The Royalton Punta Cana

Is it as good as it seems?


The Royalton Punta Cana is a resort that will spark your interest. This hotel used to be part of the Grand paradise along with the Memories Splash. Today the Royalton and the memories are part of a recreational complex ready to welcome all visitors looking for a relaxing time. Located at 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International airport, the hotel has a balance between luxury and price.

Check-in is typically quick, and the help desk is attentive (particularly if you are in the diamond club).

The decoration of the lobby is beautiful, and you won’t believe how hard the staff work to make your stay something memorable. As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed with cold towels and a refreshing cocktail.

The staff is always happy to make sure all your needs are met and is very diligent to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Families and couples will find the resort has a lot to offer. If you are single, this may not be the right choice for you, unless you are with friends of course. There is a shuttle available to take care of your transportation needs (the complex is big and if you want to get the facilities of the Memories Splash without panting is a great alternative).


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Rooms

You can find 470 beautifully decorated rooms at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino. They are divided into 3 majors sections: Family rooms area, Diamond Club Family rooms area and Diamond Club Adults only rooms area. All accommodations include the following amenities: dream bed with pillow top, coffee maker, mini-bar (water, soft drinks, and beer), cable TV, USB recharge station, iron with ironing board, phone, free WI-FI, safety box, hairdryer, rain shower, gorgeous 250 thread count sheets and balcony or terrace (hot tub, or swim –out pools in some cases).


- Family Rooms

In the family rooms area, you can find the luxury rooms (king size bed with integrated living room with a sofa bed or two queen beds, garden or pool view from the balcony or terrace). The maximum occupancy for this room type is 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

The Connective luxury rooms have all the amenities of the luxury rooms plus an internal door connecting two luxury rooms that is ideal for big groups of people traveling together. Maximum occupancy is 8 adults or 4 adults with 4 children.

The luxury oceanview room overlooks the ocean from a balcony or terrace. It has all the amenities of the luxury rooms and has a maximum occupancy of 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

- Diamond Club Family Rooms

If you desire exclusivity and extra benefits in your stay, you can always go with the Diamond Club. This exclusive service offers: special room locations (the best views), personal butler, private pool for members, preferential reservations at a la carte restaurants, exclusive beach area with bar and waiter, personalized early check-in and late check out, private diamond Club lounge access, premium drinks in the lounge, daily continental breakfast in the lounge, evening hors d'oeuvres and afternoon snacks,  upgraded room service menu, pillow menu, mini-bar restocked daily, robes and slippers and a 10% discount on spa treatments and hairdresser.

The first room available for Diamond club members is the Diamond Club Luxury room. It has a king size bed with comfy sofa bed or 2 queen beds. The accommodation is marvelously decorated and has a garden or pool view from the balcony or terrace. It has a maximum occupancy of 4 adults or 2 adults with 2 children.

Next, is the Diamond Club Luxury Oceanview room. It possesses the same accommodations of the luxury room with a breathtaking view of the ocean. The maximum occupancy is the same as the luxury room.

The Diamond Club Luxury Swim out rooms have the same amenities of the other luxury rooms and are all strategically located at the ground floor with easy access to the pool. It is perfect for those looking for an early swim without having to go through the hassle of walking to the pool.  Maximum occupancy is as usual 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

If you desire extra comfort, the Diamond Club Presidential Jacuzzi One Bedroom Suite is exactly what you need. This accommodation includes a bedroom suite with a king size bed, full bathroom with separated toilet, indoor Jacuzzi, separate living area with sofa bed and balcony or terrace. As you may imagine it also includes the standard amenities of the luxury rooms. The maximum occupancy is 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

The Diamond Club Presidential Jacuzzi Swim Out One Bedroom Suite gives you all the luxuries of the Presidential Jacuzzi One Bedroom Suite and a swim-out pool where you can get refreshed without worries. The maximum occupancy is 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Couples looking to add a new spark in their romance will benefit from staying at the Diamond Club Honeymoon Jacuzzi Ocean Front Suite. The room includes king size bed, sitting area, large bedroom, fully equipped bathroom  with separate toilet, Jacuzzi, and an astounding view of the ocean from the balcony. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

You can always stay at the Diamond Club Chairman’s Two Bedroom Ocean Front suite if you are in a large group that demands the highest luxury. Two bedroom suites with a king size and 2 queen beds, pool table, 2 fully equipped bathrooms, half extra bathroom, indoor Jacuzzi, separated washbowls, spacious living area with sofa bed and a large balcony with fascinating view of the ocean are just a few of the perks for guests staying at this suite. Maximum occupancy 8 adults or 4 adults and 5 children.

