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The Dominican Republic, which officially reopened on July 1st, is quickly becoming one of the globe’s hottest vacation destinations in a Covid-era travel world.

Beautiful beaches, affordable prices, and super simple entry requirements have eager tourists from all over the world flocking to the island nation.

No mandatory PCR tests or quarantines has made the Dominican Republic one of the most popular places to go for people who are looking for an easy, laid-back vacation.

hotels open in dominican

But are hotels open? Which ones? And what are their new safety protocols?

Below we have all the information you need about which hotels have reopened in the Dominican Republic and everything else you need to know about having a safe vacation.

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Reopening with New Protocols

Even though the Dominican Republic has been open for tourism since July, many of the big resorts and hotels have just reopened very recently or are still working towards a target reopening date.

In order to reopen, hotels and resorts had to follow new operating guidelines, developed by the Quality Council headed by ASONAHORES (National Association of Hotels and Tourism)

Some of the new operating guidelines and safety protocols include:

  • Temperature checks of guests at check-in
  • Having guests sign a health declaration form upon check in, stating they do not have any symptoms
  • Providing guests with masks and disinfectant gel
  • Redistribution of hotel spaces to allow social distancing in all common areas (reception, restaurants, swimming pools, etc.)
  • Baggage disinfection
  • Elimination of self-serve food and beverage, so that utensils are handled only by employees
  • Special protocols for the care and isolation of guests with symptoms
  • Place signs in common areas with instructions for guests who are not feeling well and are experiencing fever or COVID-19 symptoms and information about how to contact the hotel’s medical professionals.
hotels open during covid dominican republic

Hotels started working on establishing these new protocols back in June, and most of them are now compliant and open for guests.

REOPENED – List of Hotels And Resorts Now Open in Dominican Republic

Accurate as of October 1st

hotels now reopen in dominican

Punta Cana area

OPEN

  • Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana
  • Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar
  • Barcelo Bavaro Beach
  • Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
  • Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino
  • Catalonia Royal Bavaro
  • Dreams Macao
  • Dreams Punta Cana
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Resort Punta Cana
  • Iberostar Dominicana
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro
  • Iberostar Punta Cana
  • Iberostar Selection Bavaro & Coral Level
  • Majestic Colonial
  • Majestic Elegance
  • Nickelodeon Punta Cana
  • The Golf Suites
  • Vik Hotel Arena Blanca
  • Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club

Reopening SOON

  • Bahia Principe Gran Aquamarine (Nov)
  • Bahia Principe Gran Punta Cana (Nov)
  • Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro (Nov)
  • Bahia Principe Grand Turquesa (Nov)
  • Be Live Collection Punta Cana (Nov)
  • Breathless Resort & Spa (Nov 20)
  • Club Med (Oct 17)
  • Dreams Palm Beach (Oct 15)
  • Excellence Punta Cana (Oct 24)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana Village (Dec 1)
  • Grand Bávaro Princess (Oct 15)
  • Grand Palladium Palace (Nov 19)
  • Grand Sirenis Punta Cana (Nov)
  • Impressive Puntacana Resort & Spa (Oct 30)
  • Lopesan Costa Bavaro (Oct 15)
  • Melia Punta Cana (Oct 15)
  • Now Larimar Punta Cana (Dec 15)
  • Now Onyx Punta Cana (Nov 20)
  • Occidental Caribe (Nov)
  • Occidental Punta Cana (Nov)
  • Princess Family Club Bavaro (Oct 15)
  • Punta Cana Princess (Oct 15)
  • Secrets Royal Beach (Oct 31)
  • Serenade Punta Cana Beach Spa & Casino (Nov 1)
  • Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club (Nov 1)
  • TRS Turquesa (Oct 19)
  • Vista Sol Punta Cana (Oct 30)
  • Zoetry Agua Punta Cana (Oct 13)

Not Open

  • Blue Beach Punta Cana
  • Cana Bay
  • Caribe Club Princess
  • Natura Park Eco Resort and Spa
  • Ocean Blue & Sand
  • Ocean El Faro
  • Tropical Deluxe Princess
American Tourist at Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Semana area

OPEN

  • Balcones del Atlántico
  • Cosón Bay Hotel & Residences
  • Hotel Alisei
  • Hotel Caribey
  • Hotel Chalet Tropical
  • Hotel Clave Verde
  • Hotel Paradiso del Caribe
  • Hotel Playa Bonita Beach Residence
  • Hotel Playa Colibri
  • Hotel Puerto Plaza Las Terrenas
  • Hotel Residencia del Paseo
  • Hotel Villa Serena
  • Nilka Hotel Boutique
  • The Bannister Hotel/ Puerto Bahía
  • The Peninsula House
  • Villa Seren
  • Villas Sunset Cosón
  • Xeliter Vista Mare

Reopening Soon

  • Amhsa Marina Grand Paradise Samaná – Nov
  • Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado – Nov
  • Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná – Nov
  • Bahia Principe Grand Cayacoa – Nov
  • Bahia Principe Grand Portillo – Nov
  • Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences – Dec 15
  • Viva Wyndham V Samana Adults Only – Nov 1
Cayacoa Beach, Samaná, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata area

OPEN

  • Blue Bay Villas Doradas
  • Blue Jack Tar
  • Cabarete Eco Lodge Beachfront
  • Cabarete Maravilla Eco Lodge
  • Iberoestar Costa Dorada
  • Natura Cabana
  • Sea Horse Ranch
  • Senator Puerto Plata Resort
  • VH Atmosphere
  • VH Casa Colonial
  • VH Gran Ventana

