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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


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


4.5 Very Good 7918 Reviews
Great vacations
Reviewed 1 day ago

The best vacation in this hotel. Food - the best! The best room and private beach!Concierge Juan - help us all the time! The place is very beautiful, the whole staff is very friendly and helpful, we highly recommend it , Thank you!

Great Time!
Reviewed 2 days ago

A big shout out to Delvim, our waiter at most restaurants at the Paradisus Real. He was exceptional. Even though we stayed at the Reserve we spent most of our time at the main hotel. Delvim took great care of our reunion party of 3 high school couples. When he would see we had a reservation he would make sure he was able to take care of us in the best ways!! Thanks!

Unbelievable , Perfect in every way
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is nothing you can fault about this resort/hotel. We are only half way through our holiday, and was nervous about choosing Melia again after a poor holiday in Tenerife in February. This place really is paradise, and the staff are amazing. Food is excellent, we have found our new go to place for future holidays. Perfect in every way.

Beautiful resort!
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful stay at The Reserve last week. Their staff is professional and helpful. The property is absolutely beautiful and offer everything you need for an amazing vacation with your family. If you’re traveling with kids there is no better resort. Their staff really goes the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay including filling the tub with balloons, providing sand toys for the little ones, and more. A very special thank you to Jose Salvador for always checking in with us and for being so helpful, and kind.

We look forward to visiting The Reserve again!

A trip to Paradisus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Benjamin...in the restaurant by the reception area & Sandra Cedino
Provide my family outstanding service! We will come back just to see them again!
Please tell that Mr. English greatly appreciates everything they did for me and my family.
See you all again very soon :)