I just returned from Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana. They only have about 9 rooms that are actual Ocean View Rooms. The remaining rooms are either partial ocean view or they are not an ocean view at all. The hotel had roaches in the rooms. The meals at the restaurants were not 5 star meals. I would rate them as just ok. The restaurants were beautiful but the food was over rated. They need a program director as they did not offer any stimulating activities during the day or the evening. Bring lots of single dollar bills with you. It's almost impossible to get American change other than 20's. The evening shows are extremely poor. To see most of the shows, you are in a huge auditorium with no air conditioning. The resort is beautiful to look at but it is over rated. If you are going to just COMPLETELY RELAX, this is the place for you because there is nothing else to do. You can lay in the pool, relax at pool side, relax by the ocean that some days is difficult to get to because the seaweed is not cleaned from the beach area or you can do what we did because there is nothing else to do - you can hang out at the swim up bar all day. You can pay for outside excursions but they are also a rip off. Renting speed boats and snorking you can do by walking on the beach for $25.00 each person. To book it at the same exact place through the resort, will cost $60.00 per person. My next vacation will definitely NO'T be to Paradisus Palma Real and I will also not recommend it to anyone. It is over rated and overpriced. We went to the Casino, there were tops - 10 people in the casino at all times. The disco - there were tops - 8 people at all times. It was completely a disapointment.