Plan a Romantic Trip to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and nothing says “I love you” quite like a romantic getaway for two. Located amidst palm trees, lush vegetation, and sugar-white beaches, Secrets® Royal Beach Punta Cana is the perfect seaside escape to connect and relax with your significant other. Read on to see what we mean!

Plan a romantic trip to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!

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Special Events Spotlight: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to be thankful. Thankful for your family, your health and everything we have in life. It’s a time to take a moment from your busy life and appreciate. Can you think of a better place to do that other than Secrets Resorts & Spas?

Join us for all the Thanksgiving treats you love in a much more tropical location!

First on our minds this Thanksgiving will be how thankful we are for all we have. Second on our minds? Food! Join us for all your favorites; turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more! This bird is ready for the hungry guests of Secrets Marquis Los Cabos!


A great part of spending Thanksgiving in paradise is the weather! No rain or cold for us, we’ll be outside with tons of games and activities on the beach and in the pool! Football anyone?! Or hang with the team at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for some friendly competition!


Keep your traditions alive with us! We’ll be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade plus all the football you can handle. At Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun we really get into the spirit!


There’s plenty of time to book your trip and share this special holiday with us. Be thankful for our special offers and book now!

Day Trips at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana: Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a vibrant city that has been thriving since the year it was settled in 1496.  Today, this city is the capital of the Dominican Republic and has an unbelievable amount of rich history and modern-day culture, which makes it a fun and worthwhile day trip for guests staying at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana – if you can part with relaxation at the lovely resort of course!

You will definitely be hard-pressed to fit all of Santo Domingo’s rich experiences into a single day trip, so we are going to highlight our favorite sights, restaurants and nightlife options so you can narrow your options down to one day.

Santo Domingo is a great place for architecture buffs. The city has the first cathedral and castle built in the Americas, which are still in great condition for visitors today.  The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor was built between 1512 and 1540.  The structure mixes Baroque and Gothic styles, creating a truly stunning interior and exterior.  It also houses an impressive art collection of ancient woodcarvings furniture, monuments, tombstones and jewelry.

Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet

Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet

Columbus Alcazar was built by Diego Colon, Christopher Columbus’s son, and is the first castle that was ever built in the Americas.  Today, the palace is home to a museum with many impressive works of art and tapestries spanning from the 15th through 17th century.

If you like people watching, we suggest you stop by Parque Colon, which is one of the city’s main gathering places.  Right in the center, you will find an impressive sculpture of Christopher Columbus.  It is a great place to buy souvenirs from locals and is surrounded by great restaurant choices.

Photo courtesy of PPS

Photo courtesy of PPS

A great place for lunch or dinner in Santo Domingo is Pat’e Palo European Brasserie.  The restaurant offers excellent food and service in the historic part of town.  The menu has a wealth of delicious options combining local flavors with European culinary tradition.  One of the best parts about this restaurant is the outdoor seating, so you can sit outside in the gorgeous historic city and enjoy the Caribbean air.

Finally, for everyone that still has enough energy to dance the night away after a day full of wonderful food and breathtaking sights, we recommend a visit to Guacara Taina.  This is a huge nightclub located in an actual cave!  The club mostly plays Merengue music but does include an occasional Salsa tune.  And the great part about being located in a cave:  Caves stay cool year-round!  If you are visiting this club, aim for later rather than earlier, because this club tends to have a later crowd.

Photo courtesy of

Photo courtesy of

We hope you the opportunity to enjoy a day trip to Santo Domingo while staying at Secrets Royal Beach, so you can get a glimpse (and taste!) of all of the sights and flavors of this beautiful historic city.

Contact your concierge to help you plan a day trip you won’t forget!

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Ranked No. 1 on Holiday Check

Congratulations to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!  Secrets Royal Beach is ranked as the number one hotel on Holiday Check.  Holiday Check is a website where guests can find and book their perfect getaway and then share their experience once they have traveled.  Holiday Check’s reviews and photos come directly from guests who have stayed at the resorts themselves.  The features of Holiday Check include:

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  • Authentic photos
  • Advanced hotel search
  • Hotel comparison
  • Destination information
  • Things to do
  • The ability to check rates
  • Monthly destination guides

Here’s what some travelers are saying on Holiday Check about Secrets Royal Beach:

“The vacation was a dream. An excellent hotel, extremely friendly staff one was spoiled. The dearest every year.”
Axel, Age 41-45, Couple

“We have an excellent vacation there, we felt all around in good hands. We were in all areas very accommodating and friendly treated! It was always tried to fulfill every request. The only fault for us was it sometimes very unpleasant smell. On my request I learned the bio purification plant businesses is. Ok, we could accept, better than the sewage into the sea to manage! In this way we want to Willy and santa ( beach bar) very cordial regards we in our hearts have. Greetings to Jensen from the restaurant. We will be back. Many thanks to the whole hotel staff.”
Hansi & Dora, Age 55

“The hotel and beach simply a dream! It leaves no wish unfulfilled. The staff are very friendly and attentive, it is always so watching that you were satisfied. 24 hours-room -service is also included. The rooms are big and are cleaned daily, the mini bar was always refilled! Audience was mixed, German, French and American. By the pool was in the afternoon always party, but at the beach you can as good as nothing. We would come back any time in this great hotel and can it heedlessly further-recommend! :-)”
Jasmina, Age 26-30, Couple

Congratulations Secrets Royal Beach!

A Visit to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana… and the Free Form Pool!

By: @TravelistaTanya

Before the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays I was lucky enough to visit Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. It was my first time there and I was thrilled to explore the beauty of the resort and all its Unlimited-Luxury® privileges. And I was certainly not let down!

