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.
Have to add Felix from room service to list of super service staff member. The warm smile & upbeat personality everyday was a pleasure. Would definitely recommend Palma Real to anyone looking to stay at such a friendly & safe resort.
Don't let any negative feedback stop you from coming to Palma Real. The resort is great! Hotel is very clean, food is good and the staff are amazing! Yes some things are a bit dated but please don't let that bother you. I loved that it was smaller resort where you didn't have to fight for chairs or stand in lines for the buffet. Staff was so accommodating to the needs we had. A family member was gluten and lactose intolerant the Sungwing Rep. Fred (who is also amazing) had made a letter to give to the restaurant staff and they made a meal every time that was gluten and lactose free. Resort staff was always there for us to help when we needed it. We had an air conditioning issues the first night they offered us a new room or wait to have it fixed the next morning and we decided to wait and the air conditioner was fixed first thing in the morning. My phone had water damaged and they gave me a bag of rice to dry it out. The staff is excellent and I can't thank them enough for what they did for us. It's a great resort if you are looking to relax and have some drinks. The animation team is awesome so friendly every interactive. I played lots of beach volleyball with animation team they are so nice and hilarious. The team also plays card games with you which is great. You really get the chance to make some nice friendships. Beach is clean plenty of chairs and those umbrella thingys. There is a swim up bar too! Bar staff is amazing as well. I would recommend this resort to any family or friends. The excursion staff is wonderful and very helpful.
Just got back from a very relaxing trip at Palma Real in Honduras. We absolutely loved the size of the resort, the lush grounds and the nearly-remote beach that went on for days. Rooms: We stay din both the hotel rooms (mountain view) and a villa. The rooms are a bit dated, however, we were only ever in our rooms to sleep and get ready for the day. Rooms were kept clean and comfortable. The Villa was very spacious with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, laundry and bathroom -- I'd liken it to a typical Canadian cottage-- not fancy but very comfortable.Food: Very impressed by both the buffet and a la carte (asian and itialian). The buffet always had something for everyone with a few interesting dishes thrown in. The a la carte were a bit far from the main hub of the resort but the hotel had a tractor running back and forth to take you to and from. Each dish we tried was great. Entertainment: Here is where we found the hotel was lacking. Typically we prefer resorts with ample entertainment by the pool/beach during the day, however, Palma Real didn't have much of this. Evening entertainment began at about 9/9:30pm and it was fine. The NYE event and fireworks were quite impressive.Site: The hotel itself is somewhat U or V shaped around the two pools, and right on a beautiful beach. Getting around the resort was very easy as it is quite quaint. We were very impressed by the beach as it was never crowded and seemed to go on for days. We visited Pico Bonito and Cayos Cochinos to snorkel while on this trip. Do note, Sunwing is the only tour operator out of this hotel and has quite a monopoly on the tours -- they're really the only choice for booking excursions. You can, however, book via the tour companies (cutting out the middle man, Sunning) but must find your own transportation to/from Sambo Creek and/or La Ceiba. T
For starters, don't book with Sunwing, they maybe the most affordable vacation package company but they will not please you. Though that's another topic, Palma Real was beautiful at first, until i realized this resort is secluded with low income people (Hondurans) living nearby. Food always looks good, but its repetitive; day 1 lunch, boiled veggies, fish, chicken, rice, pasta. Day 1 dinner, GRILLED veggies,fish,chicken, rice with beans, pasta..etc. One positive,the buffet area is very relaxing, clean, and even charming, it really sets the mood for a 'perfect getaway from the cold'. If you're a teenager or a young adult this resort will bored you to death if you stay there for the whole day, either LEAVE THE RESORT, or get in the ocean appreciate the view of the mountains then leave, go to the little villas (yellow hunts) they have good pools. There wasn't entertainment at night. ATTENTION TO THE FOOD: I got really ill from the food, the last three days and the flight back to Toronto absolutely ill, and after I was so that I had to suffer for almost a year on a strict diet called the FODMAP diet. Basically for about a year I had to eat GLUTEN FREE BREAD, bananas, oranges, grapes, and peanut butter sandwiches. I was restricted from garlic, onion, apples, watermelon, lactose = ice cream, cliff bars, pears, beans and peas. two months of just peanut butter sandwiches did the trick and bananas...
We rented a Villa here for the entire family for a few months, great secure location and super friendly staff. Unfortunately, while the common areas are well kept and seasonal landscaping continues to be maintained, this property looks like it is dying a slow death; the water park appears closed for good, many of the villas are in various states of decay and there has been an obvious relaxing of any kind of property standards. I would like to return but (sadly) I'll be checking back to see more current reviews before I book.
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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