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Punta Cana: Best all-inclusive resort with a 5-star rating

PUNTA CANA: BEST ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT

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We found the Punta Cana best all-inclusive resort at Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro. With beautiful beaches, amazing service, great food, a gorgeous spa, and tons of wellness activities like spin classes and yoga, this all-inclusive resort has it all. The Punta Cana best all-inclusive resort was such a great place for us to relax and recharge, we couldn’t wait to get home and share it with you!

Punta Cana: Best all-inclusive resort – Everything you need to know

Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro is Punta Cana’s best all-inclusive resort. It has a five-star rating, and has been newly renovated with a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the ocean, several restaurants and bars (many with healthy options), an incredible assortment of wellness offerings including a state of the art gym, spa, fitness classes, yoga and more.

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

We love that Iberostar is paving the way for all-inclusive resorts to be more sustainable with their Wave of Change Movement. Here are some actions they’ve already taken:

  • They have removed single-use plastics from all of their 100+ properties around the world.
  • They are going carbon neutral by 2030.
  • They created The Coral Lab, which is helping to discover ways to restore the reef out front of the Iberostar Selection Bavaro resort.
  • They have added compost and recycle bins to all guest rooms.
Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

Sunwing has now labeled all of the eco-friendly resorts on their website, making it easier for us to find and book one. We love this because sustainability is important to us when we travel.

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

Punta Cana: Best all-inclusive resort – Things to do on the resort

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

Restaurants
With several bars and restaurants on the property, there really is something for every palette at Coral Level. Our favourite restaurant was Salt and Soul, a seafood-focused restaurant that highlights local flavours and has incredible views of the ocean. Since the resort is so huge, you can also resort hop to their sister resorts and dine at their restaurants, so there are tons of options depending on what you feel like eating. And, if you don’t want to leave your room, you can always order some of their incredible room service!

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

The Beach
It’s the Punta Cana best all-inclusive resort for a reason! Located on Bavaro Beach, the view really is breathtaking. The beach has beautiful soft sand and there is an unobstructed view of the ocean from the resort. What we loved most about this resort is how it was less about party vibes and more so about relaxing, tranquility and wellness. We found the beach at Coral Level to be very peaceful. We loved taking long walks at sunrise and sunset and cooling off in the ocean during the day.

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Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

Wellness
We loved the wellness angle at this resort. As two people who work a lot, when we are away we love to be at resorts that value wellness. This Punta Cana best all-inclusive resort has a state of the art spa, a beautiful fitness centre, daily spin classes and kickboxing, yoga, and water bottle fill stations all around the resort. Everything here is focused around their guests’ overall wellness.

Punta Cana: Best all-inclusive resort – Things to do off the resort

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

Explore Saona Island
Saona Island is an uninhabited island off the coast of Bavaro Beach. Its conserved land part of the East National Park. Saona Island is known for its coral reef. The reef here is so healthy and live, it’s the perfect place to dive or snorkel.

We took a full-day excursion and went diving and snorkeling around Saona Island. The excursion included lunch and fresh coconut water. We did a full day tour and explored the island by foot and by water. We started off by doing some diving, but if you don’t dive they also offer snorkelling. For the second half of the day we enjoyed lunch on the beach, explored the island and swam in the pristine water. We ended the day in a sand bar that has a ton of starfish. You can book a tour through Nexus Tours.

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Punta Cana: Best all-inclusive resort – How to get there

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

We booked this package with Sunwing Vacations and the package included our flights and hotel transfers to and from the airport (this is standard with all Sunwing packages). We upgraded to Elite Plus which gave us priority check-in, priority boarding and priority luggage. Plus, our seats had extra legroom. We definitely recommend this upgrade if you’re flying with Sunwing. BONUS: Each of our first checked bags were included for FREE in this Sunwing package!

Punta Cana: Best All-Inclusive Resort

Punta Cana: Best all-inclusive resort – FAQs

What currency do they use in Punta Cana?

Pesos are the official currency in Punta Cana but most all-inclusive resorts accept US dollars.

How far is Bavaro Beach from the Punta Cana airport?

It’s a 20 minute drive from the international airport in Punta Cana to the main resort area in Bavaro Beach.

Is Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro kid friendly?

Yes. The Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro is an all ages resort.

Does Sunwing offer free transfers to and from Iberostar resorts?

Yes, all Sunwing packages include free transfers to and from the destination airport.

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