelers, who don’t want to spend a fortune when staying close to the airport
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.74/5 
Further information: check photos, availability and prices*

A nice Airbnb at Punta Cana Village, very close to the airport
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3-Bedroom Apartment close to the airport AND the beach

 Staying close to the airport AND the beach are not mutually exclusive. This elegant 3-bedroom apartment is an absolute bargain if you consider that it is located in the exclusive Puntacana Resort & Club, home of many luxury villas, golf courses and elegant hotels, where prices for a 3-bedroom easily reach four-digit numbers (per night) – this one is around 250 USD. It’s less than a 10-minute drive from the airport and just 0.6 miles away from Playa Blanca, one of Punta Canas’ most beautiful beaches. This Punta Cana Airbnb also has its hot tub and marvelous views of the surrounding. If you want to combine staying close to the airport with the Caribbean vibe of an accommodation not far away from the beach (as you only get it in the Dominican Republic), this is your place to go.

Why it is the best Airbnb close to the airport: combines the advantages of staying close to the airport but not far away from the beach and offers a very attractive price
Perfect for: vacations with families and friends
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of October 2020): 4.75/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices*

A beautiful apartment at Puntacana Resort & Club
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Reserving an Airbnb in an all-inclusive resort

 When browsing through Airbnb in Punta Cana, you might stumble over some offers of condominiums or apartments located inside the all-inclusive resorts. While there is nothing wrong with that, as a lot of resorts in Punta Cana are selling their inventory to foreigners, you always have to read the fine print of the offers. Usually, prices just include the apartment but not the all-inclusive fee, which must be paid upon check-in.

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Travel resources

Punta Cana Airport Transfers: Info | Book It*
Santo Domingo Airport Transfers: Info | Book It*
All-Inclusive Resorts: Info | Book It*
Guesthouses & AirBnBs: Info | Book It*
Excursions: Info | Book It*
Rental Car: Info | Book It*
Road-Trips & Self-Drive Tours: Info | Plan It
Travel Insurance (incl. covid-19 coverage): Book it*

Considering this, you hardly can find any good deals in Punta Canas’ all-inclusive resorts at Airbnb. The rate of the apartment and the all-inclusive fee usually are much more expensive than simply booking an all-inclusive vacation at your favorite holiday website (check my recommendation here*). Hence, I am not listing the few all-inclusive offers which you can find on Airbnb as I would not recommend them. If you dare to book them, make sure to read everything carefully and ask the host what exactly is included in the rate you book and if there are any mandatory charges once you arrive.

That was my full list of recommended, hand-picked and unique Airbnbs in Punta Cana. What is your favorite? Would you like to have further categories? Do you have any questions?
I am happy to answer any comments and questions so that you also can find your personal best Airbnb in Punta Cana.

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The face behind Punta Cana Travel Blog: Chris

CHRIS

Author, Travel Coach & Punta Cana based digital nomad

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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