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Punta Cana Hotels

Paradisus Palma Real Resort

  • $$$$
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

    Courtesy Paradisus Palma Real

  • Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

    Courtesy Paradisus Palma Real

  • Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

    Courtesy Paradisus Palma Real

  • Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

    Courtesy Paradisus Palma Real

Pros

  • Enticing and professional spa with therapists winning kudos for service and skill
  • Adjacent Palma Real Shopping Center

Cons

  • Restaurants and nightlife are far from some rooms
  • Most rooms at The Reserve do not have sea views and guests must take a shuttle to the private beach

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

This luxury all-inclusive is a visual showstopper especially its central plaza by night, which sparkles under dramatic lighting. The average suite, with flat-screen TV, CD player, terrace, and semi-open marble bathroom with jet showers and a Jacuzzi for two, is spacious. Those that choose to upgrade to the adults-only, Royal Service, will get to experience its smashing new contemporary lounge with its delightful grazing and imbibing potential. There's also The Reserve,

a private self-contained group of 190 luxurious suites in the interior of the property that share even more amenities. Its optional, signature, family-concierge plan, includes lavish attention for kids, who get their own check-in, welcome backpacks, and mini-size robes and slippers. The resort's restaurants are opulently decorated, though in some cases the decor may outshine the food. The Asian-inspired YHI Spa has just had its renovations; its lagoons, boardwalks, and a hushed serenity make for a soothing experience.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Bavaro Beach, Bávaro, Dominican Republic

Phone:

809-688–5000;

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 554 rooms
  • All-inclusive

Updated 03/12/2014

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Fodorite Reviews

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Sep 9, 2012

Wow factor for the 1st 24 hours

I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful experience we had at the Paradisus Palma Real. My wife and I came here for our 1 year anniversary and this place blew away my expectations. The beauty and tranquility is magnificent. The 1st thing we see as we step out of the cab and start towards the lobby is the Caribbean Sea in the background. The view is stunning. As we proceed to check in, we were lucky to avoid the 45 min check-ins claimed in earlier

reviews. We were checked in within 10-15 mins at most. We were then greeted by our concierge who booked our reservations for the a la carte restaurants for the rest of the week in that one sitting. He then showed us to our room. From taxi to hotel room....maybe 30 mins. Now for the room: a 1br Master Suite with Jacuzzi. Very well appointed, nice amenities, great view of the colorful property fight from the terrace of our room. Every visit to the main dining area (buffet) was awesome. The food was all very flavorful and well prepared and visually appealing. The servers were all attentive and helpful. We did try a couple of the A La Carte restaurants (Gabi Beach and Gabi Club in the Reserve), but we found ourselves disappointed with both the service and the quality of food at these places. Not a biggie, we were more than happy to return to the awesome food and service back in the main dining area. All in all, top notch hotel, top notch service, and great pool, beach, and other amenities. We loved it and would definitely go back!

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