Secrets Royal Beach – a comprehensive review for this Punta Cana adults-only all-inclusive resort

Secrets Royal Beach is a completely renovated and elegant adults-only all-inclusive resort right at Punta Cana’s most popular beach, Bavaro Beach. It combines the best standards of service with high-quality à-la-carte restaurants and a prime location in Punta Cana. On top, Preferred Club rooms at Secrets Royal Beach can enjoy one of the most spectacular (infinity) pools in Punta Cana, accompanied by a VIP lounge right at the beach. There is so much to explore at the hotel that it’s worth having a closer look at this comprehensive hotel review of Secrets Royal Beach, especially when you are looking for an upscale, modern and service-oriented adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. 

This is an extensive review of Secrets Royal Beach 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.

Where is Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana?

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is located right in the center of Bavaro and directly at Bavaro Beach, one of Punta Canas’ most famous beaches. It is one of the few resorts where you can reach public shops and restaurants within walking distance in case you’d like to leave the hotel for a few hours. Beachside, you can also reach famous beach clubs such as Jellyfish or Soles in 10 to 15 minutes walking. The busy area of Corales can also be reached in less than 5 minutes when leaving the hotel at the beach.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is a quick 20-25-minute ride from Punta Cana International Airport. It is recommendable to prebook your airport transfer to avoid the sometimes bothersome airport taxis.

Overview of Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is a medium-sized all-inclusive resort with 641 rooms. With its approximately 1450 feet distance (450 meters) from the lobby to the beach, it is much bigger than small-sized resorts such as RIU Palace Punta Cana or Occidental Punta Cana, but much smaller than those large properties like Hard Rock Punta Cana or Melia Caribe Beach. However, it shall be noted that all rooms are a maximum of 950 feet or less than 300 meters away from the beach.

In 2020, Secrets Royal Beach moved to a new location, just next door, where initially Now Larimar was located. Now Larimar changed its name to Dreams Royal Beach and can now be found where Secrets Royal Beach was before.

When entering the lobby at Secrets Royal Beach, you can immediately feel that you are visiting a completely renovated all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. With its large pool, modern furniture and touches of tropical vegetation, the lobby has a welcoming appearance forcing your vacation mode to start immediately.

The lobby of adults-only all-inclusive resort Secrets Royal Beach

Next to the lobby, there is the large entertainment plaza, which is covered with a roof but is still open air. It features a large bar, the Coco Café with coffee and pastry specialties as well as the casino, a shop and 4 of the 5 à la carte restaurants at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. 

The entertainment plaza for nightly shows at Secrets Royal Beach

When continuing the walk from the lobby, you next reach the large buffet, surrounded by a huge pool with marvelous views of the entire resort. Here is where the room section begins. The 641 rooms of Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana are allocated in two long buildings running to the beach, with two large swimmable pools in the middle. Especially the newly renovated pool between the main pool and the buffet does have a very elegant appearance, thanks to its tropical flowers and the adjoining Bali beds, which are completely free to use. This makes it a perfect option if you don’t like the area of the pool bar, its adjoining activities and the people drinking there. This second pool with the Bali beds was always super quiet.

Beautiful bali beds for everyone at Secrets Royal Beach

Coming closer to the beach, you pass the main pool of Secrets Royal Beach adults-only all-inclusive resort, where you’ll find most of the sunchairs, the Olio Restaurant and the large swim-up bar Barracuda. 

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From here, you can also walk over to the Preferred Club Section with its amazing two-story infinity pool and the lazy river with plenty of Bali beds. Further below you can find more about this potentially most impressive feature of Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. 

The beach at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

For the moment, let’s continue with the beach you can access right from the main pool, the amazing Bavaro Beach, one of Punta Canas’ most popular beaches – and certainly one of the most beautiful as well. It is one of the broadest sections in Punta Cana, up to an impressive 300 feet wide, with plenty of palm trees, turquoise water and just a few occasional waves.

Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana at Secrets Royal Beach

The beach of adults-only resort Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is divided into two sections: the regular section and a Preferred Club area. Both sections feature plenty of sunbeds (those from the Preferred Club section occasionally were all occupied), waiter service and swaying palm trees. However, the regular section is much larger than the Preferred Club. 

