"After booking our holiday - we then looked up the reviews for Pardisus Punta Cana - we became a bit nervous ! The reviews seemed pretty mixed and not what we were hoping for.....so we then tried to upgrade to the Reserve - but it was an extra $1,000(for a week) - so we thought we'd try and live through what ever we came up against!
However when we go there - we found it was much better than some of the reviews stated......
We arrived in at 3am on Friday (our plane was delayed) and they put us in a room that was right on one of the main paths so you could hear all the "golf carts going by" and it was a tad noisy so we asked that they move us to a quiet area - and they did so prompty the next day (it was an easy request)
We found the food good at all the restaurants -but the BEST was the Brazilian Rottisiere - the Meditarianian was good, and we found the Seafood restaurant on the beach was really nice! No reservations were ever required - wait list only - and we found this really easy! All restaurants that we ate at (except the Japanese) were open air and that was really nice. (PS the Japanese restauant is line up for wait list by 6:05pm! for a 6:30pm sitting)
We stayed in the "standard part of the hotel" (aka not the Reserve or Royal ) and found the rooms great - large and roomy with a nice sitting area, and great terrace. We tipped our Hotel maid $5 upfront the 2nd day and asked for extra coffeemate/coffee and she kept us happy - she seemed to give us extras of towels/washcloths etc -so it worked!
Pool and BEACHES were fabulous (fabulous!) The sand is so soft, and the beach is large and wide. Great chairs out on the beach, and beds under really great grass huts (get there at 7am to reserve your own "grass hut" and beach bed......or you'll be out of luck! )
We took a cab into Higuey - to see the Catherdral and shop at the large shopping area - I was glad we got off the resort for at least that 1/2 day - and it was an easy drive - through some pretty scenery - and really highlighted how the Dominicans live.
It was a great resort - good food, great pool and beach, and nice rooms - didn't feel like a big resort - we would definitely go back!
- 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 sumtuous 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 oceanview 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
- Paradisus Punta Cana Resort