The best Punta Cana resorts with a water park

Are you looking for a relaxing family vacation in a hotel in Punta Cana with water slides? Then check out this article, where I am presenting the best Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts with a water park. Water park hotels in Punta Cana might be the best option for a relaxed family holiday with kids. While the parents can relax on the beach or the pool, bask in the Caribbean sun and sip on a tropical cocktail, the kids can spend all their never-ending energy in the splash park and have fun on the water slides. Sounds like a deal for your family? Then check out the selection of some of the best Punta Cana resorts with water parks.

This article is about the best all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana with a water park. If you are looking for a different hotel, you can check out my insider tips on how to find the best all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
If you are traveling as a family to Punta Cana, make sure to have a look at the best family activities in Punta Cana.

General information about water parks in Punta Cana

Water parks are a must-have for your family vacation in Punta Cana, especially when traveling with kids and teens who love the water, who always needs to be entertained and who just can’t stop splashing and running around. Luckily, there are dozens of Punta Cana resorts with water parks, especially as in the last years a couple of new projects have opened. Therefore it’s relatively easy to find a Punta Cana hotel with water slides that will suit your kids AND your budget.

When looking for a family all-inclusive resort, it is important to note that not every family resort has a water park (even some search engines or online travel agencies might try to tell you). Therefore, I have crafted this hand-selected list of some of the best all-inclusive resorts with a water park in Punta Cana, to make it easier for you to pick the right accommodation for your Punta Cana family vacation. After reading this article, you will exactly know what to expect from the water parks in Punta Cana.

TRAVEL COACHING

Save money and time!

Do you need help planning a customized vacation in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic? Is it difficult for you to decide what and where to book? Would you like to take advantage of someone with years of experience in the tourism industry (knowing all the travel hacks 😉 ) and living right in the place where you would like to spend your holiday?
That’s what my personal travel coaching is for. I will design your tailor-made itinerary, tell you how to save money on your trip and send you the best insider tips and recommendations. All the information I send you are crafted with love and passion – and are coming with a money-back guarantee. Let me know how I can help you (check my packages here) and send me a request here!

The author Chris in the Dominican Republic

Furthermore, it is important to note that all water parks in Punta Cana are located on the grounds of all-inclusive resorts. 

On the one hand, this means that if you are staying in a particular all-inclusive resort, access to the on-site water park is free and included in your stay. There is not a single all-inclusive resort with water park in Punta Cana which charges extra for using the water park.

On the other hand, as of now, it is important to know that there is not a single water park in Punta Cana which you can access from outside. This being said, if you are staying in an Airbnb, guesthouse or even in another resort without a splash park, you won’t have access to any of the water parks listed in this article. In the past, it was possible to obtain day passes for certain all-inclusive resorts, but right now this is temporarily suspended in most hotels due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis

However, in case you are looking for something similar to a water park and if water slides are not a must, you can check out Scape Park Cap Cana, which is an amazing amusement park with a zipline leading into the water, water hammocks, ropes and artificial waterfalls. It is probably what comes closest to an off-resort water park in Punta Cana. Check out the full review of Scape Park Cap Cana here.

And in case you are interested in further excursions with your kids, you can have a look at the best family activities in Punta Cana you shouldn’t miss during your family holiday.

The best Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts with water park

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort

Grand Sirenis can be considered as the origin of all water parks in Punta Cana as it was one of the first all-inclusive resorts to have an on-site water park – and it is still one of the biggest, suitable for all ages. This Punta Cana aqua park, called Sirenis Aquagames, features a huge tower with 6 different slides for older children and teens, a large area with a pirates ship for kids aged 4 to 11 (including 10 mini water slides and 4 splash barrels) and a water playground with different water sprinklers and animal statues for the smallest visitors (2 to 4 years) who love to play in the water. 

The water park Sirenis Aquagames at Grand SIrenis Resort Punta Cana

The three areas are all located within the on-site resort water park but are well separated from each other so that the youngest kids playing in the water don’t get disturbed by the teens or adults riding the thrilling water slides. Furthermore, there is also a central swimming pool in the water park which offers the chance to relax and cool down a bit. The Sirenis Aquagames water park in Punta Cana also features a bar and snack area. 

