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Paradisus Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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Here, you'll get swept up in the sweeping coconut palms, delicious white sand, turquoise water and thatched-bungalow sui ... More

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3.5
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3.9 out of 5
"WOW! That's pretty much the simplest word we could sum up our honeymoon stay at Paradisus last week. The resort is absolutely HUGE and maintained better than any other residential, commercial, or type ..." – hockeymagic21
134 out of 186 (72%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.9
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3.9 out of 5
"WOW! That's pretty much the simplest word we could sum up our honeymoon stay at Paradisus last week. The resort is absolutely HUGE and maintained better than any other residential, commercial, or type ..." – hockeymagic21
134 out of 186 (72%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Adult Pool Area buffet on the beach On the Beach Babi Beach
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December 2, 2018
Fair

"Royal Service" check in took 1 1/2 hours. Rooms were NOT together NOR ocean view rooms as requested. Multiple attempts to change rooms on first two days resulted in broken promises, alot of run around, long waits and NO results. Wasted portions of first two days for nothing. Rooms were not that nice and needed repairs. My opinion, rooms need remodeling. Bathroom sink very slow to drain. Toilet handle had to be held down until process complete to flush. Broken glass top on bed table was hazardous. Bathroom ceiling needed replacement. Hot water in shower took a long time untill hot. Chipping paint and plaster. Entry door knob latch needed repair. Patio light bulb kept flickering on/off. This resort is night & day difference with property in Playa de Carmen Mexico.


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From: Chicago
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 29, 2018
WORRY FREE VACATION

This was a vacation our family needed. We had a great time and enjoy it every second of it. For the ones going to the beach, you will find some seaweeds but nothing crazy ( that also depend on the weather conditions). Make restaurant reservations ASAP on your arrival. It will be hard to find one at a decent hour. Than you will get stuck with the buffet ones, which are still great. We will definitely go back.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: New York
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 19, 2018
old facility

been to Dominican numerous times.. would never recommend paradisus to anyone.. Room was fine, we were put in a location that you needed a golf cart to take you to the beach. Way too far from the beach. They upgraded the room, extra 100.00 per night. Food was below average, looks as though they love to make leftover salad. The resort is old, heard they are tearing it down shortly. Can find better resorts, for the $$$.


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From: fishers, ind
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 13, 2018
Beautiful resort, horrible rooms

I just got back from this resort. I was booked for 7 nights but only lasted one. Here is what happened. First, let me say the positives. The resort is beautiful! The grounds very well maintained. I ate at almost all restaurants and they were good (minus all the mosquito bites if you eat at any outside restaurants). The staff is so friendly. BUT.....you take a real chance at what room you get. I ordered a luxury junior suite. It was really run down, smelled really bad and was very uncomfortable. The lock on our door broke so staff had to break into a window, take the lock off and replace it. We were so upset we moved over to the Reserve the next day and stayed there for the next 6 nights which is GORGEOUS. The rooms are night and day between these two resorts which are connected. I think some rooms at the Paradisus were updated as I did peek inside a few but they still aren't very nice especially compared to those at the Reserve which are luxury and 5 star. The staff is also disorganized. When you arrive, they assign you a family concierge to make dinner reservations (which you do need to eat at a restaurant). I couldn't find her the next day so I just called zero from my room and made my own. I saw her a few days later and told her. She said she made reservations for us as well. When she called to cancel the ones she made, she cancelled mine and hers so I had none and had to make them all over again. One night, the person I spoke to didn't tell the restaurant I was coming but luckily they took us anyway when we showed up. It was things like that they need to work on. Again, the resort is beautiful but I do not recommend staying in the rooms. Stay at the Reserve and you still get access to all of the facilities at the Paradisus. I have seen some complaints about how big this place is and that the Reserve is far. I liked that. There are trolleys to drive you all around and they come very frequently. Also if you are walking, they stop and ask if you want a ride. My last comment is the resort does need to do something about beach solicitors. I started staying away from the beach because they come by and bug you at least every 2-3 minutes. Not very relaxing.


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From: PA
Age: 35-44

Room Information

556 beautifully appointed suites all of which have a private bath, mini bar and an array of modern amenities. These recently refurbished suites also have a furnished terrace with sunshades. Each suite is also equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, in-room safe, coffee maker, and iron with ironing board.

Room Details

Paradisus Junior Suite (JDX)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Luxury Junior Suite (JLX)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Royal Service Garden View Suite (Adults-Only) (JRG)
1 Bedroom Suite Details

What's to Love

All-inclusive everything: the cocktails, the grub, the utter luxuriousness of it all.

