We found our bus right away and took the 40 min., but comfortable ride to the resort. Check in took a while, but we ultimatly got a room one building from the beach. Right next to Royal Service! The room was in despertate need of renovations, but we spent so little time there, it was fine. Air conditioning barely worked. We had it set at the lowest temp and it was only somewhat comfortable We did have to call down for bath towels every day as the maid never left them! Tipping her only got worse service!
The beach was fantastic! We walked for ever! Pool was huge with a great swim up bar and we always ended our beach day there. Only thing was the pool closed at 6, kinda early. We like a late night swim.
Every dinner was wonderful. We tried almost every resturant and found something good at each. Lunch was fun too. We liked the grill on the beach so I would get take out pizza and meet my husbad there. Never got room service.
We did take the horse back ride on the beach that was included and it was fantastic!! However, it took some work finding the info about it. One guy even tried to sell us the same package for $60 saying the resort one was ten mintues walking in a circle! Not so. We ultimatly found out that you have to go to the activities building on the beach to book it.
Internet access was $5 for 30 minutes which was just enough to write to the kids a few times.
One last note.....I had written an e mail to the resort a month before we arrived requesting a quiet room and 6 pillows. Upon arrival, they had no record of it and when I showed it to her, she said they were full and at least we had a room. During the week we spoke to a few couples who had been bumped to another resort the first night because the hotel over booked. Apparently, the huge Verizon convention that was there wanted to stay an extra night and the hotel let them.......even though they had other reservations!!! It did not affect us, but I am leary about ever going back because of how they treated guests arriving guests.
For us, it was a great, much needed vacation.
- 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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