Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort is an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana that is particularly famous for its on-site waterpark – one of the largest in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. But there is so much more why Grand Sirenis is worth a closer look. The hotel got fully renovated in 2018 and awaits you with modern rooms, a contemporary design and an ample tropical garden, where you and your kids can even spot some animals. Further child-friendly services are complementing this family all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, which you shall consider for your family vacation in the Dominican Republic, even though you can find activities for all ages, including adults. In 2023, there is also a new restaurant you can try. To learn more about it, let’s start diving into this extensive Grand Sirenis Punta Cana review.
- Where is Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort?
- Definition of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana
- Overview of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- The beach at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- The rooms at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- Booking and Prices at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- Restaurants and bars at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- Sirenis Aquagames: the waterpark at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- Entertainment and Service at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
- Excursions from Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
This is an extensive review of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. If you’d like to know some general information about accommodation in Punta Cana, you can continue reading all the insider tips on how to find the best all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana and my recommendation on how to save money during an all-inclusive holiday in Punta Cana.
If you like more resort options with an outstanding price-value ratio, check out this list of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana.
If you are looking for other family-friendly hotels in Punta Cana, you can see our hand-picked list of Punta Cana all-inclusive family resorts.
Completely UPDATED: June 2023
Where is Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort?
Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is located in Uvero Alto, the northernmost part of Punta Cana. The surrounding is sparsely populated, but the hotel is located directly at the beach so you can enjoy the best of the tropical world. A local bus serves the road in front of the hotel and connects Uvero Alto with the capital of the Altagracia Province, Higuey.
From Punta Cana International Airport, it’s an approx. 40-minute drive to Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. You can check out all the options on how to get from the airport to your resort here, but to have a smooth ride, I would recommend pre-booking your airport transfer here*.
Transportation from Punta Cana Airport to Grand Sirenis usually takes around 35 to 40 minutes. If you pre-book your airport transfer, you will get greeted right at the arrival hall of the airport, escorted to your car and driven safely to the resort. This is the best option to start your Punta Cana holiday at Hotel Sirenis with peace of mind and as safely as possible. Check out possible transfers from Punta Cana Airport to Grand Sirenis here*.
Btw, talking about safety, you can read everything about if Punta Cana is safe here in this article.
If you are wondering about the exact location of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana, you can check out its location on this map with all Punta Cana resorts.
Definition of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana
As with many other resorts in Punta Cana, Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is known and listed under many different names. This effect is increased due to the fact that Sirenis Hotel was marketing itself for many years as two different brands: Sirenis Cocotal Beach and Sirenis Tropical Aquagames. Sometimes the add-on Aquagames, which refers to the Grand Sirenis water park, was even separated from the name.
Nowadays, the only official name for the hotel is Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort, but there are still many other although similar names existing, such as
- Grand Sirenis Punta Cana
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- Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino & Aquagames
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- Grand Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort
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- Grand Sirenis Dominican Republic
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- Sirenis Dominican Republic
- Sirenis Tropical Punta Cana
- Sirenis Cocotal Punta Cana
- Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort
An impressive array of name variations. All these hotel names refer to the same resort of this review, Grand Sirenis Punta Cana.
Overview of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is a medium-sized all-inclusive resort. It doesn’t have a crazy size where you walk forever from your room to the beach, just the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana water park is a bit behind and further away from the beach. While you won’t walk more than 5 minutes from any room to the beach (usually only 1-3 minutes), the Grand Sirenis Aquagames water park is around 10 minutes walking away from the beach and around 5 minutes from the lobby.
Despite its compact size, Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino & Aquagames still offers you plenty of open space, tons of palm trees and a large tropical garden. The latter one even is home to a couple of animals, such as peacocks, ducks or birds.
From the lobby, which welcomes all guests with a bright and shiny vibe since it got fully renovated in 2018, you have direct access to the two buffet restaurants of the resort, the lobby bar and the theatre. Behind the lobby, you can also find an open-air plaza with an evening entertainment area, a wonderful coffee shop, the gym and a couple of external shops.
Once you head from the lobby in the direction of the beach, you’ll find all the guest rooms of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. There are two bigger buildings attached right to the main building, the remaining rooms are distributed over 31 buildings, which helps to give the resort a more private and personalized touch instead of if all rooms were allocated in one massive building. In between, you can find plenty of green areas, giving each room a tropical view with a Caribbean feeling.
