This is my final post about my family’s trip to Punta Cana and the Grand Palladium Resort, and I’m finishing up with some things for parents to do. I mean, the whole reason we looked for a resort with activities for kids and a kids club was so that hubby and I could have some time to ourselves. As much as we love our kids, every couple needs to take time off from parenting once in a while!
Trust me when I say there is always something going on here. The talented People of Palladium team organizes games and activities all day long at the beach and main pools: beach volleyball, stretching classes, water volleyball, Spanish lessons, bingo, water polo, dance lessons, trivia, beach soccer, Frisbee, and more. They also perform in the nightly themed entertainment shows. These are some of the hardest working people I’ve ever met!
There’s no shortage of evening entertainment either. If you have young ones, you can even arrange through the resort for a trained and screened nanny to watch the kiddos while you relax and have a good time.
For a little more adult fun, there’s the casino by the Grand Palladium Palace lobby. Unfortunately, it was closed for renovations while we were there so I didn’t get a chance to visit. You can dance until 2:00 am at the Sunset Boulevard disco by the Grand Palladium Bávaro lobby, enjoy the nightly shows at the Teatro Merengue, or listen to live music every night at any of the lobby bars. On Monday nights, head down to the beach party with live music and dancing!
Or if sports are your thing, there’s a huge sports centre with archery lessons every morning, 6 tennis courts, 6 petanque courts, 4 paddle courts, basketball court, soccer field, and mini golf.
And then there’s all the water sports down on Bávaro Beach like catamarans, windsurfing, and kayaking. You can also book a fishing trip or a diving and snorkeling excursion to Isla Catalina, take catamaran/windsurfing lessons, or schedule a glass bottom boat tour.
We didn’t get to go parasailing, but it’s on my bucket list. Wouldn’t this be amazing? Talk about a view!
For those looking for a more relaxing time (and yes, that would be more my style!), there’s a full service Zentropía Palladium Spa & Wellness Center on site, next to the Grand Palladium Palace lobby. It’s a full-featured luxury spa with a full beauty salon, water zone (sauna, Turkish bath, hydromassage), and an attached gym with weights and cardiovascular equipment too.
You can book pretty much any service you like at the spa, but if you have the chance, go for a massage in one of their palm shelters right on the beach. This was seriously one of the best moments of our trip. I don’t think hubby and I have gotten a couples massage together since before we were married, and I can’t even tell you how relaxing it was, lying there on the beach smelling the ocean and feeling the breeze on my skin. Both our masseuses were very professional and skilled. I’m pretty sure I fell asleep on the table.
I can’t wait to return to this paradise, and the kids are still talking about their awesome vacation months later!
I’m going to wrap this up with a photo I took one warm evening near the end of our stay. Enjoy this stunning Caribbean sunset sky for a minute and just imagine being there, standing under a palm tree watching the sun’s last rays reflect off the shimmering Caribbean sea and the stars slowly come out one by one.
Learn everything there is to know about taking a kid and family-friendly vacation at the Grand Palladium by checking out the rest of my posts: Part I, Part II: Things for Kids to Do, Part III: What to Eat, and Part IV: The Pools & Beach.
Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary stay for review. Nevertheless, all opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.