ADVERTORIAL • October 2019
What do the Dominican Republic’s Punta Canta and Mexico have in common, besides tropical palms, ombré waters and palapa-pretty beach bars? Luxury, family-friendly resorts - and lots of them. We take a look at the two destinations’ best in show
Nestled just off the coast of the Dominican Republic, on the sugary soft, white-sand beaches of Bavaro Beach, The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is Punta Cana’s hottest new hangout. This luxurious and family oriented paradise features 288 expansive suites, including Swim-Up Suites, which have direct access to the pool, complete with private garden and solarium deck. Lounging around is hard work, so reward yourself at one of nine gastro-hotspots offering international cuisine, or one of the six bars that’ll gladly ply you with delicious rum creations. It’s all about inner-peace at the spa from Natura Bissé and, for the kids, an adventure-filled aqua park starring four pools and water slides.
Exclusively for adult guests who are looking for a tranquil haven with superior services, The Level at Meliá Punta Cana Beach is an escape to paradise, located beachfront on the prestigious Playa Bávaro. Tropical from every angle, this is the place to immerse yourself in lush gardens and Caribbean culture with your significant other and friends. It offers 136 exclusive suites; four swimming pools; five restaurants, seven bars and one exclusive Yhi Spa. Once you’re serene, it’s time to hit the green – luckily, guests can enjoy complimentary green fees at nearby Cocotal Golf & Country Club.
Facing one of the most breathtaking white-powder beaches in all the Caribbean, The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort delights with first-class details; 232 luxuriously appointed suites, and four tempting pools (that’s not to mention the private beach and relaxing spa). If you’ve kids in tow, call upon the exclusive services of the resort’s Family Concierge, which will see them safely delivered to and from the Kids Zone amongst other helpful perks. Hungry? There are eight a à la carte restaurants, plus two poolside buffet restaurants, all offering their take on contemporary world cuisine. Book a table at Passion, headed by Michelin-favourite chef Martín Berasategui, which boasts an exquisite tasting menu for gourmet guests.
There’s just not enough time to do it all at Family Concierge at Paradisus La Esmeralda. From the world-class spa, unbeatable service and seductive suites, it has all the charms that will make you want to stay on a bit longer. The little ones can have a blast at the new water park, with pools, slides and more wet and wild entertainment to keep them busy. Not only this, but all guests of the Family Concierge programme can enjoy a private pool and beach area; turndown service with milk and cookies; welcome beach kit, plus exclusive access to the Olio restaurant and more.
Have you ever wondered where can you find the most resplendent resort experience in Cancún? Here’s your answer: Royal Service at Paradisus Cancun. Feel like a royal with the private butler service to attend to your every need, including access to Premium areas in the resort and all the best amenities available.To keep you busy, there’s a nine-hole golf course, four lavish pools, a whopping nine restaurants and two spots designed for lovers of wellbeing and beauty: the YHI Spa and the Oriental Garden, where you can immerse yourself in the water ritual. The gorgeous space will have your Instagram blowing up in no time.
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