Royal Service - an exclusive boutique hotel within the resort, complete with butler service.

Squeezing every ounce of stress out of your bod with hydro-massages, facials & the private gym.

Feeling Zen with YHI Move classes that includes Prana, Power and Hatha yoga. Namaste.

Getting your craft on with classes for making cocktails, sushi, stained glass, candles and more.

The Kids Zone - water games & art workshops. For teens, DJ classes & mangrove tours.

 

What We'd Change

The resort at Paradisus Punta Cana is very large and spread out. And sometimes the wait for the shuttle is 15 or 20 minutes. But remember, waiting in paradise isn't a hardship.

 

Why You Should Go

Only 35 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. Your dream vacay will be here zippity zip.

Rally or beat the swim trunks off your opponent on four tennis courts. A little rivalry never hurt anybody.

You can tee off at the world-renowned Cocotal Golf & Country Club. Bring your A game.

In the surf, you can dive into kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving (for certified drivers).

On terra firma, there are guided hikes, bike tours, a rock climbing wall, paddle tennis and more.

There's killer entertainment: live music, Latin & Dominican parties, but that's just the tip of the beachberg.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Room Service ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 8 Bars/Lounges
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 11 Restaurants
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Helicopter/Airplane Rides
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Paradisus Punta Cana

Playa Bavaro, Higuey

+809 687 9923

Hotel Description

Paradisus Punta Cana Resort: All-Inclusive Outrageous Luxury

Here, you'll get swept up in the sweeping coconut palms, delicious white sand, turquoise water and thatched-bungalow suites nestled in lush tropical gardens. If that's not enough to blow your hairs back, then the cuisine and drinks (both unlimited, of course), the stress-ousting spa, the water sports, the land stuff, and night time partays will plant a nonstop smile on your face. You won't know what hit you. Oh, but we do. It's called Beach Happiness.

At the Paradisus by Melia, the memories begin when you arrive.

Royal Service Features (for ages 18 and older only):

  • Personal butler service
  • Complimentary cell phone to call your butler, featuring unlimited, local minutes and incoming calls
  • Preferential reservations at spa, activities and excursions
  • Private Royal Service pools with valet service
  • Private Royal Service beach areas with valet service
  • A la carte breakfast and lunch in an exclusive Royal Service restaurant
  • Elegant VIP Lounge
  • Gabi Club/Gabi Beach restaurants only included for Royal Service and guests of The Reserve.


DINING

Whew, you better come with an empty stomach 'cuz the menu is epic. Savor everything from Mediterranean, to an Argentinian style steakhouse. Latin Fusion to Brazilian. Fresh seafood to fine dining at Passion by Martin Berasategui, a chef who's won seven Michelin stars. Mmmm.

Mole
Type: Mexican
Hours: Lunch, 1pm-4pm; Dinner, 6pm-10pm;
Description: Dive into some traditional Mexican cuisine for lunch or dinner with favorites like tacos and other tasty options.

Passion by Martin Berasategui
Type: Fine dining
Hours: Dinner, 6:30pm-10pm;
Description: Discover surprising previously unknown flavors: champagne foam, lime air, foie gras that has taken on a new shape and flavor that will leave you stunned, succulent meats and fish carefully prepared with creativity and originality!

La Palapa
Type: Contemporary
Hours: Breakfast, 8am-11am; Lunch 1pm-3pm; Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Description: One of the most sophisticated dining experiences at the resort, where you will be carried away by some of the most surprising flavors from the international culinary offerings.

Gabi Beach
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast buffet, 7am-11am; Lunch buffet, 12:30pm-4pm; Dinner, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Enjoy a chic yet casual restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and the most exquisite gastronomical delicacies.

Gabi Club (located at The Reserve)
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast buffet, 7am-11am; Lunch buffet, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Enjoy a chic yet casual restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and the most exquisite gastronomical delicacies.

The Grill
Type: Argentinean Steakhouse
Hours: Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Description: Enjoy delicious Argentinean barbecue flavors at this a la carte steakhouse.

Fuego
Type: Latin Fusion
Hours: Days vary 6pm-10pm
Description: Latin fusion featuring fresh ingredients.

Aqua
Type: Italian and Mediterranean
Hours: Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Description: Cutting-edge Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

The Winery
Type: Winery
Hours: Days varied; Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Description: Behind glass lined walls, enjoy all things dedicated to wine.

