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What We Love

  • All meals, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, daily activities and non-motorized water sports are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Beachfront juice bar and beach runner service
  • All rooms have whirlpool tubs and private balconies or terraces
  • Opt to upgrade to an adults-only Royal Service room: They come with Thierry Mugler amenities, personal butler service and access to a private lounge with all-day snacks and a bar serving premium liquors
  • Book by April 30, 2016 and up to two children 12 and under stay for free from now to December 22, 2016 (black out dates: December 23, 2015 to April 30, 2016; limit one child per adult; other restrictions apply)

What To Know

  • The kids club is located at the more family-friendly Reserve, so if you’re traveling with young ones, that may be a better option
  • The top-notch Yhi Spa is also at the Reserve, just an eight-minute golf cart ride away
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  All-Inclusive
  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

All-suite megaresort with 15 bars, 15 restaurants and a 8,600-square-foot spa and wellness sanctuary

The Look

The Paradisus Palma Real is all about first impressions. Enter the airy marble and modern art–filled lobby and you’ll be greeted with direct views of Bavaro’s white sand beach. The equally regal Colonial Plaza, a colonnaded atrium lined with the bulk of the hotel’s dining options, opens up onto the vast main pool, dotted with in-water loungers and a swim-up bar. Whimsical chandeliers, oversize chess pieces and glittering bronze accents give the property a sleek, urban vibe more reminiscent of a private club than a large hotel. But on the outside the look is Caribbean through and through, from the palapa-topped pool cabanas to the palm-studded white sand beach.

Bed and Bath

Unlike the marble and gold–bedecked lobby, the guestrooms are subdued and contemporary, with subtle Japanese-inspired touches such as orchid photographs and sliding screen doors. Each of the 596 suites comes equipped with cushy bathrobes, Bienvenue Paris amenities and an in-room minibar stocked with water, juice, soda and beer; Royal Service rooms come with upgraded Thierry Mugler bath products and top-shelf liquor. All rooms — even the 520-square-foot Deluxe Suites, the smallest category — have double whirlpool tubs and balconies or terraces.

Beyond

In addition to the hotel’s five pools (the main pool, a Royal Service pool, the Reserve pool and two kids pools — not to mention seven whirlpools), the main attraction may be the Yhi Spa — that is, if you can pull yourself away from poolside paradise for an hour or two. The 8,600-square-foot space is located at the Reserve, which you can get to with a free eight-minute shuttle ride. It’s well worth the trek: The Zen facilities include thermal circuit baths, a stone foot massage pathway, and multiple treatment rooms, including one with an in-room Jacuzzi and outdoor shower for couples. When it comes to dining and imbibing, the options abound. Of the 15 restaurants and 15 bars, Palazzo (free for Royal Service guests) and Avenue Bar are standouts, and the Illy espresso bar serves to-go sips and bites. There’s also a top-notch gym, a casino, three tennis courts and rotating nightly entertainment at 9:30 p.m. in the concert hall or lobby bar.

In the Area

The resort is set along immaculate Bavaro Beach, so there’s no need to pony up for snorkeling excursions — not when there’s a natural coral reef brimming with colorful aquatic life along the turquoise coast right in front of the hotel. Don’t miss dining at Michelin-starred Martin Berasategui’s molecular gastronomy restaurant, Passion at Paradisus Palma Real. Though not included in the all-inclusive package, this Spanish celebrity chef’s seven-course tasting menu (priced under $100) is a scrumptious bargain. Golf fans will also appreciate the unlimited golf and zero greens fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club. If you’re looking for nightlife beyond the hotel grounds, locals love Akon’s Jewel Club.

How to Get There

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort All Inclusive
Playa de Bávaro
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

Awesome time and awesome staff to make your vacation better
J9543RQdannyg

I would like to thank Gabriel Polanco and Raul Jimenez, the best pool crew guys that Paradisus Palma Real has to its Club Melia members. These two gentleman went above and beyond to make my family vacation the best. They where attentive to my family always with a great attitude on helping my family and I have a great stay as well a genuine assurance of doing there best. This is the 6 time I have stayed in this resort and always look forward on meeting them again. Thank you Gabriel and Raul.

Great Resort
insuranator

Wonderful facility on a beautiful beach. The sand is soft and the water is amazing. The staff here are very nice. Freddy Mota is an extremely friendly and helpful server on the beach. It has really made our stay more enjoyable.

Freddy Mota is the best!!
dmal4

We are loving our stay at the Paradisus Palma Real in Pubta Cana. But I want to give a specific shoutout to Freddy Mota, our beach server, because he is fantastic! He takes great care of us...keeping us supplied with water and drinks...he even remembers from day-to-day what we like. He is so friendly and always has a smile for us. Everyone here is lovely, but Freddy is the best! ¡Muchas Gracias!