What could be more romantic than a Spanish castle on a cliff top? Especially if it’s surrounded by sandy beaches and azure seas in the heart of the Caribbean? Add sunny days, starry nights, a variety of international food and drinks, and a friendly and professional staff, and you have Sanctuary Cap Cana, the definition of a Caribbean paradise.

This all-inclusive resort, a haven just for adults, is located in the Dominican Republic and is just a short drive of about eight miles from the country's international airport. Whether you like to spend your vacations relaxing on the beach or at the spa, deep sea fishing, golfing, soaking up the local culture or checking out the nightlife, there’s something to do at Sanctuary Cap Cana any time of the day or night. This is truly a sanctuary from the pressures of ordinary life and the setting for an unforgettable vacation.

What Is Sanctuary Cap Cana?

Sanctuary Cap Cana

Sanctuary Cap Cana is at the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, right where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean sea. With white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, and big, swaying palm trees, it's the ultimate tropical vacation destination. Sanctuary Cap Cana is one of the newest and most luxurious resorts offering a secluded and relaxing Caribbean getaway.

The rooms are elegant, airy, and offer spectacular views, as each room has access to a private balcony or terrace. The Spanish Colonial style of architecture features rich wood accents, rattan furnishings, and coral bathrooms. Many ground-floor suites have private swimming pools or private ocean access.

The sprawling buildings are surrounded by azure pools and look out on to the ocean. Swaying palms trees frame spectacular sunsets. It’s hard to believe that this serene paradise is just 15 minutes by taxi from Punta Cana International Airport. The all-inclusive romantic resort for adults has something for everyone - natural beauty, outdoor activities, shopping, fine cuisine, and culture.

What's Included?

From a welcome drink on arrival to 24-hour room service, all amenities are included. The package provides access to all restaurants, six bars, and unlimited drinks. Entertainment, daily activities, and Wi-Fi are also part of the all-inclusive package. All rooms and suites have private balconies or terraces. Guests will find silk bathrobes and slippers waiting for them and a well-stocked minibar that is re-stocked every day.

Guests are welcomed by a room butler who looks after them throughout their stay. An excursion planner discusses each day’s activities to make sure you get the most out of your vacation. Staff members are friendly, professional, and they go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable. Bartenders are skilled and take pride in remembering your drink preferences.

What To Do In Sanctuary Cap Cana

Whether you like to fill up your vacation time with sporting or cultural activities, or you just want to spend your days laying on the beach or by the pool, you can do it all at Sanctuary Cap Cana. You can have relaxing spa treatments, brush up on your Spanish language skills, try out a range of international cuisines, or play a round of golf on one of the finest courses in the Caribbean. Excursions to the nearby shopping mall or Scape Park,  a rich, tropical environment that offers fun and exciting eco-adventures like zip lining, horseback riding, and mountain biking, can be arranged by the resort's staff.

Life is Easy Poolside

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The entire resort complex is surrounded by clear, azure pools of water. There are five swimming pools, including a saltwater pool. Visitors love the swim up bar and the complimentary towels. Long stretches of beach invite you to take a long stroll, or just lie there and soak up the sun and the sea air. At lunch time, the beach barbecue serves up grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken wings, along with cold drinks.

Catch a Game of Golf


For golf fans, the famous Punta Espada Golf Club, which was as the finest golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek magazine, is nearby. Complimentary transportation is provided to the par 72, 18-hole golf course, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The golf course also offers spectacular views, with eight holes placed right alongside the ocean.

Boating, Fishing and Other Outings

Fishing rod

Excursions like sailing, boating, and deep sea fishing can be arranged with local operators by Sanctuary Cap Cana resort staff for your convenience. Scape Park at Cap Cana is nearby and makes a great day trip if you're looking for a way to explore the island's natural landscape.

Hydrotherapy and More at the Sanctuary Spa

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The Sanctuary Spa has relaxing hydrotherapy and aromatherapy treatments, massage, body and facial treatments, manicures, and pedicures. A couple's massage is the perfect way to relax and unwind, and there is also a hot tub, sauna, steam room, and cold plunge pool. The spa has its own private pool and a juice bar with snacks.

Staying Fit

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Fitness options include a gym, kayaking and a bike ride to explore the property. Guest can catch an energetic game of volleyball or a session of calming oceanfront yoga stretches. Water aerobics classes are a great workout option for those seeking a change of pace.

Food and Drink at Sanctuary Cap Cana

Food and Drinks
The Blue Marlin offers a unique dining experience at a truly oceanfront location: it's an open-air restaurant built on stilts over the ocean. The views are spectacular, but it's advised that you bring a sweater or light jacket since there's always an ocean breeze, and it can get chilly. In addition to a wide selection of seafood, the menu features vegetarian and vegan options.

Casabella serves breakfast and lunch buffet, and The Steakhouse is an Argentine-style grill house with a wood and charcoal burning oven made of brick and cast iron. The Wok serves up Asian food and Capriccio has some of the best Italian food.

The Sanctuary Town complex has eight different food venues including pizza and a taco truck. Fusion serves up Asian food along with entertainment, as food preparation and serving is choreographed to music, and guests are encouraged to join in on the dancing. Beers of the World, Burger Factory, and Coffee and News add variety to the food options, and The Sweet House, which is designed like an old-fashioned train station, offers delicious ice cream.

Like the rest of the staff, the bartenders are friendly and professional, and drinks flow freely at the poolside swim-up bar and the Love Bar.

Entertainment and Culture

Nightly live entertainment performances in the main square include a circus, rock-and-roll, karaoke, jazz, and live dj parties. Occasionally, you might catch a solitary trombone player or a violinist weaving a net of magical sound in the Caribbean night.

If you’d like to brush up on the local culture, you can take Spanish lessons, attend a wine tasting, or learn to cook a new dish or style of cuisine. On the rare days when it rains, board games lare set up for guests in the lobbies. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the Dominican Independence Day Celebration, you’ll learn something of the history of the island and what it means to the people.



You can catch the shuttle service to the Fishing Lodge, Main Street and Grand Plaza, with their fashion outlets, art galleries and souvenir stores. Local vendors visit during the week with Dominican crafts, and the resort gift shop carries them too. Dominican chocolate and mints a favorite among staff and guests alike.

Destination Weddings

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With its elegant ambience, friendly staff and spectacular setting, Sanctuary Cap Cana is the ideal backdrop for the most important day of your life. Wedding planners can help you create an unforgettable experience, with packages that include everything from spa treatments for the bride and groom to the bouquet, and from a unique wedding cake to rooms decorated with flower petals.

There are several wedding venues, including the beach and a chapel. However, only one wedding ceremony can be held on site each day, so it’s a good idea to make your reservations well in advance. The spectacular honeymoon suite has its own private swimming pool. It’s the perfect place to celebrate your wedding, whether you’re newly married or celebrating your 25th anniversary.


Sanctuary Cap Cana is an elegant, romantic getaway where you can lose yourself for a few days in a gorgeous Spanish castle. Whether you like relaxing or active vacations or a mixture of both, there’s plenty to do. From eco-adventures like zip lining in a tropical forest to a hot stone massage at the Sanctuary Spa, there’s a range of indoor and outdoor activities at the resort and nearby. For most guests, the excellent customer service is the best reason to come back again next year. With its pools, beaches, and a relaxed atmosphere, Sanctuary Cap Cana lives up to its name.


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