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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pablo Pablo Pablo!

Jul 25, 2021 M5999CWjohnc

Don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to share what an amazing experience we had with the assistance from our concierge Pablo! He helped craft the best experience possible for our family! He helped solve a few issues that were personal to us with class, speed, and thoughtfulness. I would recommend The Reserve and Pablo to any couple… Read more
Don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to share what an amazing experience we had with the assistance from our concierge Pablo! He helped craft the best experience possible for our family! He helped solve a few issues that were personal to us with class, speed, and thoughtfulness. I would recommend The Reserve and Pablo to any couple or family if you can do it! Thank you again. Read less
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Jun 21, 2021 joselutis

The building is great. The service overall is horrible. The food is just ok. I will not come back. Had enough of a fake 5 stars. Not even the coffee in your room is real. It take hours to get room service. They give you discounted vouchers for wine that only work if they use the smaller ones. The beach is non existent. Full of seaweeds. Go… Read more
The building is great. The service overall is horrible. The food is just ok. I will not come back. Had enough of a fake 5 stars. Not even the coffee in your room is real. It take hours to get room service. They give you discounted vouchers for wine that only work if they use the smaller ones. The beach is non existent. Full of seaweeds. Go somewhere else. Ver unhappy for a fake and cheap service. There are many other options in Punta Cana and in the Caribbean in general. Asking for a cappuccino in the morning is a challenge. HORRIBLE AND EXPENSIVE. Just avoid it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family resort

Jun 9, 2021 CLAUDIAR777 Regina, Canada

I cant wait to come back, the perfect place for a family vacation. book a family concierge they are fantastic. loved the spa and the children club. they have great sommelier . fantastic staff. only one thing do not use the picture service they are terrible and expensive.
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Nov 27, 2020 bethposey

This place is top notch! The food, staff, bar tenders, facilities are amazing ! Our concierge, Mr. Reynosa kept us abreast of all our reservations at restaurants, and made sure we were comfortable. We will return every chance we have :)
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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.