Vacation Dreams at Meliá Caribe Beach Resort

This all-inclusive, family-friendly resort is in beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

By Erika Veduccio August 18, 2021

When you close your eyes at night and you dream of a vacation, what do you picture? I imagine turquoise waters and white sand. I can hear the waves crashing among the live music and smell the fresh barbecue being prepared at lunch. All of these moments flash through my mind as I lay in my backyard hammock dreaming of my long-awaited vacation.

What if I told you your dream could come true, if you visited this beach resort in beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic? Would you make it happen? Follow along with me as I show you how you too can make your dream a reality. 


For families looking for all-inclusive fun, relaxation, and nightlife, Meliá Caribe Beach Resort is the perfect place to reconnect with your family and friends. The resort is beachfront, has plenty of pools, restaurants, and activities to keep you occupied all day long, should you choose. 

Or looking for relaxation? Every pool has plenty of lounge chairs and cabanas to spend an afternoon. Thirsty? No problem. From swim-up bars to restaurant bars, there are endless options to quench your thirst. From mojitos to frozen non-alcoholic delights, there is something for everyone.


No matter the size of your family, there are tons of options for rooms. We stayed in a suite that was fit for a king! We had a one-bedroom with a king-sized bed that was separated by sliding doors for privacy, a huge tub, and a separate bathroom. Our kitchen had a full-size fridge, a dining room table, and a pull-out couch. Our room would have been great for a family of four. Have a larger family? All the rooms can be adjoining. One thing that Meliá Caribe Beach Resort offers is comfortable accommodations with all the amenities. They think of all the details that WOW their guests.


After a relaxing day at the pool, look no further than the resort lobby for endless opportunities to entertain your family. There’s a casino, along with nightly live entertainment in the lobby, ranging from a silent disco to choreographed dancing to a local Dominican dance show.  Whatever your taste is, you will be sure to have a fabulous time!


Punta Cana offers many adventures and excursions. We had the opportunity to embark upon the Bebe Catamaran. This party boat was big enough for all 30 of us and hosted a morning of fun and adventure. The boat took us to a snorkeling spot where we got to swim with tropical fish and see a coral reef. And it had a water slide! Add that to the bucket list! While the boat set sail, we listened to local Dominican beats while the captain and his crew danced with us! Dancing on a boat and snorkeling while sipping rum punch? It's like something out of a movie. The dream is real while adventuring with the crew of Bebe Catamaran! 


The all-inclusive resort offers a wide variety of restaurants ready to indulge any palette. There are so many to choose from, it's hard to pick! You'll find Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian fusion, American, Tex-Mex, Japanese and Caribbean. 

My favorite by far was the Barefoot, a seaside restaurant where we ate lunch every day. The grilled salmon was to die for and the freshly-made tortilla chips with ceviche and guacamole was the perfect snack in between laying on the white sand, where palm trees swayed in the wind and you could listen to the sounds of the resident musician playing saxophone. 

For dinner, my ultimate choice was the grilled octopus from Alma, the resort's Spanish-inspired restaurant. The goat cheese salad was decadent and the flan to finish was a treat!

When you are ready to make your Vacation DREAM a reality, look no further than the Meliá Caribe Beach Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This all-inclusive, family-friendly resort boasts the finest cuisine and local Dominican entertainment, and it is the perfect backdrop for you and your family to get away, relax, reconnect, and make memories to last a lifetime.

The author was given a complimentary stay in exchange for this review. However, all opinions expressed are her own.