Fodor's Expert Review Paradisus Punta Cana

Bávaro Beach, Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic Fodor's Choice

Paradisus has many 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 at this long-established resort, which has sometimes struggled to keep pace with the competition. Within the main resort, spacious junior suites are decorated in a neo-Caribbean style, with some leather and lamé accents. "The Reserve" is the exclusive, family-friendly luxury enclave, with solid, traditional furnishings. The adults-only Royal Service option is worth the money, too, and you can brag on your butler. The beach restaurant complex is strikingly handsome, and the buffet is great. 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. There are several stunning pool complexes, and the YHI Spa is relaxing and wonderful. With the borrow-a-bike plan you can roll throughout the manicured grounds.


  • some impressive architecture, decor, mature landscaping and gardens
  • professional and caring management strives for good service
  • unlimited greens fees are a draw for golfers


  • no elevators
  • some rooms have yet to be renovated and should be avoided
  • Wi-Fi is sporadic


On the beach
Casual Chic


Phones: 809-687–9923 | 888-741–5600-reservations


686 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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