Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana review: the pool and lounge area at night, beautifully lit with small bondfires around.

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana Review: Dominican Republic Luxury Resort (2024)

Cap Cana is where the rich and famous of the world travel to in the Dominican Republic for an amazing Caribbean getaway. I stayed at one of the most spectacular ones, the incredible Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana!

The Hyatt Zilara is an adult-only, all-inclusive haven 5-star resort situated right on the beach in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.

Upfront, I want to tell you my key takeaway – this truly is an amazing resort!

If you travel with family, the sister resort Hyatt Ziva is located next door, sharing some of the same amenities, AND they have a water park! Read about that at the end of the article.

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8 Reasons Why I Loved Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

  • It is an adults-only resort (perfect for solo female travel)
  • Truly all-inclusive, including room service and beach service
  • The pool grounds and lounge areas are stunning
  • It sits right on the beach
  • The spa is super delicate, with a wide range of treatments
  • There are a variety of high-quality restaurants
  • There is an incredible gym!
  • Outstanding service all around

Luxury Resort Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana Review

One of the zones around the pool area at night with warm lighting, blue lights from the smaller pools, seating areas and little fires, surronunded by wood flooring and white stone structures.
Zone in the pool area at night with seating groups

Arriving through the doors of the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana is like walking into a calm zen oasis where the air is cool and the ambiance immediately calming.

The foyer is open and airy, and you can see straight through to the vast pool lounging zones with a great view of the beach below the foyer.

Luggage is magically taken away by a staff member, and within seconds, you find yourself sitting with a welcome drink in a lounger while the reception is organizing the check-in!

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At the Zilara Cap Cana, everything and everyone was excellent. Would not hesitate to go back for another vacation.
Vipul, January 2024

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Your Elegant Suite At Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

The suite at Hyatt Zilara seen from the entrance, with the delicate bathroom with warm lights to the right, and the spacious suite right aheas. Beautiful tiles on the floor, the interior is in scandinavian style wood, and the atmosphere airy and zen.
My suite at the Hyatt Zilara

My suite was a resort view junior suite king with a view of the pool area, swim-up bars, and spectacular ocean views.

This 600-square-foot suite was delicately made with light colors and a clean, almost Scandinavian design, and it immediately felt very comfortable and spacious.

The Hyatt Zilara also offers swim-up suites, which allow you to move straight from your room into the pool.

I had a double-sink bathroom all to myself, and I particularly liked the detail of the sliding doors into the main space. You can gaze right out on the ocean view while having a shower.

Two cozy lounge areas, one inside and one outside, and a mini-bar stacked with snacks and drinks to enjoy while unpacking.

It was my first time here, but I can already say it is not the last!

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Everyone here went above and beyond for us! The property is beautiful and clean. Food is amazing. I can’t wait to come back.
Alex Danny, January 2024

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana Spa

The elegant spa foyer is in an artificial cave, and the inside looks like the inside of a cave! With white sofas, elegant chairs, beautiful tiles on the floor, green plants, and warm lights, this is a tranquil space.
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana spa foyer

Inside an artificial cave, you find the oasis-like spa of Hyatt Zilara, and it almost looks real from the inside!

This design makes the spa ambiance special and very pleasant, including the welcome zone, the shop, and the treatment areas.

All the staff is incredibly welcoming, and the spa foyer is also delicately decorated with a comfortable place to rest while waiting for your room to be ready.

After your treatment or massage, you can enjoy a refreshing drink in the lounge area in the middle, where there is also a pool, jacuzzi, and a calm atmosphere to bring you slowly back to life.

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I had an amazing time, and the staff was very helpful, It was beautiful and quiet hotel; it was very relaxing.
Rolando, January 2024

Restaurants, Bars & Lounges

One of the many restaurants at the Hyatt, with dimmed lighting, elegant furniture, chandeliers, curtains, tiled floors and an exquisite atmosphere.
Elegant restaurant at the Hyatt

At the Hyatt Zilara, there are six different restaurants that offer a variety of gourmet experiences with tastes from across the world.

You can visit the Indian restaurant at The Maharajas’ Express, an elegant train coach designed to take you back to the great British Empire in its glory days.

