The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
What We Love
- The variety of excursions, watersports, and resort activities
- Don Queco Cigar & Rum Bar’s impeccable Dominican cigars and cocktails
- The gorgeous Playa Blanca location, its shoreline living up to the name
What To Know
- Guests have access to North America's only Six Senses Spa
- Hit the links at the 45-hole golf course
- Spacious guestrooms start at 409 square feet
- There are two restaurants and three bars on-site
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Acclaim like a Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award has helped to make The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club a leading luxury community in the Dominican Republic, as well as in the Caribbean at large. A World Travel Awards nomination, meanwhile, is one of several features that sets this esteemed resort apart. Upon the already-brilliant beachfront location and resort-wide Dominican dining offered by the larger property, this stay heaps its own comforts, just as you might expect.
Westin is, after all, the company that trademarked the Heavenly Bed and the Heavenly Bath, both of which appear in your room. But here, the magic really happens outside your abode – say, when your feet hit the property’s sandy shores. In addition to having access to 45 holes of golf and North America’s only Six Senses Spa, you can easily swing by the hotel’s own Brassa Grill & Bar for seafood and breathtaking sea views.
The Puntacana Resort & Club guest rooms are just what you’d expect from a Westin hotel, featuring Heavenly Beds®, marble Heavenly Baths® and other heavenly details, like balconies and ocean views. Showcasing sleek style, plush furnishings and neutral palettes with pops of tropical color, these accommodations are your own sugar-sweet slice of paradise (the Caribbean views from your balcony don’t hurt either).Traditional rooms range from 409 to 463 square feet and hold either one king or two queen beds, or you can make the most of your Caribbean location and opt for a roomier Premium Ocean View room, with a double sink in its bathroom and separate walk-in closets. Both feature ocean views.
With two restaurants and three bars, the hotel promises you’ll never have to venture far to satisfy your cravings. Anani serves contemporary breakfast, lunch and dinner, Brassa Grill & Bar offers casual dishes beachside, and chic Don Queco Cigar & Rum Bar gives you just what it says, making it the first in Punta Cana with this specialty. The Kite Bar and Lobby Bar are also on hand to hydrate you with fine spirits and fruity cocktails.Also available on the property are AAA Three and Four Diamond Award-winning restaurants La Yola and Bamboo, serving fresh meals of locally sourced ingredients in elegant settings.
The first spa of its kind in the Dominican Republic, only the second in the Caribbean with a AAA Five Diamond Award, a Leading Spa, according to The Leading Hotels of the World, and North America’s only outpost of the Six Senses worldwide chain, Six Senses Spa at PUNTACANA Resort & Club melds seamlessly with the relaxing atmosphere of the larger tropical property. Its Asian-inspired interior reflects the spa’s holistic focus, which includes acupressure, shiatsu, yoga and meditation.From the Bamboo Massage and CH Oxygen Facial to the Asia Wellness and Sensory Spa Journey, the menu integrates scientific and traditional therapeutic elements. And its wellness activities – including yoga and Aerial Fitness® – let you take your longer-term wellness into your own hands.
With tons of restaurants, shops, fairways designed by professional golfers and outdoor-adventure options, Punta Cana is rich in Dominican tradition, culture and leisure. Zip-lining, dancing to Dominican music, exploring the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park or browsing local shops and boutiques are just a few popular pastimes among the vacationing crowd. The beaches also help make this tropical getaway a popular one, with white sands and brilliant waters – just what you need for lounging around and soaking up the sun.
How to Get There
Great staff, very relaxing place. Again, the people that work there were incredibly friendly and helpful.
It was a long weekend and went there with the spouse and kids. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and varied. There are two restaurants to order lunch or dinner. You can also have the best natural smoothies at the bar near the pool.
Although I'm Dominican this was my first time in Punta Cana and it was a luxurious experience. Prior to our stay, we spent a little over a week at the world-renowned Casa de Campo Hotel and Villas in La Romana although the Westin is a fraction of the size, it is comparable in the vibe and experience. The included breakfast-- had a great variety some items weren't as fresh as I would've liked (the hotel was kind of empty) Highly recommend, would stay again.
Overall our stay at the westin was very positive. The service provided by nearly all staff members was exceptional. The food in the restaurants was good, not great, but again the service made up for any shortcomings. The housekeeping was perfect. The pool area and beach are both very nice, unfortunately the beach was a bit overcome with sargassum, although this is a natural occurrence and it seemed that the hotel was doing their best to manage it. The ecological preserve is close by with free entry as a guest at the westin and is a can't miss with the fresh water lagoons, makes for a nice day. Shuttle to the village is very convenient with some great local dining options there. Thank you to the staff at the Westin for a most pleasant week, we are likely to return in the future.