The Dominican Republic offers a unique tropical setting and plenty to do by day, though few guests realize just how many ways they can party after dark. No matter if your favorite venue is a popular disco or a hidden spot with fine spirits, you'll have many different options, particularly if you choose a hotel that offers a place to grab a cocktail, mingle, or even see a show.
The hotels included in these tables are top picks for people who love the Dominican Republic's relaxing afternoons, but want an exciting nightlife too. Some are better known for on-site entertainment options, while others are recommended merely for their proximity to awesome local venues.
Each of the properties in the table below were chosen as having outstanding nightlife and entertainment, or for being found in areas where the surrounding nightlife is good too. Starting with the Grand Bahia Principe Ambar, the best are listed first; the ratings were created to consider a number of relevant details, including clubs, live show venues, and other popular amenities on-site and nearby.
Because everyone loves a good live performance, the table includes availability of entertainment at the hotels. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in the Dominican Republic are known to provide more entertainment during the tourist season, so be sure to contact the hotel for more info if live shows are already written on your agenda.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Lounge/Club||Live Entertainment|
|Grand Bahia Principe Ambar||2.9 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||4|
|Dreams Punta Cana All-inclusive||11.5 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||10|
|Barcelo Dominican Beach All Inclusive||1.9 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola||8|
|ClubHotel Riu Bachata||6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic||4|
|Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic||5|
|Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino||1.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola||18|
|ClubHotel Riu Bambu||2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||4|
|Occidental Grand Punta Cana||1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||7|
|Grand Paradise Playa Dorada||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic||6|
|ClubHotel Riu Mambo||5.9 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic||4|
|Riu Palace Punta Cana||2.6 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||5|
|Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa||4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Punta Cana, Hispaniola||5|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana||3.9 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||7|
|Be Live Hamaca Beach||Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic||5|
|Santana Beach Resort Hotel and Casino||7.2 mi. East of San Pedro De Macoris, Hispaniola||5|
|Majestic Elegance Punta Cana||3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||11|
|Casa Marina Reef||Sosua, the Dominican Republic||5|
|Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton||Juan Dolio, Hispaniola||5|
|Bahía Príncipe San Juan||24.0 mi. North-Northeast of San Francisco de Macoris, Hispaniola||6|
|Tropical Orquidea Club All-inclusive||2.2 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola||3|
By clicking the name of a hotel, you'll be led to descriptions, facts, and photos about the property. Each has a different idea about what it takes to relax and let loose. Our informative hotel pages will help you decide if the hotel you like is the one you really love.
When it comes time for a little nighttime fun, you might appreciate a hotel that's in the vicinity of hangouts like bars and clubs. Though these properties might not have a lot of their own nightlife options to offer, they make great choices if you want to try nearby activities. When you grow tired of the same drinks and ambiance, and feel like meeting up at a nearby bar or going to a sunset celebration, these properties are within a 10-minute walk or quick drive of many exciting choices.
Click to learn more about entertainment at the properties below, and all the tempting options they're near, like restaurants, activities, and landmarks.
|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||173|
|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||173|
|ClubHotel Riu Merengue||6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic||Resort||13||28|
|Vik Hotel Cayena Beach||1.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||Hotel||23||192|
|Excellence Punta Cana||14.0 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||6||45|
|Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach||12.4 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana, Hispaniola||Resort||7||23|
|Grand Oasis Bavaro All Inclusive||6.4 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||14||40|
|Paradisus Palma Real Resort||2.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||37||133|
|Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive||3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||40||128|
|Paradisus Punta Cana||1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||29||197|
|Crowne Plaza InterContinetal Santo Domingo||Downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic||Resort||8||36|
|Melia Caribe Tropical||2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||37||123|
|Barceló Bávaro Beach||3.5 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||21||113|
|Riu Bambuall Inclusive||2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||Cottages||39||165|
|Napolitano Hotel And Casino||Downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic||Hotel||4||36|
|Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe||3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||21||113|
|Riu Macao||2.3 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||Resort||22||161|
|Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort||Plao Bonito, Hispaniola||Resort||5||19|
|Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus||12.8 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana, Hispaniola||Resort||11||23|
You can also browse a different section of our guide. Read all about the Dominican Republic, and other topics. After all, there's fun to be had besides simply bar hopping and partying. You'll also want a place to retire to each night that offers a great selection of amenities, and the right balance between quality and price.
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