The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The hotel

Concierge service. Michelin stars. Exclusive beach club. This shouldn’t be just how ‘the other half’ live — so The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real promises it all. With luxuries usually only expected by VIPs, it sits on one of the island’s most elite shores, Playa de Bávaro, and hosts a total of 10 dining venues across the resort, including an adults-only restaurant headed by Martin Barasategui, whose innovative flair has won him eight Michelin stars. Making it easy for you to feel indulged, days can be spent escaping it all around the pool, lazing on the uber-comfy poolside ‘Bali beds’, or taking a break from the sun with a class in floristry or a spot of wine tasting. The Reserve is designed for those who like to enjoy the finer things in life, and so you should!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Located on the Dominican Republic’s legendary Bávaro Beach, only a few minutes away from The Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Palma Real Shopping Village. Transfer time from Punta Cana Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

42 brand new Luxury Oceanfront Suites. All with individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan, private terrace or balcony, mahogany furniture, marble floors, 2 flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD player, Espresso coffee machine, mini-bar (restocked daily), hydromassage tub for two (on the terrace or in the bathroom), double wardrobe, 24-hour room service, WiFi access, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. All of The Reserve suites include access to The Reserve Beach private lounge, the exclusive restaurants Olio & Fuego, a private beach, exclusive concierge and all dedicated The Reserve areas. The Reserve Beach Luxury Junior Suite Ocean View with 1 king-size bed and lounge with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and premium local and international drinks (Passion by Martin Berasategui, adults-only restaurant is at an additional charge). 24-hour room service. In-room mini-bar (one daily replenishment of soft drinks, water and beer requested). All activities and facilities unless otherwise stated. Complimentary WiFi in resort public areas and rooms. All taxes and service charges.

The Reserve Beach Luxury Junior Suite Ocean Front overlook the sea, with 1 king-size bed and lounge with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Reserve Beach Suite Ocean Front overlook the sea with whirlpool tub, Bali bed, chaise longue, table and comfy rocking chairs. The suites are equipped with 1 king-size bed and separate lounge with a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Reserve offers a buffet restaurant, 3 à la carte restaurants, a snack bar and 4 bars. Olio (classic and informal Italian trattoria, exclusively for The Reserve guests), GABi Club (poolside buffet), Aqua (Contemporary Mediterranean), Mizu (Teppanyaki), Hydro Grill (poolside snacks, hot and cold sandwiches and tapas) and the MIX Bar and H2O.

As a The Reserve guest, you also have free access to the services, facilities and restaurants at the Paradisus Palma Real (except Royal Service areas). Restaurants include: Bana (Sushi and teppanyaki and themed Toji Bar), Passion by Martin Berasategui* (signature cuisine by 8 star Michelin rated Chef. Adult-only restaurant), Vento (Mediterranean cuisine), Fuego (Latin fusion), Naos (International market buffet), RARE (Steakhouse serving traditional American and international cuts) and Blue Agave (Mexican cuisine). Along with a further 9 bars all serving delicious Caribbean cocktails and international premium brand drinks, Lobby Bar, Toji Bar, Avenue Bar, Sunset Bar, Red Lounge, GABi Beach Bar, M Bar, Sunrise Bar and Fuego Bar.

Evening activities — shows including “Le Cirque”, “Michael Jackson Legend show” and “Dominican Paradise”. Live music in the evenings. The Red Lounge is an exclusive area with bar, resident DJ, the latest music, dance floor and sophisticated atmosphere. Ideal place for a cocktail, meeting fellow guests, dancing and enjoying the night. Evening program (tropical party, movie night, karaoke, magic show, mini disco, puppet show).

Exclusive main swimming pool with water ritual feature, a children’s swimming pool and 1 toddler splash pool. YHI Spa* and fitness centre. Daily yoga and Pilates sessions. 5 tennis courts. Casino*. Kids' Zone (1-12 years). Adventure park with climbing wall, super jumper and bouncy castle. Life enriching activities including, sushi making, wine tasting, Dominican art workshop, candle making, painting class, finger painting, merengue, salsa and bachata dance classes and cocktail making. Non-motorised water sports including, sailing, catamaran, deep sea fishing*, scuba diving*, windsurfing and kayaking. Motorised water sports*. Tennis for beginners and advanced*. Games Room with Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3. Beach volleyball and beach soccer. 4-wheel bike tour*. Horse riding*. Unlimited free green fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club, 27-hole world-class championship golf course designed by José Pepe Gancedo, golf car rental is mandatory*. Private beach with full concierge service.

