With the highest prices of the high season now behind us, we are starting to see some fantastic deals emerging in the Caribbean. The high season officially lasts through May in most places, and with the cold winter in North America so far there is certainly a lot of demand for a sunshine holiday in the next couple of months.
Right now you can get a Deluxe room at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa – All Inclusive for only US$258 per night for two people. It’s a 3.5-star resort officially, but it gets 4 out of 5 stars on verified guest reviews, making it one of the better resorts in the area at any price.
A Deluxe Room at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa for two people with everything included for only US$258 in March and April, depending on availability.
The rate above is a promotional deal through Expedia, our booking partner, and it includes free cancellation. There is no minimum stay required to qualify, so the room can be booked even for a long weekend if enough are still available when you try to book.
Large and luxurious rooms on the beach
To be honest, most of the all-inclusive resorts in this price range in the Caribbean are older, smaller hotels that are passed their prime. It’s a refreshing change to see this deal at a newer resort that was built for luxury rather than cost savings. The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa has rooms that are over 300 square feet, with a bathroom that includes a large jetted bathtub.
There’s also a big balcony out front, plus an MP3 docking station, satellite TV with many pay channels, and even bathrobes for each guest. For US$258 per night per couple it’s like paying US$200 for food, drinks, and activities, and only paying US$58 per night for the room. For that price you wouldn’t expect much, but this is proper 4-star luxury in one of the Dominican Republic’s best resort areas.
13 restaurants and endless activities
Another thing you normally see at the less expensive all inclusive resorts is a single buffet restaurant and then maybe an a la carte restaurant that costs extra. Here you get 13 restaurants, even though there is only 364 guest room. That’s a restaurant for every 25 rooms, which is one of the best ratios you’ll see anywhere. Even all the snacks and drinks in the minibar are included in the price, while at a normal hotel you might spend $50 per day if you emptied it out.
Of course there are also various beach activities, including kayaking and windsurfing, and all of the non-motorized ones are included as well. Basketball, fitness facilities, tennis, volleyball, and quite a few pool sports are also included. For a resort with this kind of reputation, you would normally be paying around US$400 a night or more, so this is one to jump on if you have time off in the coming months.