Finally, there is another area at the Diamond Club where you can get the most exclusive accommodations at the Royalton Punta Cana all-inclusive.

- Diamond Club Adults Only Rooms

The Diamond Club Adults-Only Rooms area is ideal whenever you want to experience a peaceful vacation without children at this hotel. As the name indicates, only guests above 18 years are allowed in this particular section of the resort.

The first room in this part of the hotel is the Diamond Club Luxury room adults only. This accommodation includes a king size bed with a living area and a sofa bed or 2 queen beds. It also possesses all the amenities of the luxury rooms with a view of the gardens or the pool from a balcony or terrace. Max occupancy 4 adults.

The Diamond Club Luxury Ocean View room adults only has the same features of the previously mentioned room with the main difference being you get a view of the ocean from the balcony or terrace (which is great if you love taking your morning cup of coffee while looking at the endless sea). Max occupancy 4 adults.

Want to swim in the pool, but dislike the idea of getting up early just to get a spot? Don’t worry, the Diamond Club Luxury Swim Out Adults Only is for you. It has the same benefits of the luxury rooms and you can swim out to your private pool with a bar! Max occupancy 4 adults.

Celebrate your love and stay at the Diamond Club honeymoon Jacuzzi Suite Adults Only. You get a suite with a king size bed and a cozy living area, large bedroom, fully equipped bathroom with separate toilet and indoor Jacuzzi. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Finally, there is the Diamond Club Honeymoon Jacuzzi Ocean Front Adults Only Suite. It is pretty much the same as the previous room, but with an incredible view of the magnificent ocean. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Overall, the rooms have a nice decoration, beds are comfortable, and the staff cleans them on a daily basis maintaining the accommodations spotless.

Keep in mind there are no elevators in this hotel so if you want to stay on the upper floors you will have to go up and down the stairs often (can be a bit tiresome). The ground floor has the advantage of having the swim-out rooms (which I’m sure you will love) so go for them if you are a pool person. 

A/C works only after tightly closing the doors. One more thing try to check-in early, or you won’t get help to carry your luggage. If you can go for the Diamond Club do it, your stay will be so much more enjoyable.


Pool and Beach

As one of the top hotels in Punta Cana, the pools at the Royalton will not disappoint you. There is one pool with a swim-up bar, the quiet pool and the children’s pool. Most of the fun belongs to the one with the swim-up bar as you can imagine. It tends to get crowded (especially because everybody wants to drink without getting out) and if you want a good spot with shade in it, better get up early. There is plenty of music and entertainment near this pool, but thankfully, they don’t overdo it.

Sunbeds are easy to find in the quiet pool, where you can relax without problem. If you just care about getting the perfect tan, this is the place to be. Children will also have a good time as the kids pool will keep them busy.

The beach at this resort is captivating. 

The pearl white sand and crystal waters are a sight to remember. The staff makes sure the beach remain clean at all times. The water is refreshing, but if you got small children, you might want to watch out for the waves.

You won’t have to worry about not finding a good spot as long you don’t go too late to the beach (after 11:00 am). Huts and umbrellas are strategically located near the water all over the shore for your convenience. Getting a chair under a cabana is not a problem and sunbeds are more than enough to relax you near the ocean (while you get a nice tan).

Now, if you like sleeping until late (who doesn’t want to do that in a tropical paradise), you should consider joining the Diamond Club. You can have your own private section of the beach and a butler for the whole duration of your stay.


Food

There are 6 restaurants to choose from at the Royalton Punta Cana. 

