Just got back from a 7 day stay @ this property. I traveled with my hubby and another couple-direct flight from MSP, MN. The Punta Cana airport and customs were a breeze~basically pay your $10. tax for entering the country and move on to transportation. The baggage handlers come at you & your luggage quickly, but it's such a small area and they're doing it for the money, so no need to be too worried about losing your luggage. The US dollar went along way over there-great service for very little.
The Paradisus shuttle had us @ our resort within 25 min's. Nice calm ride. We had standard rooms near the beach and restaurants. Very nice location for a standard rm. Yes, our rms were on the well worn side, but large and great patio areas with chairs/table. The beds/linens were comfy, the fridge a plus, and the bath adequate. Our maid service was excellent-flowers daily, plenty of cold bottled waters etc. The service throughout the resort was top notch~We had just a short walk to the beach and then we were in heaven...some of the nicest beaches we've experienced-wide, long white sandy beaches. The mesh lounge chairs were perfect...ahhhh
This was an all inclusive property so food was...all inclusive. Many restaurants to choose from. Something for everyone~but the seafood-which I am always trying out in the Carribean-was nothing spectacular. The drinks were tasty and always available! Our best dining experience was the Brazilian Cousine called Rodizzio. Outstanding in all areas...very festive! Worst experience-Fuego Latin Bistro...food was very good, but the service was confusing to say the least.
We didn't think too much about the location of the resort on the island when choosing our destination. We saw those white beaches and booked! If we would have took a closer look at the location, we would have noted that this property is located on the Atlantic more so than the Carribean...making for some windy days with rough water. This was minor in our holiday, but something to make note of.
Overall, our holiday was wonderful. This property was very nice and I would highly recommend it to others. Our travel experiences are limited to a couple of locations on both the Pacific & Atlantic sides of Mexico, Barbados, Aruba, and Negril, Jamaica. I only have these experiences to compare with and would say the property is one of the best we have stayed at. The people/service outstanding. Underwater life was ok...large starfish, pufferfish, tiger striped fish, etc...the coral that we experienced was nothing spectacular. Nothing really stood out in my mind as wonderful-other than the grand experience of being in the Atlantic/Carribean waters!
As I said earlier, we truely enjoyed our holiday at this property and would recommend it. We do not repeat destinations, so we will most likely wil not return to this island, but the beaches and friendly native folks will stand out in my mind when I think of this holiday.
- 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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