Imagine Las Vegas with a Caribbean sea. This den of decadence and cool sits atop Punta Cana’s list of bold and beautiful resorts. The lobby feels like a rock-and-roll hall of fame, with memorabilia galore, including Madonna’s sequined-covered limo. It caters to a diverse hipster crowd.
The gorgeous casino is the DR’s largest (as is the spa) and there are 13 pools (seven oceanfront), 10 restaurants and 17 bars, so you're never far from the party on the sprawling grounds. But why not party in your room? They feature party-sized Jacuzzis at the foot of the beds. Nonguests can visit the casino, the happening Oro nightclub and Epik, one of the resort's trendier restaurants (mains US$22 to US$55). The latest bells and whistles include the revamped 18-hole Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and an app from which guests can pretty much do anything.