Playa Bavaro and Punta Cana offer a couple of the best beaches in the entire world and are just one of the few reasons that many travelers opt to visit the Dominican Republic. The spectacular clear turquoise waters, fine white sand, and great climate all make a trip to the Dominican Republic worth it. It should also be mentioned that the people of the Dominican Republic are quite warm and welcoming. All of this makes the Dominican Republic a great place to vacation.
There are many wonderful resorts located throughout the Dominican Republic including 8 all-inclusive hotels offered by Melia. One of these is the Paradisus Resort in Punta Cana. Let’s take a closer look at all this resort has to offer.
First, it is important to note that there are actually 2 Paradisus resorts located in Punta Cana, so it is important to make sure that you book the right one. There is the Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort and the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. This review discusses what The Paradisus Punta Cana resort, which is part of the Spanish hotel chain.
Location and Amenities
The Paradisus Punta Cana is located on Bavaro Beach. This is one of the most popular beaches in the entire Caribbean. The Paradisus Punta Cana resort has been ranked as one of the top all-inclusive resorts in the area.
To get to the Paradisus Punta Cana resort you will fly into the international airport that is located in Punta Cana. From the airport, you can hop on a shuttle to get to the resort. The ride will take about thirty minutes. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the staff of the hotel and taken to the front desk. Here you will be treated to tropical drinks and chilled towels. This warm welcome will make you feel relaxed immediately and you will keep this relaxed feeling all throughout your stay as that is what this resort is really all about.
Types of Rooms
The rooms and the suites offered by Paradisus Punta Cana provide an oasis of tranquility. Here all of the minute details have been thought of in order to provide you with the most comfort possible during your stay. There are several room and suite options available. These include:
The junior suite provides guests with exceptional amenities including a king-sized bed or twin beds upon request and a desk area. The rooms measure about 47 meters and allow you to admire your surroundings from a private balcony or terrace.
Luxury Junior Suite
The luxury junior suite provides a bit more space than the regular junior suite and offers spectacular views of the Caribbean. Once again you can choose either a king-sized bed or two twin beds, based on your needs. The private balcony offers spectacular views of the area. Everything that is in this room has been designed in order to provide the most comfort and the experience of Punta Cana that you have dreamed about.
Royal Service Suite with Garden View
This suite is one that is for adults only. It is perfect for those couples who are on a private getaway. The royal service suite is set within the stunning gardens of the resort. It offers a great space with a separate living room with a couch. This is the perfect choice for those couples who are looking for a home away from home while they are on vacation in paradise.
Royal Service Suite with Partial Ocean View
This spacious suite was designed with dream vacations in mind. The king-sized bed will ensure that you get plenty of rest. From your private terrace, you will have a wonderful partial view of the ocean. You can relax out on your terrace with a drink in your hand and forget about all of your worries.
Royal Service Suite with Oceanfront Views
This is another suite offered by the resort that is for adults only. These rooms offer a magnificent view of the sea, which is perfect for enjoying your time in paradise. The suite has been designed for only adults and provides an extra wide bed along with a private terrace for you to relax on. In addition, these suites provide a shower that is equipped with a hydromassage that will help you relax further after a long day at the beach.
One Bedroom Master Suites
The one bedroom master suite has been designed for only adults. This large room offers views of the wonderful tropical gardens that are on the property as well as the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. You will be able to relax in the luxurious king sized bed or spend some time in the huge bathroom that is equipped with a hydromassage. This room also offers a large living room with a sofa. There are two terraces to enjoy as well.
The garden villa rooms are for adults only and offer comfort, along with a great style and design. Views of the Caribbean sea and the extensive gardens can be seen from your terrace. These rooms also have their own private pool where you can enjoy the water and sun in privacy. In addition, the villa offers an outdoor gazebo that is equipped with a whirlpool and a Balinese shower so that you can relax without any limits.
There are eleven total restaurants located within the resort. Of these, 8 are included with your all inclusive package. Of these 8 restaurants, six of them will require a reservation to be made at least one or two days in advance. If you are unable to get reservations to one of these restaurants, do not worry. There are 2 great buffet restaurants that are available for three meals a day. Both of the buffets are quite good and provide a wide variety of cuisine for you to enjoy. In addition, complimentary room service is available at all hours of the day any day of the week. So if you get a sweet tooth late at night, you can satiate your cravings.
The Gabi Beach Restaurant is one of the two buffets and the food here is really good. The restaurant is located right on the beach and provides a good amount of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A seafood buffet is offered several times throughout the week and includes fish, fresh lobster, and meats that are grilled to order. The breakfast menu includes an omelet station and other fresh food.
The other buffet that is free to enjoy is Naos. This is an open-air restaurant that offers a great atmosphere as well as great food. The lunch and dinner menus include a grill station with fresh seafood and meats that are cooked to order.
There are many activities available at the resort to help keep you busy during your stay. There are several workshops offered as well as fitness classes. Every night there is some type of entertainment available. There is no time to be bored during your stay at the resort.
If you simply want to enjoy the sun, there are complimentary umbrellas and lounge chairs scattered throughout the beach as well as by all of the pools. If you want a cabana, be prepared to pay a little extra.
There is no golf course located at the resort, but if you are a golfer you can play at the Cocotal Golf Course that is nearby. The green fees are covered throughout your stay.
If you enjoy gambling, there is a casino at the resort as well. Maybe you can win enough to cover the cost of your trip.
Some of the other amenities that are included at the resort are a fitness center, a spa facility, and a kids zone. The fitness center includes a cardio station, spin room, a small free weight area, and resistance machines.
The first thing that you should know about the Paradisus Resort is that it is all-inclusive. This means that you can enjoy many of the things at the resort for the cost that you paid to stay there. However, you should expect to spend some money while you are there. Specialty restaurants, premium drinks, water sports, and spa services are all going to cost extra.
Overall, the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort provides a wonderful place to spend some time resting and relaxing. It is not a high-end resort, but the suites are very comfortable and there are many great amenities provided. When you vacation here you do not have to leave the resort area to be fully entertained. The restaurants that are included provide great food and drinks. In addition, the staff is very warm and welcoming and will do everything that they can to make sure that you enjoy your time at the resort.
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