Grand Paradise Bavaro
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... two days alone at the hotel, eating alone, sleeping alone, going to the beach alone and the gym alone i was so ready to see my family. I counted hours while laying at the beach until they were coming. Suddenly my mum called me and said they were here and I ran up to the reception. It was so good to see them again!!! The first day was all about getting some colour and laying in the sun. Henrik didn't really think about putting sunscreen on his ...
... headed back early to pack and get ready.
When Stephanie and Steven got back to the hotel (very very late) they were loud and woke us up and Stephanie told us someone tried to steal her bag on their walk back from the club! Luckily they didnt get her things.
A few hours later my alarm went off and Tarvo and I made our way to the airport. We had to take a bus to one place, and then a van to the airport but it was cool cause no one tried to rip us off! ...
Today is actually our last day of our trip.
We didn't do anything interesting today, however, we did have an amazing dinner at the end of the day. We went to the spa, and we to the sauna.
Shopping is really important, the guide and the man from the airport told us not to go the Haitian's stalls at the end of the beach because ...
Made tons of friends, had tons of fun. I did not really want to leave. But I guess I have to. The morning of, I packed my bag and was ready to leave. Brought our bags to the front of the lobby waiting to be picked up by our travel bus.
Spoke to my parents after breakfast, and guess what our flight is delayed because there was a horrible snow storm in Toronto on the day of our departure. So our flight was delayed till 8 PM. That wasn't that bad, so we ...
Fourth day here in Punta Cana. Enjoying the sun.
Today, my boyfriend and I went to the Dolphin Explorer adventure. It is amazing, I got to swim with the dolphins, it was only 4 hours. I wished we got to spend more time with the dolphins. But it was really short. Included in the Dolphin Explorer was the bird show, and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Paradise Bavaro Punta Cana
manque de serviettes, manque d'assiettes, manque de nourriture et pas de thé
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Paradise Bavaro Punta Cana
Just back from a 2 week vacation at the Grand Paradise & regretted having to leave. The beach was fantastic and varied from day to day (i.e high/low tides, degree of waves). Extremely enjoyable & felt secure even when the waves were higher/stronger. Could walk for miles on the sandy beach without having to watch where I placed my feet (same applied in the water even when away from the hotel beach area). Although the 2 pools looked fine, I never went in (unusual for me!).
As parents of a one-year-old children, we spent our first holiday in a big big club. Here are the facts.
It was everything i dreamed it would be. ABSOLUTE PARADISE!
Everyone will love it and those who complain about little insignificant details are just too picky and over critical, you dont deserve to be at these type of hotels!!
I give it 5 STARS!! Returning next year with the family!!!
If you don't travel much to the Dominican Republic, then you may have trouble seeing the four stars....BUT IT IS! It is a destination full of people as warm as their sunshine. I have seen some people get involved with the activities and others who expect to be doted on. The one's waiting to be doted upon should not hold their breath!!! The staff is more than wiling be be of service for those of us who aren't fluent in Spanish...so long as we are patient and try to communicate calmly. The staff smiles back at you when there is a small communication gap! The food is very good in all execpt the Chinese place. I wouldn't make that my first choice. We stuck to the buffet and had a great variety of dishes from all over the world. The Pasta Station is a WINNER!
If you have recently booked this place or plan to please be cautious. I would try to talk to someone that has been there as recent as possible.
Never go back
The place is very beautiful and maybe we would have enoyed it more if we spoke spanish. We found some of the help to be very rude to English only poeple.
One can be critical of any resort but to be fair my family had a great week. You cannot have the same expectations as at home. The rooms were fine. The property was very nice and very clean. The food was good and plentiful. We enjoyed the buffet more than the Cana Grill or Michalangelos and never ventured into the Chinese restaurant. The attitude that previous reviews had stated was simply not evident. Apparently the front desk staff was completely new. Daniel Francisco checked us in and he was very helpful. I am however concerned about my final bill. I had only several moments to review our bill before heading to the airport and it confused me and still does. It looked as though I may have got a good deal and apparently I did because they sent a representative to the airport to find us since they did not include my 13 yr old daughter in the final calculation. We were at the airport check-in and trying to understand what the hotel wanted from us. More money. Any ways I am waiting for my Amex to come in. This was an unusual circumstance that should not happen again but does reflect how I feel about the resort. I can recommend the resort. The water was almost as nice as Cancun. Finally the resort needs to organize how to serve people. The beach bar had far too many people butting in ahead to get served. The front desk had the swarming also. They will improve. If you are going there have a great time.
This is a fantastic resort. The staff is great and extremely helpful. The food is excellent with 4 different restaurants to choose from. We loved the resort.
You shoud know what you are paying for...
it is not what you expect for your holidays, the food is BAD, you dont know what to eat not because of a long menu but because there are very few things that do not taste bad, the food in the restorants itīs also bad not to mentiont it is reheated... leaving the plate hot and the food cold... the atenttion it's very slow and the rarely solve the problems that you may have, if you cant afford a better hotel i guess it's ok but it is worth it to pay a little more for a far better food and service. The do not have enouf towels for the swming area... but it is not THAT bad if you know you are gonig to get a second class attention...