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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 31/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 31/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sponsored by: Castaways Restaurant And Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Cuisine!
1. Amazing Cuisine!
"The food was amazing. Highly recommend the lobster tempura. "
cabjbaker
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2. Paradise like location!
2. Paradise like location!
"Fantastic service, great cocktails and amazing food"
JoanneF1976
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3. What a find!
3. What a find!
"Thanks for having us Mike and Team Castaways"
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About
Beautiful new restaurant and bar steps from the ocean on the white sandy beach of Playa Palmera, specializing in local seafood and produce as well as tropical drinks.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bahamian, Dining bars
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon research for local restaurants near my resort, this came up. Am I glad i found it! The food and drink were amazing and fresh. It was the best meal I had my whole vacation. The staff is super friendly and made you feel welcome....It was only a 5 minute walk from my resort. If i could have, I would’ve eaten there every night. I can’t say enough about Castaways, other than everyone needs to try and experience it! My boyfriend and I tried the coconut shrimp and lobster-cargots appetizers, shrimp and grits and creamy ginger shrimp. Everything was tasty and flavorful. If i’m ever back in the area, i’m definitely going back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for the great review! You mentioned 3 of my favorites ! The lobstercargot is definitely our most popular appetizer, I love the sauce on the ginger shrimp- and the shrimp and grits, well that one is one of the few on...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

This restaurant was such a great find. We stayed at a large neighboring all inclusive and had read the reviews about this place on TripAdvisor before going. We are so happy we went to experience it. The staff was incredible. The food is amazing. My...wife was so impressed by the Paella!!!! Pictures below. We had a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Small touches like the owner chilling your wine glass with ice cubes before serving just sent us over the moon with this place. We couldn’t imagine that happening at our actual resort (Sadly). The entire menu looks so appetizing and when we come back to the DR, we will spend some time here. Thanks for having us Mike and Team Castaways! PS: for you bourbon drinkers that are tired of low end bourbon at your AI, they have some nice options here.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2022

Hi there! We are happy you found us as well! Glad you like the bourbons- coming from the south, I had to have a few nice options up there. So glad you enjoyed the paella and we hope to see you back soon! Chow! Michael

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a restaurant to find. Although we were staying in an all inclusive resort, we tried lunch at Castaways to have a change……wow! What a find. Friendly staff, fabulous food, amazing drinks and cocktails - we came back three times! When we...came back, Octavio was calling ‘welcome Teresa’ along the beach and they all made us feel like family. Octavio’s banana daiquiri was amazing! Beautiful setting and beautiful people! Don’t walk past!!! Thanks so much for your hospitality guys 💕More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Teresa!- Thank you for the great review- it was such a pleasure having you and your husband with us. Yes, IU think you were Octavio's favorite guests of the week award winners! He uses fresh bananas in his daquirii that make it so good....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re staying at the Sirenis to the left of this great little find. Just off the beach this place has the best little bar with the best little restaurant just off the beach with amazing, fresh food. Specialising in a mix of American, creole and...fish based dishes this place is the go to for lobster and Philly cheese steak rolls. We will be returning to here before leaving this beautiful country. Wonderful service from the staff and a personal touch added with a small gesture for an anniversary we were here to celebrate.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious. It was so good we had to come back a second night. The service was impeccable. The owners were super nice an very friendly. It sits right on the beach, with the perfect ambiance. It was surely the best part...of our trip.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for the great review. We can not express how pleased we are that you enjoyed visiting with us and that our staff took good care of you. We hope to see you back soon. Chow! Michael

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, very good service. The whole team is very nice. The prices are very okay. Only to recommend…………………………..

Date of visit: June 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Darius! Thank you for the kind words- we are glad you enjoyed coming to Castaways and hope to see you back soon. Chow! Michael

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal of our vacation, 5 out of 5. We are staying at the Excellence Punta Cana resort and we have been pretty disappointed with the food quality, but what can you expect from an all inclusive resort? We decided to take a 30 min...walk down the beach and find a real meal. Our bartender Octavio was great and the food was outstanding, way better than at our 5 star resort.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Scott! Great to hear-thanks for the nice review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us as well as hanging oout with Octavio at the bar- we hope to have you join us again soon. Chow! Michael

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at an all inclusive resort in Punta Cana and haven’t been super impressed with the food included at the on site restaurants. We decided to walk a ways down the beach and try out Castaways and it has more than exceeded our...expectations. Octavio was our bartender/server and he was very friendly and the food was amazing. It was definitely worth the trek!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello- Thank you so much for the kind words- yes, Octavio is quite a character lol! I am very pleased you enjoyed his service and the food and we hope to see you back soon! Chow! Michael

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for meal with wife and 3 kids and had the most amazing evening. The staff were so lovely and the food was out of this world. Had Mahi mahi fish and was probably best meal I’ve ever had. Also key lime pie was stunning

Date of visit: July 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Wow, when someone says best meal they ever had" we are truly humbled and grateful to hear this. I am so thrilled you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you back soon. Chow. Michael

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best steak and seafood in the area by far! What a treasure we found in this little hidden gem. We had seen this place last fall when we were at The Excellance Resort and didnt have a chance to try it out. We were...back in the area last week and this was on our list to check out. Wr are so glad we did! It was so incredidible our group of 6 went twice this trip! This place was the highlight of our trip! The grilled lobster is to die for! Everything from the drinks (get the cocoloco), the incredible appetizers, to the melt in your mouth steak was perfection. Great staff and the owner is heck of a nice guy! I think we have just started a new vacation tradition in our family. We all truly enjoyed the food, atomsphere, and great company! We hope to be back soon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Wilamina! Wow, thank you. We are so glad you had a chance to visit with us this time around. Ah the coco loco-yes, probably my favorite drink here. We would love to be part of your families vacation tradition- I am truly humbled an...More

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That’s a hike. We stayed at Finest and it was a 5-6 min walk along the beach. Dreams is about. 15 drive to Finest. If you can get a cab, it’s worth the ride.
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You need to take a taxi from ocean el faro it is definitely worth it
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Yes, Castaways Restaurant And Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Castaways Restaurant And Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Castaways Restaurant And Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5