Sanctuary Cap Cana is an all-inclusive, adult-only resort, set within the exclusive gated Cap Cana community in the Dominican Republic. This luxurious 324-suite resort resembles a colonial, Spanish castle town perched on a cliff by the ocean, and it offers over 30,000 acres of pristine beaches, manicured gardens and oceanfront roads. It's also home to a world-class marina and golf course. On the village-style property, you will find elegant suites, five swimming pools, a luxury spa and a fine selection of restaurants, including Blue Marlin Restaurant, perched on stilts overlooking the ocean. Plenty of daytime and evening activities are on offer, from yoga and meditation, to dancing lessons and beachfront water sports.

Sanctuary Cap Cana is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, within the sprawling Cap Cana development. It offers a scenic and private stretch of white-sand beach, although you can take a long walk to reach Juanillo Beach, too. Adventurous travellers can head to Scape Park – just over four miles way – to try zip lining or cave diving, while golfers can enjoy the renowned, oceanfront course of Punta Espada Golf Club (also four miles away). The tourist town of Bavaro is less than 19 miles away, and Punta Cana International Airport is around a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

The elegant suites complement the property’s Spanish colonial architecture and are situated in two different areas – the Colonial Section and Castle Selection. There’s a dedicated Villas Section, too. The suites are light and airy, with beige tiled floors (or wooden floors), white walls, white bed linens, and wooden furnishings. They all feature a minibar (which is restocked daily), a pillow menu, espresso machine, flat-screen TV and furnished balcony or patio – while all bathrooms feature a double jetted bathtub, double vanity sinks and silk bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms offer beachfront access or superior Caribbean Sea views, while others offer swim-out pool access and butler service.  

Accommodation details


1 Bvld Zona Hotelera, Playa Juanillo, Cap Cana
Punta Cana
Dominican Rep

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


4.6 mi / 7.4 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Massage services
  • Live entertainment
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Coffee shop
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Steam bath
  • Outdoor pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Concierge desk
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • Currency exchange
  • Onsite laundry
  • Shop

Other facilities

There are five attractive swimming pools dotted around the grounds, including a saltwater pool and a lagoon-style pool which is complete with a swim-up bar and ocean views. The moat around the castle building is also swimmable. Make the most of the poolside drinks service and cosy cabanas, or simply relax on one of the many sun loungers available by the pool or on the private beach.

The Sanctuary Spa is the ultimate relaxation zone, offering a small pool, sauna, and steam room – as well as a beauty salon, multi-step hydro circuit and healthy snack bar. You can benefit from an array of revitalising treatments here, which include a selection of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

There are also plenty of recreational activities on offer. Enjoy water sports and water aerobics sessions, participate in yoga and meditation classes, or play ping pong, darts, and beach volleyball. You can also head to the on-site fitness centre to work out or learn new dance moves at Club Dance.

The Sanctuary Town (open seasonally) is home to cafes, bars and all-inclusive restaurants. Here in the evenings, live nightly entertainment is provided in the form of karaoke, disco, beach parties and nightclub events.  

Dining information

Sanctuary Cap Cana is home to a tempting blend of restaurants and bars. Casabella is an all-day buffet restaurant which serves international cuisine with a tropical twist, while Coffee and Drinks brews a variety of coffee blends, accompanied by freshly baked pastries.

There are also four a la carte restaurants. Blue Marlin serves fresh seafood for lunch and dinner – overlooking the Caribbean Sea – while Capriccio specialises in northern Italian cuisine. For tasty sushi and teppanyaki dishes, head to the Wok; or sample succulent meats from the grill at The Steakhouse.

Order drinks and refreshments at the piano bar, swim-up bar, oceanfront lounge or beach bar. For light snacks and grilled specialities, don’t miss the poolside snack bar.  

Additional information

The dress code is casual at most restaurants and bars, excluding Wok and The Steakhouse which require a formal dress code. 

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be thermal temperature screening procedures in place. Buffets will offer assisted service.

Playa Hotels and Resorts are committed to keeping you safe, visit ba.com/playa-hotels-safety and find out more about the measures they've put in place.

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