Hydrogrill
Type: Grill
Hours: Snacks, 11am-6pm
Description: Dedicated exclusively to delicious fresh or grilled snacks and appetizers.

Bana
Type: Asian
Hours: Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Description: From delicious sushi to the traditional wok and teppanyaki, enjoy Japanese cuisine as you never have before.

Naos
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast, 6:30-10:30; Lunch, 12pm-3pm; Theme dinner, 6:30pm-10pm; Snacks, 3:30pm-6pm and 11pm-6am
Description: Enjoy a casual, international buffet environment .

Vento (Located at the reserve)
Type:
Italian
Hours: Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Description: A magical and elegant place where you can enjoy an a la carte dinner from the hands of experts who specialize in contemporary Italian dishes.
Dress code: Resort elegant.

All hours are subject to change.

Restaurants operate on a seasonal basis. Depending on the time of year, some restaurants may or may not be open.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Okay, this place is swimming with bars - the lobby, the swim-up in the pool, and in a few of the nosh spots. The Red Lounge is also where you can throw down. But if you want rock star treatment, go for Royal Service where you can revel in the aahh-some of the Gabi Club Bar. All bars open at 9am and close at midnight. Time to kick it in paradise.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The resort sits on the insanely beautiful Bavaro Beach. In terms of cement ponds, it's serious Pool Mania - there are seven: the main lagoon style pool, the Royal Service pool (exclusively for adults - woot), The Reserve exclusive pool, two pools for the kiddies and a YHI Spa pool. Swoon-worthy.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving (for certified divers)

Land

  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Paddle tennis
  • Table games
  • Darts
  • Bocce ball
  • Bicycle tours
  • Guided hikes and jogging trail
  • Batting cage
  • Spinning
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Yoga and Pilates

Golf
Paradisus guests can play the world-renowned Cocotal Golf & Country Club. Also available are professional golf lessons, with the international team of Sol Melia Golf Academy instructors, and top-line, Callaway golf-equipment rentals.
Tee times can be reserved at the resort (subject to availability). Reservations are always required and prices are subject to change. Available:

  • Golf at Cocotal Golf & Country Club
  • Maximum handicap: 36
  • Golf cart & equipment (Use of cart is mandatory. Guests are allowed to use their own equipment.
  • Cart fee per person including local taxes
  • Golf clubs rental including local taxes

Melia Golf Academy:
Dedicated to providing students with the best, most efficient and concise teaching anywhere in the world, the Silver Sands Golf Academy is located right on the Cocotal Golf & Country Club and offers:

  • Individual and group lessons
  • Playing lessons
  • One, two or three-day Golf Schools
  • Take-home CD-ROMs
  • Special classes and rates for groups


INTERNET

Wi-Fi is available at the resort for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Paradisus Punta Cana YHI Spa is an all-new, state-of-the-art, private gym offering massages, body and facial treatments, spa boutique and a spa salon, as well as a Health Club with equipment and personal trainers. Also on Sunday, meditation and massage classes are offered.
YHI Move
  • YHI Move Basic Yoga class: cost per person/hour
  • Prana Yoga (recommended for people with respiratory problems)
  • Power Yoga (balancing energy)
  • Hatha Yoga (improve your flexibility)


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Paradisus Punta Cana offers wedding packages and services to make your day perfect. Let the "romance experts" at the resort take care of all the details while you sit back and enjoy your day.

CHILD CARE

The Kids Zone kids program for ages 1-12 includes walled gardens, action-adventure Jungle Gym, kids' mini-water park with slides and water features, overnight-camping experience, Surround-Sound cinema featuring kids' movie-time, game room equipped with PS3, XBox360 and Wii, mini-buffet and mini shop. Hours of operations: 9am-7pm. Mini Buffet (lunch): noon-2pm.
Babysitting services available at additional cost.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 35 minutes from Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) and 1.5 hours from La Romana Airport. Plaza Bavaro (shopping) is five-minute walk. Palma Real Shopping Village, is nearby, with great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Stores include everything from cigars, clothing, gifts, jewelry and more. There is even a Hard Rock Cafe and a Tony Roma's. A shuttle bus runs every 2 hours from the resort. Manati Park (eco-park, with dolphin encounters) is 15 minutes away.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card or deposit is required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Gay/Lesbian Friendly
Paradisus Punta Cana is a TAG-approved hotel, meaning that it is certified as gay-friendly. Non-discriminatory policies are enforced to provide diversity and sensitivity training for employees and to empower customers and employees to be "watchdogs" of its gay and lesbian business practices.



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