The water park Sirenis Aquagames at Grand SIrenis Resort Punta Cana

The water park at Grand Sirenis is certainly not the newest water park in Punta Cana, but everything is well taken care of and it is great fun to spend an afternoon while staying in this family-friendly all-inclusive resort with water park. We particularly enjoyed the Aquaracer, where you slide down competition style with water mats on a 4-lane water slide. 

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort is a perfect resort for a family vacation in Punta Cana, especially when looking for an affordable holiday option. The entire all-inclusive resort got completely renovated in 2018, it feels like a newly opened hotel that comes with a pleasant design and cozy lounge areas. As you can read in our comprehensive hotel review about Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort, the price-value ratio of this family hotel in Punta Cana is impressive, especially considering the quality of the food and the very modern rooms. It is also a very quiet hotel, so if you are looking for peace and relaxation in Punta Cana, this is your place to go.

Water park features: a tower with 6 huge water slides, pirate ship with 10 mini slides, baby pool with water sprinkler, relax pool, bar, snack bar
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: it covers a huge area and offers a large playground for every age
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: all ages
Further Information at Punta Cana Travel Blog: Hotel Guide Grand Sirenis Punta Cana
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package prices*

Our experience at all-inclusive resort Grand Sirenis Punta Cana

Royalton Splash Punta Cana

When looking for Punta Cana Resorts with water parks, it is always worth checking the rates for Royalton Splash Punta Cana*, as their Splash water park is one of the biggest water parks in Punta Cana as well. It has 7 big water slides, including two you can use with tubes: a kamikaze slide, a 4-lane Aquaracer, a black hole (with tubes), two regular water slides (one open and one closed), a free fall twister and a roller coaster water slide where you use the tubes as well. The entire water slide area in the water park can be accessed by every resort guest who is at least 3 feet and 11 inches tall (1.20m). As you can see, Royalton Splash is a great option if you are looking for a hotel in Punta Cana with water slides.

The Splash Water Park in Punta Cana at Royalton

For all smaller visitors, the Splash Park at Royalton Splash Punta Cana offers a children’s area called Mini Slide water park with at least 7 mini water slides and several other areas to play and splash around. The water park at Punta Cana’s Royalton Splash also includes a large wave pool (operating every hour) and a mega huge water barrel soaking everyone who is standing underneath, which can easily be 20-30 people. There is a bar with non-alcoholic drinks in the water park as well in case you get thirsty.

Royalton Punta Cana and Royalton Splash do have their own water park in Punta Cana

When visiting the Punta Cana aqua park at Royalton Splash, it was a lot of fun for us to ride the slides with the tubes, as they were different from the typical water slides you find in most water parks in Punta Cana. The Roller Coaster slide is particularly unique.

For your Dominican Republic vacation

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*

Royalton Splash is an affordable all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana (check out the cheapest all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana in this article) aiming at families and travelers who are looking for a Punta Cana hotel with a water park. When staying at Royalton Splash, you can take advantage of a resort that got upgraded twice in the last 2-3 years. First, it was completely renovated in 2018/2019 and changed its name from Memories Splash Punta Cana to Grand Memories Splash Punta Cana due to the added amenities and renovated rooms. After Covid-19 in Punta Cana, it got another upgrade as guests are now allowed to access the beach area of and certain restaurants and bars at neighboring Royalton Punta Cana, which offers a slightly higher quality regarding food and drinks. The name changed again to what it is now, Royalton Splash Punta Cana. It features two large pools, access to 6 restaurants, plenty of bars and a huge family entertainment area which is perfect for kids and children of all ages visiting Punta Cana. 

Royalton Splash is located right next to the water park which is perfect if your kids want to spend a couple of hours every day here. The beach is a 10-12 minute walk away (half of the distance can be done with the resort trolley train), passing through Royalton Punta Cana. 

