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Hotels That Have Reopened in the Dominican Republic

September 30, 2020

Shared via By Cap Cana News

 The Dominican Republic, which officially reopened on July 1st, is quickly becoming one of the globe’s hottest vacation destinations in a Covid-era travel world.

Beautiful beaches, affordable prices, and super simple entry requirements have eager tourists from all over the world flocking to the island nation.

No mandatory PCR tests or quarantines has made the Dominican Republic one of the most popular places to go for people who are looking for an easy, laid-back vacation.

But are hotels open? Which ones? And what are their new safety protocols?

Below we have all the information you need about which hotels have reopened in the Dominican Republic and everything else you need to know about having a safe vacation.

Even though the Dominican Republic has been open for tourism since July, many of the big resorts and hotels have just reopened very recently or are still working towards a target reopening date.

In order to reopen, hotels and resorts had to follow new operating guidelines, developed by the Quality Council headed by ASONAHORES (National Association of Hotels and Tourism)

Some of the new operating guidelines and safety protocols include:
  • Temperature checks of guests at check-in
  • Having guests sign a health declaration form upon check in, stating they do not have any symptoms
  • Providing guests with masks and disinfectant gel
  • Redistribution of hotel spaces to allow social distancing in all common areas (reception, restaurants, swimming pools, etc.)
  • Baggage disinfection
  • Elimination of self-serve food and beverage, so that utensils are handled only by employees
  • Special protocols for the care and isolation of guests with symptoms
  • Place signs in common areas with instructions for guests who are not feeling well and are experiencing fever or COVID-19 symptoms and information about how to contact the hotel’s medical professionals.
  • Hotels started working on establishing these new protocols back in June, and most of them are now compliant and open for guests.

Cap Cana area


Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana

Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels & Resorts

Secrets Cap Cana

La Romana Area


Casa de Campo

Catalonia Gran Dominicus

Catalonia Royal La Romana

Dreams Dominicus

Hotel Olimpo

Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus

Viva Whyndam Dominicus Beach

Punta Cana Area – Reopening Soon

Bahia Principe Bouganville – Nov

Bahia Principe Gran La Romana – Nov

Be Live Canoa – Nov

Hilton La Romana – Nov 15

Viva Whyndam Dominicus Palace – Nov 1

Not Open

Hotel Ramon Brito (Bayahibe)

Whala Bayahibe

Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana

Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar

Barcelo Bavaro Beach

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino

Catalonia Royal Bavaro

Dreams Macao

Dreams Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotel & Resort Punta Cana

Iberostar Dominicana

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro

Iberostar Punta Cana

Iberostar Selection Bavaro & Coral Level

Majestic Colonial

Majestic Elegance

Nickelodeon Punta Cana

The Golf Suites

Balcones del Atlántico

Cosón Bay Hotel & Residences

Hotel Alisei

Hotel Caribey

Hotel Chalet Tropical

Hotel Clave Verde

Hotel Paradiso del Caribe

Hotel Playa Bonita Beach Residence

Hotel Playa Colibri

Hotel Puerto Plaza Las Terrenas

Hotel Residencia del Paseo

Hotel Villa Serena

Nilka Hotel Boutique

The Bannister Hotel/ Puerto Bahía

The Peninsula House

Villa Seren

Villas Sunset Cosón

Xeliter Vista Mare

Reopening Soon

Amhsa Marina Grand Paradise Samaná – Nov

Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado – Nov

Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná – Nov

Bahia Principe Grand Cayacoa – Nov

Bahia Principe Grand Portillo – Nov

Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences – Dec 15

Viva Wyndham V Samana Adults Only – Nov 1

Puerto Plata area OPEN

Blue Bay Villas Doradas

Blue Jack Tar

Cabarete Eco Lodge Beachfront

Cabarete Maravilla Eco Lodge

Iberoestar Costa Dorada

Natura Cabana

Sea Horse Ranch

Senator Puerto Plata Resort

VH Atmosphere

VH Casa Colonial

VH Gran Ventana

Reopening Soon

Sunscape Puerto Plata – Oct 16

Emotions by Hodelpa – Nov 1

Villa Taina – Nov 1

Hotel Billini

Hotel Doña Elvira

Tau Casa Conde

Reopening Soon

Hodelpa Caribe Colonial

Hodelpa Novus Plaza

Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

Boca Chica area


Be Live Experience Hamaca

Calipso Beach Hotel

Hotel BelleVue Dominican Bay

Vista Mare Residence

Not Open

Whala Boca Chica

Juan Dolio area


Coopmarena Beach Resort

Hotel Hemingway

Reopening Soon

Coral Costa Caribe – Nov 1

Hodelpa Garden Suites – Nov 1

Emotions by Hodelpa Nov 1

Vik Hotel Arena Blanca

Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club

Reopening Soon

Bahia Principe Gran Aquamarine (Nov)