Last but not least, the pool is located right in front of the beach. It has many areas for kids to play, run and splash around. There are a lot of sections with a very low water depth in the pool which the children will perfectly enjoy. There is also a bar and snack area close to the pool so that nobody gets hungry or thirsty.
Please note that this pool area is not the waterpark of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. The Sirenis Aquagames are located behind the lobby/plaza and feature another world for kids and families. You can find all the details of this in-resort water park further below.
The beach at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Once you are at the pool, you can also see and enjoy the beach, as both are right adjacent to each other. The beach at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort is one of the many beautiful stretches of sand in Punta Cana, even it can’t compete with the white color of Cap Cana’s beaches or the amplitude of Bavaro Beach.
Nevertheless, the beach of Uvero Alto is fully recommendable if you are looking for a gorgeous Caribbean beach with a lot of palm trees and fine sand. The most important feature of the beach at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is that it is very gently sloping, making it suitable even for smaller kids to play in the water.
If you want, you can also have long beach walks starting from Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. If you head south, you pass mainly other all-inclusive resorts, such as Excellence El Carmen, Finest Punta Cana, Dreams Onyx, Royalton Chic or breathless Punta Cana. If you head north, you pass several virgin stretches of beach with adjacent coconut groves, only interrupted by Excellence Punta Cana.
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The rooms at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort does have around 800 rooms. All of them are completely refurbished (except for the so-called “Promo Rooms”, which still might appear in a few booking engines), guaranteeing a contemporary design, modern furniture and a bright décor. This was probably our biggest surprise when we visited the hotel as we knew that Sirenis already has around 20 years in the market.
When booking your room, you can choose among the following categories:
- Double Room
- Romance Double Room
Promo Junior Suite
- Double Room (specially adapted room)
Family Suite (specially adapted room)
The modern furniture contains huge flatscreen TVs, individual air-conditioning, a digital safe, comfortable beds and beautiful tropical decorations, especially on the walls.
A minibar is included as well and gets replenished daily.
The standard rooms are available with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed or with 2 queen beds.
If traveling as a family, Grand Sirenis Punta Cana also offers family suites (check the prices below), which have a separate seating area with a huge sofa bed and a sliding door in the bedroom for additional privacy.
Couples or romantic parents (with their kids in a separate room) should book the Romantic Suite with a huge jacuzzi, a spacious bathroom and a four-poster bed, guaranteeing a relaxing stay with some time for two.
The photos for this Grand Sirenis Punta Cana review are from different room categories, as I had the chance to see different ones. We stayed in a Romance Double Room.
Furthermore, there are a couple of other things that are remarkable for a resort at this price level (Grand Sirenis is usually among the cheaper options when looking for an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana).
First, the room service is included and free from 11 am to 11 pm (even though with a limited menu). Second, you have a very strong WiFi signal throughout the resort – in the room, in the water park, in all restaurants and even at the pool. Also, the speed of the WiFi was very good and you were always connected, no need to re-connect a dozen times a day like with other hotel WiFis.
There are some further room categories at Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino & Aquagames, which I haven’t mentioned above – the Club rooms:
- Club Premium Room
- Club Premium Mini Suite
- Club Premium Half.-Connecting Suite
- Club Platinum Junior Presidential Suite
Club Platinum Grand Presidential Suite 2 Bedroom
The reason they are a bit separate here in this Grand Sirenis Punta Cana review is that the Club rooms are (usually) very expensive – even though it is worth checking for promotions of those rooms here*. While in other Punta Cana resorts, you usually pay between 30 USD and 75 USD per person per night more for the VIP status / Club level, the Sirenis Hotel in the Dominican Republic charges double or triple the price for their Club Premium and Club Platinum rooms.
Furthermore, the Club Premium and Club Platinum rooms at Grand Sirenis don’t offer that many preferential services outside of the rooms compared to other hotels in Punta Cana. What makes the unique are particularly the amenities in the room. For example, the Club Platinum rooms come with an ocean view, 2 flat screen Sat-TV, a Nintendo Wii, 3 video games, a Whirlpool, a home cinema and a computer area with flat screen LCD high-definition and high-speed internet.
