Serenade Punta Cana – a comprehensive review of this newly built all-inclusive resort

After its opening in 2020, Serenade Punta Cana has established itself as an affordable resort option in Punta Cana with good food, a low-key vibe and modern rooms. It is perfectly suitable for adults, groups, singles and families alike, even though it might be a bit too quiet for singles, whereas families will love the water park as well as the shallow water in the ocean. For couples and groups, the well-stocked bars (including premium brands) as well as the elegant lobby with views over the entire resort will be attractive. But what can you expect when visiting one of the newest all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana? Find it out in this comprehensive Serenade Punta Cana review where we also tell you what will be new in 2023 and 2024 – especially, when you’re looking for an option for adults only at Serenade Punta Cana.

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Completely UPDATED: July 2023

Where is Serenade Punta Cana?

 Serenade Punta Cana is located in Cabeza de Toro, just a quick 15-minutes hop away from Punta Cana International Airport. It is nestled with some other all-inclusive resorts, among them Jewel Palm Beach, Radisson BLU Punta Cana, Be Live Collection Punta Cana, Be Live Collection Punta Cana Adults Only, Dreams Flora, Catalonia Royal Bavaro and Catalonia Bavaro, in the tiny fishing port of Cabeza de Toro, which makes for a pleasant stroll, even though there are hardly any public businesses except a restaurant and a few souvenir shops. Like all all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, Serenade Hotel is located directly at the beach.

Perfect view of the Serenade Punta Cana, a newly-built all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

 To guarantee a smooth arrival, it is recommended to prebook your airport transfer as they are more reliable and usually cheaper than taxis. Private airport transportation from Punta Cana Airport to Serenade Punta Cana shall cost you around 25-30 USD per vehicle.

In case you’re looking for a Serenade Punta Cana airport shuttle, you can book a shared transfer here*. However, just note that shared transfers usually only make sense for single travelers, as otherwise the savings are too low for the added transfer time (compared to a private airport transfer in Punta Cana).

Please note that there is no regular Serenade Punta Cana airport shuttle offered by the hotel. You either have a transfer included with your package (if booked as a full-service holiday package) or you can book one at one of the several online travel agencies and website. It is definitely recommendable to book your airport transfer to Serenade before your trip starts.

In case you’re booked at Serenade All Suites Adults Only, you can book your airport transfer here*.

 If you want to leave the Serenade Resort, you can do so by walking through the beach or the front gate to the Cabeza de Toro area mentioned above, or you can take a taxi, Uber or public transport to go to nearby places such as Verón or Downtown Mall. For further information about the local busses, you can check out this post about public transport in Punta Cana.

Definition of Serenade Punta Cana

 Like many resorts in Punta Cana, Serenade Punta Cana can be found with many different names. Usually, the hotel is known as Serenade Punta Cana, even though the official name is Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort.

 However, you might stumble upon some of the following names, which are all referring to the same resort: Serenade Punta Cana

  • Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort
  • Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort – All Inclusive
  • Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive
  • Serenade Resort Punta Cana
  • Serenade Dominican Republic
  • Punta Cana Serenade
  • Serenade Hotel Punta Cana
  • Hotel Serenade Punta Cana
  • Serenade Punta Cana Resort

 Furthermore, starting in fall 2023 (or winter 2023/2024 if they are opening a bit later), there will be another Serenade Hotel in Punta Cana: Serenade All Suites. This name is indeed referring to another property even though it is right next door. The Serenade All Suites Adults Only Resort is scheduled to open during fall or at the end of 2023 and would be – at least in terms of services and amenities – separated from the resort this Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa review is about.

Overview of Serenade Punta Cana

As mentioned in the introduction of this Serenade Punta Cana review, this all-inclusive resort in Cabeza de Toro is newly built, hence you can expect state-of-the-art installations and a fresh and modern design. The Serenade Punta Cana opening date was in mid-December of 2020.

 Serenade Punta Cana is a fairly compact resort and is one of the smaller all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. From the lobby to the beach it is just a short 3-5-minute walk with a distance of 1200 feet (350 meters). Therefore, all amenities of Serenade Punta Cana can be reached quickly and without much walking involved.

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 The lobby at Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive is the main area, where most of the services are centered. Besides the well-designed reception and plenty of seating areas, you can find the main lobby bar, 3 of the à la carte restaurants, the theatre, the disco and the tour desks in this area.

