Things to See and Do While Staying at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

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With many ways to spend your days on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will provide everything you need to have a blast in their picturesque beachside location. This destination provides an impressive selection of recreational possibilities, ensuring you will have no shortage of enjoyable activities to pick from during your vacation.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has 15 swimming pools, so don't worry about having to fight for enough room to relax by the water. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is also found right next to the sea, so there will be plenty of options when it comes time to play in the water during your stay. Of course, you can also ease into the property's whirlpool, especially after a lot of walking around the city.

Some travelers worry about finding a gym that they can use during their stay, but here they have them covered; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis fanatics, because visitors staying here can spend some of their free time playing a match on-site. You will find 2 courts on this property. Of course, players don't have to stop when the sun goes down; courts here are equipped with lighting.

Where else can you stay and play on-site tennis? You may want to browse other tennis properties, including Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and The Royal Suites Turquesa Adult Only All Inclusive Resort.


Boasting some of the most scenic attractions in the world, the islands of the Caribbean offer several desirable golf sites to choose from, including the course at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are other golf courses close by. Well- known courses in the area are Punta Blanca Golf Course, Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club, and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. All of them are within six miles and the nearest of the bunch, Punta Blanca Golf Course, is only a meager trip off from the property, so it won't be trouble to make stopping by for some rounds on the links. There are 18 holes at this course. This 6706 yard course has been rated a par 72. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, the course can be reached at (809) 468-4734.


Located by the pool of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is Dressel Divers, which offers many activity options; they offer scuba diving courses (Dressel Divers Bavaro - Punta Cana), snorkeling tours (Dressel Divers Bavaro - Punta Cana and water sports operations (Dressel Divers Bavaro - Punta Cana).

Visitors that want a wide variety of watersports will have a great experience while they visit Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. The list below details the water activities that the property offers.

  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Watercraft

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on vacation, one of the best choices is Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, which is ready with a great set of family-friendly amenities.

During your stay, you may want to relax without the kids. The front desk can arrange for a sitter, so moms and dads can have the chance to take a romantic stroll around town.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana features live entertainment, so even when guests stay inside for the night they won't miss the Dominican Republic's best acts. Entertainment is typically scheduled 7 days per week. Needless to say, the schedule may vary. If you'd like to learn more about what entertainment will be offered, you can reach the resort at (809) 731-0000.

The property also has several different bars, leaving guests with lots of after-hours options.

Another option when you're looking for nighttime activities is to visit one of the other accommodations in the area. Though it should be noted that the hotels surrounding your own are not as highly rated with regards to nightlife as others, these options are listed in the chart below:

Accommodations near the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Riu Republica 15.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 5 check
Barceló Punta Cana 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 9 --
Memories Splash 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 7 check
Royalton Resort and Casino 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana 15.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 11 check
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 15.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 9 check
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection 14.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 11 check
Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro 14.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 15 check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 14.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 5 check
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Riu Macao 14.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check

Of course, with a casino on the property, you might just have to try your hand at a game of chance. If one gambling hot spot isn't enough, there is another casino, found at Casino Riu Palace Macao. You will find Casino Riu Palace Macao merely a short distance away from this property.


Visitors will be able to relax as much as they want, because this destination has an on-property spa. The following list has some of the available spa services:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

At Rock Spa, guests will find luxury and rejuvenation in the 35 spa suites, 11 indoor and outdoor couples spa suites, two VIP suites, lagoons, two whirlpools, steam rooms, a sauna, hydro-reflexology, sensory expertise pool, and even an ice room. Guests can choose from any number of personalized services to relax and recovery in luxury.


Though there's a lot of activities on the property, guests wanting to do some exploring shouldn't ever run out of exciting things to do and sites to see on Hispaniola. No matter if you're looking to spend time at the beach or play a round or two on the golf course, you'll encounter lots of other chances for recreation close at hand. Click on these pages to learn more about fishing, riding a bike or scooter, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, and other activities.


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