I’m back in Chicago! I miss Punta Cana already. My last day there was gorgeous. I had a spa appointment at Yhi Spa at the Paradisus Palma Real. They moved the treatment rooms to the Reserve, an exclusive property that is part of Paradisus Palma Real. You check in at Paradisus and they will take you by golf cart to the spa. It is so peaceful and elegant. It feels like another destination on it’s own. The facilities are great, very tranquil, rocks, water and wood. The showers are outside, very private but outside. Very natural. They also have sauna, steam, jacuzzi and pools so you can spend some time there to totally relax. The prices are pretty good too.
After the spa I went to the beach. The lounge chairs are the bet. They have small singular ones but they also have lounge beds that hold up to two people and they have palapas, if you want to get away from the sun but remain outside. The sand is white and powdery, very soft and the water is clear turquoise. As I was relaxing a waiter came by for my drink order. I had a mango smoothie. It is currently mango season.
Now, our last day there we had our seminars. After our seminars we went deep sea fishing. For the first time I got sea sick. I did not get nausea’s I got dizzy. The water was pretty rough. We did not catch anything but we got a few bites that got away. Seriously.
Later that evening we visited the Moon Palace. This property has almost 1800 rooms, 11 restaurants and by the fall will have the largest casino in the Dominican Republic. It’s all inclusive. They have two room categories. Their standard room is great. jacuzzi in the middle of the room, balcony, large bathroom, minibar, etc. Then there are the suites, 1 bedroom suites and some have adjoining rooms to make 2 bedroom suites.
In a few weeks I will be in the Philippines. I’ll tell you all about it.