Gorgeous lobby at Serenade, a recently opened Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

 Some of the seatings – there are various areas scattered in the lobby – also allow for a fantastic view of Serenade Hotel Punta Cana.

Perfect view of Serenade Punta Cana

 Walking down from the lobby, you first pass the buffet restaurant and another à-la-carte restaurant before reaching the upper pool area. That’s where most of the daytime activities take place and where you can get drinks at the pool. There are also two very small and shallow pools in this area, perfect for toddlers and little kids to play in the water.

The activities pool at Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive

 Serenade Punta Cana is also one of those Punta Cana resorts with a water park, which can be found in the upper pool area as well. It features 3 main slides and counts for some good fun, even though it doesn’t compare with those huge water parks of RIU Palace or Royalton Splash for example. There is also a smaller water park at Serenade Resort for toddlers, making it a perfect family all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.

 The entire pool area, from the lobby to the beach, is flanked by one line of accommodation buildings on each side.

 Walking further down towards the beach, you are first passing the kids and teens club as well as the 24-hour snack and sports bar with its beautiful outdoor terrace before reaching the lower pool area with another swim-up bar and plenty of sun loungers.

The lower pool at Serenade Hotel Punta Cana

 There are even a couple of super cozy pool and beach beds that are free to use for everyone.

Beautiful sun loungers at the main pool of Serenade Resort Punta Cana

 To the left of the pool, you can find the large snack restaurant which offers buffet service during lunch and the Preferred Club area of Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive.

The beach at Serenade Punta Cana

 The lower pool area is located right adjacent to the beach, which is a stunning stretch of pretty bright sand and mainly calm waters. The beach section of Serenade Resort Punta Cana is one of the best ones in Cabeza de Toro. In my opinion, it can’t compete 100% with Bavaro Beach or some others of Punta Canas’ best beaches, but it is still a lovely stretch where you can enjoy the Caribbean to the fullest.

 From the Serenade Punta Cana beach, you can walk in both directions to explore the neighboring beaches. Walking westward you will first pass the new Serenade All Suites Resort Adults Only and afterwards other resorts such as Radisson BLU, Jewel Palm Beach, Be Live Collection Punta Cana Adults Only and Dreams Flora, before reaching a very virgin stretch which only gets approached by some catamaran tours or helicopter tours. It is one of the few beaches in Punta Cana without resorts.

 When walking east, you can head to Pearl Beach Club (located next to Catalonia Royal Bavaro and Catalonia Punta Cana), a famous public beach club with an elegant design. They often have themed parties or popular DJs on the turntables.

The rooms at Serenade Punta Cana

 Serenade Hotel Punta Cana counts with 603 rooms. As mentioned above in this Serenade Punta Cana review, the resort is pretty compact and everything is close together. Therefore, the room furthest away from the beach is only 900 feet (280 meters) away, but your room is likely to be much closer. Especially on the upper floors you have a distant and partial ocean view from most of the rooms.

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 As Serenade Punta Cana is a newly built all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana only opened at the end of 2020, all the buildings and rooms are pretty new. Therefore, you hardly will find any flaws, old material or not working amenities, everything works perfectly fine.

 Still, the design of the rooms is nothing to write home about. It’s simple and clean with a few selected art pieces. The same goes for the balcony, which is just equipped with a rather plain chair and table. In my opinion, even though new, the design of Serenades’ rooms by far can’t compete with the spectacular new and tropical rooms at Lopesan Costa Bavaro for example, which are some of the best rooms built in Punta Cana in recent years.

A regular double room at Serenade Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resort

 The most creativity was applied to the bathroom, which comes with an illuminated large mirror, a separate toilet and a large walk-in shower with a painted wall towards the bedroom, which allows some views but still protects a minimum of privacy. I also loved the provided soap, which had a heavenly smell of fresh ginger. However, if you are not traveling as a family or with your partner, the lack of privacy in the bathroom might make another all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana more suitable for you.

The bathroom at a Luxury Room of Serenade Punta Cana

 The Serenade Punta Cana rooms are equipped with all the standard amenities you can expect from a Punta Cana all-inclusive resort, such as a stocked minibar, a coffee machine, a flat-screen TV, huge towels, air-conditioning, fan, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and bathrobes. All rooms feature either a terrace, a balcony and/or swim-up access.

