All-Inclusive Beach Resort and Spa in Sunny Punta Cana
When you’re a guest at the Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa, you’re also considered a guest at its two neighboring sister properties, the Punta Cana Resort & Spa and the Palace Resort Spa & Casino. Collectively, the three resorts form a sprawling compound on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. On this all-inclusive vacation, you can wine and dine your way through a combined 18 bars (including 6 on the private beach), 13 restaurants (seven à la carte), and four pools.
With all those choices, you can make sure no two days at the resort will go the same way. Some sample itineraries: begin one day with a breakfast of local specialties at Las Torres Restaurant, then pay a visit to the spa for a Swedish massage before taking an international lunch at the open-air La Uva Restaurant. Or you can spend the afternoon sipping premium cocktails at the beach, and then transition into a Brazilian dinner at Rodizio Restaurant before dancing late into the night at the discotheque. The next day, try some Japanese cuisine, enjoy an afternoon at the pool, and perhaps make a late-night trip to the casino.
A constant throughout the vacation, however, will be your junior suite, which is equipped with a jacuzzi, satellite TV, and a furnished terrace or balcony that overlooks the beach, pool, or gardens.
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Miles of White-Sand Beaches
When Christopher Columbus landed on the Dominican Republic more than five centuries ago, he described it as "a beautiful island paradise." Punta Cana, located on the island's easternmost tip, lays legitimate claim to that description. The coast stretches for more than 20 miles and is dotted with coconut palms, chaise lounges, and laid-back bars. Glitzy resorts feature prominently along the shoreline, but Playa El Cortecito, a short drive up the coast, harks back to earlier times. Brightly colored, thatched-roof shacks line the beach, and local fishermen bring their boats to shore each afternoon with the day's catch.