The preferred club beach section at Secrets Royal Beach

If you want to enjoy endless beach walks in Punta Cana, Secrets Royal Beach is a perfect starting point as you can walk for more than 2 miles in the southeast direction and more than 9 miles to the northwest without leaving the beach.

The rooms at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

All rooms at Secrets Royal Beach are exclusively for adults-only, so if you are traveling as a family to Punta Cana, you shall consider Dreams Royal Beach next door, which was completely remodeled in 2020 as well. 

All rooms of Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana are sized at least 430 ft² or more and feature upgraded furniture (compared to when it was Now Larimar before), including a furnished balcony or terrace, bathtub (some in the room, some on the balcony), air-conditioning, extensive bathroom amenities, a daily refreshed minibar, flat-screen cable TV, an electronic in-room safe, a work desk and free WiFi throughout the resort.

Our Junior Suite at Secrets Royal Beach

The rooms are of very good quality and feature a couple of interesting details, such as iconized light buttons (so you finally know which light to turn off), incense sticks or WiFi chargers right at the bed. The bathroom amenities were super extensive, the bed very comfy and the outdoor hot tub was an additional plus to enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere of Punta Cana. 

View from our junior suite at Secrets Royal Beach

The only thing which didn’t work quite well was the in-room and resort WiFi. It disconnected a lot of times and was sometimes a bit slow, but overall, for a free hotel WiFi, it was ok.

In total, Secrets Royal Beach has 641 rooms, divided into 12 categories. If you are looking to find the best room category at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana, you have the choice between the following options:

  • Junior Suite Tropical View 
  • Junior Suite Pool View
  • Junior Suite Swim-Up
  • Junior Suite Partial Ocean View
  • Junior Suite Private Pool
  • Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical View
  • Preferred Club Junior Suite Pool View
  • Preferred Club Junior Suite Partial Ocean View
  • Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Up Pool
  • Preferred Club Junior Suite Private Pool
  • Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front
  • Presidential Suite

The predominant room categories at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana are Junior Suite Tropical View and Junior Suite Pool View, which are accounting for nearly half of the rooms in this adults-only all-inclusive resort.

Only around 25% of all rooms are Preferred Club rooms. The advantages of the VIP section at Secrets Royal Beach are limited to a certain number of people. Make sure to check out further below what sets the Preferred Club at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana apart from others or check out the Preferred Club prices right here*.

Booking and Prices at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Once you have chosen the right room category, it is time to decide on where to book your Punta Cana all-inclusive stay at Secrets Royal Beach. There are dozens of websites out there that are all promising the best price, but not all of them are recommendable to book with.

First of all, make sure you book the right meal plan with your stay as Secrets Royal Beach – under the umbrella of the AM Resorts chain – is one of the few all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana which is also offering a bed & breakfast plan. While this seems like a good idea especially as Secrets Royal Beach is within walking distance to several public restaurants and bars, most people are surprised when they book a breakfast plan at an all-inclusive resort.

Second, check out the advantages of the different booking websites. Each website offers its perks, discounts and bonuses. And while big promotions are usually available throughout all the online travel agencies, selected promotions might only be bookable at certain websites. 

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The main pool at adults-only all-inclusive resort Secrets Royal Beach

Usually, rooms at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana start at around 150 USD per person in double occupancy in low season and around 200 USD per person in double occupancy in high season. But prices vary widely and it depends on the promotions available for the time you travel, so make sure to check the prices with one of the pages linked in the table above. 

Sometimes it might also be cheaper to book flight and hotel together – it always depends on your dates, the current promotions and where you are flying from. If you haven’t booked your flights yet, make sure to check the prices for Secrets Royal Beach and your flight when booked as a vacation package.

Restaurants and bars at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Ok, let’s talk about food and drinks, maybe the strongest point of Secrets Royal Beach (along with its ever-smiling service I talk about in the next section).