 When booking your stay at Serenade Punta Cana all-inclusive, you have the choice between the following room categories. Please note that the names vary by booking website, even the hotel doesn’t have a coherent wording:

  • Luxury Tropical Garden View (or Luxury Double or Luxury Room Garden View)
  • Luxury Swim Out (or Luxury Room Pool Access) – Serenade Punta Cana swim-out rooms
  • Luxury Master Suite (or Luxury Suite or Master Suite)
  • Luxury Suite Ocean View Outdoor Jacuzzi (or Ocean View Outdoor Jacuzzi)
  • Premium Suite Outdoor Jacuzzi (or Premium Suite Preferred Club) – includes Serenade Preferred Club access
  • Presidential Suite (with a capacity of up to 9 guests)

 Btw, this incongruence of room categories was already existing when we first visited Serenade Dominican Republic in 2021 and is still – even two years later in 2023 – not solved. Therefore, just have a look at the rooms here* and find the best option for you.

While the Luxury Tropical Garden View and the Luxury Swim Out room categories are sized around 500 square feet (approx. 50m²), the Luxury Master Suite and the Luxury Suite Ocean View are double as big and offer additional lounge and relax areas while the amenities are mostly the same (except the views obviously). The Luxury Swim-Out rooms count with direct pool access, while the Outdoor Jacuzzi room categories feature a hot tub or a private pool on the terrace or the balcony.

 Furthermore, the Premium Suite Outdoor Jacuzzi rooms have access to the Preferred Club at Serenade Punta Cana, which will be explained further below in this comprehensive hotel review.

In case you like direct pool access but the Serenade Punta Cana swim-out rooms can’t convince you, you can check out this article about the best swim-up rooms in Punta Cana.

Booking and Prices at Serenade Punta Cana

 When booking a stay at Serenade Punta Cana, it always pays off to check 2 or 3 booking websites in order to get a feeling for the price level of the all-inclusive resort. Interestingly enough, Serenade is not yet available on a couple of tour operator websites and booking engines (probably because it is still fairly new or because it is not part of one of the famous resort chains), so your best bet is to use the big ones like Expedia or You can also check out the reviews on Tripadvisor, which are overall very good.

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 Usually, prices at Serenade Punta Cana start at 250 USD per room per night for 2 persons in a double room incl. all-inclusive meal plan, which makes it a pretty affordable resort in Punta Cana. During high season 2023/2024, rooms are starting at around 350 USD per room per night.

 In case you haven’t booked your flight yet, you can also check here if it is cheaper to book your flight + hotel together instead of booking it separately. Sometimes the prices are lower, sometimes not.

Restaurants and bars at Serenade Punta Cana

 A Serenade Punta Cana hotel review is not complete without extensive feedback on restaurants and bars. In total, the hotel features 5 à la carte restaurants, 1 buffet restaurant, 6 bars and 2 snacks.

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 Regarding the Serenade restaurants, you can choose between the following options:

  • Buffet restaurant “Central Plaza”
  • Beach snack restaurant (with a limited buffet during lunch)
  • À-la-carte steak house “The Cut”
  • Asian à-la-carte restaurant “Kyoka” (incl. Teppanyaki tables)
  • Italien à-la-carte restaurant “O’livo”
  • Mediterranean à-la-carte restaurant “Bellum”
  • Gourmet à-la-carte restaurant
  • Snacks at the 24h bar

 In general, especially considering the reasonable price level of Serenade Punta Cana, the quality of the food and drinks is very good. It might not compare 100% with Grand Bavaro Princess, another super modern all-inclusive resort in the same price range (even though it is fully renovated and not newly built), but compared to most other affordable all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, Serenade Punta Cana can clearly outperform other competitors.

 The culinary highlight of our stay at Serenade Hotel Punta Cana was our visit to the gourmet restaurant. They had some unique dishes, a very elaborated presentation of the plates and a menu with ingredients that are far away from common. Just look at this plate which was full of interesting food you might have never tried in your life.

Dining at the gourmet restaurant of Serenade Punta Cana

 The only downturn of the gourmet restaurant was the ambiance which was close to being a cemetery. In general, the decorations and the audio-visual background in most of Serenade Punta Canas’ restaurants were subpar. But the quality of the food easily offset this small disadvantage.

The same impression can be concluded for the steakhouse. Sumptuous food, lacking atmosphere, unobtrusive service – but in total a perfect evening with a great experience and good drinks.

