-This experience was much like a low middle end cruise product. Canned activities, entertainment and food (it's all inclusive except water sports). The service varied from excellent to very bad depending on provider and circumstances.
Check in was very slow and drawn out, with hundreds of employees around apparently the front desk operates with minimal staff. Lots of waiting around to get on a hyped up golf cart to go from room to dining and activities.You can walk but not always convient and sometimes we got lost on this massive property.
Room (jr. suite) was nice with a functional balcony and comfortable fold out couch (son liked). Housekeeping did fine and people responded promply for room services. Be extremely careful in bathroom and on front steps, tile is slippery when wet - I went sliding stepping out of shower (tub).
Food at this all inclusive is what you will expect from gigantic buffets seen at lower middle end cruises. If you have a sophisticated palate you may be disappointed.However, we had 'decent' dinners at the Romantico and Brazille Restaurants - stay clear of the seafood restaurant featuring 'lobster'.
-The resorts best feature was beach & pool areas. Never seen such well appointed beach 'beds', lounges etc., very comfortable.
-The spa was good with a great jucuzzi. Mens locker room left a lot to be desired. Services were ok but not outragous for prices charged.
-Fitness club needs renovating. Tiny space, not enough equipment and grumpy attendent.
-Beware at airport on arrival, lots of 'sales' people around trying to get into your pocket.
-The entertainment (nightly) was pretty good, especially the 'Michael Jackson Show'. Again, very cruise line like.
-The public areas had some very beautiful sights. This place can look very good but it is a mirage. Beautiful but not quite the quality and cleanliness it purports to elude. I give it an A for effort.
In summery, If one is on a budget vacation like I was expecially with a teen (teens love this place,18 is legal drinking, late nite partying) Paradisus Punta Cana will do just fine. Expect to be sold a timeshare or offered to 'upgrade' to a higher level experience. I am glad we didn't opt for it as I don't believe the overall experience would have been that much different 'better' for the price.
- 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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