Water park features: a tower with 7 huge water slides, mini slide water park with 7 mini slides, waves pool, mega water barrel, bar 
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: the water slides with tubes are unique in Punta Cana
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: all ages
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

A modern and renovated room at Royalton Splash

Royalton Punta Cana 

If you want to stay closer respectively right at the beach but still want to enjoy a Punta Cana resort with water park access, Royalton Punta Cana is your top pick to choose. It is located right at the beautiful Arena Gorda Beach and offers full access to the water park of Royalton Splash Punta Cana. It is a 5 to 6-minute walk from the lobby of Royalton Punta Cana to the water park of Royalton Splash, access is for free. 

Royalton Punta Cana and Royalton Splash do have their own water park in Punta Cana

When staying at Royalton Punta Cana and visiting the water park, you can enjoy the same features as explained above in the Royalton Splash section. 7 huge water slides, a mini slide water park for the younger kids, a waves pool and the famous mega water barrel. It is great fun to spend a couple of hours here. 

Royalton Punta Cana and Royalton Splash do have their own water park in Punta Cana

Royalton Punta Cana is a perfect all-inclusive resort for all generations, as it offers suitable activities and a water park for families as well as an adults-only section for couples and honeymooners in their separate hotel within the resort called The Hideaway at Royalton*. The resort has a large entertainment plaza, several à-la-carte restaurants and a buffet as well as a large main pool right at the beach. Those who have a little bit higher budget can consider booking a Diamond Club room at Royalton Punta Cana, as this includes access to a well-designed beach club (see photo below) with food service and better drinks while you can enjoy a marvelous view of Punta Canas beaches.

Water park features: a tower with 7 huge water slides, Mini Slide water park with 7 mini slides, waves pool, mega water barrel, bar 
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: the mega water barrel soaking people is always a big event
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: all ages
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

The fantastic beach club at Royalton Punta Diamond Club

Riu Bambu

Let’s move on to the next Punta Cana resort with water park which is Riu Bambu. It is a large club-style all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana with access to the Riu Splash Water World which is approximately 10 minutes walking away in the center of the big Riu property in Punta Cana. It features 6 big water slides, a playground for children with further 8 mini slides and a lounge area with a bar. There is no separate area for very small children up to 3 years, but there is a mini water park close to the beach right at Riu Bambu which is perfect for toddlers.

The mini water park at Riu Bambu in Punta Cana

Riu Splash Water World was opened in 2016, so it is one of the newer water parks in Punta Cana. This water park hotel in Punta Cana is perfect for all those looking for thrilling water slides, as the Splash Water World features two kamikaze-style water-slides, one 4-lane Aquaracer with water mats, two regular water slides (one closed and one open) and one speed and free-fall twister where you get tumbled in the twister and fall into the water.

The water park Splash Water World at RIU resorts Punta Cana

The water slides are great fun at Riu Splash Water Work, particularly the free-fall twister was stimulating adrenaline. Smaller children will love the water playground with its water buckets and plenty of mini slides.

Get your free e-book now – “15 amazing things-to-do for free in Punta Cana”!





Free Punta Cana E-Book about 15 amazing things-to-do for free in Punta Cana

When staying at Riu Bambu, you can expect a club-style all-inclusive stay with plenty of restaurants and activities to choose from. It is definitely not a luxury hotel, but you can count on affordable services for the entire family. Riu Bambu does have 4 main pools and consists of 1 main building and 35 smaller buildings, which let the all-inclusive resort appear much smaller than it is, considering it has 1000 rooms. Every day there is something going on and activities for all ages are always scheduled, especially at the pool and the beach.

Water park features: a tower with 6 huge water slides, children’s playground with 8 mini slides, waves pool, bar
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: with two kamikaze-slides, a free fall twister and the fastest Aquaracer they might be the mosh thrilling water slides in Punta Cana
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: starting from 3 years, toddlers can use the mini water park right at Riu Bambu
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

All-inclusive resort feeling at RIU Bambu in Punta Cana

Riu Palace Punta Cana

If you are looking for a kind of luxury resort with water park in Punta Cana, Riu Palace Punta Cana could be a perfect option. It is not a high-end resort, but it offers superb services, great food, decent rooms, a prime beach location and – most important – does have access to Riu Splash Water World.

