Fodor's Expert Review Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort

1 Paradise Dr., Cofresi, Puerto Plata, 57000, Dominican Republic

Marketed to couples as well as families, the high-volume, contemporary-styled former Sun Village has wisely reserved 18 primo spa suites for adults only. The newer buildings with ocean views and junior suites are other good upgrades; there are also 60 handsome residences for long-term rentals. You will enjoy the Yin-Yang Spa—and you'll probably need a deep-tissue massage if you partake in a fraction of the available activities. This resort has always enjoyed wedding and conference business; there's also an active children's club and a teen program. At Sunday's gala beach party, when chefs grill lobster, shrimp, and steak and prepare global specialties, international brand liquor is poured. Caribbean dancers perform, and a high-energy band will have you dancing in the sand—at least until the fireworks cry out. Half the hotel's occupants are usually time-share members; salespeople can be relentless.


  • several pools, many bars and restaurants, and a theater
  • 24-hour food and beverage
  • draws a younger, fun crowd


  • in older sections, walls are thin, standard rooms are basic, pillows flat
  • low-cost, online promotions translate to too many people and lower food quality
  • top-shelf liquor not included in AI plan


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Phones: 809-970–7777


468 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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