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Adults-only Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana features a total of 7 restaurants, among them 5 à-la-carte restaurants for dinner, a newly renovated buffet restaurant and a beach grill for quick bites during your day at the pool or the beach. The restaurant distribution is as following: 

  • Tides – Beachside Snack
  • Bluewater Grill – American à-la-carte restaurant
  • Bordeaux – French à-la-carte restaurant
  • El Patio – Mexican à-la-carte restaurant
  • Himitsu – Asian à-la-carte restaurant and Teppanyaki tables
  • La Riviera – buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Olio – Preferred Cluf breakfast and lunch restaurant and general Meditteranean à-la-carte restaurant

There is also a Coco Café for freshly brewed coffee and little pastries and snacks throughout the day.

Snacks and little threats at Coco Cafe while staying at Secrets Royal Beach

As with all AM Resorts, Secrets’ main proposition is reservation-free and unlimited à-la-carte dining, which allows you to visit every restaurant as much as you want and at your preferred dining time. It was the first all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana I visited during the Covid-19 pandemic which had all (except 1) à-la-carte restaurants open even the occupancy was pretty low. 

But it is not only the dining policy that makes Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana attractive, it is also the quality of the food and the variety of the food creations. While the menu of each à-la-carte restaurant is not exceedingly big, every plate we ordered during our adults-only all-inclusive vacation in Punta Casa was overly delicious and fulfilled or exceeded our expectations. It was definitely not the standard all-inclusive food, it was more a well-elaborated menu with several delicacies you would have to pay a lot for when dining at an ordinary restaurant.

A delicious dinner at Bluewater Grill at Secrets Royal Beach

As all our dining experiences have been equally great (which is rare as there are usually ups and downs when dining at all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana), it is very hard to pick a favorite.

Obviously, as Secrets Royal Beach is an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, all restaurants are kids-free as well.

But it’s not only the à-la-carte restaurants that set Secrets Royal Beach apart but also the buffet can impress with variety, quality and an amazing location. Probably the latter one is what I have enjoyed most, as you can eat outside with a marvelous view over the pool and the entire resort.

View from the buffet at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana

The food quality and quantity at the buffet were what you can expect from a high-quality 5-star adults-only resort in Punta Cana. Presentation and taste absolutely convinced us and what was most remarkable compared to other all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana was the amount of staff that was available serving your food at the buffet (due to Covid-19 restrictions and the Dominican Republic hygiene protocol). You never had to wait more than 30 seconds before a staff member was available for you. In other hotels, this was different with longer waiting times involved.

The buffet at all-inclusive resort Secrets Royal Beach

Last but not least I have to mention the beach grill “Tides” as well. Usually, I never visit them as the options of quality and healthy food at resort beach snacks in Punta Cana are usually non-existent. Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana was different! Besides the typical hot dog and hamburger stuff I even don’t have a look at, I was super surprised to find fresh Greek salad, a delicious coleslaw salad and even Ceviche at “Tides”. Super tasty and a perfect light snack for during the day!

Concerning the drinks and alcohol at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, there is not that much to talk about. There are a couple of bars you can choose from, with the plaza bar for evening entertainment and the pool/beachside bar during the day being your most important places to go. Secrets has a “top-shelf spirit” policy, meaning they have plenty of choices when it comes to international premium drinks. Aperol, Absolut Vodka, Dewars Whisky and José Cuervo Tequila are just some of the choices you can have your tropical cocktails with. With regard to the rum, they had a couple of Bacardi rums as well as the renowned and popular Barcelo Anejo or Brugal Extra Viejo from the Dominican Republic.

The bar selection with premium liqouors and alcohol at Secrets Royal Beach

The only negative point here was that the resort was out of mint (and therefore freshly prepared mojitos) for 3 days. So that the first Mojito we had, which was impressive and one of the best resort mojitos I have ever had, was our last one.

If you prefer even better drinks and brands, you shall consider an upgrade to the Preferred Club Section (see below for details).

Entertainment and Service at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Before talking about the Preferred Club section at Secrets Royal Beach, let’s have a look at the service and entertainment of this adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, as this is another point that impressed me and us a lot.

