Dominican Republic: The Sports Enthusiast’s Destination

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Love sports? Then Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is the place for you. With world-class sport fishing; half a dozen golf courses; a 30-kilometer coral reef for good snorkeling and diving; powerful winds for parasailing, wind-surfing and kiteboarding; and turquoise waters for boating, Punta Cana offers something for sports enthusiasts of all ages.

Love sports? Then Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is the place for you. With world-class sport fishing; half a dozen golf courses; a 30-kilometer coral reef for good snorkeling and diving; powerful winds for parasailing, wind-surfing and kiteboarding; and turquoise waters for boating, Punta Cana offers something for sports enthusiasts of all ages. And the Paradisus Palma Real Resort can help Punta Cana visitors get the most out of their active vacations.

The five-star, $120 million all-inclusive Paradisus Palma Real Resort, that held its grand opening on December 23, 2005, and is located on Bavaro Beach—caters to the discriminating, energetic traveler, by offering bicycle excursions, exclusive golf privileges at the 27-hole Cocotal Golf & Country Club, horseback riding and every imaginable water sport.

Cocotal Golf & Country Club, with its par 36/72 World Class Championship Golf Course designed by José Pepe Gancedo, provides professional golf guidance with the international team of the Sol Meliá Golf Academy. Each stay includes unlimited green fees per person, and Calloway golf equipment is available for rent. Duffers and scratch players alike believe you haven’t golfed until you golf Dominican Republic.

And for those who prefer water to greens, Paradisus Palma Real Resort is situated along 21 miles of white-sand beaches, amid coconut palms that cast shadows on the azure Caribbean Sea. Sport fishing Punta Cana for blue and white marlin, barracuda and dorado has become high-stakes with annual summer tournaments and international participants. Paradisus Palma Real Resort also offers kite surfing lessons and non-motorized water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, four tennis courts, and three swimming pools—including one of the largest in the Caribbean at 37,600 square feet.    

After a day of fun and sun, relax and nourish body, mind and spirit, at Paradisus Palma Real Resort’s signature Spa Paradisus, a two-story, 8,611 square foot, Zen-like respite inspired by nature’s basic elements – water, air, earth and fire. The spa’s fitness center offers Pilates, Tai-Chi, Yoga, aerobics, spinning classes and a jogging track.

Focused on creating a personalized, sports-rich experience for everyone—from golfer to water sports enthusiast, tennis ace to horseman—the Paradisus Palma Real, a Punta Cana Resort providing the ultimate Dominican Republic escape, promises to be the most sought-after sports vacation destination in the Caribbean.

Paradisus Resorts are sophisticated, luxury all-inclusive resorts by Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s most successful hotel companies, managing six distinctive brands – Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, Sol Meliá Vacation Club and Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts – totaling more than 350 hotels in 30 countries. For more information on Paradisus Resorts and Paradisus Palma Real or for reservations, visit http://www.paradisus.travel and http://www.paradisuspalmareal.travel. Individual reservations can also be made through a travel consultant by calling 1-800-33MELIA, the nearest Sol Meliá Reservation Center or on-line at http://www.solmelia.com. Group reservations can be made through a professional meeting and incentive planner or through Sol Meliá’s group desk (MSM) by calling 1-888-33-MELIA.

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