From the gorgeous white-sand beach to the comfortable guestrooms complete with vibrant, Caribbean-style décor, Secrets Royal Beach was perfectly set in lovely Playa Bavaro. Walking through the resort was a relaxing experience; tranquil, quiet and romantic. Couples were enjoying each others company poolside and friends were enjoying a round of drinks at the Frescho Pool Bar.

Unfortunately, it was an unusually cloudy day on the beach. But the warm waters of the pool continued to call my name! The free form pool was absolutely one of my favorite amenities. There was plenty of room to float around and it made for a great way to view the lush gardens.

The night’s entertainment was Michael Jackson-themed so of course I was there! It was a great mix of old tracks and new, flashy costumes and wonderful choreography. And, sorry, but I was so busy singing I didn’t take any photos! Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to bring you lots more from my next visit! And if YOU visit, send your photos along!


Beach Thursday: Featuring the Beaches of Secrets Resorts

The Caribbean is known for gorgeous beaches with pristine waters, miles of stretching sand, and vibrant and unique sea life.  Across the Caribbean, there are several exquisite variations of these three things:  Do you prefer dark blue seas or crystal-clear water; naturally pure white sand or crumbles of coral to pick through; underwater trails or the world’s second largest barrier reef?

All of these wondrous things are available across the Caribbean, and today we’ll take you through some of Secrets Resorts beaches’ secret treasures.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

This resort, in the middle of Mexico’s Playa Del Carmen beach, boasts bright blue ocean that appears clear upon closer inspection – which is a good thing considering the world’s second largest barrier reef is right offshore.  You can walk the beach through fluffy pure-white sand, or relax under the grass umbrellas lining the resort’s private beach area.  It is truly the perfect place for travelers who want never-ending relaxation.

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Montego Bay is home to the top-rated beaches in Jamaica—with very good reason.  Montego Bay beaches have beautiful smooth sand, calm crystal blue waters and lush greenery.  The Secrets Resort is situated on a small peninsula, and has private beaches stretching along the entire front.  Around back, forest stretches right to the water’s edge, a truly stunning sight to be seen from one of the resort’s catamarans.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

 Punta Cana is on the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic, where the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans meet.  At Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, this sure seems like having the best of both worlds—one glance toward the ocean reveals water marbled with every shade of turquoise. The resort’s beautiful pale sand is dotted with palm trees, so you have the choice of sun or shade anytime.  The surf calmly laps at the shore, so whether you are lounging under a palm tree or in a grass roofed cabana, the beach has the soundtrack of pure peace and relaxation.

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

At Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, visitors experience the fusion of a Caribbean beach with the desert of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.  Barren mountains roll all the way up to the resort, where there is a stretch of sandy beach before the expanse of the deep cerulean Pacific Ocean.  The water looks endless, with the exception of water-formed boulders jutting out of the shallows on the far side of the beach.  The natural beauty is utterly breathtaking.

Enhance Your Stay at Secrets Royal Beach with the Caribbean Oasis

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana gives all guests a chance to enhance their stay by reserving The Caribbean Oasis, a VIP beach spot with four “Balinese beds” that includes optional butler service.  The Caribbean Oasis is situated right outside of the Presidential Suites and is offered to VIP guests at no charge. However, other guests- no matter what room type – can rent it for just $40 from 10 am – 5pm.

Want to add personalized service to the experience? If you opt to have service included with your Caribbean Oasis rental, the cost is $80 from 10 am – 5 pm.  There is no limit to how many times you can enjoy this VIP style beach haven while you are staying at Secrets Royal Beach, but you must make reservations at least one day in advance.   

The Caribbean Oasis with service includes:

  • Private Butler during the day attending to your needs
  • Refreshed towels
  • Natural juices, coffee and tea and champagne
  • Sushi, fruit and canapés
  • Plus- menu with different choices to have a breakfast and/or lunch served at the Caribbean Oasis
  • 5 minute massages for each guest

Book your stay now at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for an unforgettable getaway.

The best beach spot for a day at Secrets Royal Beach is The Caribbean Oasis

Introducing Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

We’re excited to welcome Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana as the newest resort to the Secrets Resorts & Spas brand. The resort will officially open its doors on May 1, 2011, joining six existing sister properties in Mexico, Jamaica and now the Dominican Republic. The Secrets brand will also be opening a new resort in Huatulco in June 2011.

Located in Playa Bávaro, this adults-only property sits on 700 yards of picturesque palm-studded, white sandy beach. It includes 373 spacious rooms designed in a subtle contemporary style with Caribbean touches, all featuring a furnished terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi. The resort features three gourmet, reservation-free restaurants and bars. Plus, guests of Secrets Royal Beach can also enjoy dining privileges at Now Larimar Punta Cana, expanding their dining options to include nine restaurants and 10 bars. They can also enjoy Dine Around privileges at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana and any of the Dreams Resorts & Spas in the Dominican Republic.

Secrets Royal Beach features a large free form pool and an indulgent Spa with over a dozen transcendent massages, facials and body treatments.  Guests seeking adventure can enjoy an array of activities, located at Now Larimar, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, bowling lanes, pool tables, tennis, open-air music lounge, on-site casino and theater and more.

At Secrets Royal Beach, it’s paradise from the ground up. Our Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept means a wristband-free, excitement-filled getaway that offers limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining and premium beverage brands, 24-hour room and concierge services, countless daytime activities, live evening entertainment, fitness facilities and more.

To celebrate the opening, we’re offering a very special introductory rate of $149.00 per person, per night at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. Rates are for travel from May 1 – August 26 and are based on double occupancy. Book now and be among the first to experience Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

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