While most of the resorts in Punta Cana kicked out 25-50% of all their staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent months of very low occupancies (usually 20-40% instead of 75-90% compared to pre-Covid-19), we felt that this just didn’t happen at Secrets Royal Beach. Other resorts are partially getting bad reviews due to long waiting times or understaffed areas, but at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana we always had the feeling that someone is serving you immediately.

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Service at the buffet was always super quick so that there was even not the chance for any queue to form. During the nightly entertainment, there were – figuratively speaking – more waitresses than guests. Also, other parts of the resort were well staffed so that we never experienced any waiting times.

Furthermore, the service was very attentive and it could be noted that the vast majority of the employers at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana was working there with pride and joy.

Overview of Secrets Royal Beach, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

The entertainment at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana is what you can expect from an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. Pool activities, fun at the beach and nightly entertainment shows are the main components – all with social distancing to comply with the current Covid-19 regulations and sanitary protocol regulations.

Secrets Royal Beach does also have a wide array of sports, such as tennis, pool or basketball on the ground, volleyball on the beach or free non-motorized watersports like kayaks, Hobie cats or SUPs on the water. 

The beautiful Bavaro Beach, one of the best beaches in Punta Cana

Preferred Club Section (VIP Level) at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Alright, let’s continue with what I have already mentioned a couple of times in this Secrets Royal Beach hotel review and what might be one of the most impressive parts of this adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana: the Preferred Club!

The Preferred Club is the VIP tier or premium level at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. While most all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana have such a kind of VIP level, the Preferred Club at Secrets Royal Beach is particularly impressive and one of the most valuable and spectacular premium sections you can imagine. 

The Preferred Club at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is not your typical VIP level, it is a newly built section with some very impressive features.

While many premium lounges of all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana are located somewhere within the resort, the Preferred Club lounge at Secrets Royal Beach is located right at the beach. Immediately when you are arriving for your Preferred Club check-in, you can admire the beautiful beach, the stunning pool and the turquoise ocean through the (almost) floor-to-ceiling windows of the lounge. 

The Preferred Club Lounge at Secrets Royal Beach, the VIP level of this adults-only all-inclusive resort

Second, the Preferred Club pool at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is just wow! It’s a newly built pool with views of the beach, a swim-up bar and a lazy river that leads wide into the resort. Furthermore, there is a second floor which comes with an additional infinity pool with a breathtaking view of Bavaro Beach.

Preferred Club area at Secrets Royal Beach, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana
Infinity pool at Secrets Royal Beach, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

The third unique feature of the Preferred Club at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is the lazy river with its adjacent bali beds. While Bali beds are scarce or at an extra cost in many resorts, you have plenty of beds along the lazy river in a very relaxing atmosphere.

Preferred Club area at Secrets Royal Beach, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

Besides those jaw-dropping Preferred Club amenities at Secrets Royal Beach, you can enjoy plenty of other additional services, such as a personalized check-in in the Preferred Club lounge, a personal butler service, an upgraded drink menu with additional beer and liquor brands and a separate Preferred Club à-la-carte restaurant for breakfast and lunch called Olio. 

Preferred Club bar at Secrets Royal Beach, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

While we didn’t use the butler services, the upgraded drink menu was a nice plus (even Secrets is serving premium spirits for all guests) and the lunch at Olio was extremely delicious and top-notch (the breakfast, however, was nothing to write home about). 

Interested in the Prefered Club at Secrets Royal Beach? Here is the full list of additional services and amenities you can expect, as I have just mentioned the most important and impressive ones above:

  • Personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary newspaper in room every day by request
  • Preferred Club Lounge
  • Daily continental breakfast in the lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Complimentary iPad access in Preferred Club Lounge
  • Seaside Grill open for breakfast and lunch for Preferred Club guests only
  • Preferred Club pool with lazy river and infinity pool
  • Pool concierge & bar service
  • Preferred Club dedicated beach area

Interested? You can check out the current prices for the Preferred Club at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana here*.

Interchanging facilities between Dreams Royal Beach and Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

If that’s all not enough for you and you are looking for further options concerning restaurants, bars, pool and activities, you have also full access to neighboring Dreams Royal Beach, which got upgraded in 2020 as well.