Reopening Soon

  • Sunscape Puerto Plata – Oct 16
  • Emotions by Hodelpa – Nov 1
  • Villa Taina – Nov 1
  • Viva Wyndham Tangerine – Nov 1
  • Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort – Nov 20

Not Open

  • Amhsa Marina Casa Marina Beach & Reef
  • Amhsa Marina Grand Paradise
  • Be Live Collection Marien
  • Puerto Plata Village
  • Sosua by the Sea Boutique Beach Resort
Bavaro beach in Punta Cana. Dominican republic

Cap Cana area

OPEN

  • Eden Roc at Cap Cana
  • Hyatt Ziba Cap Cana
  • Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels & Resorts
  • Secrets Cap Cana

La Romana Area

OPEN

  • Casa de Campo
  • Catalonia Gran Dominicus
  • Catalonia Royal La Romana
  • Dreams Dominicus
  • Hotel Olimpo
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
  • Viva Whyndam Dominicus Beach

Reopening Soon

  • Bahia Principe Bouganville – Nov
  • Bahia Principe Gran La Romana – Nov
  • Be Live Canoa – Nov
  • Hilton La Romana – Nov 15
  • Viva Whyndam Dominicus Palace – Nov 1

Not Open

  • Hotel Ramon Brito (Bayahibe)
  • Whala Bayahibe
resort in the domincan republic

City Centre area

OPEN

  • Aparta Hotel Drake
  • Aparta Hotel Drake Bolivar
  • Aparta Hotel Roma
  • Dominican Fiesta
  • El Embajador a Royal Hideaways
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton
  • Hostal Primaveral La Mansión
  • Hostal San Francisco de Asis
  • Hotel Acuarium
  • Hotel Aladino
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • JW Marriott
  • Maison Gautreraux
  • Micro Hotel Condo & Suites
  • Plaza Florida
  • Radisson Santo Domingo
  • Real Intercontinental
  • W & P Santo Domingo
  • Weston Suites Hotel

Reopening Soon

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton – Oct
  • Radisson Santo Domingo – Oct

Not Open

  • Barceló Santo Domingo
  • Courtyard by Marriot
Dominican Republic Reopening To Tourists July 1st

Colonial Area

OPEN

  • Antiguo Hotel Europa
  • Boutique Hotel Palacio
  • Casas de XVI
  • Hotel Billini
  • Hotel Doña Elvira
  • Tau Casa Conde

Reopening Soon

  • Hodelpa Caribe Colonial
  • Hodelpa Novus Plaza
  • Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

Boca Chica area

OPEN

  • Be Live Experience Hamaca
  • Calipso Beach Hotel
  • Hotel BelleVue Dominican Bay
  • Vista Mare Residence

Not Open

  • Whala Boca Chica
Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican republic

Juan Dolio area

OPEN

  • Coopmarena Beach Resort
  • Hotel Hemingway

Reopening Soon

  • Coral Costa Caribe – Nov 1
  • Hodelpa Garden Suites – Nov 1
  • Emotions by Hodelpa Nov 1

Not Open

  • Hotel Playa Esmeralda
  • Sibarys Suites

Santo Domingo Area

OPEN

  • Catalonia Santo Domingo
  • Napolitano Hotel & Casino
  • Renaissance Jaragua
  • Sheraton Santo Domingo

Not Open

  • Crown Plaza (Inverplata)
Beach Domincan Republic

Santiago Area

OPEN

  • Camp David Rach
  • Hodelpa Gran Almirante
  • Hotel Platino

Reopening Soon

  • Hodelpa Centro Plaza
  • Hodelpa Garden Court

SDQ Airport

OPEN

  • Hampton by Hilton

The above lists are a summary of the most popular hotels/areas. There could be smaller boutique hotels or villas that are in fact open, but we do not have the information available to us at this time.

The above lists could change at any time. Hotels could close suddenly, or reopening dates could be delayed due to not meeting regulations and requirements set by the National Association of Hotels.

Travelers should contact their hotel directly before their trip to double-check. If you do not have a contact number or email address on your booking confirmation, try to Google the resort, or look them up on Facebook.

Dominican Republic flag on beach

Now that you know which hotels are open and ready for guests, here are a few additional questions you might have about visiting the Dominican Republic during the pandemic.

Are guests allowed to leave resorts/hotels in Dominican Republic?

Yes.

The Dominican Republic is not as restricted as some other Caribbean islands, like Jamaica for example, who aim to keep tourists in the resorts for the duration of their stay.

However, from September 28, there is a nationwide curfew (all cities and provinces) from Monday through Friday from 9 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 5 am.  You’ll need to be back on hotel property during those curfew hours.

If you have to catch a plane or switch hotels during curfew hours, you are permitted as long as you can prove your journey with a flight ticket or hotel booking confirmation.

Tourist in the dominican republic

 

Are masks mandatory?

Yes.

Wearing a mask in most public spaces in the Dominican Republic is mandatory.

Hotels will post where/when you are required to wear them inside the property. (Example: some properties may not require them beside the pool, etc.)

What are the entry requirements for traveling to the Dominican Republic?

To sum it up: All countries can visit, and no mandatory tests or quarantines are required. Random testing to 3%-10% of arrival may be applied.

There are a few more details you want to know about entry requirements before you go, which is why we made this guide: “Dominican Republic: Covid-19 Entry Requirements” to answer all your questions.

Read More: See which countries in the Caribbean are open for tourism, a full list of countries that American and Canadian tourists can travel, and what companies offer travel insurance that covers covid.

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