A family-friendly resort with the gorgeous blue waters of the Caribbean you’ve been dreaming of

We’re pretty sure that your dream family vacation includes things like top-notch food, a stunning beach, massive suites, and an amazing kids club—but does it also include an amusement park? You’ll get this and so much more when you visit Falcon’s Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. All the rooms are suites and you’ll love that even when at max occupancy you’ll never have to fight for a lounge chair by the pool.

Along with some serious relaxation vibes, this all-inclusive resort embraces the “resortainment” experience with tons of activities available throughout the day to keep kids (and parents) busy.  When the kids find out that you also have access to next-door Katmandu Park during your stay we know they’ll never want to leave!

The Property and Suites at Falcon’s Resort by Meliá

Kate Loweth

From the moment you arrive at Falcon’s Resort by Meliá, you’ll feel like a treasured guest. The property’s six buildings surround a central pool area with swim-up bar and a lively restaurant serving up tasty Dominican and American cuisine. Don’t miss out on the empanadas and mofongo!

The property has 9 dining establishments offering Asian, Latin, Mediterranean, and Caribbean menus. Families will enjoy the convenience and variety of offerings available at the breakfast and lunch buffets. In addition, you can order room service any time of day (get the croque monsieur for breakfast) as part of your all-inclusive stay.

Kate Loweth

All the 432 rooms are luxury suites so your family will have plenty of room to spread out. We suggest you go for the Beyond Master Suite Swim-Up room as it has a master bedroom with an attached bathroom with a shower and soaker tub. The living area includes a large dining area and bar counter, along with a sitting area that includes a sofabed for the kids. Best of all, you’ll have your own concierge who is available to make spa reservations and assist with any request you have during your stay.

The suite comes with outdoor access to your own private hot tub and a pool that’s shared with other Beyond Suites. We recommend booking a swim-up suite with a garden view if you want a little more privacy. Rooms with an “exclusive view” will be facing the inner pool complex.

BLAST! Water Park at Falcon’s Resort by Meliá

Meliá Hotels International

One of our favorite kid-friendly features of Falcon’s Resort by Meliá is the water park. Located behind building six, this fenced-off area has a number of different water play areas that are great for kids from toddlers to teens. The little ones can enjoy splashing in the zero-entry pool with fun sprayers while older kids can get doused by the dump buckets before they try out the slides. There’s a bar and lunch spot in the water park making it super convenient for parents. Families who plan to spend a lot of time at the water park will be best off requesting a room in building five or six for easy access.

Kids Club and Activities at Falcon’s Resort by Meliá

Meliá Hotels International

You may never see your kids again after you stop by the Habitat Club at Falcon’s Resort by Meliá. This large kids club offers drop-off care and activities for all ages from little ones to teens. You can join in family yoga in the morning and then bring the tweens over for a movie and video games in the afternoon.

Kate Loweth

As part of the resort’s “resortainment” program, they offer activities at the water park, beach, and main pool throughout the day. We especially enjoyed the foam party and afternoon yoga on the beach, Latin dance lessons in the evening, and rum history and tasting.

The Beach at Falcon’s Resort by Meliá

Kate Loweth

Just a quick five-minute golf cart ride or 10-minute walk will get you to the gorgeous Bávaro Beach. Here you’ll find lounge chairs reserved for hotel guests, an open-air restaurant, a food cart, and bar. You’ll definitely want to spend the afternoon enjoying the bright blue waters of the Caribbean. Of note: the resort does a great job of dealing with the seaweed with nets keeping it from coming ashore.

Katmandu Park

Falcon’s Beyond

Guests of Falcon’s Resort by Meliá get access to the brand-new state-of-the-art Katmandu Park where you can experience immersive entertainment like you’ve never seen before. Enter a steampunk-themed world where you can fire blasters to earn points in EtherQuest™, venture into the Himalayas in the Legend of the Desirata™, experience a daring underwater rescue aboard the Voyage of the Fathom Wanderer™, and blast your way through an unforgettable game of chess in the Challenge of the Mad Mage™!

In addition to these 4D interactive experiences, guests can put their skills to the test on the High Point Adventure course and see how fast they can make it through the Quagadon™. Families will especially enjoy Expedition Golf where you can wander ice caves and putt down a waterfall. Little ones can enjoy the Soft Play area where there are special sections for babies, toddlers, and juniors (ages 5-8).

Guests of all ages are welcome at Katmandu Park but most of the activities are geared towards older kids and adults. Standard room guests get a 1-use pass while Beyond Suite guests get a multi-use pass. Katmandu Park is right next door to Falcon’s Resort by Meliá and you can get there via golf cart from the resort.

What We Loved About Falcon’s Resort by Meliá:

  • The resort feels very zen while still having lots of activities to keep you as busy as you want to be.
  • The food was the best of any all-inclusive we’ve been to. Even the buffet had a lot of options that kids would like.
  •  Very large rooms that are ideal for families
  • Gracious and welcoming staff. They remembered us throughout our stay and got to know our likes and dislikes.
  • The water park was a great place to spend the day with kids of all ages.
  • Easy access to the beach and plenty of lounge chairs.
  • Katmandu Park added a great entertainment option, especially for families with older kids. You’ll be amazed by the steampunk theme that is carried throughout all the 4D experiences and activities.

Falcon’s Resort by Meliá
Online: melia.com

Katmandu Park
Online: puntacana.katmanduparks.com

Editor’s note: This resort was paid for by Falcon’s Resort by Meliá but all opinions belong to the writer.

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