Attractions in the Area Around Melia Caribe Beach Resort

1 | Punta Blanca Golf Course

The fairways are very open, and generally play very straight. They are lined by dense underbrush and tropical trees.

Travel northwest for 4.8 miles (7.7 km) from Melia Caribe Beach Resort to get to this golf course, which is located within driving range of Friusa.

2 | Iberostar Bavaro Golf Club

With the exception of a couple of curving fairways, the holes play fairly straight. The course is designed to be played by guests of the Bravaro and the Iberostar Punta Cana.

This golf course is within traveling distance from Friusa, and is approximately four miles (approximately six and a half kilometers) to the northwest of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

3 | Casino Riu Palace Macao

Guests staying at the Riu Palace Macao Resort enjoy free entrance into the on site casino as a perk for boarding with them, however, this casino is privately owned and not an extension of the hotel itself. Nearly 50 slot machines and 12 table games fill the building, giving guests plenty of opportunity to try and hit the jackpot.

Head north for about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) from Iberostar Bavaro Golf Club to find this casino, which is located within Riu Macao.

4 | Iberostar Casino

The casino at Iberostar Hotel has 10 gaming machines and seven table games, is relatively small, even when you don't consider the size of the property it is set on. Still, when you need to get your fix, this spot offers you the chance to place a bet.

Vacationers will be able to find this casino on the premises of Iberostar Punta Cana, 0.4 miles (0.6 km) from Casino Riu Palace Macao.

6 | Despacio Spa Center

This modern spa specializes in hydrotherapy but still offers all of your old favorites like massage, facials, and body scrubs. Stop by for a treatment to beautify and relax.

Make your way southeast for a half mile (a kilometer) from Iberostar Casino to reach this spa.

8 | Bavaro Beach

Bavaro Beach is one of six Punta Cana beaches, which are known as some of the best in the world. As such, the beaches are almost always crowded with tourists trying to catch a glimpse of the beautiful scenery, and dip their toes in the cool clear waters.

Go a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Despacio Spa Center to find this beach.

9 | Paradisus Punta Cana Casino

Travelers will find this casino within Paradisus Punta Cana, only 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from Bavaro Beach.

10 | Casino Palma Real

With table games filling the floor at one end of the Casino Palma Real and slot machines crowded in the other, one look at this spot and you just know you're going to be in for a good time.

This casino is situated on the premises of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

11 | Cocotal Country Club

Various types of tropical fruit trees and palm trees are found throughout the course. The fairways are long, but generally fairly straight, and the course benefits from some creative bunkering.

This golf course is located only 0.9 miles (1.5 km) west of Casino Palma Real.

12 | El Nino

Travelers can find this dive site directly off the coast, just 0.8 miles (1.2 km) east-northeast of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

13 | Manati Park

A nature theme park that allows visitors to get in touch with local flora and fauna, Manati Park is especially well known for being the first park in the Dominican Republic to offer a true dolphin-experience.

This amusement/theme park is 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from Melia Caribe Beach Resort, and is within traveling distance of Friusa.

14 | Bavaro

Fairways and greens are meticulously manicured, and natural hazards provide plenty of surprises for visiting golfers. There are a pair of island greens, and total of 25 inland lakes.

This golf course is located within Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, and is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) southeast of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

15 | Cabeza de Toro Beach

Cabeza de Toro Beach is located in Higüey, along the Dominican Republic's east coast. This beach is public and has lifeguards on duty form 9 a.m. to 6 .m.

This beach is within traveling range of Friusa, three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the east-southeast of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

16 | Catalonia

The course is fairly open, and the fairways are rather wide. Palm trees line the walkways, and six bodies of water are spread evenly throughout the course.

This golf course is within Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort, and is a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the southeast of Cabeza de Toro Beach.

17 | Catalonia Bavaro Casino

Located at the Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf, and Casino Resort, this casino is one of the busiest spots for nighttime entertainment on resort property. With rows of slot machines and a floor filled with game tables, you're sure to find your high or low stakes niche in no time.

Travelers choosing Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort can enjoy this casino anytime they'd like, as it is located right on-site.

18 | Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro

Typical of Caribbean courses, palm trees line the fairways, and water makes its presence known on a handful of holes. Located in a peaceful, secluded spot, you'll be able to enjoy a truly relaxing round of golf.

Visitors can find this golf course on the same premises as Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort, four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

19 | Cabo Engano Beach

Travel eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) southeast from Melia Caribe Beach Resort to get to this beach.

20 | Corales Golf Club

Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2010, Corales is an exclusive and dramatic 18-hole course with six Caribbean Oceanside holes. Designed along the natural cliffs, bays, ocean coves and the inland lakes and coralina quarries, Corales Golf Course rates among the World’s finest Golf Experiences.

Travelers will find this golf course on the same premises as Puntacana Resort & Club, nine miles (14 kilometers) southeast of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

21 | Wreck Monica

When you're coming from Melia Caribe Beach Resort, this dive site can be found off the coast, a little more than a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) to the east.

22 | Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay

This championship course is of tournament quality, and has already hosted PGA events. There are a few water holes, and sand traps are abundant, both around the greens and along the fairways.

This golf course is situated within Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, and is six miles (nine and a half kilometers) northwest of Melia Caribe Beach Resort.

The above map depicts the 20 local attractions visitors will find within nine miles (14 kilometers) of Melia Caribe Beach Resort. A cluster of options are around the vicinity of Punta Cana, which you'll find in the vicinity of the resort. Interact with the map to find more information about what you'll find nearby, or to get an expanded view of the region. The numbers shown on the points above match those found in the attraction list below.

Attractions Near Melia Caribe Beach Resort
Map No. Type Attraction Name Distance from Hotel
1 Golf Course Punta Blanca Golf Course 4.8 mi. (7.7 km)
2 Golf Course Iberostar Bavaro Golf Club 3.9 mi. (6.3 km)
3 Casino Casino Riu Palace Macao 4.4 mi. (7.1 km)
4 Casino Iberostar Casino 4.1 mi. (6.6 km)
6 Spa Despacio Spa Center 3.5 mi. (5.6 km)
8 Beach Bavaro Beach 3.6 mi. (5.8 km)
9 Casino Paradisus Punta Cana Casino 2.8 mi. (4.4 km)
10 Casino Casino Palma Real On-site
11 Golf Course Cocotal Golf and Country Club 0.9 mi. (1.5 km)
12 Dive Site El Nino 0.8 mi. (1.2 km)
13 Amusement/Theme Park Manati Park 2.1 mi. (3.4 km)
14 Golf Course The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course 1.2 mi. (1.9 km)
15 Beach Cabeza de Toro Beach 3.7 mi. (5.9 km)
16 Golf Course Catalonia Bavaro Resort Catalonia Caribe Golf Club 4.8 mi. (7.7 km)
17 Casino Catalonia Bavaro Casino 4.7 mi. (7.5 km)
18 Golf Course Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro 4.5 mi. (7.3 km)
19 Beach Cabo Engano Beach 7.8 mi. (12.5 km)
20 Golf Course Corales Golf Club 8.8 mi. (14.1 km)
21 Dive Site Wreck Monica 1.1 mi. (1.8 km)
22 Golf Course Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay 5.9 mi. (9.5 km)

 

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