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

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Still not sure how to spend your time on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic? The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana can introduce you to some of the most popular pastimes available in their stunning waterside location. This property boasts a wide selection of recreational opportunities, ensuring you'll have no shortage of interesting activities to choose from throughout your vacation.

With 15 pools to choose from at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, you won't have to fight your fellow guests for enough space to spread your towel by the water. One of the bonuses is that this accommodation is situated adjacent to the coast, so there are a few different ways to enjoy the water through the course of your stay. A long soak in the whirlpool on-location is another way to spend time in the water.

Since there's no promising that you won't over-indulge on the Dominican Republic's outstanding cuisine, this site can help you maintain your figure; there is an on-site workout facility for health-conscious guests.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis enthusiasts, considering visitors can enjoy a match during their vacations using the on-site facilities. Guests will find 2 courts on-site. Of course, players don't have to stop when the sun goes down; courts here are equipped with lighting.

Where else can you find tennis on-property? You might want to check out other tennis properties, including Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and The Royal Suites Turquesa Adult Only All Inclusive Resort.


Though pristine beaches delight tourists every year, some vacationers are equally pleased that the Dominican Republic offers colorful golfing destinations, including the on-site course at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If you like to have a variety of golf options available to you, there are three other golfing options nearby. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Punta Blanca Golf Course, Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club, and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. All of them are within six miles and the closest of the three, Punta Blanca Golf Course, is just a small hike off from the property, so it won't be trouble to plan heading over for some rounds on the links. There are 18 holes at this course. This par 72 course has a total length of 6706 yards. For golfers who want to learn more, 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).

While staying on Hispaniola why not try out a new recreational sport? Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana offers a number of different options, so you are sure to find an aquatic activity to enjoy, regardless of your taste. Check out the following list, which names the watersports offered at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana:

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

Family Activities

Planning to vacation with your children? Then you will like your options at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, because it is stocked full of family-friendly offerings.

No matter how much you love them, you may find yourself wanting to leave the little ones behind for the Dominican Republic's adult attractions. Guests can let the property's staff arrange for a sitter, so parents will have a chance to take a romantic stroll around town.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of the most anticipated activities at the accommodation is their live entertainment, proving that staying inside for the night can be as satisfying as an expensive night out. Guests can usually catch live entertainment 7 days per week. However, the details can vary seasonally. If you want to learn more about what entertainment will be offered, call the front desk at (809) 731-0000.

Plus, there are multiple bars, so you and your companions can enjoy a cocktail before or after the show.

You'll also find a few nearby accommodations with after-dark activities of their own. None of the lodgings immediately surrounding your property have significantly high ratings with regards to nightlife, but they will offer you a bit of variety. Check out those listed in the following table:

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

As luck would have it, this property has its own casino, which is one of the best ways to enjoy a night "in", without retreating to your room. For a different atmosphere, there is another casino location worth visiting, the Casino Riu Palace Macao. You can find Casino Riu Palace Macao merely a small interval away from this accommodation.


Visitors will be able to relax as much as they want, since this destination has its own spa. The list below provides some of the services that are available to guests:

  • 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.


Besides all of the activities available on the property, travelers who want to go exploring won't ever run out of interesting outdoor attractions on Hispaniola. No matter if you are looking to hang out at the beach or play a few rounds on the golf course, you will find lots of other opportunities for recreation in and around the area. Investigate these links to learn more concerning sightseeing, shopping, diving, fishing, riding a bicycle or scooter, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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