I just returned from my seventh visit to Paradisus Punta Cana in the last five years. I am very happy to say that it continues to exceed my expectations. My wife and I have already made plans to return with a group again next year.
Paradisus Punta Cana is a large all inclusive resort located on Bavaro Beach on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. From the expansive gorgeous white sand beach, the luscious tropical mangroves, the groomed gardens, the numerous and varied restaurants, to the inspiring architecture of the wonderfully positioned buildings, and the comfort of the accommodations, it is everything you would imagine a paradise location should be. It’s very spacious, but well-coordinated. While walking from the lobby or accommodations is not extreme, golf carts and trams (and this year: bicycles) are always available to whisk the weary traveler to a new diversion. While all the numerous restaurants may not be open off-season, the choices are diverse and the menu is expansive and tremendous. This year, the food selection is even better, and the quality is even improved! I understand thanks go to Mr. Frank Martinez for this! The wine list is expansive and exceeds even the most critical palate. Of course, the bars are well equipped and numerous!
However, the real jewel of Paradisus Punta Cana is the people. From the Gereral Manager Eduardo Perera Castro, to the un-named landscapers and beach-comber guys in the green coveralls, everyone always cheerfully continues what has become the excellent personal service that we had come to expect from this fine resort! Our friend, Guest Services Manager Nathaniel Perez, who personally handled one of our party's slight injury, took time for several chance meetings through the week, and even to join us for a meal or two, to the friendly good-bye; he is genuinely warm and friendly, and his entire Guest Services staff made us feel that we were not only their best guests, but their ONLY guests!
Their attitudes and professionalism also was emulated by the entire staff, who were warm, helpful, patient, caring, efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. Most notably were: Sandra Cedeno, Iris, and Geuri, our Concierges; Maiker Ramirez, and Ramon Ramirez, Beach Runners; Adolfo Portes, Beach Bartender; Jose Luis de los Santos, Pool Runner; Miguel our great chef at Gabi Beach; and Kursy and Casimiro, also at Gabi Beach; and our frequent tram driver (and fellow Boston fan), Daniel. Also a special thank you to the Security Officers, they were never obtrusive but were friendly and always attentive. They never let the riff-raff bother the guests! I really can’t think of any of the staff that doesn’t deserve recognition, I just wish I could remember their names as well as I can remember their friendly smiles and helpfulness!
Absolutely the Best! I have not the slightest idea why this slice of Paradise is only rated #45. By any standard it should be #1! I would give it Ten Stars if I could!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the unpretentious luxury of Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. An extraordinary island retreat offering a super balance of natural and man-made wonders. Open-air architecture, featuring indigenous organic materials like raw coral and exotic hardwoods, houses an impossibly sumptuous gallery of luxury suites and an exclusive garden villa. All-inclusive and all encompassing, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort is an ocean front playground for all ages. Tennis, championship golf, every non-motorized water sport imaginable, a magnificent array of restaurants, our own casino, an incredible spa for kids, an exquisite full-service spa and health club and personal world-class service all seamlessly unite to deliver you the relaxing, romantic, carefree, fun-filled experience of a lifetime. The resort features 688 oversized suites including 143 royal service suites and 4 ambassador ocean view suites, plus a one-of-a-kind oceanfront garden villa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradisus Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana