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 provides warm sunshine for exploring attractions in the afternoon, though few people expect to have such a blast after the sun goes down. Though it might be hard to decide between a funky spot where locals flock or a spot to hear local music, there's a diverse set of options, especially if you stay at a property where entertainment and lounges are first-rate amenities.

The hotels included in these tables are top picks for people who like partying and dancing after another beautiful day in the Dominican Republic. 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

Hotels and resorts in the table below have been selected for their excellent entertainment and nightlife, or for being found in areas where the surrounding nightlife is good too. Starting with the ClubHotel Riu Bambu, the best are listed first; their rankings were created to consider a number of features, including clubs, live show venues, and other popular amenities on-site and nearby.

Because everyone loves a good live performance, we've listed the availability of entertainment frequency at the hotels. However, hotels in the Dominican Republic are known to host entertainment more frequently during the tourist season, so be sure to call or email the property for more info if live shows are already written on your agenda.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
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
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
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 3.9 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 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
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
Tropical Orquidea Club All-inclusive 2.2 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 3 check check

Click any hotel and you'll find pages of information about that property, including photos and descriptions. Each has a different idea about what it takes to relax and let loose. These detailed hotel articles will help you select the property that's best for you.

Hotels in the Dominican Republic with Notable Nearby Nightlife

Those travelers who like to skip from one party scene to another might appreciate a hotel or resort that's located near plenty of options for happy hour and beyond. Though these properties may not have the most incredible nightlife options themselves, they make excellent choices if you want to try out nearby establishments. When you grow tired of the same drinks and ambiance, and feel like walking to an unusual nearby bar or going to a sunset celebration, these properties are within a leisurely walking distance or quick taxi ride of several exciting venues.

Click to view specifics about the the properties below, and all the tempting options they're near, like restaurants, beaches, and attractions.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Accommodation Type Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
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
Iberostar Punta Cana 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 17 185
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 34
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
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
Casa Marina Beach Sosua, the Dominican Republic Resort 21 23
Hacienda Tropical Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic Resort 4 61

When planning your adventures, please browse a different section of our guide. Read all about the Dominican Republic, and more. These enlightening aspects of travel are important after all, assuming your trip involves so much more than merely strolling for nightspots with good crowds. You'll also want a place to retire to each night that offers the right amenities for your family, and is found in an area that suits your taste.

 

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