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Playas De Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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If you are planning your next vacation, Meliá Caribe Beach Resort is the best all-inclusive For Everyone in Punta Cana. Ideal for Family, Couples and Friends. Forget about choosing between the fine sand at the beach or the most exotic gardens. Located alongside spectacular Bávaro Beach, the Meliá Caribe Beach Resort offers the purest essence of the Caribbean. An idyllic place which merges with the warm setting to create unforgettable experiences for families and couples. With access to more than 8 restaurants, 6 swimming pools, Splash Island Water Park, KidsDom, daily program activities for adults and kids, non-motorized water sports included and YHI Spa ($). In addition, guest can improve their stay with The Level. Meliá's most exclusive level of service and comfort. Spacious suites, access to exclusive areas and personalized attention.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Golf course
Tennis court
Water park
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Emma D wrote a review Yesterday
Amarante was the best! The hotel was very nice and everything was great. Amarante was very attentive and helped us with everything. The Rivera pool was awesome and very everything. Everything about our trip was amazing!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Hayzylou wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions10 helpful votes
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I stayed at the Melia Caribe with my husband and our two children (aged 15 months and just under 3 years). After reading the mixed reviews on here I was nervous about this holiday. As you can imagine being a mum with two young children travelling long distance to another country I had a lot of concerns regarding safety of both the resort and the surrounding areas. When we arrived we were stunned by how beautiful the lobby was. We stayed at The Level so checked in in The Level lobby. The Level lobby had a self-service bar with premium spirits and a hot drinks area with pastries/cakes/sandwiches depending on the time of day. There’s also a play area. Check in at the main lobby seemed to be much faster and there were a lot of people waiting to be checked in at The Level. I understand wanting to give people that had paid a premium a more hospitable check in, but after travelling for so long we just wanted to get to our room. We checked in and waited a little while for our concierge, but eventually just went to the room because we wanted to get the kids to bed. We stayed in Villa 52. We had a lovely big bed and jacuzzi bath. When we arrived the air con had been set to 16° and there was a smell of damp. It was late so we turned off the air con and went to bed. When we got up in the morning the damp smell had subsided. Otherwise we were happy with the room. We decided in future to keep the air con low during the day and use the ceiling fans overnight as even with the air con off/low the room seemed to stay cool. We met our concierge that morning, Joan Soso, who asked if we were happy with the room. We were a bit hesitant so he pushed and we said about the damp smell and he said he would arrange for someone to have a look at the air con. Later in the day when we went back to our room the damp smell was gone and we didn’t have any problems for the rest of our stay. We had a ground floor room, which was ideal for us as we had a double buggy. It would have been difficult to be on a higher floor as there is no lift. The extra bed for my toddler was a camp bed - she didn’t end up sleeping on it because she usually has a bed guard at home, she slept in with myself and my husband, but that wasn’t a problem because the bed was nice and big. There are full sized Rituals - The Ritual of Dao toiletries in the shower, so if you aren’t fussy about what you use these smell great. The one thing we didn’t expect from reading reviews was just how beautiful the whole resort was. From the gardeners to the people walking round the resort freshening up the paint, people were constantly working to keep the resort in top shape. I usually hate using toilets by the pool/beach but these were cleaned regularly. In fact all of the public toilet areas seemed clean and fresh throughout our stay. My husband and I were concerned before we arrived about how much hard work the kids would be, but there is so much for families at this resort we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves as much as they did. Every pool had a shallow pool area for younger children and you also have the water park, which was great. I took my older child into the kids club a couple of times to play out of the sun and she loved that too. The main pool by the beach was lively and there was a great aqua aerobics/dance class every day which was at times pretty funny to watch. Something I noticed about the reviews before I went was how a lot of staff were named and it did make me question whether they had asked to be mentioned in a review. However, after having been here I completely understand. All of the staff we encountered during our stay were very helpful, but there were some people that really stood out and I wish I had taken note of their names so that I could give them a shout out. Our concierge, Joan, booked us into some restaurants during our stay. Firstly we went to the Japanese restaurant (which costs extra). The service was excellent and the food up until the mains was delicious. The main course was steak and lobster, which was cooked in front of us. Unfortunately the lobster was a bit over cooked and the steak was chewy, which is a shame because up until that point we really enjoyed everything we ate. We also booked into Hacienda, Capri and Alma. We ended up cancelling Alma because the kids would fall asleep in the