Punta Cana Hotels

Paradisus Punta Cana

  • Fodor's Choice


  • Some impressive architecture and decor
  • Professional and caring management strives for good service
  • The newly renovated YHI spa which allows one to de-stress and revitalize


  • At The Reserve, kids can make the dining room noisy and the only water views are of the pool
  • No elevators
  • Some rooms have yet to be renovated but all are spacious
  • Guest complaints vary, sporadic WiFi, etc
  • During the Fall rainy season avoid ground floor rooms even at Royal level

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Paradisus has so many new, innovative amenities, while also exuding a charismatic quality—like vintage wine—that produces the warm feeling that makes for loyal, repeat guests. Big-league improvements have continued, and this long-established resort, struggled to keep pace with the newer competition. The new edgy, beach restaurant complex is strikingly handsome with Naos, the buffet section having the latest of everything, even show cooking. The bar decor is whimsical—you may never get another chance to sit on the back of a wooly sheep with a cocktail in your hand. Even better is the adjacent La Palapa (for Royal Service guests), a global culinary experience with even foie gras terrine as a starter. Gabi Beach Club houses an international, trendy buffet and it looks out to one of several stunning pool complexes. Passion is the super-star restaurant (not included) that will be a romantic evening, and a verbal and edible lesson in contemporary cuisine. Within the main resort, the

junior suites have been renovated in a neo-Caribbean style, with some leather and lame accents. "The Reserve" is the exclusive, family-friendly, luxury enclave that is a big plus. The adults-only Royal Service option is worth the money, too, and you can brag on your butler. With the borrow-a-bike plan you can roll throughout the manicured grounds.

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Bavaro Beach, Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 686 rooms
  • Rate includes: All-inclusive

Published 10/12/2015

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Apr 22, 2015

The best resort of Punta Cana

I have to say that I have been to many all inclusive resorts all over the world and the Paradisus Punta Cana is by far the best and most exclusive that I have been to. I have stayed in the Royal Service section which is an adult only section and you are treated like royalty. Anything you want is taken care of. From champagne and strawberries in the room to a special birthday dinner . You are given a butler and a cellphone and can reach them at any

time. Even if you only want a ride to the spa this is done for you. Dinner reservations, rose petals on the bed, special pillow menu, all taken car of. One night the forecast was rain and our butler Manuel even brought us an umbrela and wanted to walk us to the restaurant which is a two minute walk. I cannot say even about the service. There is even a Royal lounge to get special and top notch drinks, appetizers, or even computers to use. The staff here is amazing. The beach at the resort is second to none. Absolutely gorgeous . A long white sand beach and tons of better quality lounge chairs and palapa umbrellas for plenty of shade. The servers on the beach are all the best at what they do and are there to please you in every way. Jeremiah is simply delightful. There are many a la carte restaurants and some buffets. I especially loved Mole, , Vento, and Agua. Be sure to try Passions for a special treat. This is the only restaurant that charges extra but so worth it as this is a five star Michelin rated restaurant with a 6 course tasting menu. The beauty of the resort is hard to beat. Lovely flowers, palm trees and a tropical paradise. I plan to visit again and would advise everyone to not miss this amazing resort.

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Feb 16, 2015

Amazing resort from start to finish

I have been to Paradisus Punta Cana with my family 3 times. The resort is beautiful with lush landscaping and the most amazing white sand beach.From the moment you arrive the staff treats you like family and goes out of their way to make sure the vacation is the best experience you can have. We stayed at the Royal Service section which is adults only and there is a butler for each room. There is also a Royal Service lounge area to relax, have a cocktail

(top shelf brands all included) or have a quick appetizer. The staff here is amazing ! The rooms here are large and close to the beach. The beach has a separate areas for royal service , reserve , and other main beach area. The beach servers are extra courteous and helpful. The beach here is gorgeous and part of the reason my family loves it here so much. The other reason is of course the way we are treated and cared for. There are many food choices and we love all the a la carte restaurants. Especially Vento and Mole. Passions is a wonderful Michelin rated option with a fabulous tasting menu and very unusual option. There is an extra charge for this restaurant but absolutely worth trying. My family and I love all the fun activities daily such as aqua spinning , snorkeling and candle making.Don't miss this amazing resort!!

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