Steakhouse at Serenade Punta Cana, an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic

 To be able to eat at an à-la-carte restaurant, you need to make reservations the same day in the morning in the lobby. The procedure is a little bit old-school compared to other Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts implementing either a no-reservation policy or electronic reservations via the hotel app, but in the end, it worked perfectly fine for us even though we visited during the weekend (which is usually busier than during the week). Contrary to what most other hotel reviews of Serenade Punta Cana are saying, it wasn’t too difficult to get a reservation and you haven’t had to stand in line in the morning at 08:30. We even got reservations when making them after breakfast or before lunch.

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 In case you are unlucky with your dinner reservations or if you arrive late to Punta Cana Serenade, you still can eat at the buffet restaurant. It offers a wide selection of international food and daily changing themed dinners. We went to the buffet restaurant for a couple of breakfasts and lunches and got everything we needed. The quality was just what you expect from an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana at this price level, same as the quantity – absolutely sufficient and appealing, even though not spectacular. There was a good selection of everything, including meats, fish, salads and vegetarian options, without matching the abundance of other all-inclusive buffets (which is good as less food get thrown away). There was indoor and outdoor seating available.

 What was most interesting about the buffet was that the live-cooking stations were super quick – and extremely delicious. Even though there were plenty of guests in the morning for breakfast, the chefs at the omelet station prepared everything very fast. And during lunch, the chefs of the pasta live cooking station made perfect creations far better than the typical resort pasta.

 But not only regarding the restaurants Serenade Punta Cana could absolutely convince, but also the drinks didn’t fall short of surpassing expectations. Especially the selection of alcohol brands was outstanding, with Serenade Punta Cana being the first all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana I have visited (after approx. more than 25 resorts) which is serving the delicious and (close to) handcrafted Punta Cana rum, a brand renowned in the Dominican Republic for excellent quality and outstanding premium rums. Furthermore, you had the choice among many other well-known international liquor brands, such as Baileys, Tanqueray Gin, Stolichnaya Vodka, Canadian Mist Whisky, Frangelico Liquor or Agavita Tequila. Cocktails were also good once you gave the bartender a slight hint about your preferences (strong, light, sweet, fruity, etc.).

24 hour sports bar at Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive

 Furthermore, the house wine of the Serenade hotel was also one of the better ones compared to other hotels in Punta Cana. Nothing to write home about, but a wine you can enjoy for more than one evening – I have tried worse house wines in other Punta Cana resorts. Additionally, you obviously have the choice from a wine list à-la-carte for an additional fee.

 In case you are a night owl or need a little snack when the restaurants are closed, there is a pretty appealing sports bar with 24-hour service, including all the premium drinks and a limited snack menu. They also have a pleasant terrace with views of the pool where you can have a good cup of coffee or just relax while watching the surroundings.

In summary, restaurants at Serenade Punta Cana, as well as bars, offer very good quality considering the price you pay for this affordable resort in Punta Cana.

Entertainment and service at Serenade Punta Cana

 Even though there is a fully equipped 24-hour bar and the hotel offers a wide selection of premium drinks, it has to be noted that Serenade is not a Punta Cana party resort. It rather has a well-balanced program for adults and families, including daily activities, live shows and water sport options.

 If you want to burn some of the calories you ganied with the delicious food, you can either rent a kayak or a Hobie Cat in the water sports center or alternatively visit the small, but well-equipped gym. You can also take part in the dancing classes or some of the pool activities.

 For nightly entertainment, you can visit the large theatre with daily changing shows and occasional live music in the lobby. As the theatre is close to the main plaza, there is always a good flow of people during the evenings.

 For the kids, there are regular family activities at the pool. Furthermore, they can have fun in the kids and teens club of Serenade Punta Cana.

The kids club at the all-inclusive resort Serenade Punta Cana

 There is also a games room with table tennis and – for an extra charge – some arcades games, which is perfect for some fun throughout the day or the night.

 The service at Serenade Punta Cana is spotless and always up to current service standards. There wasn’t anything we could have criticized.

Preferred Club (VIP Level) at Serenade Punta Cana

 Serenade Punta Cana also has a VIP Club at the property, called Preferred Club. However, it isn’t as heavily promoted as in other all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. In fact, even close to 3 years after opening, the advantages of Serenade Punta Cana’s Preferred Club are not clearly described.

