Luxury Resorts: The Paradisus Palma Real Resort is now a certifiable five-star luxury resort. The Leading Hotels of the World recently granted membership to the Punta Cana-based resort of the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana, which is located in the easternmost tip of the DR, is a prime Caribbean destination. The Paradisus' location gives guests easy access to six balmy white-sand beaches: Bavaro Beach, Macao Beach, Cabo Engano Beach, El Cortecito, Areno Gordo Beach, and Cabera de Toro.
All suites of the lavishly decorated resort feature mahogany furniture, Jacuzzis for two, jet-showers, and private terraces or balconies. Flat-screen televisions, CD and DVD players, coffee makers, and stocked mini-bars also are included. The Royal Service package, which is available to adults only, offers butler services and access to a private pool and beach area plus other exclusive amenities and luxuries.
For nightlife the resort has a lounge and a casino with poker, blackjack, and slot machines. Six dining alternatives are on the premises. Passion is an adults-only restaurant with a romantic ambiance. Vento offers a distinctive Mediterranean flair, but also features diverse international cuisine. Bana's menu is decidedly Asian fusion with very original entrees and combinations. Agave is a decidedly Mexican with the majority of its menu. The Market Grill offers up numerous salad dishes, and Naos is a casual, poolside restaurant with various entrees and drinks.
There are three swimming pools plus two swimming pools for children along with tennis and paddle courts, seven whirlpools, full-service spa and health club. Guests also have unlimited access to the Cocotal Golf Course. Additionally, the resort has a full staff for special gatherings and corporate events with over 25,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space available.
The Paradisus Palma Real Resort is associated with the renowned Melia Hotels and Resorts group.