This beachfront hotel is just for adults and comes with a wealth of bars and first-class restaurants.
This hotel has its own private stretch of white-sand beach, which comes with palapas, daybeds and waiter service. For getting around all the bars and restaurants in the complex, there's a special buggy service for guests.
At this adults-only hotel, the pool is a picture of calm. It's equally peaceful in the restaurants, where lobster and Champagne are the norm. In the evenings, it's all about relaxed cocktails with some light entertainment.
Nestling amongst the palm trees in the centre of the resort gardens, you'll find the main pool. Fringed with straw huts and loungers, with a swim-up bar in its midst and whirlpool baths built in, this really is an idea place to sit back, relax and let the world go by.
Situated next to the pond at the Grand Palladium Bavaro, the bar serves a range of snacks, including pizza, sandwiches, burgers, nachos and ice cream. Open all day, the bar has an outdoor smoking section, as well as a billiard table and internet facilities.
Honeymoon villa sleeps 2 in a king-size double bed. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for your comfort, whilst a flatscreen TV and two balconies add to the enjoyment of the villa. You'll also have a radio alarm clock with MP3 docking station, iron, ironing board and butler service.
Junior suite sleeps 2, with a double bed. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for your comfort, with a flatscreen TV, radio alarm clock with MP3 docking station, iron, ironing board and butler service.
Our third trip to Royal Suites in 18 months. We love everything about this place: weather, pool, drinks, attention to detail, and so on.
We are not big eaters nor drinkers, but there is plenty of everything for all tastes.
Staff are especially friendly and helpful. Michelina, Tomas, Mabel, Tony, David, Carlos, Juan, and more. Always a friendly greeting and always glad to assist.
I am rating four stars instead of five because of renovations in the Royal Suites area. We were not 'pre-told' about this work. Frankly, I think the Royal Suites area should have been closed as was the case last year when Bavaro was closed during renovations. While I appreciate the upgrading of the property, it seemed endless, and as a result, our area was often noisy, dusty, and dirty.
Hopefully, these upgrades will be finished soon, and once again, the peacefulness and quiet and no-pressure of Royal Suites will return.
We would like to return again next October.More
Jamie216, St. John's, Canada
we just arrived from our trip from punta cana when we booked our trip we were so exited to go but we didn't know that a big surprise was waiting for us ..... that the resort is under big renovation the main pool was closed the other pool opened but around it also renovation honestly everywhere we go renovation to a point (jack hummer) even at night , day time tiling cutting saw our agent didn't t mention anything also we don't know who to blame all we know we got stuck for one week in the middle of construction zone at least the ocean was nice but the resort never again we travel three time a year we never saw such a thing like that so the conclusion that our trip was completely destroyed and home sweet homeMore
Eth E, Laval, Quebec, Canada
Awesome Vacation - We WILL GO BACK!!!
Wow - so much to say... We stayed for 8 days and wished we had more time. Room 5308 - great building - you would get afternoon sun here. You are on vacation - don't sweat the small imperfections or minor problems, beach vacations are supposed to be laid back - get into that mindset and enjoy yourself (we saw other people getting bent out of shape over stupid things). The swim up room - a MUST!!! Main pool closes at 7PM, but not your pool! Only open to those with the swim up rooms, not the whole building. Take advantage of the fact you have a gold bracelet. We used the golf carts when going to dinner across the resort, we walked to the front of each line and were seated right away (with and without reservations). Long pants for men is REQUIRED at every place except the buffets for dinner. We dressed nicely each night which I am sure also played into not waiting in line either. Steakhouse was good as was the Mexican - we mostly ate at the Royal Gourmet as we were pretty into the 'adults only' experience. If you are looking for 5+ stars for the food - go to a resort that states they have it. The food was good, not over the top, but never had a bad meal. Never tried the room service. We tried to eat early each day then use our pool in the evening. DO NOT drink the water - there is enough bottled water in your room. The ice was fine - I only drink mixed drinks and never had a problem. We used the rum in the room to even rinse our toothbrushes each day - so no water from the sink ever touched those either. Paella on the beach is a MUST - only a 2 minute walk down the beach towards the other parts of the resort. If you want a casino - go to Vegas or somewhere else, very small, but we really aren't gamblers anyway. I wouldn't recommend going into the little shopping area next to the resort (on the beach) unless you don't mind being physically grabbed by all the vendors as they try and sell you the SAME stuff that is in every shop. Not a pleasant experience, however - there are armed guards that keep these people OUT of the resort and off of the beach area - so you are not bothered unless you 'cross the border'. The beach was raked and cleaned each morning - so it was beautiful. There had been storms going through out to sea while we were there - so the ocean was kicking up a bit, but still refreshing to get in. The pools were warmer than I prefer during the day, but at night - the temp was perfect with a little wind. You don't need to tip, but we found that a few dollars here and there was much appreciated. For goodness sake - DON'T complain if people can't speak English all that well - you are in THEIR country! Try asking a few words in Spanish and then using them while you are there. We did book the Blue Hole trip through the hotel (only excursion we did) - well worth the time and money - bring a camera! I am posting another review specifically for that attraction too. Customer service was GREAT everyone was very friendly. Trying to find time for our next trip already!More
kimatgerstner, Nashville, Tennessee
Exceeded Our Expectations
We spent a week at the Royal Suites Turquesa recently and thoroughly enjoyed the resort and staff. There were two couples in our group and both of us booked the swim up rooms and were glad we did. The service, from the check in personnel until the time we left, was above average with most staff genuinely friendly and helpful. Of course there were a few that weren't perfectly tuned into us, but those were few are far between. We ate at most of the restaurants and used the 24/7 room service extensively and found the quality of the food and drinks to be well above average. The steakhouse and Japanese were probably our favorites, while the Brazilian was the restaurant that had the lowest quality. The beach was fabulous with chaises and lounge beds available any time during the day. The swimming pool outside our room, although a few tiles were loose or missing, was more than acceptable to us. Our butler, Angel, was helpful with reservations although most often they were not needed due to this being the slow season. The fact that a large portion of the Turquesa adults only resort was under renovation had no impact on our trip enjoyment. It was good to see that the resort was investing in keeping the place up to date.
The construction probably made the experience even better due to the lack of crowds anywhere including the beach.
I read a number of critical reviews of the Turquesa and can only conclude that they either had set unreasonable expectations or perhaps just like to complain. We generally stayed away from the buffets and had no problems with stomach issues. As far as expectations go, you need to remember that the DR is still a developing country and not everything is going to be perfect. That said, we have traveled to 4-5 star resorts (Hyatt Vacation Club owners) all over North America and can say that the Royal Suites compares with most of them.More
Douglas H, Yucaipa, California
Wow! First trip in the tropics
Took the advice of another reviewer, don't sweat the small imperfections. They are really small. The staff are wonderful. Shout outs to Abel, Oscar Dany Boy, Jahaira, Juan Carlos (very professional) and Wanny. We spent 7 relaxing pampered days in a swim up suite. Food, drinks and lots and lots of sun. Even with the construction, it was private. We were told beforehand that they would be remodeling before the main season starts so we were prepared. That probably helped with our outlook. The rooms are just as pictured. I liked how we could travel by cart to any restaurant, pool, bar in other sections but the Royal Gourmet and Le Chantelle were exclusive to the Royal Suites. The air conditioning in our room and lobby were a refreshing break from the heat and humidity. We will definitely return. Can't wait to see the remodeled section.More
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