restaurants, whereas when we went to the buffets we would have food straight away so we could all eat together and maybe even make the family entertainment. We ate at all the buffets. The Level for dinner served up seafood and meats. One night there was roast lamb which was so tasty. I also really enjoyed the stewed beans and lentils, however if you are a vegetarian you might struggle here a little bit. We kept going back to the buffet by the beach because we found the service there to be really good. Unlike a lot of all-inclusives I have been to before, there were no chips (fries) on the buffet (not a problem for us) and all of the food I had had a lot of flavour. They had an omelette/egg cooking station for breakfast and pasta for lunch and dinner. The queue for pasta in the evenings could get quite long. If you did fancy fries, you could get these at the snack bars along with hot dogs, burgers, pizzas, chicken and some sides, depending which one you went to. The one downside we found in a of the restaurants and buffets was the wait for a high chair. There were a few times where we had our food before the high chair and one instance where it never came at all. I think there must be a shortage in the resort. This can make eating quite difficult when you have young children. Another thing that I was dreading from the reviews was the walk from lobby to beach. One review I read was that it took 30 minutes to walk lobby to beach. I think you’d have to be walking pretty slow for this to be the case. The walk was maybe 20 minutes and the train ran regularly and there was other transport going back and forth all the time. We mainly walked because it was easier with our buggy but our kids did love getting the train. We did catch the train back up from the buffet by the beach one evening and it was very busy, all of the entertainment is at the lobby so a lot of people were travelling there at the same time. I also imagine the train back later in the evening could be busy but our apartment was nearer the lobby so we never needed to catch it. The family entertainment for the kids in the evening was great, ours were still a little young for some of it and by that time were ready for bed. We never made it out to see the other entertainment or stay for the music so I can’t comment on this. All in all, we had a fantastic time and would go back here without hesitation. I have already recommended it to friends and family.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Service Center Management, Propietario at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort
Responded 20 Dec 2022
Dear Travel60292, Thank you for taking the time to rate our facility, guests like you help other guests to get the right impression of a vacation destination, and also reviews are always welcome to improve our facility and service. Also, we would like to thank you for the kindness of your lines related to the beauty of our surroundings, which offer beautiful gardens with fantastic wildlife and breathtaking views of our stunning sandy beach and clear waters. We are pleased to read that you were satisfied with the comfort of the Level Junior Suite you stayed in. We are grateful for the praise of the beauty of our rooms aimed at ensuring an unforgettable stay in our hotel. On the other side, we are glad to know that Joan, was able to solve the air conditioning matter promptly and to your satisfaction. It is important for us that the whole family has a great time at our grounds, therefore, note that your older child enjoyed the time spend in our KidsDom where the main protagonists are the children, in a modern and spacious space where the only concern is to have fun. Also, we are pleased to note that you have enjoyed endless fun for the little ones at Splash Island Water Park pools, waterfalls, and slides. Your rating makes us feel fulfilled as it confirms that we have achieved our goal of achieving your highest satisfaction. Regarding your culinary experience, we are glad to know that you overall enjoyed our gastronomic offer, despite your experience at Hokkaido, for which we would like to extend our sincerest apologies. Furthermore, you can be assured that we will forward your opinion regarding the high chairs to the corresponding department for their knowledge. Lastly, rest assured that your feedback will inspire our team to continue working with passion, ensuring that our valued guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience with us. Once more, we would like to thank you for the time invested to share your experience in detail with us. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome your family back for another vacation. Kind regards, Guest Service Center Management
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lolotraveller wrote a review Yesterday
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Had a wonderful time at the Melia Caribe! Beautiful beach, great food, clean & well-equipped room. Staff were warm, friendly & eager to meet our needs. Had Alexandre Pierre as Level butler/concierge, who went over & above to help us with anything we needed - even a forgotten item that he delivered to airport before our flight was leaving!! Very grateful for such dedicated customer service! Would return again in a heartbeat 👍
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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rsliwa46 wrote a review Yesterday
Ajax, Canada1 contribution
Variations of palm trees and bushes at this resort is amazing! Enough shaded areas on the beach Great kids pool with slides and ice cream and drinks on the side Great variety of food Clean , big room Cool trains between lobby and beach, more for fun unless for people with disabilities Little walk doesn’t hurt, right? My only concern is that road between lobby and beach. Too many vehicle on it. It should be only for trains. Other than that great place Considering of going back Thanks Melia Carribe!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Aka_Gramps wrote a review 7 Feb
