TRS Turquesa, which stands for “The Royal Suites Turquesa,” is the higher-end, more serene, adults-only section of the sprawling Grand Palladium resort complex in Punta Cana. Some rooms are a decent walk to the beach and some of the other amenities of the greater complex; but the resort offers good beach and pool areas, quality rooms, strong service, and a robust fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows and spin bikes. The restaurants of the greater complex get mixed reviews and the service can be slow, but there are two restaurants exclusive to TRS guests and lobster dishes at all restaurants are available at no extra charge for TRS guests (not the case for other Palladium guests). Rooms come with four-poster canopy beds, memory foam mattresses, Nespresso coffeemakers, stocked minibars, butler service, and jacuzzi tubs; some have swim-up access, too. Activities include sunrise and sunset yoga classes, dance classes, badminton, tennis (six quality courts), archery, banana boat and glass bottom boat rides, parasailing, party boat rides, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling excursions to Isla Catalina, and deep sea fishing. TRS guests have full access to the other sections of the complex, but the reverse isn’t true. The other sections, which all welcome children, include the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites (Baa2), the Grand Palladium Punta Cana (Baa2), and the Grand Palladium Palace (Ba1).
Free COVID-19 antigen tests are offered on-site to guests traveling back to countries that require it for re-entry, including the United States. In order to be eligible for the complimentary test, however, guests must be enrolled in the Palladium Rewards loyalty program before check-out (there is no cost for joining). Test results will be received the same day in digital format as required by the CDC. Guests should contact the Front Desk upon arrival to schedule. PCR tests are also available, at an additional fee. In the event of a positive test, the affected guest can quarantine at the hotel for up to 10 days at no additional cost, with up to three companions.