The Paradisus Punta Cana is an all-inclusive resort located 25 minutes from Punta Cana International airport. Bordered by thick gardens and thatched-roof shades, a freeform pool meanders past sunbathing sections near Punta Cana’s famed beach, where more thatched-roof shades await. Eight ethnic restaurants offer fare such as Asian, European, and South American. Consisting of four open-air, thatched-roof cabanas arrayed around a 40 foot pool in a private garden, as well as two air-conditioned rooms and a beauty salon, the health spa features mud baths, Vichy-shower treatments, and hydrotherapies (surcharges for treatments). The spa includes women’s and men’s saunas, steam rooms, and outdoor 10-person spa tubs. There are seven pools on site, including two children’s pools. Paradisus’s casino offers slot machines, electronic poker, and eight tables for blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, and roulette. Computers provide high-speed Internet access in the lobby, which also has wireless access (surcharges for both). For young guests, this Dominican Republic resort offers Kids Zone Mini Club, a tropical-themed playground, secured-walled gardens, action-adventure jungle gym, and a childrens mini water park with slides and other water features. A game room and a mid-day childrens buffet menu are also available.