Wow! How do I start? I will start with check-in, the guys at the reception are awesome, and honeymoon suite.... the Honeymoon Suite, guys take your wife there! She will never forget the stay and when will be grateful for it. we spent 5 nights there and it was great, the food is great, the décor, and free drinks galore!! And A la carte restaurants, 5 of them! if you want to take pictures your photo bank will be full of memorable ones. Our complimentary mini-bar was always restocked and i can't over state this: The Staff will accommodate your every need (within reason of course) .
From first arrival to our final day, the staff and concierge were unbelievable! Always super friendly and helpful. Our room was spotless 24/7, they were always ready to put a drink in our hands and make us relax!
We enjoyed the food and I would recommend definitely eating at the a la carte restaurants! The sushi restaurant was closed when we were there ( which was a total bummer cause that's our favorite) so if you go, let me know how it is!
Make sure to do the zip line! With I believe canopy adventures, Jean( pronounced JoHn) was our tour guide and was soooo knowledgeable about everythinggg from the DR to Haiti.. He knew it!
The average monthly income in the DR is less than 400$ per month.. So tipping ( doesn't have to be much!) is sooooo appreciated and the level of service you get is stepped up ever more so! I would recommend bringing 100-200 in smaller bills for the bartenders, shuttle drivers and concierge:)
We cannot wait to go back for an anniversary:) it was the best honeymoon ever:)
The resort itself is beautiful with friendly staff. The layout of the resort was easy to navigate and the location of the restaurants, entertainment and activities was well placed/planned. The daily activity sheet/board was helpful in planning the day. I can say that there was always something to do if you wanted. The beach was not that great; beach chairs could not be on the shoreline. The staff was happy, energetic, fun, helpful and always trying to get you motivated to participate. When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was the open floor plan and the welcoming staff. We were greeted with cocktails and received a tour of the resort and was escorted to our room. There were several options for eating including a great buffet for all meals, to which I was VERY impressed at the selection and quality of food at the buffet! The layout and presentation of the food at the buffet was amazing- I will give the Chefs a big credit!! The chefs were also out walking the buffet floor. Excursions were easy to arrange through Expedia/Blue but the one excursion we were very excited to go on we ended up not going because the driver said another van was coming to get us and nobody came; my sister and her husband were on the van and ended up going by themselves (supposed to be the four of us- we were very disappointed). I don't know what happened- overbooked??
Overall it was a great vacation and would recommend this location
So happy that we chose the Reserve at Palma Real Paradisus. We were considering a few others, and went with this hotel because of the swim-up room option. I would have been ok with the cheaper, 2nd floor room, but my husband was right; the swim-up was totally worth it. You have your own convenient entrance to the pool from the garden of your room; no need to pack your stuff and walk over to the pool; it's already there! Aside from that, I think the best part about our stay was the food. Oh, was the food great! The husband is extremely critical of restaurants and food, so for him to say that the food was excellent means that it truly was. The other great thing about our stay was the service. Everyone was very friendly and catered to our every need. Our concierge, Norberto, was great. The bartenders at the Gabi Club were excellent, always familiar with the cocktails and nice to talk to. The chef/ grilling persons at the Gabi club were also really nice and cooked the food to perfection. The waiters at the Gabi club and restaurants were also very attentive and nice. I also had the best churrasco of my life at the Rare restaurant. All in all, everything was perfect and we're so glad we stayed here.
My experience here was absolutely perfect, everyone is friendly and assist you with whatever you need help with! A nice place to visit with your friends if you want to get out of the state. Drinks are awesome food is DELICIOUS! Punta Cana ill see you again soon
On the eastern side of the Dominican Republic, the town of Bavaro was originally settled by those working in the nearby resorts on the beach. The town quickly became a center of services and also boasts 10 miles of seashore. Hundreds of hotels, as well as shopping centers, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and medical services, can be found here.
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