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.
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.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Lounge/Club||Live Entertainment|
|ClubHotel Riu Bambu||2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||4|
|Riu Palace Punta Cana||2.6 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola||5|
|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|
|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|
|Majestic Elegance Punta Cana||3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||11|
|Santana Beach Resort Hotel and Casino||7.2 mi. East of San Pedro De Macoris, Hispaniola||5|
|Be Live Hamaca Beach||Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic||5|
|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|
|Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection||2.6 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola||11|
|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|
|Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic||5|
|ClubHotel Riu Bachata||6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic||4|
|Occidental Grand Punta Cana||1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola||7|
|Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino||1.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola||18|
|Tropical Orquidea Club All-inclusive||2.2 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola||3|
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.
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.
|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|
|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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