The Best Accommodations for Nightlife on Dominican Republic

Enjoy Nighttime Entertainment at Many Hotels in the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is known for its gorgeous weather and sweeping views, but some attractions are best experienced after the sun goes down. Whether you're in the mood for a dive bar with personality or an intimate place for date night, there are a variety of options, especially if you choose a property that offers a place to grab a cocktail, mingle, or even see a show.

Hotels included in the lists below are some of the best options if you want to experience the dancing, music, and cocktails of the Dominican Republic's nightlife scene. Some are better for guests who prefer not to go off-site for nightlife options, while others are in particularly good locations for hopping to nearby venues.

Best Hotels on Dominican Republic for Nightlife and Entertainment

Properties in the list below are recognized as having popular entertainment and nightlife, or as having superb nearby options when it comes to these amenities. The most impressive choices are listed first; the ratings were created to consider a number of features, including whether they have live shows, lounges, and other exciting amenities on-property or nearby.

Considering that guests tend to expect live performances at their hotels, the table includes availability of entertainment at the hotels. Of course, hotels in the Dominican Republic are known to provide more entertainment during the tourist season, so be sure to contact the hotel to double-check their schedule if it's important to you.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
Bahía Príncipe San Juan 24.0 mi. North-Northeast of San Francisco de Macoris, Hispaniola 6 check check
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection 2.6 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 11 check check
Dreams Punta Cana All-inclusive 11.5 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 10 check check
Barcelo Dominican Beach All Inclusive 1.9 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 8 check check
Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic 5 check check
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 4 check check
Occidental Grand Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 check check
Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino 1.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 18 check check
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 4 check check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 2.6 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 5 check check
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 3.9 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 check check
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic 6 check check
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 5.9 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 4 check check
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Punta Cana, Hispaniola 5 check check
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana 3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 11 check check
Santana Beach Resort Hotel and Casino 7.2 mi. East of San Pedro De Macoris, Hispaniola 5 check check
Be Live Hamaca Beach Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic 5 check check
Casa Marina Reef Sosua, the Dominican Republic 5 check check
Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton Juan Dolio, Hispaniola 5 check check
Hotel Riu Taino 2.3 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 3 check check

Click the hotel that catches your eye to view pages dedicated to different aspects of that property. Each has a different idea about what it takes to relax and let loose. These detailed hotel pages can help you get a better feeling for what each setting is like.

Dominican Republic Hotels Located in Nightlife Hotspots

Visitors who like to hop from one spot to another might appreciate a hotel that's in the vicinity of hangouts like bars and clubs. Though these hotels might not the best entertainment amenities, they make great choices if you want to try nearby activities. When you grow tired of the same drinks and ambiance, and feel like trying tropical drinks at a bar or simply gazing at the sunset over the water these properties are within a leisurely walking distance or quick drive of many exciting choices.

Click on their names to view details about the hotels and resorts below, and even more info about what's nearby, like important sites, beaches, and dining.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Accommodation Type Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
Iberostar Punta Cana 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 17 185
Matum Hotel And Casino 0.9 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic Hotel 2 9
Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 25 185
Barceló Bávaro Beach 3.5 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 21 116
Excellence Punta Cana 14.0 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 6 47
ClubHotel Riu Merengue 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic Resort 13 28
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe 3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 21 116
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach 12.4 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana, Hispaniola Resort 7 24
Paradisus Palma Real Resort 2.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 40 136
Grand Oasis Bavaro All Inclusive 6.4 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 14 40
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 36 140
Paradisus Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 29 207
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo Downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic Resort 8 32
Melia Caribe Tropical 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 37 126
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Cottages 39 177
Riu Macao 2.3 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 22 173
Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort Plao Bonito, Hispaniola Resort 5 19
Vik Hotel Cayena Beach 1.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Hotel 23 207
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Abra Grande, Hispaniola Resort 4 11
Casa de Campo 4.2 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana, Hispaniola Resort 9 10

When planning your adventures, please jump to another article, like those covering the Dominican Republic, and other topics. All things considered, your getaway is about so much more than just searching for the best recommended bars and lounges. You'll want to spend your days - and nights - at a property that has just the right mix of amenities, and the right balance between quality and price.

 

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