Our honeymoon: 8/31/09-9/7/09
When we first arrived at the Royal Suites, we knew we made the right choice for our honeymoon resort! We stayed in room 5142-the BEST honeymoon suite! The room was huge-the view was fantastic! The jacuzzi on the balcony was wonderful with a bottle of champagne! Our butler was very helpful with showing us to our room and providing us with information, but that was about it. We didn't see a whole lot of her, but that was okay! The food was very good, nothing like you would get on a cruise-but if that is what you were looking for then go on a cruise! The beach was fabulous! The serving staff made sure you were well taken care of through out the day. It was so relaxing!
We did the Sanoa Island excursion-WONDERFUL! Between the bus tour of the Dominican Republic, the catamaran sailboat ride, the island beauty itself, the speedboats out the starfish and the drinks that didn't stop flowing-it was many excursions in one. Highly recommended and safe!
The staff does a great job maintaining the facility! They have over 2,000 people on staff and you could definitely tell that they worked hard! They were great with making sure the food was staying safe and asked that you used hand sanitzer upon entering each restaurant! My husband and I never got sick-which was surprising as I have a very bad immune system so that was great!
The Japanese restaurant was fantastic! The sushi was good and the show tables were great! We ate there twice. The Brazilian restaurant was great-but come hungry! The surf and turf at the Royal Gourmet was wonderful! The filet mignon was perfectly cooked!
We didn't do much at night but the outdoor lobby areas had live music and dancing which seemed nice. The honeymoon dinner that they put on for you was nice, and the food there was good.
Room service was good. The food was descent-but again, you have to go there and expect just good food, nothing that is really out of this world! But definitely, indulge yourself with room service!
The pool was clean and there is a shallow area that you could actually lay down in and enjoy both the uv rays and the cool water. Also-wear at least SPF 50. I did and I am extremely dark but not burned at all. It will take you an extra day or two to get a good color, but it is worth not being in pain from the sun.
The Royal suites is more of a quiet resort-but the other three resorts in the Palladium family provide you with anything else you would want from a vacation.
All in all, we were in paradise. I don't regret one second of our honeymoon. We were so sad to come home. Enjoy!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Suites Turquesa is an exclusive VIP area of 140 luxurious rooms located within the Grand Palladium Resort in Punta Cana. Featuring private facilities and personalized service, the area includes an exclusive restaurant, concierge service and free Internet in the private lobby, air conditioned bar serving premium International beverages, exclusive pool with built-in Jacuzzis and bar service to the sun beds by the pool and at the beach, and much more. For adults only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Suites Turquesa By Palladium Hotel Punta Cana
- Royal Hotel Punta Cana