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The Dominican Republic offers breathtaking views and a mild climate, of course, yet some would consider the nightlife scene an attraction of its own. Whether you're in the mood for a lively disco or a romantic nightclub, you'll have some satisfying choices, particularly if you select a resort that offers a place to grab a cocktail, mingle, or even see a show.
The properties below are definitely worth considering if you need a taste of the dancing, drinking, and social scenes in late-night Dominican Republic. Some are better for guests who prefer not to go off-site for nightlife options, while others have fewer on-site options but plenty of fun venues within walking distance.
Hotels and resorts in the following table are top rated for their highly rated entertainment and nightlife, or for having some wonderful nearby entertainment venues. Starting with the Bahía Príncipe San Juan, the best are listed first; the rankings take into account a number of relevant details, including the hotels' on-site and nearby bars, lounges, live entertainment, and more.
Considering that live performances are practically the staple of hotel nightlife, availability of entertainment at the hotels is shown below. Of course, hotels in the Dominican Republic are known to provide more entertainment during the tourist season, so be sure to call or email the property to double-check their schedule if you're expecting to see a show.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Live Entertainment|
|Bahía Príncipe San Juan||24.0 mi. North North East of San Francisco de Macoris||6|
|Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club||Playa Dorada||5|
|Barcelo Dominican Beach All Inclusive||1.9 mi. East of Friusa||8|
|Gran Bahia Principe Ambar||2.9 mi. North North West of Friusa||4|
|Casa Marina Reef||Sosua||5|
|ClubHotel Riu Bachata||6.3 mi. West North West of Puerto Plata||4|
|ClubHotel Riu Bambu||2.5 mi. North of Friusa||4|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana||3.9 mi. North West of Friusa||7|
|ClubHotel Riu Mambo||5.9 mi. West North West of Puerto Plata||4|
|Occidental Grand Punta Cana||1.1 mi. North East of Friusa||7|
|Grand Paradise Bavaro||3.5 mi. North North West of Friusa||7|
|Dreams Punta Cana All-inclusive||11.5 mi. North West of Friusa||10|
|Majestic Elegance Punta Cana||3.3 mi. North North West of Friusa||11|
|Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton||Juan Dolio||5|
|Santana Beach Resort Hotel and Casino||7.2 mi. East of San Pedro De Macoris||5|
|Hamaca Coral by Hilton||Boca Chica||5|
|Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa||4.9 mi. South South West of Punta Cana||5|
|Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino||1.5 mi. East of Friusa||18|
|Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf and Casino Resort||Plao Bonito||4|
|Hotel Riu Taino||2.3 mi. North of Friusa||3|
Click any of the top ranking accommodations to see pages of information about that property, including photos and descriptions. Every one of these accommodations has a different ambiance and its own unique features to be proud of. These detailed hotel articles will help you select the property that's best for you.
Those travelers who like to skip from one party scene to another might appreciate a hotel that's located near many after-dark hotspots. Though these hotels might not have live shows or popular bars and lounges of their own, they make great choices if you want to try nearby activities. So if you might be interested in exploring local bars or dancing under the stars, these properties are within a short walk or quick drive of several choices.
Click to view details about the hotels and resorts below, and other places of interest found near them, like important sites, beaches, and dining.
|Property||Location||Walking Distance||Short Drive|
|Iberostar Dominicana Hotel||2.1 mi. North of Friusa||25||176|
|Matum Hotel And Casino||0.9 mi. South East of Santiago De Los Caballeros||2||7|
|Iberostar Punta Cana||2.1 mi. North of Friusa||17||176|
|Napolitano Hotel And Casino||Downtown Santo Domingo||5||33|
|ClubHotel Riu Merengue||6.1 mi. West North West of Puerto Plata||13||28|
|Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe||3.7 mi. East South East of Friusa||24||121|
|Riu Bambuall Inclusive||2.5 mi. North of Friusa||39||166|
|Riu Macao||2.3 mi. North of Friusa||22||162|
|Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach||12.4 mi. East South East of La Romana||7||16|
|Excellence Punta Cana||14.0 mi. North West of Friusa||6||32|
|Barceló Bávaro Beach||3.6 mi. North North West of Friusa||35||114|
|Barceló Bávaro Palace||3.5 mi. East South East of Friusa||22||121|
|Paradisus Punta Cana||1.1 mi. North East of Friusa||29||201|
|Vik Hotel Cayena Beach||1.5 mi. North of Friusa||23||195|
|V Centenario InterContinental Santo Domingo||Downtown Santo Domingo||10||33|
|Paradisus Palma Real Resort||2.5 mi. East of Friusa||37||140|
|Grand Oasis Bavaro All Inclusive||6.4 mi. East South East of Friusa||14||47|
|Barcelo Bavaro Casino||3.8 mi. East South East of Friusa||20||114|
|Melia Caribe Tropical||2.7 mi. East South East of Friusa||37||130|
|Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive||3.3 mi. North North West of Friusa||39||126|
Night owls need something to do during the day too, so we suggest you jump to another article, like those covering the culture and history of the Dominican Republic, and more. Nightlife might be a much-anticipated part of your trip, but needless to say your vacation will have many thrilling elements, not just searching for the best recommended bars and lounges. You also need a nice hotel to retire to, and one that has all of the amenities that matter to you, as well as a wonderful setting, with plenty to do nearby.
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