Booking and Prices at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
If you have decided on your room of choice, it’s time to book Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. As always, it is recommendable to compare different websites to get the best price. Furthermore, different companies have different advantages, so pick the one which is most convenient for you. Below, I have a list for you of some travel websites where this all-inclusive resort is bookable – including their special conditions and how to save when booking Grand Sirenis Punta Cana:
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A room at Grand Sirenis for 2023 incl. all-inclusive meal plan and all services mentioned in this hotel review usually is at around 200-250 USD per night in double occupancy in low season (May to November) and between 20% and 40% more in high season (January to April). Prices in the peak season (Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter Holidays) might easily hit the 400 USD mark and during summer (July and August), shoulder season prices might apply. Everything below 200 USD for a Sirenis Punta Cana room is a super deal and should be booked very soon.
With these price ranges, Grand Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort is one of the cheaper options among all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, and it only missed making it to the list of the best cheap all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana by the skin of one’s teeth.
Comparing to other family resorts in Punta Cana, Grand Sirenis offers a very attractive price-value ratio, particularly considering that the on-site waterpark is included and that the entire hotel is completely renovated.
Furthermore, in case you haven’t booked your flights to Punta Cana yet, make sure to check if it might be cheaper to book flights and hotel together as a package. Sometimes tremendous discounts are offered when booking them together – and sometimes not.
Restaurants and bars at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Besides the modern vibe of the resort, the selection of food was what definitively excited us the most. We have visited a lot of all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana in the 200 USD budget range, but we hardly had such a quality and quantity of food before. This being said it is important to note that you won’t receive gourmet food like in a 5-diamond restaurant at Grand Sirenis’ restaurants, but considering the price you pay, you get an outstanding value for money.
Hotel Grand Sirenis Punta Cana offers 2 buffet restaurants, 8 à-la-carte restaurants (including a new one for 2023), 1 snack bar, 1 coffee shop (with lots of ice cream for the kids) and 13 bars.
Let’s start with the buffet restaurants, which are usually open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The buffets at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino & Aquagames are offering an enormous selection of food. Yes, we have seen plenty of huge buffets in Punta Cana, but sometimes, especially in cheaper all-inclusive resorts, an immense quantity doesn’t mean that you find good quality as well. But Sirenis delivered! They had an enormous selection of everything, including more expensive items such as salmon, parmesan, freshly-blended juices or imported cheese.
For breakfast, you can choose between a wide array of hot and cold items, sweet breakfast, various types of bread, waffles, cooked-to-order omelets or tortillas, müsli, fresh fruits and much more.
Lunch consisted of a great selection of local and international dishes, a wide array of salads, pizzas, a hot dog station and much more.
Another proof for the ample selection was the choice among certain kinds of products. For example, instead of one yogurt, they had five different kinds of yogurts (natural, vanilla, pineapple, guayaba and fruits) and instead of serving multiple times the same cheese, they had various buffet plates with at least 5 different kinds of cheese.
Furthermore, the buffet restaurant had a very cozy atmosphere thanks to the colorful design. It didn’t feel like one of those huge canteens, where you think you are in a big company rather than in a leisure hotel.
For dinner, you can choose between 7 à-la-carte restaurants at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. While you need reservations, they are not a problem as you can make unlimited reservations throughout your stay. You can choose between the following dinners:
- American Diner “Route 66”
- Italian Restaurant “Cinecittá”
- Brazilian “La Gira Rodizio”
- Japanese Restaurant “Ikebana”
- Tex Mex “El Rancho”
- Mediterranean Food “Las Barcas”
- French Restaurant “Le Relais Gourmand”
Cevicheria “Raw Bar” (new in 2023)
During our stay, we visited Cinecittá and Las Barcas. Both had a very creative menu and delicious food. Especially Las Barcas was a highlight as we got fresh seafood and a professionally pink grilled tuna steak, which couldn’t have been prepared better in any seafood restaurant. Just avoid ordering a pizza at Cinecittá, better get them from the buffet. 😉 But all the other food was indeed super satisfying.
Concerning drinks at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana, there is not as much to write as about the food. The 13 bars are scattered around the resort and offer a typical Caribbean cocktail menu. They use a single local brand of alcohol for most of the drinks, but do have a few international liquors as well, such as Dewars, Beefeater, Martini or Campari.
However, a special mention shall be rewarded to the coffee shop of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana, which is one of the biggest and coziest coffee shops I have seen so far in an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. The design of this coffeehouse definitely invites you to get your dose of coffee every day. It is fresh Dominican coffee and you can choose out of a wide array of more than 15 coffee specialties. Furthermore, it has a selection of around 12 different ice cream flavors, so make sure you bring your kids when visiting the coffee shop.
