A low-cost all-inclusive resort on the beautiful, white-sand Playa del Arena Blanca (that literally translates to “Beach of White Sand”), the Tropical Princess caters mostly to families on a budget. Sister resort Caribe Club Princess (Ba1) next door, which shares some amenities, is a little rowdier and better suited for singles and couples; it also attracts college Spring Breakers in March and April. The Tropical Princess rooms are very basic and dated, the fitness center is disappointing, the food is lackluster, and guests need to pay extra to dine at the Caribe Club restaurants (only three on-site restaurants are included in the all-inclusive rate); but the property offers a nice beach with palapas and palm trees (this factor helps the Overall Beach Resort Rating, upgrading it from the upper C range to the lower B range), a fun entertainment team that keeps activities going throughout the day, a great selection of water sports, and a unique 24-hour bar next door. Other perks include a snack bar right on the beach, a small on-site spa, and a kids club for ages 4-12. Activities include great parasailing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkeling excursions, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, archery, kayaking, banana and party boat rides, mini golf, beach soccer, beach volleyball, water polo, dance classes, and Spanish lessons.
On-site COVID-19 testing prior to departure is available for a fee ($35 for rapid antigen tests and $125 for PCR tests). Rapid antigen tests are complimentary for guests traveling back to the U.S.