Combining a delightful Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, Paradisus Palma Real is one of the leaders of the Paradisus Resorts - the upscale All Inclusive brand of Sol Melia. The resort includes luxuriously appointed suites with Jacuzzi for 2, mahogany furniture, flat screen television, CD players, marble bathroom with European jet shower and top class amenities to please the most discerning traveler. It also features a spa facility and treatments, a 2 story health center with advanced workout equipment, a large beach front free-form swimming pool and flexible meeting spaces offering state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
Paradisus Palma Real is surrounded by lush, vibrant tropical gardens, mangroves and sparkling waters and faces one of the most breathtaking white powder sandy beaches in the Caribbean. Guests can explore their senses on a culinary tour through 7 remarkable dining experiences featuring delectable cuisine and enjoy unlimited international premium brand drinks in 8 different bars. A lively entertainment program will ensure that each day is filled with exciting activities and then night comes to life with the Casino, chill-out lounge and live music.
The resort is situated in the middle of Bavaro and only a few minutes away from The Cocotal Golf & Country Club.
The Palma Real was built in 2005 and has 554 suites. The Palma Real receives 4 Diamonds from AAA. The resort is very large and elegant and all guests receive unlimited greens fees at the Coctal golf course (Mandatory $37 cart rental not included)(promotion subject to change). The Palma Real has meeting facilities and attracts a lot of groups. The resort itself has a nice beach and a gorgeous pool area. The resort has a large casino, theater, disco and convention center. There is a kids club at the adjacent Reserve, but the Mini club is only available to guests staying at the Reserve (all suite property across the street from the Palma Real). The resort has the typical Sol Melia Avant Garde look and attracts Europeans as well as Canadians and Americans. The Gabi Beach club is located on the beach, is open to the public (for a fee), and offers separate entertainment. Entrance, drinks, and dining is included for all guests staying at the Reserve and Royal Service guests. The resort has 8 bars serving premium brand liquors.
There are 8 restaurants at the Palma Real and 4 at the Reserve. At the Palma Real, the 8 restaurants serve the following cuisine: Buffet (with theme nights), Teppanki, Sushi, Asian, Mediterrean, French (Adults only), Caribbean Fusion, and Steakhouse. All a la carte restaurants require a reservation, but there are no limitations or restrictions. Guests can make reservations at guest services or in the Royal Service Club if they booked that room category. I was told that guests can eat at the 4 restaurants at the Reserve, except during the holiday weeks of Easter and Christmas. Other than dinner reservations, the child club, and the spa, facilities at the Reserve are strictly for guests of the Reserve.
All room categories are suites with the Jr. suite measuring 520 – 560 square feet. All suites offer DVD players, 24 hour room service, fully stocked minibars, and have large 2 person indoor Jacuzzi. The view is the primary difference. Royal Service suites are for adults only and the benefits follow: private check in, Royal Service Lounge with super premium liquors, free internet, private pool and beach area, a la carte breakfast and lunch at Ventos restaurant, preferred dinner reservations, access to and dining at Gabi Beach Club. The Master suites are 815 square feet and offer kitchen facilities. Master suites and Jr. suites can be combined to form 2 bedroom suites.
Overall, I like this resort a lot and it would be perfect for groups, weddings, golfers, and families. We get fantastic reviews, but this is a pricey resort!