Palma Real Caribe Hotel and Villas
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Our OpinionThe Palma Real Caribe Hotel and Villas is rated as a 4 star property. It offers Standard rooms as well as 2 bedroom Villas. These Villas are excellent for families . There is a great Waterpark nearby and guests at the Palma Real enjoy free admission on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. The hotel features 1 buffet restaurant as well as a delicious Italian and Asian Fusion Restaurant.
the hotel is pretty small and well maintained. It's very, very clean... I was really surprised, how many cleaning girls are there, and it looks like they are hard working non-stop 24 hours.the people int the hotel there are open and friendly.... but not outside... it's HondurasI like so much many things there: buffet right on the beach, wild nature, birds in the morning, waves on the beach, nice entertainment team, volleyball on the beach, extra-activities: Cayo-Cochinos, extraordinary canopy with bath in geothermal water... and many other thingsthe only thing I don't like - weekend, where it's open to local people, there are a lot of them and they are pretty messy everywhere... on the beach, in buffet, in the pool
We overall enjoyed our new years eve vacation here. Our room was pretty basic but we spent most of our time by the pool. But we did have an issue with running our fan and the AC at the same time as it would randomly click so we would turn on one or the other. Also only 1 English channel on the TV so we brought out iPad and watched Netflix at night. Pick an "ocean view room" or at least go to the second floor. Also we were to the left side of the lobby (when you look from the inside of the building towards the pool) and couldn't get wifi in our room so we had to go into the lobby to access it. We heard people on the right side did get wifi in their room though. It was very quiet at the start of the vacation (not a lot of people there) and the beach was completely private, no people trying to sell anything and you can walk for quite some time, but there were sand mites at times (itchy). We really enjoyed the food. I would compare the actual resort (i.e. amenities) to resorts in Cuba as it was all kind of basic and a little worn down but the food outshines Cuban resort food by a long shot!! I wish that they had an adults only pool/area because the pool did fill up quite quickly in the afternoon with kids jumping around and we really just went to relax. We were also there as a couple (no kids) and this did feel much more like a family resort because of the amount of families there when we went. We also wish they had more then 1 bar, they never opened the beach bar which was disappointing because it was such a pretty spot and really could be used as another restaurant location or bar. The service at the a'la carte was wonderful and overall the service was good and quick. We really enjoyed the Japanese a'la carte and the buffet was also great, never short on new salads/sides and they always had 4 different types of meat with lunch and dinner. Be prepared to eat Central American food, yes they do serve some "american" food but we both really liked when they did more traditional food from their region. We likely wouldn't go back (we have never gone back to the same place twice anywhere) but if you can get a deal for $700-850/pp then it would be worth it in my opinion when I compare it to similar resorts in Cuba at the same cost.
Very well kept. Clean and staff are super friendly. It's a smaller resort, so nothing is very far away no matter where you are. Staff do their best to keep people entertained with dancing and games on the beach. Food was great, always a variety. Rooms are super clean. Never had a problem with the water, as some people have stated. Always had hot and cold. Went on a few excursions. I would defiantly recommend the zip lining and hot springs. You cannot do this anywhere else in the world for less than $100cnd. One of the highlights of my trip. The snorkelling is awesome. They take you to cayos cochinos, and the water is beautiful. Lunch was served by a family on one of the islands. Very cool. Just be aware of the kids trying to get you to buy things. Learn to say no and walk away. All in all I had a great time. Just watch out for the jellyfish on the beach. A few people were stung while swimming.
We stayed in a villa. Started off on the wrong foot, the villa did not have electric power and had not been cleaned. After a couple of hours of pressuring management the issues were addressed. Overall setting and concept is nice, there are many instances of items falling into disrepair due to lack of maintenance. We brought our own food so I did not get a chance to sample the hotel's food. Putting the maintenance issues aside, we had a good time. The New Years beach party with live music and fireworks was fun. All facilities, including beach and pool never felt overcrowded even though the hotel and villas were fully booked.
If you are looking for hotel, after hotel after hotel similar to Mexico then do not go here. This is a pristine and very private location. There is literlly no other resort on the beach. The rooms are very well appointed, large and clean. The have a very spanish flare to them. The Resort Grounds are beautiful, clean and well kept. Similar with the pools, well kept and clean. There is really only one bar, but they will do anything to assist you. They were making ceaser's (we brought Clamatto Judice) and Paralysers by the end of day one. And it is never busy so you dont have to wait. The food was fantastic. a good variety, however it does repeat every so often. The chicken wings are excellent. The snack bar also serves decent items all afternoon. The 2 A la Carte resteraunts are a very interesting ride to the other side of the resort. The food is very good. The Salmon with creamed Shrimp sauce was to die for and the shrimp tempura just as good. The A la carte resteraunts are only open Wed, Thurs, Fri. The excursions were incredible. The snorkel adventure and the zipline adventure are well worth the small fee. The staff were also very helpful. The Sunwing rep was first class. So, if you want a private, smaller and very seculuded resort with excellent service and food, then say yes to the Palma Real Beach Resort. Oh yah, it is in the rain forest region, so it does rain. We found that the best sun tanning was first thing in the morning around 9:00-11:00. Enjoy..
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner plus snacks
- 3 a la carte dinners per person per week with reservations (Tue, Thu & Sun)
- Unlimited domestic drinks from 10am to 1am
- Daytime tennis
- Free admission to waterpark nearby on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
- Daily activities & nightly entertainment
- 160 rooms in 2 properties - Palma Real Caribe & Palma Real Beach Resort
- Room service (fee)
- Tennis court
- Diving school nearby (fee)
- Bicycle rental
- 9-hole golf 30 minutes away
- 2 queens or 3 double beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Bathroom with shower & hairdryer
- Rooms are located in the Palma Real Caribe section of the resort
- Maximum occupancy is 6
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Bathroom with tub, shower & hairdryer
- Rooms are located in the Palma Real Beach section of the resort
- Maximum occupancy is 3 or 2 adults & 2 children
Resort Location Map
Palma Real Caribe Hotel and VillasHonduras,Honduras
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Km. 20 Carretera La Ceiba-Trujillo, La Ceiba 9999 Honduras
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