We are an African American family of four (2 young men aged 19 and 13). We have been to this property three times before and will likely return again. The Dominican is a comfortable place for us. We find it a great mix of African and Latin cultures. The food is not as bland as traditional Mexican food and the music is a great mix of Caribean/Latin music. We enjoy seeing people of all hues and various hair types. We have enjoyed haircuts, hair styling and pedicures in the town of Punta Cana. My son researched tattoos in the DR and got one by Marcos in the town of Punta Cana across the street from the Punta Cana Bavaro mall. Marcos did a great job and everything was sanitory/sterile. His design was great. Josephine braided my hair and gave me Bantu knots that were really becoming & it only took 1.5hrs and my hair is very thick.
We stayed at the Paradisus Punta Cana and loved it. We have a week in the Reserve which is wonderful. Our first time at the Reserve was 6 years ago and it is beginning to show some wear. It appears the owners have continuously upgraded and we like the changes ie a new unscale beach bar and new interiors in the main hotel rooms.
This is a great hotel for rest yet there is plenty to do like shows, exercise in the pools, beach activities, painting for the kids, a kids room and pool, rock climbing, ping pong. (Pool tables would be great as well as more ping pong tables in places people frequent at night.) The shows are high quality and very entertaining. The food is great as it is always fresh and beautifully presented. We do not like making reservations for dinner each night. There are adeaquate places to eat without reservations but the specialty restaurants are nice and the food is varied. It is often difficult to get a dinner reservation before 8:45pm. We are too hungry to wait that late to eat and sometimes the beach has worn us out and bedtime is early. My 19 year old son would like more entertainement options in the evening but this is not a resort with alot of young people. (We visited the Hard Rock Cafe and there were many young people there and more fun entertainment options).
ALexander Lopez definitely made the entertainment options the most fun. He led pool exercises that were fun, danced in the evening with dance troupes and encouraged the young people to go to discos and parties in the evening. He is naturally friendly and engaging; always upbeat and accommadating. Hendrix checked us in and made the experience quick and easy. He was very informative and helpful.
Occassionally, we were told something was "impossible" or couldnt be done. We found that if you wait a little and approach another staff member with a concern or request, your need was often met.
Paradadisus Punta Cana is great. We will continue to return as long as the grounds continue to be fantastic, the rooms well maintained, the food excellent and the staff helpful. We are no longer interested in experiencing unknown resorts during our spring break week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the unpretentious luxury of Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. An extraordinary island retreat offering a super balance of natural and man-made wonders. Open-air architecture, featuring indigenous organic materials like raw coral and exotic hardwoods, houses an impossibly sumptuous gallery of luxury suites and an exclusive garden villa. All-inclusive and all encompassing, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort is an ocean front playground for all ages. Tennis, championship golf, every non-motorized water sport imaginable, a magnificent array of restaurants, our own casino, an incredible spa for kids, an exquisite full-service spa and health club and personal world-class service all seamlessly unite to deliver you the relaxing, romantic, carefree, fun-filled experience of a lifetime. The resort features 688 oversized suites including 143 royal service suites and 4 ambassador ocean view suites, plus a one-of-a-kind oceanfront garden villa. ... more less
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