The best family adventures in Punta Cana

By | 6 July, 2022 | 8 comments

Punta Cana is without doubt a perfect family destination and for a number of reasons, one of them being the convenience of its all-inclusive hotels: this option is perfect for everyone in the family covering all their needs, regardless of their age, and helps you have an unforgettable holiday. 

In most Princess hotels in Punta Cana we have a mini-club for the kids, water parks, video game areas, sports, a buffet with menus designed for the little ones, ice creams or delicious crepes for a snack… Not to mention our incredible swimming pools and stunning beaches.

If you are up for an exciting family experience with us, we would also like to recommend today some of the best adventures you can enjoy with your loved ones on this fascinating Caribbean holiday.


Dream beaches

The first thing you think of when you arrive in the Dominican Republic is its world-famous beaches. And no wonder! 

In this beautiful country there are many types of beaches to please all tastes and that you can enjoy with all the family – but always with good sun protection!

  • Saona Island: Probably the best-known beach among tourists visiting the country. And with good reason! A full-day excursion that will take you to a dream island of white sands, coconut trees and a calm clear blue sea. Perfect for taking the best photos and making all your friends and acquaintances jealous.


  • Catalina Island: If your family are underwater lovers and like to snorkel or dive, Catalina Island combines it all. A beautiful full day excursion where you can first dive to see colourful fish and coral reefs, and then continue spending the day on a paradisiacal Caribbean beach.


  • Playa Bávaro: The beaches of our Princess hotels will leave you speechless, miles and miles of soft sand on which you can walk, play and have fun with your family. Our entertainment teams will organise fun activities for everyone, or if you prefer you can sit under one of our umbrellas and read your favourite book while sipping a refreshing piña colada.


Enjoying nature

Another fun plan for the whole family is to spend the day surrounded by nature and enjoy the local animals, take photos and learn more about them. In Punta Cana there are a few places where you can do this.


  • Dolphins: If you dream of swimming with dolphins in Punta Cana, there are a few places where you can do so, such as Dolphin Discovery, Dolphin Island Park or Dolphin Explorer, all of which involve excursions close to the hotel, lasting a few hours, bound to delight all members of the family. If you are up for it, you can find the representatives in the lobbies of our hotels.


  • Manta rays and sharks: Another exciting adventure is swimming with manta rays and nurse sharks, an experience only for the bravest in the house! You can also arrange these trips with Dolphin Explorer or Dolphin Island and the representatives at our hotels. It is only for a few hours, but it is an experience that will last forever in your memory.


  • Monkeys: Enjoy and have a great time at Monkeyland, a guided tour that will allow you to interact with the endearing squirrel monkeys in a majestic setting of 5 hectares where you will see the monkeys descend from the trees and almost, almost, eat out of your hand. You will learn a lot about what these funny little animals are like and how they live.


  • Horses: There are different excursions you can sign up to do through the representatives at our hotels that include horseback riding, either in the mountains, on farms (where you can also see other animals such as sheep, goats, chickens…) or on the beach. It is a beautiful activity to do with the family. You just have to see which one suits you best and go for it!


  • Ecopark: a spectacular park where you can enjoy animals and nature, with 18 breeds of cattle and 17 breeds of horses surrounded by landscapes brimming with nature, rivers, palm trees, etc. Here you can also ride in Kayaks, milk some animals, paddleboard, ride a raft down the river or discover how a sugar mill works.


  • Manatí Park: a zoo near the hotel where you can spend a few hours enjoying exotic birds, cute monkeys, crocodiles, sea lions, dolphins and even a rhino. It also has a recreation of a Taino village so you can see how they lived.


Adventures for all

If you fancy a few hours or a whole day of adventures, we have two parks where no member of the family will be bored:

  • Bavaro Adventure Park: An adventure park full of activities in a natural and ecological environment. The activities you can enjoy are varied and for all tastes: buggy, zipline, horseback riding, climbing, bungee, flight simulator, bike, Segway… You can combine them with other plans such as walks through the orchid tree or the Dominican village, or seeing turtles or crocodiles.


  • Scape Park: An exciting adventure park to enjoy with the whole family where you can have fun on ziplines, swim in underwater caves, or explore ancient caverns. They also have impressive swimming pools.


Mini clubs for the little ones

Always thinking of the little ones, the Princess hotels in Punta Cana – Grand Bavaro Princess, Princess Family Club Bávaro, Caribe Deluxe Princess and Tropical Deluxe Princess – have included in their facilities fun mini clubs full of games and a children’s pool, all monitored and controlled by our staff specialised in children’s entertainment

We are sure that the kings and queens of the house will have such a great time that they won’t want to leave our kids clubs, where they will make friends with children of other nationalities and enjoy a full calendar of entertainment.

They can do arts and crafts, play group games, compete in teams and even dance in the mini disco.


Teenagers will also have fun

At the Grand Bávaro Princess Hotel, we recommend the teenagers to visit our Rebels sports bar, where they can enjoy pool tables and arcade machines while listening to the best music, watching their favourite sports tournaments and enjoying delicious hamburgers.

If you are in the Caribe Deluxe Princess or the Tropical Deluxe Princess we recommend you to visit our teens club with a fun surfing atmosphere, where you will have table football and billiards. Or, if you prefer, you can go to Kanalla, the sports bar, where you can have fun playing our mini bowling ($) or the arcade machines ($) while sipping your favourite soft drink or having a delicious snack.

And as if all this were not enough, remember that teenagers can also join our entertainment and activity programmes and take part in fun beach Olympics, archery, exciting beach volleyball matches, or play thrilling games of tennis. 

In short, the Princess hotels in the Dominican Republic offer endless possibilities to experience with your family and create unforgettable memories that will last in the minds of all your loved ones.
If you feel like coming with your people, let us know! We would like to know what you are looking for.

Categories: Caribbean, Tips, Be inspired, Punta Cana


  1. Gerald Dzikowski says:

    Same room I had last time A suit. Give me a good price in November For one week .


    hola, buenas noches. me llamo roxana muga y en el año 2014 estuve en el hermoso hotel disfrutando 7bdias maravillosos. quisiera saber cuanto cuesta al dia de hoy para dos personas en temporada baja. muchas gracias. dejo nuevamente mi mail. [email protected] o [email protected] muchas gracias-

    • Hola Roxana,

      ¡Queremos agradecer tu confianza y ganas de repetir tu experiencia con nosotros!

      Para pasarte una cotización, necesitaríamos que nos envíes un email a [email protected] detallando el hotel, personas y fechas. Te ayudarán a encontrar las mejores opciones.

      Nos vemos pronto,

  3. Enrique Marfil says:

    Hola, nosotros con mi familia, hemos ido 6 veces al gran bávaro princess, ahora queríamos ir nuevamente ( tenemos pasajes el 11 de Septiembre) por 9 noches 3 habitaciones, pero la oferta de este verano más caribe que nunca, no hace ningún descuento
    Porque? Podremos conseguir algo mejor a la tarifa normal? Deseamos en platinum
    Atentos a su respuesta, les saluda Enrique Marfil

    • Buenos días Enrique,

      ¡En primer lugar agradecer vuestra confianza y ganas de repetir vuestra experiencia!

      Te agradeceríamos que enviaras un email a [email protected] indicando el hotel, fechas, habitaciones y personas para que puedan aplicarte el mejor precio.

      Un saludo y nos vemos pronto

  4. Shawn says:

    Princess, I’m in love with you! Marry me! We were meant for each other. Don’t hide your feelings. We’ll salsa dance on the sandy shore and watch the sunrise.

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