Dreams Royal Beach is generally one tier lower than Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. This being said, you usually won’t find any spectacular features at Dreams you don’t have at Secrets, but certain add-ons make for a pleasant change, especially when staying longer at Secrets Royal Beach.

For example, if you’d like to have lunch right at the beach, but the beach bar at Secrets offers too little choice for you (and you are not a Preferred Club member), you can head next door to Dreams, where you have a full buffet right at the beach. 

Furthermore, Dreams Royal Beach has one of the longest pools of all resorts in Punta Cana, so if you enjoy the idea of floating around in a lazy river the entire day, just head over to Dreams Royal Beach.

The lazy river and one of the longest pools in Punta Cana at Dreams Royal Beach

If you are craving for some Italian dining, a night out at Dreams Royal Beach is also recommended as they have the only Italian à-la-carte restaurant of both neighboring resorts.

Access to Dreams Royal Beach is included for all guests of Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. You can walk over whenever you want, there is no registration or separate check-in needed. 

Safety Protocols and Hygiene Standards at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Especially during the ongoing pandemic, Covid-19 safety regulations and hygiene protocols are very important to ensure the health of all guests. While there is a general Covid-19 tourism safety protocol from the Dominican government, most hotels have their own hygiene standards as well. Some of the all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana are super strict, some are more relaxed. 

Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana is part of AM Resorts Clean Complete Verification, a full program dedicated to preventing the spread of Coronavirus in Punta Cana respectively in the resort as much as possible. This program consist of the following Covid-19 measures:

  • Arrival and Check-In at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana
  • – Welcome hand sanitizer
  • – Hygiene check-in stations
  • – Frequent sanitation of lobby area and luggage carts
  • Room Cleaning Procedure
  • – Covid-19 Cristal RoomCheck verification 
  • – Gel sanitizer amenity
  • – Vacuum-sealed packaging (pillows, blankets, amenities, TV control, in-room tablet)
  • – Cleaning & hygiene procedure video overview on TV & tablet
  • Sanitation throughout the resort at Secrets Royal Beach
  • – Abundant hand sanitizer stations to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Punta Cana
  • – Increased sanitation & disinfection of common areas
  • – Distance between beach & pool loungers
  • – Regular sanitation of fitness & sports equipment
  • – Social distancing-friendly activities
  • – Sealed packaging for spa amenities & tools
Preferred Club area at Secrets Royal Beach, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana
  • Kids Club during the time of Covid-19 in Punta Cana
  • – Regularly cleaned & disinfected
  • – Temperature checks required for kids & teens
  • – Sanitized & sealed packaging for cellphones provided to parents
  • Food & Beverages
  • – Social distancing-friendly seating
  • – Reservations required for large groups
  • – Menus on board or digital display
  • – Frequent disinfection of tables, chairs, linens, utensils
  • – Facemasks required for chefs, servers & room service waiters
  • – Food service and glass barriers at buffet

  • Check-Out
  • – Express check-out service for reduced contact
  • Back Office & Maintenance Certification
  • – New staff dedicated to health & Covid-19 sanitation measures
  • – Extensive wellness & hygiene staff training
  • – Increased sanitization of office & back of house areas
  • – Regular tests of pools & water systems
  • – Designated drop-off & sanitation area for suppliers
  • – Temperature control for laundry
  • Third-Party Verification to ensure further compliance with Covid-19 measures and hygiene protocols
  • – Cristal International Standards: one of the industry’s highest-level certifications verifying best-of-class processes for quality and safety
  • – Cristal POSI-Check certification: one of the industry’s most advanced third-party verification standards is being implemented across all AMResorts-branded resorts
  • – FoodCheck Certification: complies with certified and audited food safety practices based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), an internationally recognized system for reducing the risk of safety hazards in foods

From what I have seen at adults-only Secrets Royal Beach, I would place it in the top third of all all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana when it comes to the enforcement of social distancing and Covid-19 travel regulations in Punta Cana.