Complimentary WiFi available in rooms and all public areas. Laundry service*. Medical staff on call 24-hours*. 24-hour taxi service*. Car rental*. Boutique and gift shop*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Mar 13, 2020 joycemN7579UC Dominican Republic

Our Concierge Jandris Santana made our stay amazing!! Whenever we needed guidance big or small he was always there for us. He was so pleasant and helpful and would definitely be happy if on our next holiday in November we were to get him again.
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Mar 12, 2020 travellingmama85

Our Family Concierge Zenovia was outstanding with gifts for our 2 year old, fun surprises, and made my husband's birthday one to remember. Because the resort was so empty, there was no shortage of pool chairs or cabanas and reservations probably would have been easily obtained if we didn't have a FC. The pool waiter/concierge Wander was… Read more
Our Family Concierge Zenovia was outstanding with gifts for our 2 year old, fun surprises, and made my husband's birthday one to remember. Because the resort was so empty, there was no shortage of pool chairs or cabanas and reservations probably would have been easily obtained if we didn't have a FC. The pool waiter/concierge Wander was outstanding! Never had an empty hand, brought snacks for my daughter, smoothies, and was such a pleasure to chat with. The Reserve: Pros: The rooms are beautiful. The pool is large and all of the chairs, cabanas, lounges are so comfy. The kids club/pool and gym are right there. The alcohol is top shelf unlike the rest of the resort (they make you pay). It is quiet and relaxing. Cons: The only lunch spot is the Grill which was terrible. I loved the Grill at other locations. They need to improve here. BUT we enjoyed moving to the ocean for the afternoon so Gabi is oceanfront (buffet) and if Mole is open, it was nice and pretty good. Overall experience of Paradisus PC: The grounds are stunning! The beach is white sand, no seaweed, breathtaking! Not all of the restaurants were open because of the low occupancy. Food wasn't terrible but wasn't the greatest either. Breakfast was always good. It is such a beautiful resort, I wish there were more oceanfront activities and resturants beside the buffet that would have been open in the evening. If I returned, I would choose the Reserve side again as it gives you more of a luxury vacation. Read less
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Mar 12, 2020 418flaviaq

We had a great time in this hotel. The room was very clean and it was very comfortable. They have a really good service and very nice facilities. The beach is amazing! Breakfast is also very good! We will definitely like to come back!!!!
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Mar 6, 2020 stevenT4444 Punta Cana

I stayed at the Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana from February 28th until March 5th in room #1437, Bldg.#43. The room had many maintenance and housekeeping issues. Some issues were fixed, others were not, such as both phones not working during my stay. I have used Melia Resorts for my last 5 vacations and my experiences have been good.This time, I… Read more
I stayed at the Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana from February 28th until March 5th in room #1437, Bldg.#43. The room had many maintenance and housekeeping issues. Some issues were fixed, others were not, such as both phones not working during my stay. I have used Melia Resorts for my last 5 vacations and my experiences have been good.This time, I was not satisfied at all. I will not return or recommend this hotel! Read less
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Mar 6, 2020 elizabethhG2480DE

The hotel and staff really blew our expectations away! Everyone is so friendly and helpful there are so many on resort activities. The room was absolutely beautiful with an outdoor hot tub and private garden and cabana. What really made it special was our personal concierge Angela, she booked us dinners at all the best restaurants and was… Read more
The hotel and staff really blew our expectations away! Everyone is so friendly and helpful there are so many on resort activities. The room was absolutely beautiful with an outdoor hot tub and private garden and cabana. What really made it special was our personal concierge Angela, she booked us dinners at all the best restaurants and was available whenever we needed her! Even set ya up with some special honeymoon surprises, chocolate covered strawberries, hot tub full of bubbles and rose petals with chilled champagne and many more! We highly recommend this resort, especially Angela! Read less