One of the restaurants in the Hyatt Zilara is the Indian Express, where you can be seated in this elegant old-fashioned train coach with dark teak furniture, sofas, and warm lighting AND excellent service and food,
How about dinner at the Indian Express Train

Or French-Polynesian at Brando’s, or even Peruvian-Caribbean cuisine at Shutters beachside!

You will find a variety of trendy bars, a coffee shop, and a snack bar in the almost open-air lobby. There are food lounges, as well as a 24-hour room service without additional cost.

It is truly an all-inclusive resort!

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Amazing service staff and beautifully maintained property. Great beach, and the food was also excellent.
Mclee, January 2024

The Spectacular Fitness Center at Hyatt Zilara

the gym at the Hyatt Zilara has different halls with equipment, all state of the art, an inviting atmosphere, and there are trainers available to help.
The huge well equipped gym

If you are a bit like me, having a decent gym while traveling makes it so much easier to get going on your daily workout.

The gym facilities at the Hyatt Zilara are far above average, with five different halls for designated activities, state-of-the-art equipment, and there are group sessions for workouts and yoga.

What gives the little extra is that there is a gym crew on every corner ready to help you out, and the interior design is simply astonishing – a beautiful place to stay fit.

After an hour here, you can go get some well-deserved delicious ice cream and head for the beach!

Hyatt Zilara Breakfast & Brunch

One of the outdoors restaurants by the pool area also serves breakfast in elegant but laid-back surroundings with lots of light and air.
Outdoors breakfast

You can choose to have any meal anywhere, but may I recommend having breakfast outdoors in the garden, with a stunning view of the lower pools, the beach, and the sea.

Just remember to bring your sunglasses!

This is also where you can get your brunch snack a few hours later when you feel a bit peckish. For drinks and refreshments, you can get that anywhere on the resort grounds.

Pool Lounging At Hyatt Zilara

An overview photo of the large pool area, with different zones, palm trees, sun loungers and parasols that give you a sense of secludedness, all just a minute from the white sandy beach.
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana pool lounge area and beach

The main pool lounge areas in the Hyatt Zilara gardens are kept in light colors with some contrast, which contributes to a delicate feeling and even privacy, although there are other people around you.

The four-post sunbeds create this ambiance, and you can relax here throughout the day and even into the evening if you want to.

Staff will be ready at your service as the night lights are being lit, and you can head for the jacuzzis to welcome the evening.

Activities In And Around Hyatt Zilara

The ground level infinity pool at the Hyatt Zilara, with open views to the palm trees, beach and the ocean. On this photo it is around sunset, and the sky is pale blue with a stripe of pink near the horizon of the ocean far away.
From the poos you see the beach and the horizon

You can begin your morning at Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana by participating in a yoga session on the beach or enjoying a refreshing swim in one of the mesmerizing infinity pools.

Have a spa treatment (not included), or leave the adults-only haven and head over to the water park at Hyatt Ziva and find your inner child for an hour or two.

You will also find daily activities like dance classes and paint-your-own-souvenir classes in the garden area.

If you like a bit of extra thrill, there are a variety of things to do outside the resort.

Tours & Activities in Punta Cana and Cap Cana

For adventurous travelers, you can choose between a wide variety of day trips in Punta Cana.

Experience zip-lining over Punta Espada’s tropical terrain, followed by kayaking along Juanillo Beach, go whale watching or spend the day on a catamaran.

If you do not mind a longer day tour, what I really recommend is doing a tour to Samana and seeing the magnificent humpback whales if you are traveling between the 15th of December and the 31st of March.

I did that tour from Puerto Plata, but you can also do the tour from Punta Cana.

There are an almost infinite number of stunning beaches with different characteristics in the Punta Cana and Cap Cana areas if you want to explore!

At the end of the day, jump into the jacuzzi for a sunset cocktail before you need to freshen up for the evening at Hyatt Zilara.

A wonderful experience!

Beautiful white catamaran on the water on a sunny day
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Hyatt Zilara Zen Beach At Sunset

The beautiful white sandy beach with tall palm trees against the pale blue sky right after sunset
The beautiful beach right after sunset

Just around 6 p.m., the Twilight Zone starts on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, which is when you really want to find yourself on the beach.

