Cap Cana or Punta Cana? Which Dominican Republic Destination is Right for You?

Do you scroll through your Instagram feed, seeing photo after photo of the soft sands and blue waters that line the beaches of the Dominican Republic? It’s time to stop day dreaming about your ideal Dominican Republic getaway, and start crossing things off of your travel bucket list with Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Internationally known luxury resort destinations—Cap Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana—have picture-perfect beaches and every kind of activity and entertainment imaginable. The Dominican Republic is also the #1 destination for golf in the Caribbean and Latin America. This vacation is tailor-made for every preference.

Keep reading to find out which Secrets Resorts & Spas is the perfect match for you and your dream Dominican Republic getaway!

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From Cap Cana to Punta Cana, there’s so much to explore at Secrets Resorts in the Dominican Republic!

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Set Your Sights on Secrets Royal Beach!

Greetings, Secrets® Resorts & Spas fans! We love shining a spotlight on our resorts and this week, we want to give you an inside look at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!

Read on to check out some new photos from our paradise in Punta Cana!

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Paradise awaits at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!

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Secrets Resorts & Spas is recognized by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

Secrets Resorts & Spas top priority is great service for all of our guests as part of your Unlimited-Luxury® experience. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) has recognized this commitment by honoring us with their International Five Star Diamond Award.

The Five Star Diamond Award is given to resorts that meet AAHS standards as decided by members of the organizations International Board of Trustees. The properties honored excelled in the following categories:

  • Overall guest satisfaction
  • Accommodations
  • Hotel facilities
  • Professionalism carried out by hotel staff
  • Quality of service

“The Five Star Diamond Award represents the best in luxury hospitality, with a primary emphasis on guest satisfaction and services,” said Joseph Cinque, President of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

We are proud to announce the following resorts have been awarded the International Five Star Diamond Award. Congratulations to Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, Secrets The Vine Cancun, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Secrets St. James Montego Bay, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, and Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!

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Silver Badge Winners at Secrets

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT LOGOSecrets Resorts & Spas are focused on giving guests a taste of luxury. It’s what we do and what we enjoy. That makes honors from organizations like U.S. News & World Report honoring us all the more special. They explore travel websites, reviews and guest experiences to compile an annual list of the best hotels in multiple categories. Congratulations to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Silver Badge recipients:

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Best Hotels in Cabo San Lucas

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Best Hotels in Punta Cana

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Best Hotels in Punta Cana

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Secrets The Vine Cancun, Best Hotels in Cancun

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta, Best Hotels in Puerto Vallarta

 

It’s Fan Photo Friday at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana!

We love Fan Photo Fridays here at Secrets Resorts & Spas because it gives us the opportunity to experience our wonderful resorts through the eyes of our guests. They snap photos of everything from beautiful beaches to scrumptious food offerings, and we love to share them with you. This week, we have some amazing photos coming to you from Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. Check them out below!

Jose Mula sent us this romantic sunset snapshot from his vacation to Secrets Royal Beach.

Jose Mula sent us this romantic sunset snapshot from his vacation to Secrets Royal Beach.

This photo from recent guest Brian Dudley is perfect enough to be on a postcard!

This photo from recent guest Brian Dudley is perfect enough to be on a postcard!

Brian also shared this stunning photo of the Secrets Royal Beach pool and lounge areas.

Brian also shared this stunning photo of the Secrets Royal Beach pool and lounge areas.

We love this panorama of the jewel-tone waters in the pool at Secrets Royal Beach, taken by recent guest Brian Stamm.

We love this panorama of the jewel-tone waters in the pool at Secrets Royal Beach, taken by recent guest Brian Stamm.

Guest Christina Muench was greeted every morning by the view of tropical palm trees outside her balcony.

Guest Christina Muench was greeted every morning by the view of tropical palm trees outside her balcony.

Try out one of our unique beachside huts! Special thanks to Susanne Dresen for sharing this one with us.

Try out one of our unique beachside huts! Special thanks to Susanne Dresen for sharing this one with us.

Imagine eating breakfast here! Recent guest Phi Lipp can attest to the wonderful experience.

Imagine eating breakfast here! Recent guest Phi Lipp can attest to the wonderful experience.

Well, are you ready to pack your bags yet? Visit www.secretsresorts.com and book your stay as soon as possible!

Free Fall is back! Free nights & free coupons!

The Free Fall promotion is back and has great offers just for you! When you reserve your minimum three-night vacation to any Secrets Resort & Spa, you will enjoy every third night of your stay for free! Plus, you will be treated to up to $400 in resort coupons to use on things such as spa treatments, romantic dinners, bottles of wine and more!  For more information, head over to the Special Offers page on the Secrets website.

Plus, play our Drop & Win game on any Secrets Facebook page where you will be entered to win a three-night stay or you may possibly be the lucky, instant winner of a five-night stay!

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Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa Facebook Page

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta Facebook Page

Free Fall by AMResorts®

Free Fall by AMResorts®

Points of Interest at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana: Altos de Chavón

Guests visiting Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will experience Unlimited-Luxury® at it’s best.   Beyond the gorgeous landscape of the pristine beach, the gorgeous and colorful Caribbean environment, the gourmet dining and the world-class spa, you should spend some time at a local attraction that will immerse you into the culture of the island.  Today, we are featuring a great point of interest for a day trip to Altos de Chavón.  Contact your concierge today to help plan your excursion!

Altos de Chavón is a fascinating re-creation of a medieval European town, made hundreds of years after actual medieval times.  The idea for the town originally came about when the construction of a nearby road and bridge required a path to be forged out of a mountain of stone.  Charles Bludhorn, the man credited with the birth of the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry, came up with the idea to put the removed stone to good use in the creation of a 16th century Mediterranean town, which would eventually become Altos de Chavón when construction was completed in the early 1980s.

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The town, designed by Paramount Pictures set designer Roberto Copa in 1976, sits high on the cliffs overlooking the Chavón River in La Romana.  Today, the town’s cobblestone streets weave between little shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and bars, a museum, St. Stanislaus Church, an amphitheater and even a design school.

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The town is a cultural center for Dominican people and is very popular among working artists.  The Altos de Chavón design school is affiliated with New York City’s prestigious Parson’s The New School for Design, and the 5,000-seat Roman-style amphitheater hosts top musical acts, like Duran Duran, and was even the location of Alicia Keys’ “Karma” video!  St. Stanislaus Church holds weekly masses and hosts many weddings for couples from all over the world.

Altos de Chavón is a must-see destination during your stay at Secrets Royal Beach!

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