Splash Water World at Riu Resort, a large water park in Punta Cana

When staying at Riu Palace Punta Cana, you can enjoy the same Riu Splash Water Park as described for Riu Bambu, so get ready to enjoy this Punta Cana resort with a water park and some of the best slides. Two kamikaze slides and a free-fall twister are waiting for you, among others. As you have access to Riu Bambu as well, toddlers will have the most fun at the mini water park of Riu Bambu instead of visiting the bigger Splash Water World. On the other side, for older children, the playground at Splash Water World is perfect.

Splash Water World at Riu Resort, a large water park in Punta Cana

From Riu Palace Punta Cana it is a 10-minute walk to the water park of the Riu resort.

When staying at Riu Palace Punta Cana, you can expect an all-inclusive resort with a great balance in all aspects. As mentioned in the comprehensive hotel review about Riu Palace Punta Cana, there is nothing super spectacular at this Punta Cana hotel, but everything does have very good quality. All areas are very well-maintained, the staff is always attentive and the food is pretty delicious in most restaurants. It is definitely worth a try when you want something much better than the typical cheap all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, but don’t have the budget for a high-end luxury hotel.

Water park features: a tower with 6 huge water slides, children’s playground with 8 mini slides, waves pool, bar
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: you can find a great water park and affordable luxury in one resort
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: starting from 3 years, toddlers can use the mini water park right at Riu Bambu
Further Information at Punta Cana Travel Blog: Hotel Guide Riu Palace Punta Cana
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

View from our balcony at RIU Palace Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

Riu República

This is another Riu resort with water park in Punta Cana – but this one is totally different from Riu Bambu and Riu Palace Punta Cana. Riu República has its own water park in Punta Cana and is an adults-only hotel. 

The pool at RIU Republica, one of the several RIU all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana

This Punta Cana water park at Riu República, which is also called Splash Water World (which might be a bit confusing as it is a different Splash Water World than the other presented above for Riu Bambu and Riu Palace Bavaro), does have four water slides: one kamikaze slide, two regular (closed) water slides and one 4-lane racer. As Riu República is an adults-only resort, there is no children’s playground or any mini-slides. 

The water park at RIU Republica in Punta Cana

All water slides at Riu República are a little bit smaller and shorter than at the original “Splash Water World”, but they are still fun, especially if you are enjoying Riu República with a group of friends during your vacation in Punta Cana. 

Riu República is an adults-only resort in Punta Cana particularly popular among young adults and couples. Activities and social gatherings are always going on, even massive parties are limited right now due to Covid-19 in Punta Cana. Riu República doesn’t share the property with the other Riu Resorts in Punta Cana (Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Bambu, Riu Naiboa) and therefore doesn’t have access to the big Riu Splash Water World on those hotels. That’s why Riu República is a Punta Cana resort with a water park on its own.

Water park features: a tower with 4 water slides
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: it is the only water park in Punta Cana which is exclusively for adults
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: 18 and over (adults-only resort)
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

Overview of RIU Republica in Punta Cana

Dreams Macao Punta Cana

Dreams Macao Punta Cana is one of the newest Punta Cana resorts with a water park as it was just opened in March 2020. Therefore, it is also one of the newest water parks in Punta Cana, featuring 4 waterslides, a lazy river and a separate children’s water park.

The new Dreams Macao Beach Resort in Macao, Punta Cana - the huge water park

This Punta Cana water park at Dreams Macao is located at the back section of the resort, giving all older children and adults a fun time. The water slides are consisting of a 4-lane aqua-racer, a smaller kamikaze and two regular water slides, one open and one closed. A lazy river is flowing around the water slide area and makes for a fun ride while enjoying the sun and some quality time with your loved ones. To access the Dreams Macao Punta Cana water park, a minimum age of 9 years and height of 3 feet and 11 inches (1.20 meters) is required. If you get hungry when splashing around, you can enjoy snacks and quick grabs from a food truck which is located right inside Dreams Macao water park.

In the family section of Dreams Macao Punta Cana, a water park for children is waiting for the younger guests. It features various water sprinklers, a big playground, several mini slides and a very well-designed compound so that younger children will love this area. The pool is super shallow, hence even toddlers can enjoy this mini water park. 

