Part of the Melia Hotels International portfolio, Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located in the town of Punta Cana, on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic.

Comprised of 465 guestrooms including 178 Level Suites and 24 units in the section of the resort called The Level Wellness Suites by Stay Well, the expansive property features a private beach, an 18-hole golf course, and access to 11 F&B outlets. 

The Main Points of Distinction
Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort is a “wellness-inclusive,” adults-only resort, a first of its kind for the Dominican Republic. In early 2020, the resort launched the Wellness 360 Experience, offering wellness-driven rituals and activities designed to connect guests with their physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social and environmentally oriented personal development. In addition to a wide range of complimentary wellness activities, the resort also recently debuted The Level Wellness Suites by Stay Well. These suites come with one spa treatment per day per person, a personal wellness concierge, and guided bicycle tours three times a week to explore the expansive property.

Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort
The Level Wellness Suites by Stay Well include guided bicycle tours three times a week to explore the expansive property.

Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort and sister property Melia Caribe Beach Resort combine to offer a number of speciality restaurants where guests can enjoy a journey around the different cultures and cuisines of the world including Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican and Vietnamese.

New Health & Safety Protocols and Procedures
As with all Melia Hotels International properties, Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort is operating under a stringent new safety program, Stay Safe with Melia. The hospitality brand has partnered with Paris-based Bureau Veritas to ensure the Melia Hotels International system is achieving the highest standards in the management of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 in its hotels worldwide. All 390 Melia hotels around the globe have modified their facilities and redesigned all their onsite protocols and procedures to reduce direct interaction and maintain hygiene standards and physical distancing. These safety measures include temperature checks of all guests upon arrival, PPE amenity kits handed out at check-in, and strictly enforced physical distancing in restaurants and throughout the entire property.

The resort also offers onsite medical service 24/7 available for any guest needs throughout their stay. Medical services are not part of the all-inclusive offerings.

Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort
Poolside at the resort.

What Types of Activities/Programs are Offered?
Until further notice, the resort is offering a variety of physically distant outdoor activities—from relaxing activities such as yoga, paddleboard yoga and stretching classes to more high-energy activities such as Zumba, aqua spinning, dance classes, bike tours and others—all at no extra charge. Also included are several culinary sessions led by a Melia chef and including hands-on workshops such as How to Make Ceviche. Nightly entertainment is also available as part of the all-inclusive program.

What Types of Clients Does the Property Typically Cater to and What Clients Would Feel Most Comfortable at the Property?
The resort is ideal for adults looking for a serene, wellness-driven experience. Guests include solo travelers, corporate meeting attendees, and those attending social events such as weddings and family reunions.

What Client Goals/Intentions Might be Achieved by Selecting this Property?
Since all wellness activities are included in the price, guests do not need to worry about added expenses, so are free to focus exclusively on achieving their health and wellness goals, including rest and relaxation.

Can Programs be Customized to Suit a Client’s Needs?
The Wellness-Inclusive activities are available to all guests and can be customized to fit each clients’ needs, however, charges may apply for customization.

What is the Best Time to Travel?
While weather conditions in the Dominican Republic can be pleasant year-round, low season and the lowest rates can be found in June, September and early December; high season begins with the December holiday season and runs through to April.

For more information, visit melia.com.

Click HERE for a first-hand look at Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort from Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) president Anne Dimon.

WTA has a new Wellness Travel Specialist Course—to find out more, click here.

Recommend magazine has partnered with the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) to bring you monthly columns to help travel advisors sell wellness travel. For more information on the WTA, visit wellnesstourismassociation.org.