Paradisus Palma Real
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... She was stucked from the beginning. This all happen at my mums birthday. We woke her up in the morning at 7 am with cake and presents. She wanted us all to go to the gym with her, so we did. I think she had a really good day at the beach. In the afternoon we bought coronas from this lady at the beach. She has been walking past us every.singel.day yelling "coronas" in this really high annoying voice. I think she got happy when we finally bought ...
... 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 ...
... Toronto to Punta Cana. So the pilots had to wait for a plane to arrive in Toronto. So they could fly the plane to come pick us up in Punta Cana.
OMG! So much work for one flight. So our flight was actually a whole day, if you calculate all the time that we spent at the airport and waiting for the plane. So it was about 7 AM when we arrived in Toronto on Sunday.
Sigh! The longest ride every. It felt longer than when I flew to Hong Kong. LOL!
... lion show that I keep calling, seals. LOL! oppzz.
But the rest of the day, I was just chilling with my friends by the beach and doing some of the free activities.
By night fall we had another "special dinner," it was the Mediterranean dinner. It was alright. It had seafood and pasta. Nothing really special.
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I just had the first formal wedding held at the Paradisus
My husband and I and our three small children recently returned from a one week stay at the Paradisus. We had a great vacation and the resort will be stunning when it is complete but our trip was not as relaxing as we would have hoped!
My Husband and I spent our honeymoon from Jan. 9-15 at the Paradisus Palma Real. We were upgraded from the Melia next door and were very happy to have been at the Paradisus resort. We had the Royal Service and we highly recommend that you go with the Royal Service- 24 hour room service, a private pool and beach bar, the Royal Service Lobby, and you can call and make reservations for dinner and for the Cabanas or Sun beds by the pool. We ate at all of the restaurants and really enjoyed the all you can eat Sushi at the Japanese Hibachi. (Make sure that guys take long pants b/c you can't get into the restaurants w/out them.) Every night was a wonderful dining experience whether we were alone or with friends we made at the resort. The buffet for breakfast and dinner was great. I think that my husband had a hamburger everyday for lunch- they were huge! The cabana boys at the pool and the waiters around the outside areas at night were really great. We definitely didn't have to worry about being thirsty. For a resort that had only been open for 3 weeks we really didn't have any complaints. We can't wait to go back and see all of the vegetation growing in. It is going to be beautiful. The only thing we had any trouble with was getting something to drink with breakfast and lunch. If you can take something with you we would recommend it- the waiters get a little over loaded at times. Make sure that you try the Presidente Cerveza! We wish that we had brought more home with us. We haven't had a good bear yet since we came home. If you want to go into town- our butler, Wilson, went with us and we had a great time. It is much better than the shops on the beach, but be ready to haggle no matter where you go. All in all we really recommend the Paradisus Palma Real, the resort is beautiful and we can't wait to go back.
I just arrived home on Saturday (1/21/06)and I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen. There was still some construction going on, but it didn't get in our way at all. The rooms were a good size and the bathrooms included a 2 person jet tub and a massage "shower tower". Not all of the restaraunts were open yet, but we enjoyed all of the ones that were. The buffett was our least favorite but was still tolerable. I'm picky about what I eat when I am out of the country, but I found there to be plenty of food that I enjoyed. There was a langauge barrier at the front desk for those of you who don't speak Spanish. There was a TON of confusion on check-in and check-out days. It seems they haven't quite mastered that! But everything else quite made up for it. I don't reccommend it for kids...try the Melia Tropical if you are traveling with little ones (not much for them to do athte Palma Real).
The most beautiful beach I've ever seen. The food was great & you can order as much as you want. Men must wear long pants & no open toed shoes in ALL the restaurants except for the buffet. The rooms are great with a king size bed, a little table & chairs, small sitting area with a pull out couch, huge jacuzzi tub for 2, nice set up. Don't buy ANY tours from ANYONE until you find out from Guest Services or the front desk what the hotel offers for FREE. Someone sold me 2 hours of horseback riding for $40 & then I found out the hotel offers a 45 minute ride for free. Needless to say I got my $40 back. I do not recommend going on any tours to the local towns, all you'll see is poverty & no bargains worth the trip. Someone in our group took a tour to Santo Domingo which took almost 5 hours each way & not too much to see once they got there. The roads outside the hotel are horible, lots of speed bumps to show down the crazy drivers. The roads also have deep trenches dug across them which makes for a very bumpy ride. For a one week stay, I suggest that you bring a lot of singles for tips. The service was excellent. The biggest problem was the language, few workers speak English. The hotel is still being built & next year the grounds will be lush & even more beautiful. I can't wait to go back.
First, let me say that we were lucky enough to stay in the Palma Real in only its third week of operation with only about 150 other guests. Nearly 3/4 of the resort was either unfinished or empty, so much of our enjoyment was tempered by having nearly free reign over the entire resort. That being said, the Paradisus Palma Real will soon become THE luxury resort in the Dominican Republic for all who seek true relaxation, elegance, and luxury.
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Paradisus Palma Real from 01-01 to 01-07 and we couldn't have been happier with our decision!
we just returned from the paradisus palma real and i have to say that this is a magnificent property. the lobby, bar and restaurant areas are breathtaking, with sculptures, marble and fountains in an open concept atrium. the pools and beachfront spaces are also incredibly designed, making this resort look more like a five star four seasons property than your average all-inclusive.