Bahia Principe Gran Punta Cana (Nov)

Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro (Nov)

Bahia Principe Grand Turquesa (Nov)

Be Live Collection Punta Cana (Nov)

Breathless Resort & Spa (Nov 20)

Club Med (Oct 17)

Dreams Palm Beach (Oct 15)

Excellence Punta Cana (Oct 24)

Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana Village (Dec 1)

Grand Bávaro Princess (Oct 15)

Grand Palladium Palace (Nov 19)

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana (Nov)

Impressive Puntacana Resort & Spa (Oct 30)

Lopesan Costa Bavaro (Oct 15)

Melia Punta Cana (Oct 15)

Now Larimar Punta Cana (Dec 15)

Now Onyx Punta Cana (Nov 20)

Occidental Caribe (Nov)

Occidental Punta Cana (Nov)

Princess Family Club Bavaro (Oct 15)

Punta Cana Princess (Oct 15)

Secrets Royal Beach (Oct 31)

Serenade Punta Cana Beach Spa & Casino (Nov 1)

Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club (Nov 1)

TRS Turquesa (Oct 19)

Vista Sol Punta Cana (Oct 30)

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana (Oct 13)

Not Open

Blue Beach Punta Cana

Cana Bay

Caribe Club Princess

Natura Park Eco Resort and Spa

Ocean Blue & Sand

Ocean El Faro

Tropical Deluxe Princess

Samaná area


Viva Wyndham Tangerine – Nov 1

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort – Nov 20

Not Open

Amhsa Marina Casa Marina Beach & Reef

Amhsa Marina Grand Paradise

Be Live Collection Marien

Puerto Plata Village

Sosua by the Sea Boutique Beach Resort

City Centre area


Aparta Hotel Drake

Aparta Hotel Drake Bolivar

Aparta Hotel Roma

Dominican Fiesta

El Embajador a Royal Hideaways

Homewood Suites By Hilton

Hostal Primaveral La Mansión

Hostal San Francisco de Asis

Hotel Acuarium

Hotel Aladino

Hotel Holiday Inn

JW Marriott

Maison Gautreraux

Micro Hotel Condo & Suites

Plaza Florida

Radisson Santo Domingo

Real Intercontinental

W & P Santo Domingo

Weston Suites Hotel

Reopening Soon

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Oct

Radisson Santo Domingo – Oct

Not Open

Barceló Santo Domingo

Courtyard by Marriot

Colonial Area


Antiguo Hotel Europa

Boutique Hotel Palacio

Casas de XVI

Not Open

Hotel Playa Esmeralda

Sibarys Suites

Santo Domingo Area


Catalonia Santo Domingo

Napolitano Hotel & Casino

Renaissance Jaragua

Sheraton Santo Domingo

Not Open

Crown Plaza (Inverplata)

Santiago Area


Camp David Rach

Hodelpa Gran Almirante

Hotel Platino

Reopening Soon

Hodelpa Centro Plaza

Hodelpa Garden Court

SDQ Airport


Hampton by Hilton

The above lists are a summary of the most popular hotels/areas. There could be smaller boutique hotels or villas that are in fact open, but we do not have the information available to us at this time.

The above lists could change at any time. Hotels could close suddenly, or reopening dates could be delayed due to not meeting regulations and requirements set by the National Association of Hotels.

Travelers should contact their hotel directly before their trip to double-check. If you do not have a contact number or email address on your booking confirmation, try to Google the resort, or look them up on Facebook.

Now that you know which hotels are open and ready for guests, here are a few additional questions you might have about visiting the Dominican Republic during the pandemic.

Are guests allowed to leave resorts/hotels in Dominican Republic?


The Dominican Republic is not as restricted as some other Caribbean islands, like Jamaica for example, who aim to keep tourists in the resorts for the duration of their stay.

However, from September 28, there is a nationwide curfew (all cities and provinces) from Monday through Friday from 9 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 5 am.  You’ll need to be back on hotel property during those curfew hours.

If you have to catch a plane or switch hotels during curfew hours, you are permitted as long as you can prove your journey with a flight ticket or hotel booking confirmation.

Are masks mandatory?


Wearing a mask in most public spaces in the Dominican Republic is mandatory.

Hotels will post where/when you are required to wear them inside the property. (Example: some properties may not require them beside the pool, etc.)

What are the entry requirements for traveling to the Dominican Republic?

To sum it up: All countries can visit, and no mandatory tests or quarantines are required. Random testing to 3%-10% of arrival may be applied.

There are a few more details you want to know about entry requirements before you go, which is why we made this guide: “Dominican Republic: Covid-19 Entry Requirements” to answer all your questions.