 However, when booking a Serenade Preferred Club room (which currently are the Premium Suite Outdoor Jacuzzi Rooms only), you can count with the following advantages:

  • Private Check-in & Check out.
  • VIP beach area equipped with Bali beds, hammocks and umbrellas
  • Rooftop bar with exclusive swimming pool
  • Extended premium drinks at the rooftop bar
  • Exclusive pool area with jacuzzi
  • Preferred Club “Alegra bar”
  • Personalized beach menu service with hot and cold appetizers
  • Access to Gourmet restaurant at Serenade
The Preferred Club section at Serenade Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

 The Preferred Club area of Serenade Punta Cana is a very quiet relax zone without many activities. It is perfect if you want to enjoy a drink with your traveling partner and splurge on the views from the rooftop bar. It includes additional snack options during the day and comes with more personalized service, especially at the beach, at the pool and during check-in.

 Usually, contrary to many other Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts, the names of the room categories don’t include the title “Preferred Club”, so make sure to book the right room category if you’d like to take advantage of the Preferred Club offers at Serenade Hotel Punta Cana.

Serenade All Suites Resort – Serenade Adults Only

 A completely new resort right next to Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive will be Serenade All Suites Resort. It is scheduled to open during fall 2023 or in winter 2023/2024 and will be the adults-only version of Serenade Punta Cana, which is why it is also may be known in the future as Serenade Adults Only or Serenade All Suites Adults Only.

 Currently, the constructions are ongoing for this new resort in Punta Cana. There are not all details out yet, but the following facts and figures are already confirmed.

 Rooms: Serenade All Suites Resort will have a bit more than 300 rooms and therefore approximately half of those at Serenade Punta Cana. They will feature a very contemporary design and are more spacious than the ones at Serenade Punta Cana, hence you can expect state-of-the-art rooms and a much more modern appearance.

 Restaurants: Serenade All Suites Adults Only Resort will have 6 restaurants, among them 2 buffet restaurants and 4 à-la-cartes (BBQ, Asian, Caribbean, Gourmet). The Serenade Punta Cana Adults Only restaurants will be named The Market, Braseria, Koi, The Palapa, Gourmet and The Ocean. As to the current planning, there will also be 5 snack bars in the newly-built hotel.


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 Services and amenities: Serenade Adults Only will offer a similar concept of all-inclusive services like most other resorts in Punta Cana, among them a gym, 24-hour reception, a spa, beach chairs, room service, nightly events, free WiFi and free parking.

 Access between Serenade Punta Cana & Serenade All Suites Resort: This is a point yet to be published but considering Serenade All Suites will have their own array of 6 restaurants as well as their own pool and beach section, a proper lobby and is offering a full adults-only experience, the new hotel yet to be opened in 2023/2024 can be considered as a stand-alone hotel. I am pretty sure that Serenade Punta Cana guests won’t have access to Serenade Adults Only which will be the higher tier resort. A question yet to be answered is if Serenade All Suites guests will have access to Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort.

Excursions from Serenade Punta Cana

 When staying at Serenade Hotel Punta Cana, it is also very recommended to head on some of Punta Canas’ best excursions.

 Punta Cana Travel Blog’s top recommendation is an Isla Saona tour. We have been to the island now for four times, the beauty of this special part of the Dominican Republic is always more than stunning. The excursion to Saona Island can be done by bus and catamaran or with a unique helicopter excursion.

Beautiful Isla Saona beach in the Dominican Republic

 If you are just looking for a half-day excursion from Serenade Punta Cana, either a catamaran tour, a zipline excursion or a dune buggy adventure are highly recommended. All three are guaranteeing unlimited fun.

Buggy Tour to one of the pristine beaches in Punta Cana

 If you want to get to know a little bit more about the Dominican Republic, you can either hop on a countryside safari through the backcountry villages of Punta Cana or join an excursion to Santo Domingo or Los Haitises National Park. Santo Domingo is the most important cultural melting pot with an unparalleled historic importance in the entire Caribbean, and Los Haitises is one of the most diverse national parks in the Dominican Republic.

Fregate birds in the beautiful Los Haitises National Park

 As you can see, there are lots of exciting things to do in Punta Cana. Make sure to explore at least a few of them when staying at Serenade Punta Cana.

