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What We Love

  • All meals, nonalcoholic beverages, daily activities, and non-motorized water sports, plus most alcoholic beverages, are included in the all-inclusive rate
  • Upscale contemporary design scheme gives the property a swish, boutique feel despite its large size
  • Affordably priced spa delivers top-notch treatments in a stunning location

What To Know

  • Bring your kids: most families stay at the Reserve
  • The resort is sprawling, so anticipate lots of walking or waiting for shuttles
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

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

Luxury all-inclusive boutique resort within a resort perfectly positioned on Punta Cana’s sublime beach

The Lowdown

Comfy daybeds and ample hammocks dot the wide expanse of beach at this luxurious all-inclusive boutique resort within a resort. Whimsical chandeliers, contemporary art, and glittering bronze accents give the property a sleek, urban vibe more reminiscent of a private club than a large hotel. The tony atmosphere extends to the à la carte restaurants, which are linked by a funky lounge that serves handcrafted cocktails while you wait for your table. Decked out in soothing spa shades, rich mahogany furniture and granite countertops, the suites deliver views of the winding private Reserve pool, while generous bathrooms are kitted out with a vast hydromassage tub, a European spa shower with wall jets, and Thierry Mugler bath products. Upper-floor rooms include a hot tub on the balcony, while ground-level suites offer private access to the pool and a Balinese daybed on the terrace. When the weather is so brilliant, it’s hard not to feel a little guilty whiling the day away at the Southeast Asian-influenced Yhi spa, but you’ll lose any pangs of remorse as you pitter-patter along wooden bridges, hopping around the hydrotherapy circuits. Staying at this Spanish-owned resort means you’ll find delectable Iberian ham and manchego, and perfectly cooked Mediterranean cuisine from pasta to paella, at the property’s cutting-edge restaurants and buffet.

In the Area

Set along immaculate Bavaro Beach, there’s no need to pony up for snorkeling excursions — not when a natural coral reef brimming with colorful aquatic life runs 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 eight-course tasting menu (priced under $100) is a scrumptious bargain. Golf fans will also appreciate the unlimited golf and free greens fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club.

How to Get There

The Reserve At Paradisus Palma Real Resort All Inclusive
Playa Bavaro
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 8327 Reviews
Viagem de Ferias com a Familia e Renovacao do Votos do Casamento
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved everything.

Beatriz was wonderful, I just have to thank her for everything.

I just sent the photos that I chose to receive in high resolution, so I went to answer your questionnaire and saw that you ask for photos, if you want to wait for me to receive the photos without the names in the middle of the photo, so I'll answer later.

Thank you for everything, and send a kiss to Beatrice and the photographer, and also to the chambermaid who arranged our room full of flowers, we love very much.

They were wonderful.

Thanks;

Daniela.

Great family birthday trip!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great experience at The Reserve at Paradisus Real Palma. A whole group of my family went to celebrate my 40th birthday, and we had a great time. My three-year old loved the Kid Zone and kiddie pool, my 20-year old niece and nephew enjoyed the Red Lounge at Paradisus as did the older folks, and there were lots of relaxing nooks to chill out. The nice thing about The Reserve is that it's family-friendly, but you have access to the Paradisus which is right on the beach and has a younger feel to it. For dinner we did a lot of the different restaurants which require a reservation, but i would recommend the buffet at the Paradisus- tons of options and if you have a big group, there's something for everyone.
The staff at The Reserve couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. They assign you a concierge to help you navigate your stay. Ours was Yessica Reyes. She was the BEST! She helped coordinate a birthday surprise with balloons, champagne, and they even filled our jacuzzi with a bubble bath. That was really nice. Big shout-outs to Santos (Gabi Club), Edwin (concierge), Josue (transport), and the activities wonder-duo of Alejandro Happy Boy and Maria. They treated us like family.

The good and the bad
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my 5th and last visit to this hotel since it continues to decline. I was there for 2 weeks.
Good: The people are wonderful and really try to provide good service with a big smile. Great service from Felipe, Fernando and Ravel in the beach area. Nicolas Severino and Miguel in the bars and Juana la pastelera was great too and Luis in Passion restaurant. They finally change the wine back to spanish version instead of gato negro.
BAD: vendors are now allowed in the private area so you never get to rest and are always harassed by them. The ones who are not licensed are now even worse stoking you every moment you go to the water. They move around the private areas, ask for water etc - terrible! The food quality has gone way way down. La Passion was still very good but has gone from $50 to $80 in 2 years (last time we go there). They remodeled one of the restaurants Brisas and now have no place for a quick snack and the Brisas is never full and is only for ceviche for the most part so the main restaurant doesn't have much of ceviche choices anymore. The food color looks good but not much flavor. Avenue bar has no fan and gets super hot and they hide all the liquor now so you walk by and can't even tell is a bar.
The room TV remote controls didn't work, the phone worked at times and used to be stocked with some liquor an now nothing. The washing machine is horrible! This hotel is now very boring, no latin music at the beach or even allowed in the main bar area which is only techno. Really? most of us go for the latin experience.

Vacation!
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I came for vacation. And absolutely loved our stay at this resort. The staff, particularly Luis Polo, were all stellar. They were prompt and amenable to our needs. We did ocean front room which was gorgeous - got to wake up and fall asleep to the sounds of waves! Luis brought surprise treats to our room which made us feel Special. There are a good number of activities to do which were top notch. Because it was off season, everything felt more personalized. We got to do Pilates and yoga with our own trainer, Noel, essentially who changed the difficulty level for us. The shows were were entertaining and interactive. There’s plenty of food including vegetarian options. Drinks were good - everyone needs to try mr green drink! We will definitely be coming back in the future!

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This hotel is beautiful. Food is good and the service is excellent. The beach is a walk but that didn't bother us.
The kids area is very good.!! I recommend this hotel traveling alone with your significant other or with family.