  • The first and probably most important to remember is the buffet Gourmet March(e). In this air-conditioned buffet, you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They specialize in local and international cuisine that even kids will love. Some of the dishes are changed daily to give you the opportunity to try new ones and dinners have a different theme every night. You can always go with the classic meals like chicken or spaghetti if you want to play it safe. Healthy choices are also available for those worried about their calorie intake. The service at the buffet is not exactly what you would call first-rate, but the food is so worth it. Dress code is evening casual.
  • The buffet is not the only place where you can eat scrumptious meals. You can also visit any of the 5 a la carte restaurants around the resort. First, is the Grazie Trattoria, this Italian restaurant offer exquisite pasta dishes to delight the most demanding palate. The place is so good you can eat both lunch and dinner (a good alternative to the buffet if you are bored). The filet and the lasagna are always a good decision. The dress code is evening casual.
  • OPA! Mediterranean Cuisine is the place to go for tasting the delicacies of the Mediterranean Sea. This restaurant is an ideal spot for a romantic dinner as some of the tables located outside are close to the beach providing the enchanting sunset scenery that most couples dream to get. The chicken breast and the shrimp are both delightful. Open for dinner only. Dress code is the same as the other restaurants.
  • The Cavas Tapas Bar offer culinary masterpieces for all those desiring to experience the best Spanish cuisine. The paella is yummy, although the portions might be a bit smaller than what the average person would desire. Dress code is evening casual. Available at dinner time.
  • Looking for a nice meat cut? The H Steak House will deliver. You won’t be disappointed with the steaks. Opens for dinner only. Dress code is the same as the other restaurants.
  • Enthusiasts of the Asian Cuisine will find the Zen restaurant to be quite appetizing. It is air-conditioned and serves dinner only. Dress code is evening casual.
  • As a bonus for staying at the Royalton, you can eat at the following restaurants located at the sister property Memories Splash as well. The restaurants are Selections, Under the Sea international cuisine, Bella Cucina, and Mexicana Cantina. You will have 10 different restaurants to choose from overall, and the best part is they are all excellent.


The house wine at the restaurants is not exactly the highest quality, but you can pay for a bottle of better liquor if that is essential for you. You can eat at the a la carte restaurants as many times as you like and is not necessary to make reservations to eat at any of the a la carte (only exception is the Zen restaurant, need to make it at least 1 day in advance). It is a good idea to arrive a few minutes before the restaurants open at dinner in order for you to get a good spot without waiting.

Entertainment

The Royalton Punta Cana is full of activities to be enjoyed by people of all ages. You can start by playing a few sports like beach volleyball and ping-pong with your friends or family members. Dance classes, cooking classes, and aerobic classes are also available to those looking to learn something new, while having fun.

Looking to get your body in shape? 

Professionals with experience in weight training are waiting to help you achieve the body you desire. The fitness center in this hotel is one of the best-equipped ones in the whole Punta Cana area.

Live shows near the pool are as usual a great sight. 

No vacation is complete without snorkeling (coral reefs in the waters of Punta Cana are incredible) and kayaking (there is nothing like a kayak race between friends).

Never done scuba diving? 

You get introductory lessons at the pool where you can develop your skills to use in the memorable excursions like the one to Saona Isle.
Royalton Punta Cana weddings are also available. You can pick from: love, dream, paradise, just the two of us and even the free wedding package which includes  a wedding coordinator, bride and groom upgrade, late check-out and 20% spa discount.

Children have plenty to do at the "Clubhouse Kids Clubs". 

Max and Ruby will keep them busy with games and activities. Mike the knight performs shows for their amusement as well. The “Hangout Teens Club” is ideal for 13 to 17-year olds with games, WI-FI, Playstation, ping-pong, billiard, and more.

Don’t think for a moment just because the sun is out, you won’t have fun. 

At the Royalton, you can watch the nightly shows that include the always-popular Michael Jackson tribute and the cirque exhibition, go to a beach party (party people love dancing there to no end), relax at the soothing sound of jazz, or try your luck at the casino (is often packed).

The nightclub is another great choice for those that love dancing, although you better like Latin rhythms like merengue, bachata, and salsa because you are going to listen to them most of the time. Many teenagers love going to the nightclub too, so keep that in mind.


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Contact Information

Telephone Number: +1 809-221-2121

Fax: +1 809-468-4598

Email: infopuntacana@royaltonresorts.com

Website: Royalton

Address: Highway Macao, Playa Arena Gorda

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