To help you a bit more in planning your trip, here is a quick list of the Top 5 Serenade Punta Cana excursions. All of these activities include a pick-up at Serenade Punta Cana and Serenade All Suites Resort:

Isla Saona Tour in a small group* (rating 4.95/5.00): the best-rated tour to Saona Island with premium services and the most beautiful spots
Small group snorkeling* (rating 4.91/5.00): a perfect Serenade Punta Cana activity if you want to go out into the water, but just for a half-day, enjoying impeccable service on a Punta Cana catamaran
Jungle Buggies + Zipline Combo* (rating 4.91/5.00): the best-rated combo excursions, giving you 2 adrenaline-filled excursions in one trip
4×4 Dominican Experience* (rating 4.88/5.00): the cheapest of these Serenade Punta Cana excursions here – but still extremely well-rated and with a lot of action
Montaña Redonda + Playa Esmeralda* (rating 4.75/5.00): a hidden gem in Punta Cana and also available to visit from Serenade Hotel – worth a look with great reviews and a unique experience at Montaña Redonda

With those Serenade Punta Cana activities, you’re definitely covered for an unforgettable holiday in the Dominican Republic.

But those are not the only things to do in Punta Cana when staying at this wonderful all-inclusive resort – further Serenade Punta Cana excursions are awaiting you.

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Isla Saona Premium Tour*4.95/5.09 hours165 USDCheck excursion prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
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Small Group Snorkeling & Catamaran*4.91/5.04 hours89 USDCheck excursion prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Jungle Buggies + Zipline Combo*4.91/5.06 hours184 USDCheck excursion prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
Lux Coral Nursery Snorkeling*4.91/5.04 hours109 USDCheck excursion prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
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ATV & Snorkeling Combo*4.81/5.08 hours129 USDCheck excursion prices at Punta Cana Travel Blog
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Serenade Punta Cana is a very recommendable and affordable all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, suitable for families and adults alike. It fits perfectly for those who are looking for a modern and newly-opened Punta Cana hotel without breaking the bank.

 Serenade Punta Cana can particularly convince with (considering the price you pay) high-quality dining (even though the restaurants’ ambiance can’t keep up), a wide selection of premium drinks and a wonderful lobby with very comfortable seating areas, some including marvelous views of the resort. It also serves as a perfect family all-inclusive resort (check out the best family activities in Punta Cana here), as there are two smaller water parks, various activities, shallow water at the ocean and various places for kids and teens to have fun. It is also important to know that Serenade Punta Cana All Inclusive is a small resort, where everything is within walking distance. Due to the compact design, you won’t have large tropical gardens like in other all inclusive hotels, but this comes with the advantage of quick access to everything.

 Serenade Punta Cana is a perfect choice if you are looking for a getaway to Punta Cana for an affordable price, without abstaining from the necessary quality and a full array of amenities. The hotel is also recommended if you don’t want to stay too far away from Punta Cana International Airport.

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12 thoughts on “Serenade Punta Cana – a comprehensive review of this newly built all-inclusive resort”

  1. paid quite a bit for preferred/VIP status.
    never (for 9 days) had hot water after 3 pm despite pointing it out to preferred guest rep 3 times.
    sad, because beautiful spot (preferred section) otherwise.

    1. Hi Susan,
      I am sorry that you have had a negative experience with Serenade Punta Cana. I hope you still were able to enjoy the rest of the resort and had some cool trips and activities in the surrounding area of Punta Cana.
      Cheers, Chris

  2. We are headed here in January and wondering about making reservations for dinner. Some resorts now allow you to do that up to 10 days ahead, is this an option? Last year at another resort, we were stuck at the buffet every night because we did not know to pre-book.

    1. Hi Leanne,
      during our visit, Serenade Punta Cana only allowed reservations with the concierge/restaurant desk, but it wasn’t a problem getting them. I don’t know if they allow electronic reservations in the meantime – maybe they changed something with their recent opening of neighboring Serenade All Suites Resort? Let me know in case there are any updates once you’re there.

  3. Thanks for the detailed review! When you visited, did you happen to notice options for different dietary needs? Or, any special allergy programs? I am vegan and celiac (so I need to be gluten free) and I am having trouble finding information on this resort. I have reached out directly, but I have yet to get a reply. Thanks!

    1. Hi Danielle,
      thanks for your comment. Serenade is not in my mind to have an extreme variety of/adaption to dietary needs, which doesn’t mean that they don’t offer this – it just wasn’t very prominent. Where I noted much more dietary options was definitely at Royalton Chic and Finest Punta Cana. You can find the reviews for Royalton Chic here and for Finest Punta Cana here .
      In general, I would recommend to book a more upscale resort, as the more upscale the resort is, the more they can adjust to your dietary needs.
      I hope this helps.
      Best regards, Chris

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