Sirenis Aquagames: the waterpark at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Taking about kids and coffee: if you just walk two minutes past the coffee shop, you are reaching the biggest attraction Grand Sirenis Punta Cana might have for your kids: the on-site waterpark Sirenis Aquagames. This 3-acre sized waterpark was renovated as well (except the big tower with the water slides, which are a bit dated) and offers endless water fun for children of all ages. It has three main pools with a lot of animal statues, water sprinklers, splash elements and water slides. Furthermore, kids can play in a pirates-themed area with 4 giant water barrels. Those pools are suitable for kids starting at the age of 2 years.
The main area – and for most older children (and adults 😉 ) the most spectacular part – of Sirenis Aquagames is, however, the tower with its 7 water massive water slides, making it one of the biggest waterparks in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic.
You can choose between two open waterslides, two dark slides, a kamikaze-style slide, a twister-style water slide with a free fall at the end called “Torbellino” and a 4-lane-water slide called “Aquaracer”.
Aquaracer is the most fun of all slides, as you take a soft mat and race down the moderately declined slide, but gain a considerable amount of speed thanks to the water mats. You can also compete against your friends and see who is the quickest.
The other water slides are used without water mats or tubes and therefore have to be used with caution, as the age of the slides might cause a few bruises or scratches.
For me, the coolest slide among those was Torbellino, as you circle in an open spinning top before falling into the water.
You certainly won’t spend the full day at Grand Sirenis’ water park as there is not so much going on in terms of activities besides the slides, but it is definitely a nice change from the daily beach and pool life and perfect entertainment for children and adults likewise, even though new slides would approve the quality of the water park.
Entertainment and Service at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
But there is more entertainment at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort than just the waterpark. There are tons of other activities and sports such as tennis, beach volleyball, pool games, archery, bicycle tours, table tennis or darts. There is also a well-equipped gym which is open daily.
If you prefer animated entertainment, you can participate in some of the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana activities such as dance lessons, team tournaments or aqua gym.
For families traveling to Punta Cana, there is a kids club for children from 3 to 12 years.
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In the evening, there is a mini disco, the lobby bar with occasional live music, the theatre with night entertainment or the open-air plaza with interactive shows.
However, the evening entertainment is always family-friendly, making sure that both the parents and the kids get their fair share of fun and joy.
Excursions from Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Once you are on holiday at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana, you probably also want to experience some of the highlights of the Dominican Republic.
First of all, if you are absolutely new to the world of Punta Cana, I am recommending you to read the ultimate list of the best things-to-do in Punta Cana – including excursions, adventures, road-trips and so much more. If traveling as a family, you also shouldn’t miss the best things to do in Punta Cana with kids.
Uvero Alto doesn’t offer a lot when it comes to DIY adventures, so leaving the resort on foot won’t bring you very far. However, if you are planning to rent a car, you are much closer to the Anamuya mountains and the Cordillera Oriental than from other all-inclusive resorts. Therefore, if you are interested in waterfalls, hiking tours or exploring natural hidden gems such as Salto de la Jalda or Los Haitises National Park, Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is not the worst starting point.
But also if you are preferring a guide and/or a tour, there are many Grand Sirenis Punta Cana excursions to choose from. One of the best Punta Cana excursions is Isla Saona, the paradisical island at Parque Nacional del Este. Furthermore, Scape Park Cap Cana is a perfect family adventure with so much water fun that your kids don’t want to leave.
Another highly-recommended Grand Sirenis Punta Cana excursion – especially if your kids love animals – is whale-watching, which is possible in the Dominican Republic every year from January to March. Alternatively, you can see wildlife year-round at Los Haitises National Park, even though it is a bit of a longer drive.
If you are not sure yet what you want to do, you can also decide later and for the moment just get some further impressions. You can find the best free things to do in Punta Cana here and the best day-trips in the area in this article.
Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is a very recommendable family resort in Punta Cana – with an outstanding price-value ratio. Especially the combination of a budget-friendly hotel with an included on-site water park and completely renovated rooms is very hard to find in this price segment. Furthermore, you get some amazing food, a kid-friendly beach and plenty of options to do during your stay.
There is hardly anything to moan about Grand Sirenis Punta Cana. Just if you are looking for some options to do in the immediate surrounding of the hotel when leaving the resort, Uvero Alto might not be the best choice for you as you are a little bit far away from any local life. But that’s usually a negligible point when looking for a perfect family all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, so make sure you check out the current promotions of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana* to get the best deal for your family.
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CHRISAuthor, 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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