Meals centre on the five buffet restaurants, or you can book a table in one of the eight globe-trotting à la cartes. You’ll have plenty of drinking spots to choose from, too, as there are 15 bars in the complex – some of them are swim-up numbers in the hotel’s four lagoon-style pools. Kids have sections of the main pools to splash in, along with their own pool at the kids’ club, where activities run seven days a week. Plus, if you need some me-time, head to the spa for treatments, or work out in the gym.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
The jam-packed activity programme means you can get involved with everything from tennis and aqua gym to windsurfing and minigolf. More of a team player? Grab your mates for games of football, basketball and beach volleyball.
Little ones and teens won’t cramp each others’ style here. The kids’ club comes up trumps, with a pool that’s got a giant pirate ship and waterslides at its centre. And Black & White Junior’s Club is the ideal hangout spot for teens – complete with games consoles, ping pong and pool tables.
- Daytime activity programme
This place has loads to do. We're talking archery, aqua aerobics, minigolf and much more.
There are a range of watersports, from catamarans to diving and snorkelling trips*.
FOOD & DRINK
This hotel doesn’t mess about when it comes to buffet restaurants. There are five of them, where you can load up your plate with international dishes and local fare. Plus, theme nights take over the menus a few times a week.
The eight à la cartes will take your tummy on a taste journey. The line-up features a Spanish tapas joint, a beachfront American eatery and an Asian place, along with a Brazilian steakhouse.
- A la carte dining
A la carte dining is offered at 8 restaurants here. Dine from 6pm to 10pm. There's a dress code for men at these eateries. It's shirts or T-shirts with sleeves and full-length trousers.
- La Catedral restaurant
This is the main restaurant, it's right by the beach. You'll find a big international buffet spread as well as local dishes with fresh fruit juices, and show cooking at breakfast.
- 6 bars
There are 6 bars, a couple in the lobby, a beachfront place, Hemingway bar offering cake from 5 to 6pm and a sports bar open 24 hours.
- International restaurant
This place serves up a range of dishes, you'll find meat fresh from the grill, pizza, pasta, salads and a range of ice-cream. You'll find this restaurant at the Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort and Spa beach.
- La Uva
Set on the beachfront of the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa and Casino. There's a selection of international and local meals, including meat from the grill, pizzas, pasta, a salad bar, snacks and ice-cream.
- Behique restaurant
This place is the main restaurant in the Punta Cana Resort and Spa. It's next to the pool and offers an international buffet, with Italian and American favourites and a range of ice-cream.
- Las Torres
This buffet offers both international and local dishes, salads, and assorted ice-cream. Breakfast is served from 7am to 10am, and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.
- La Adelita
Opening Times: [6pm to 10pm]
This à la carte restaurant serves Mexican cuisine.
- La Lola
This à la carte outdoor restaurant specialises in Spanish cuisine including tapas, and there's a selection of Spanish wines to try.
Teppanyaki is on the menu here, and you can enjoy live cooking shows at this à la carte restaurant.
- La Paisana
This Argentinian à la carte restaurant serves a medley of steaks, from beefsteak to brisket.
This à la carte Indian restaurant is complemented by an open-air terrace, serving an array of Indian dishes.
- El Dorado
This à la carte restaurant serves a variety of meats, and there's a buffet too.
This Italian à la carte restaurant has its own pizza oven, to create that authentic pizza taste. And there's fresh, homemade pasta on the menu, alongside traditional recipes.
This à la carte restaurant serves a broad range of Asian cuisine.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Treat yourself to some me time at Zentropia Spa*. The menu covers off massages, facials and body treatments, and you can book manicures and waxing, too.
You can pencil a workout into your holiday schedule, as there’s a gym kitted out with cardio and weight-training equipment. Afterwards, you can rotate between the spa’s* hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms.
The Zentropia Palladium Spa and Wellness centre is at the Grand Palladium Palace section of the hotel complex. It features a whirlpool, sauna and a range of pampering treatments. There's also a modern gym, and you can opt for access to the hydroptherapy area with steam baths. Or, if you've already booked a treatment, you'll be able to use this area the same day.
The entertainment kicks off with a mini-disco, and there are nightly performances in the theatre. Alternatively, work your way down the cocktail menu while you listen to live music at the 12 after-dark bars dotted through the complex.
The speakers at Sunset Boulevard – the hotel’s very own nightclub – don’t stop pumping out music until 2am, so there’s every excuse to dance the night away. There’s a casino on offer, too, if you’re feeling lucky.
- Kids' club
There's also the Junior Club for teens. They've got a pool table, table football and a computer area.
- Kids' club
There's a club for kids aged 4-12 years. There's a pirate-themed fort and plenty of outdoor space. The little ones also have a lounge with electronic games, and a small dining area.
- Evening entertainment programme
There's a range of games and shows and live music every night.
The place counts four lagoon-like pools. Added features, like in-water loungers and swim-up bars, are a given, meaning you won’t need to get out of the pool for a top-up. Plus, if you’re on the beach, you’ll find four palapas serving drinks.
There are plenty of places for little ones to make a splash, with areas sectioned off for kids in three of the four pools. The other’s a chilled-out adults-only number with a separate hot tub.
- 4 outdoor pools
There are four outdoor pools throughout the resort, and three out of the four have space for the little ones to have a dip in, too. Each pool comes with a swim-up bar and a built-in whirlpool.
- Adults-only outdoor pool
This pool is exclusive to adults and it's located in the Grand Palladium Palace.
- Free Wi-Fi
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