Don’t want to get real lengthy but our trip here was beautiful. We booked it with an online agency and were unsure what to expect but everything went well. We stayed from 6-24 until 7-1 and other than being hot and humid it was a great time to be here. It was busy but not bad enough where you had to wait to get served.
The grounds were so beautiful and well kept. The rooms were nice. After reading some reviews I expected less. Maybe we got lucky but our room was clean and didn’t have any mosquitoes. Like others said a five star in the DR is a three star in the states and I would agree. We did call the front desk and ask for a few things like extra coffee, water and pop etc.through out our week stay and I was very pleased how fast they got us this. Then the front desk would call to be sure you had what you asked for. We were going to upgrade to royal service but how we were treated am glad we saved the money.
The food was decent. I like to eat and was not disappointed. Some of the serving sizes were a bit small but all you had to do was ask and they brought you more. Our favorite was the streak house and least was the French. We did not eat at the Mexican or Brazilian.
There was soooooo much to do there and we found that we almost stayed to busy with activities. We went para- sailing, horseback riding, speed boats, party boat, snorkeling and scuba diving. I never scuba dove before and they had a free discovering scuba course that I really enjoyed. You had a 20 minute video and then went to the pool. After going over some basic safety moves and being comfortable in the pool they took you out in the ocean and went on a 40 foot dive.
The beach was by far the most beautiful I have seen. The surf was apx 2-4 feet and was fun. There were always plenty of cabanas and towels were never a problem. There was a good breeze blowing all day so it helped you stay cool. The only thing was the horizon was in the east so if you wanted to see the sun over the horizon you had to get up early but it was well worth it.
We had read the night life was unexistant but found that not true. After our diners we would go to the lobby bar and have a drink. They had live music. Then at 10pm every night they had a show. After the show there was another bar next to the gift shop called the Fun Pub. They had loud music and dancing and it was a lot of fun. The first full day we stayed we were in there until after 1am in the morning (which was way past my bed time) but we had such a good time it didn’t matter.
My wife and I’s favorite place was at the pool. ( I know your saying you can go to a pool almost anywhere) but this pool was awesome and huge. We had a blastttt at the pool bar. The bartenders were great and so funny. I said at this bar you really didn’t care if you fell off your stool.
The people at the resort I thought were so kind. Over here in the states everyone is so rush rush. Over there they are much more relaxed. They all seemed to be so happy and was so shocked at the effort they exhibited to be sure you were happy.( God Bless all of them.)
Even though gratuities were included in our package I did tip quite frequently. A couple of US dollars to them is a lot and it made me feel good that I was helping them and their families.
We would go back in a heart beat and I would recommend this resort. We felt so unworthy to experience such beauty and feel we are so blessed. I know that heaven is going to be more beautiful than anything here on earth and after staying here the bar has been raised... I hope this review helps you. It is our honest opinion but everyone has different expectations.
Rick and Jeanette Cline
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- 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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