What was most impressive was that everything got immediately cleaned and sanitized after use, For example, after leaving your table in the nightly entertainment area, within 30 seconds someone was there to put alcohol and sanitizer on it. The seats and handrails of the golf carts got cleaned after every ride, even if it was just 1 minute. And unlike other all-inclusive resorts, where your temperature is taken upon check-in in the lobby, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana already does this at the very first front gate of the property – and sanitizes your hands as well.

Without any exception, all menus are available digitally through QR-Codes. Employers wear masks all the time and multi-touch items in the room are sealed and sanitized. The only improvement could be done at the buffet as nobody is truly enforcing the guests to wear masks – which, on the other hand, is not too much of a problem as you don’t touch any food items, everything is served by the staff and protected by glass installations.

The buffet at adults-only Secrets Royal Beach

Excursions from Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Are you already excited to spend your all-inclusive vacation at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana? Great! But don’t forget to explore some of the exciting activities the area has to offer, because there are so many amazing things to do in Punta Cana – it doesn’t matter if you are looking for exciting road trips, adventurous activities or guided excursions. 

As mentioned at the beginning of this comprehensive hotel review of Secrets Royal Beach, this Punta Cana adults-only resort is located in the heart of Bavaro, so a few things are even possible if you just walk out of your resort, either at the beach or along the road. The vibrant Corales area right at Bavaro Beach with its many restaurants and bars is just 10-15 minutes walking away. 

When it comes to excursions from Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, you shouldn’t miss a tour to Isla Saona. It is the most beautiful island in the Dominican Republic, featuring gorgeous beaches, turquoise water and a paradise setting which is hard to imagine. Have a look at the photos here and you know what I am talking about. Private excursions to Isla Saona are available as well, which is perfect for a more personal experience and to guarantee social distancing.

The one and only Isla Saona, the most popular excursion in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic

Further popular Punta Cana excursions from Secrets Royal Beach include ziplining adventures, dune buggy tours, catamaran cruises, whale-watching or a trip to Santo Domingo or Los Haitises National Park. Theme parks such as Bavaro Adventure Park, Scape Park Cap Cana or La Hacienda Park are also great options.

Ziplining Adventure in Punta Cana in the Anamuya Mountains

If you enjoy the water, you can also visit one of the several waterfalls in the area of Punta Cana or enjoy the famous Blue Lagoon, a Mexican-style cenote with a color too good to be true.

The Hoyo Azul at Scape Park Cap Cana, a crystal-clear freshwater lagoon

As you can see, there are a lot of things to do in Punta Cana. Make sure to read a few of the articles linked in this section, so you won’t miss any of the top attractions in Punta Cana. Feel free to write a comment if you are not sure what excursion is the best for you.

Summary

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is the perfect choice for you if you are looking for an elegant and high-quality adults-only all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. The level of service and the selection of food is impressive and adequate for a 5-star resort. There won’t be much you will miss here. Secrets Royal Beach does not belong to the very high-end selection of hotels in Punta Cana (as long as you book a regular room – the Preferred Club is already coming close to high-end), but it is a perfect option if you are looking for affordable luxury where you don’t have to worry about anything. It is particularly recommendable if you prefer accommodation which is not too far away from everything, as there are – unlike other all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana – several spots in the nearby area you can reach walking. Furthermore, Secrets Royal Beach is located at one of the best stretches of beach in Punta Cana, Bavaro Beach.

In case you have some extra dollars to spare, I can highly recommend you consider the Preferred Club. While not all VIP levels in Punta Cana are worth their money, the Preferred Club section at Secrets Royal Beach is an awe-inspiring creation consisting of a very welcoming and attractive Preferred Club Lounge, a stunning infinity pool, a super charming lazy river and a Preferred Club restaurant at the beach with delicious lunch options. 

But also if you just book a regular room at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana without Preferred Club status, you can expect a highly comfortable, well-maintained and newly renovated adults-only all-inclusive resort with very friendly staff and creative food options. It is perfect to spend your all-inclusive vacations in Punta Cana in style without paying the price of the most expensive resorts in Punta Cana. With the money you save you can explore the surroundings and therefore complete your perfect holiday in Punta Cana.

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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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