There will not be a lot of other people there at that hour, so you can enjoy this beautiful experience almost by yourself!

Bring a blanket, fresh juice, or your favorite cocktail, sit on one of the sunbeds, and enjoy the magic light and wind in the palm trees around you.


Lastly: Hyatt Zilara Check In

One of the zones in the large foyer, with seating areas, carpets on the tiled floors, wooden details, green plants and a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere.
One of the zones in the foyer

Check-in at the Hyatt Zilara was really a breeze. You just need to have a lounge seat, enjoy your very blue welcome drink, and worry about nothing, and within minutes you are all checked in.

Although I arrived early, that was not a problem; I was able to get my suite immediately.

On your way to your suite, you will get a quick tour of the premises as you go.

For Families: Cap Cana Hyatt Ziva All-Inclusive Resort

The Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana next door is the sister hotel of Hyatt Zilara, also an all-inclusive oasis that shares some amenities, restaurants, and bars with Hyatt Zilara.

The difference between the two is that the Hyatt Ziva is a family hotel and not only for adults like the Zilara side.

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“The best hotel I have ever experienced. The hotel design helps to find everything close to you. This is a 10 over 10 hotel. I will definitely come back again”.
July 2023

So, if you want to bring the entire family for a fun holiday to Cap Cana, this is the place!

You can explore all kinds of food regardless of where you stay; try the Italian restaurant Noodle & Thread, go for pizza, or have exquisite Asian, Caribbean, or Indian cuisine.

There is also a water adventure park connected to the Hyatt Ziva side of the hotel grounds, where the whole family can have fun.

Enjoy the water slides, kids club, and hot tubs, and there are wonderful activities also for the little kids.

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FAQ’s Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Where Is Cap Cana?

Cap Cana is an area in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic, a few miles south of Punta Cana and Bavaro, a couple of hours from the capital, Santo Domingo.

The whole of the Cap Cana area is filled with amazing all-inclusive resorts or high-end private residences, all situated in peace and quiet within a secure gated community.

How To Get To Cap Cana?

The closest airport to Hyatt Zilara in Cap Cana is the Punta Cana International Airport, just under ten miles away.

If you fly into the capital, Santo Domingo, to start your vacation there, the journey onwards to Cap Cana is around 120 miles or a two-and-a-half-hour drive.

How Far Is Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana From The Airport?

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana is situated a short 15-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport.

It is also only around 10 minutes away from a high-end shopping center nearby and around 5 minutes away from the top-notch award-winning golf course Punta Espada.

Does Hyatt Zilara Have Nightlife?

There is no nightclub at Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana where you can dance the night away into the morning.

However, there is evening entertainment and live music on the premises, a variety of bars, and 24/7 service for night owls.

Is Alcohol Included At Hyatt Zilara?

Yes, alcohol is included at Hyatt Zilara, and everything else you want to eat and drink.

Things that are not included are treatments at the onsite spa and a selection of activities and water sports organized by the hotel.

When Is Hurricane Season In Punta Cana & Cap Cana?

The official hurricane season in the Atlantic region lasts from June 1st to November 30th, but the high season.

The highest risk of hurricanes is during hurricane season in Punta Cana which runs from August through October.

Generally, the eastern area of the Dominican Republic, including the Punta Cana area, gets minor hits by hurricanes. 

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Wrap-Up Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana Review

Sun loungers on the Hyatt Zilara beach right after sunset with beautiful pale skies, green ocean, and white sands
Quiet beach at sunset

For solo travelers, couples, or groups of friends who want a wonderful Caribbean all-inclusive experience in the Dominican Republic, the Hyatt Zilara is a really great option.

The area is stunning and safe, the amenities abundant, and the quality of everything from service to food and wellness is well above average.

And you could not ask for a better view!

Also, outside of the resort haven in Cap Cana, there are a lot of good reasons to visit the Dominican Republic, and as the island is incredibly small, the Hyatt Zilara can be a great starting point for lots of adventures in the DR!

I am sure you will enjoy your stay at the Hyatt Zilara just as much as I did, and start planning your next visit even before you check out from this one!

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