Edmonton1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a beautiful and memorable week in Punta Cana at the Melia Caribe Beach Resort with accommodations in the Level Junior Suite. The Level allowed us to have our own Concierge/Butler. This person was available to us by texting him our needs and requests, questions, as well as make our dinner reservations. Our concierge was Hector, a lovely man with a pleasant disposition, beautiful smile, cordial manners, and a great sense of humour, and to top it all, he has a great command of English. The grounds are spectacularly manicured, the people so friendly. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonan E wrote a review 7 Feb
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We had an incredible time! Alejandro Sosa was our concierge and he was amazing!! He tended to each and every one of my needs with a smile, & kept me well informed. He checked on myself and my fiancé often to know our whereabouts to ensure we were safe. He was absolutely wonderful!!! Can’t speak highly enough about this man!! Thank you Alejandro for everything!!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jordan R wrote a review 7 Feb
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We had such a great trip the DR at Melia Caribe. The Level upgrade was sooo worth it especially our concierge (Jesuri Rijo) who was able to take care of all of our needs. This included all reservations to restaurants and made us feel special and taken care of beyond your expectations. 10 out of 10 on service, drinks, food and over all experience!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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CCordeiroKenora wrote a review 7 Feb
Kenora4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time at the Meliá. The resort is absolutely beautiful, the food was very good and service was excellent. The staff always had a smile on their face and it was not hard to communicate. Special thanks to Jesuri Rijo for making our trip extra special. We will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lana W wrote a review 7 Feb
North Dakota, United States5 contributions
We traveled there the end of January 2023. We booked through Delta Vacation so there was transport waiting for us from the airport. We stayed on The Level side. We originally thought that side was adults only but there are kids in that section. Check in was easy and they brought our luggage to the room for us. We did end up finding the adults only section and went to the pool a few times. The resort is huge! There are trolleys and golf carts that will pick you up if needed. We didn't think the walks were bad at all, gave us a chance to enjoy the weather and scenery. The Riviera was by far our favorite as it was much quieter then the beach buffet. The pool by the Riviera was great too with a swim up bar and snack shack. Our butler that was assigned to us was awesome (Joan Susa), he made arrangements for dinner reservations and was available if we needed anything. He even was able to get me some medication I needed from the pharmacy. If I went again I'd see if he was available! The beaches are gorgeous and we never had trouble finding loungers. The salespeople on the beach are relentless though. You barely step on the beach and they are hounding you. We finally just had to be stern and say No thank you as they were approaching. Also, unless you want to buy into a timeshare, do not fall for the free lunch and massage coupon. You'll be taken to the Suite side and have to go through a 2 hour presentation. I would come back to this resort again but would book the adults only side next time!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Douglas S wrote a review 7 Feb
London, Canada39 contributions25 helpful votes
First time in the DR and expectations were exceeded. This is a large layout with different levels of accommodations with different benefits. We stuck with the basic level and it was more than adequate. The two storey vilas were well laid out and easy access. Ground floor units would be required for anyone with mobility issues. Our room in building 43 was in an ideal location. It was close to 4 restaurants, front desk, enterainment area, casino and one of the buffet restaurants, It was also 5 minutes from the trolly stop and only a 10 minute walk to the beach. Were able to get beach chairs most any tim but go before 10am. Pool side chairs were in higher demand if one wanted to be in less breeze. All staff at all venues made every effort to meet our need and answer questions. Staff were young in experience but were always friendly Had a wonderful kids area, pool and program which ran in different locations during the day. Excercise in pool and on the beach had great instructors. Sign up as soon as you can for dinner reservations, Only one sign up location by the beach buffet. Closes at 5pm. Resort is on Atlantic time -1hr earier than EST. Food was 4 star plus at all locations. Bar service was excellent. Beach was clean with little seaweed as mechanically collected. Looking forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Buildings numbered 41 to 44 good choice.
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CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meliá Caribe Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Vivaldi Cigars (0.8 km), HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers (0.2 km), and Melia Caribe Tropical Lobby Bar (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pranama, La Bruja Chupadora, and Carbone Chophouse & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Meliá Caribe Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Meliá Caribe Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Meliá Caribe Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.