The new Dreams Macao Beach Resort in Macao, Punta Cana - the kids water park

Dreams Macao Punta Cana Resort with its water park is the only all-inclusive resort in Macao. It is a perfect option if you are looking for a modern and newly opened resort in a stunning natural setting. It is located right at Macao Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana and a favorite among the locals. As described in my extensive hotel review of Dreams Macao Beach, everything is brand new, you can have unlimited à-la-carte dining without reservations and enjoy premium drinks throughout the resort. Make sure to have a drink at the beautiful pool bar with a view of Macao Beach pictured below.

Water park features: a tower with 4 water slides, children’s water park with 7+ mini slides, lazy river, food truck
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: especially the children’s water park is impressive at Dreams Macao Punta Cana
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: water slides for children 9 years and older (minimum 3.9 feet), mini water park for all ages
Further Information at Punta Cana Travel Blog: Hotel Guide Dreams Macao Punta Cana
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

The new Dreams Macao Beach Resort in Macao, Punta Cana - the main bar between pool and beach

Hard Rock Resort & Casino Punta Cana

Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort & Casino is the largest Punta Cana hotel with water park – around 1800 rooms are waiting for you and your family. A big water park at Hard Rock is still under construction which doesn’t mean you have to spend your Punta Cana holiday without water slides, lazy river and other water fun. 

The water park for children at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

At one of their 13 pools, there is already a family section with two medium-sized water slides and a children’s playground with 4 mini water slides, water sprinklers and water barrels. While the 2 bigger water slides are for all kids with a height of 3.6 feet to 5.2 feet (1.10-1.60 meters), the playground is suitable for children from 3 to 10 years more or less. There is also a fully-stocked bar right in this water park area of Hard Rock Punta Cana. 

The water park for children at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

If you are already a bit older and don’t fit on the slides, you can grab a tube and flow around the lazy river with a drink of your choice. The lazy river takes you around the Ipanema restaurant and is a fun way to enjoy yourself with friends or your kids. There are always around 10 tubes available, so it never gets too crowded on the lazy river.

As mentioned, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the largest all-inclusive resort with water park in Punta Cana, which comes with some impressive amenities. 9 restaurants, 13 pools and 25 bars are just some of the facilities you can enjoy, along with great live entertainment, one of the biggest casinos in Punta Cana, a high-quality ice-cream shop with probably the biggest ice cream selection in Punta Cana (your kids will love it) and much more. Unlimited fun is guaranteed at this all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. You can find more impressions in this extensive resort review of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. (to follow soon)

Water park features: 2 water slides, children’s water park with 4 mini slides and water sprinklers, fully-stocked bar
What is special about this water park in Punta Cana: from all the water parks in this article, it is the one which is located closest to the beach
Included in your all-inclusive resort stay: yes
Recommended age: children up to 5.2 feet (1.60m) height
Further Information at Punta Cana Travel Blog: Hotel Guide Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Further external information: check Tripadvisor reviews* | check hotel prices* | check package promotions*

The beach Arena Gorda at Hard Rock Hotel, the largest all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

Summary: what is the best Punta Cana resort with a water park

As you can see, Punta Cana has plenty of family all-inclusive resorts with water slides and it is hard to determine THE best water park in Punta Cana. Especially the big water parks, such as the one at Grand Sirenis, Royalton or Riu, are pretty similar when it comes to the size or the kind of slides. Furthermore, this article showcases just a selection of water parks in Punta Cana, there are even more all-inclusive resorts with a water park such as Hyatt Ziva*, Now Onyx*, Melía Caribe Beach* or Nickelodeon Resort*, which I hope we’ll visit in the future as well and add them to this list.

In the meantime, you can choose between the Punta Cana resorts with a water park outlined above where we can guarantee you a lot of quality time with the family and some unforgettable days for your kids. Sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it?

For further unique experiences in Punta Cana, don’t forget to check out the best familiy activities in Punta Cana!

What’s your favorite Punta Cana resort with water slides and aqua park? Have you already picked one of the above? Feel free to post any question you might have in the comments.

SHARING IS CARING! IF YOU ENJOYED THIS ARTICLE, PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS – I WOULD APPRECIATE IT A LOT.

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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get your free ebook!
Free Punta Cana E-Book about 15 amazing things-to-do for free in Punta Cana