The Palace at Playa Grande - Rio San Juan

$599 for a Three-Night Stay for Two at The Palace at Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic (Up to $1,620 Value)

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Old World Opulence Flanked by Tropical Rainforest and Caribbean Sea

Peacocks parade across columned porticoes accented by stone statues of Ganesh, and onion-dome pinnacles cap whitewashed walls. New arrivals at The Palace at Playa Grande might easily suspect they've breached the palace walls of an Indian maharajah. Despite the estate's architectural tributes to Mughal India, it remains a distinctly Caribbean hideaway on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. The glistening golden sands of a seasonally available private beach beckon to sunbathers, and a lush tropical rainforest buffers the resort from the bustle of winding highways and pulsing nightlife in the island's metropolises.

Each deluxe room comes outfitted with an antique four-poster bed draped in colorful, diaphanous silks. Fresh tropical breezes waft in from the patio, which looks out on the surrounding gardens. In the villa's pool, guests paddle to a swim-up bar and use their foam noodles as swizzle sticks.

The Palace's skilled chef crafts a regularly rotating menu using local ingredients to deliver Dominican flavors in dishes such as beef empanadas and roasted green-mango salads. This package includes a meal plan covering daily breakfast, lunch, and gourmet four-course dinners with nonalcoholic beverages—all of which can be enjoyed beachside, in-room, or on the ocean-side terrace beneath a canopy of stars.

Playa Grande, Dominican Republic: Marine Adventure on Caribbean Shore

Steps from the villa, the Atlantic stretches to the horizon as sunbathers loll on 1,000 feet of pristine, private beachfront tucked into the mountainside. The resort loans snorkeling gear to those seeking an up-close peek at the Caribbean's colorful marine life. At a local dive school, instructors certify amateur scuba divers and lead expeditions into the watery depths, where coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater mountains await exploration. Surfers head to nearby Playa Grande Beach for its consistent breaks and swells. Giant leatherback sea turtles also frequent Playa Grande and can be glimpsed during nesting season, when they come ashore to discuss time-shares.

Forty minutes away, shoppers browse the vibrant market and jewelry shops of Cabarete. Perpetual wind gusts rushing southbound from the Atlantic make the area a popular destination for windsurfers and kiteboarders, who hit the waves on vessels powered by wind-driven sails or kites. After nightfall, Cabarete comes alive as salsa dancers flock to rollicking nightclubs pulsating with lights and music.

What You Get

  • Three-night stay for two adults and up to two young kids in a deluxe room
  • Daily full American meal plan with breakfast, lunch, four-course dinner, and nonalcoholic beverages for two


  • Private beach available seasonally
  • Breakfast, lunch, and four-course dinner daily
  • Swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • Two jacuzzis
  • Private, full-service spa with exotic treatments
  • Concierge service

The Fine Print

  • Not valid 12/24-1/2/12
  • Must travel by 8/31/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply
  • Must be 21 or older to check-in
  • Valid only for deluxe rooms
  • Daily meal plan is not valid for alcohol
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Additional fee applies to additional adults and children
  • 16% Dominican tax and 10% service charge not included

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How to Book

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  2. Call The Palace at Playa Grande.
  3. Choose a date prior to 3/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: Two
  • Maximum occupancy: Four
  • Adding additional occupants above standard: $95 USD per night plus tax and service for anyone 6 and older, $50 USD per night plus tax and service for kids age 5, and no charge for kids 4 and younger. Food is included for additional guests.
  • View of tropical gardens and pool area
  • Ground-floor patio
  • Four-poster bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: Noon
  • Parking: Free
  • Rollaways: Free
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: Guests can upgrade to a garden suite for $50 USD per night, to a royal oceanfront suite or a cliff-side suite for $100 USD per night, or to the alcohol-inclusive meal plan for $50 USD per person, per day.

What It's Worth

  • Three-night stay for two adults and up to two young kids in a deluxe room (up to $1,050 USD value)
  • Daily full American meal plan with breakfast, lunch, four-course dinner, and nonalcoholic beverages for two ($570 USD value)
    Total value: up to $1,620 USD

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