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a resort near the water

It’s fine to go and enjoy the sun for a while, but on holiday, you want to be active too. Not a problem in Punta Cana – we’re good at relaxing, but there’s a whole lot of sports fun going on too! Think watersports, tennis, working out on the beach, riflery and of course: golf. Are you a fan of muscle moving? These are the best sports hotels in Punta Cana.

Golf, golf, golf

You already know that we have the best facilities for playing golf in Punta Cana. So many different golf courses, so little time! Paradisus Palma Real Golf Spa Resort makes life a little easier for you by presenting you with a splendid course close to the hotel. Whether you’re doing it for the first time or you’re a pro, they offer both lessons and tournaments and free putting. Next to this, you can work your magic at unique location Cocotal Golf Course, a challenging course integrated in the Dominican landscape. The architect? A six-time Spanish champion. Other sports activities include: bachata, merengue and salsa lessons, Yoga, tennis, basketball, paddle tennis, and beach volleyball and football. Or what about a class in aqua aerobics? This is one of the fittest sports hotels in Punta Cana.

Water sports & splash activities

Beauty Barcelo Bavaro Beach is located at a perfect spot on the beach, so does great work for all your watersports needs! They have their own water activities center, with motorized (jetskis) and non-motorized watersports (paddle boards). In addition to being on the water all day, you can fill your little sports heart with golf on a stunning world renowned 18-hole course. Also, there is a professional soccer field, a baseball field, 3 tennis courts, a miniature golf course and a fitness center available. You can play beach volleyball, table tennis, water polo, pool or give aerobics a go. Phew. We can’t really think of any more sports.

Jump into aqua games

For the true water lovers of the bunch, we recommend this next sports hotel in Punta Cana: Sirenis ! They love a bit of a more adventurous approach to sports and offer great activities. Think windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, catamaran, snorkel and deep sea diving. Yes, those are considered sports! Great for couples with a sports fan and a nature lover: combine the two! Moreover, Sirenis houses the classics, like tennis courts, paddle court, a gym, table tennis, darts, and beach volley. If you’ve seen enough sports for the day, why not go to the exclusive Sirenis waterpark and have some laidback (but thrilling) fun on slides and attractions? Fun!

Golf & beach resort

You love golf and the beach, but would like to stay somewhere a bit more private and with a little more space. Meaning: a home away from home! Something different than the sports hotels in Punta Cana. This Beach and Golf Apartment sleeps your entire family – 8 people. It’s spacious, bright and located on a well renowned 27-hole golf course. You can rent a golf cart and just spend your entire holiday golfing around, or lounging at one of the private beaches located at the premises. Sorry, we meant swimming. Next to this, there’s a gym in the building and a jacuzzi to calm your muscles. Fun: you’ll be treated a VIP on Punta Cana airport as the host will accompany you from the plane to the apartment! No lines for you, just golf.

Discover riflery and parasailing

This last one is for those sporty travelers who want to spend less on hotels and more on actual activities! The Iberostar combines classics like golf and tennis with beach soccer, ping pong, pétanque and riflery! Riflery? Yup. This is to train your focus and perfect your concentration – it’s almost a life lesson. Then for the water sports, Iberostar wants you to try water polo, aqua gym and water volleyball. Also, you can get your diving license here, or go kayaking, snorkeling or parasailing (!). These sports are not for the faint hearted!

P.s. Don’t forget to relax at the sports bars these sports hotels treat you with!

What is your top pick of sports hotels in Punta Cana? We’d love to know. Tag us in your pics or tweets, @bestofpuntacanaofficial!

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Photo: Paradisus Palma Real