This was my family getaway. We (my daughter 16 and son 11, my friend and I ) stayed at the grand palladium Punta Cana from may 14-may 21. Weather was great other than two mornings raining but it stopped by 8 in the morning. The place is beautiful nicely kept. The rooms were great. No musky smell like other people complained. Our second day there the cealing was leaking so they had us moved to another room. The reception staff were nice to accommodate our needs. Very friendly. The entertainers ( Patricia, angel, victor and el calvo ) were amazing they kept us entertained. The children loved them. The entertainers made such a difference in our stay. We went on two excursions. The best ones I think. The Marinequarium where they take you out on a boat, have party, dance to music, swing with stingrays and sharks ( totally safe) and at the end they take out to shallow waters and have a big party in the water with drinks and sandwiches all around) and the country express where they take u to the country side and visit "mama's house", a local school and coffee/ cocoa/ coconut/ vanilla/ and pineapple plantation. The people there were so amazing we had Suharto a great time and to top it all off at the end they took us to this amazing beach call the " Macao" beach beautiful like paradise amazing simply amazing (shout out to Kenny and Dr. Julio who made it so exciting and informative at the same time ) also our travel representatives of sunwing who made it so comfortable in our stay and were they're for all our needs. We were never alone. We thank our sunwing representatives. Amazing guys. If u are planning to book a trip I strongly advise you to book it with them just look for the sunwing reps they seem so genuine and always looking out for you best interest. Ok enough with that. The beaches amazing. They're we're not a lot of venders out bothering you like other people complained. You get some but never book a trip with them it's best you book it with your travel representative. The price for their trips may seem cheaper and appealing but again you don't know how your getting there no who's taking u there so your taking this trip at your own risk. Whereas if u book it with sunwing and/or your travel agent u know your safe all the way not to mention the comfort of transportation to/and from. The food at the resort. Not the greatest in the world but ok. The kids loved the snack bar by the beach all fatty food but when your out and about on the beach u get hungry so the food comes handy. The resort has about 6/7 a'la carte restaurants. the best one u need to go to is the Japanese. The cooks ( I think the one we had was Freddy) was amazing and the food was great. The worst by far and the resort needs to know this is the Italian restaurant " awful" I mean how could the cook not know what he is making. Awful do not go there I mean even the water they served us tasted awful. The dessert was awful over frozen with no taste awful. The rest are okay. The buffet is good. Shout out to the cooks who make the eggs. Great guys. The waiters all look unhappy and it seems they don't like serving us. Like we're a bother so most of the time we got out drinks ourselves. We tipped so that was not the problem. I think they are over worked. But other tan that the buffet food was okay. Would have appreciated the authentic Dominican food which we failed to have there. They had one night of authentic Dominican food but we missed it. They should have a place at the buffet where people have a choice to try Dominican food every time they go to the buffet, that would have been nice.
Ok here are the issue....
1- THE SMOKING. !!!!! Awful!!!!!! These people who smoke should have their own designated area where they can kill their lungs and not the rest of us. The lobby would've been nice if no smoking was permitted. My children suffered because of this. So if your bringing children be ware of this. The resort really needs to do something about this. The place is huge and often u will need t catch a train shuttle where it says no smoking allowed but rude people do it anyways and the driver doesn't say anything about it.
2- naked topless women on the beach if u have children like I did. It wasn't too appealing watching these young/old women tanning and walking up and down the beach. If u and your family are okay with this, than its not a problem. Had I gone by myself with friends it wouldn't have bother mr but I had children and other families with younger children seemed to feel the same way I did. The resort should have a designated area for nude. The beach is long ( since there's three resorts together, the vavaro , the royal suites and ours which I believe is for adults only) so I don't see why it cannot be done. By the way you will have access to all the other resort pools and restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa enjoys a privileged, sea-front location on the renowned Playa Bavaro. The resort, located on a sprawling estate of lush tropical vegetation and a coconut plantation, is next to the Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort & Spa, the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino & Royal Suites. The facilities of these adjoining resorts are open to guests of the Grand Palladium Punta Cana (excluding the Royal Suites). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Palladium Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort And Spa
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