Puerto Plata

Blue Bay Villas Doradas


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2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Fruit tray, flower petals in room, bathrobes and slippers, and one champagne breakfast in bed (reservations required).

The BlueBay Villas Doradas is an All-Inclusive resort, designated exclusively for Adults. It is a perfect place for couples who want to relax or enjoy their wedding or honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, as nothing will disturb the peaceful atmosphere of luxury and eminence. The hotel has a seafront location by the picturesque, sandy Playa Dorada and crystal clear waters, next to the beautiful Playa Dorada golf-course, which was designed by famous Robert Trent. This 18-hole golf course hosts regular local and international competitions.

BlueBay Villas Dorada offers accommodation in large and quiet beautifully decorated guest rooms as well as luxurious suites with beautiful bedrooms, a terrace, and hot tub where you can easily get away and relax.

BlueBay Villas Dorada offers plenty of leisure activities like sushi or cocktail making classes, bachata and merengue lessons, massage classes (to teach your partner), and sport activities like tennis, windsurfing, sailing, diving, and canoeing. The animation team surprises us every day with a different show, where entertainment is guaranteed.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located 20 minutes away from Puerto Plata International Airport.
Address:
Puerto Plata
PP

DR
Local Phone: 809-320-3000
Fax: 809-320-4790
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Golf: ONSITE
Designed by Robert Trent Jones.
Holes: 18
Health Club / Spa
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Built next to the sea within the Playa Dorada Complex an area surrounded by deluxe 18 hole golf course. This property features adults only, 24-hour All-Inclusive, four restaurants, four bars, pool and spa. WiFi is availabe in public areas such as: lobby, pool area, theatre, spa area, and in some rooms. Beach:
Total Rooms: 245
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD ROOM
Cozy rooms with colonial decor. Features a balcony and one king or two queen beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR
Guestroom includes one king bed or two queen beds and a terrace or balcon. Other amenities include a minibar with welcome pack, tea and coffee service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR GOLD
Private and personalized check-in, concierge service, fruit plate upon arrival, 15% off spa treatments, unlimited a la carte dinners, turndown service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR PLATINUM
Private and personalized check-in, concierge service, fruit plate upon arrival, complimentary WiFi (restrictions apply), 15% discount on spa treatments, unlimited a la carte dinners, turndown service, VIP beach area, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SILVER ROOM
Cozy double room with natural light and a pleasant colonial decor. King size bed or two queen beds. Stocked minibar. Fresh beach towels in the room upon arrival. Tea & coffee facilities.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Fee for safe & minibar
DINING
Blue Bay Villas Doradas features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Blue Bay Villas Doradas:
Beach Club - Twenty four hour snack bar.
Jardin De Jade - Features Oriental cuisine. Reservations required.
El Pescador - Features steak and seafood. Reservations required.
El Dorado - Grill restaurant. Reservations required.
Las Garzas - Buffet restaurant featuring three show cooking areas. Reservations required.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 6490reviews
What to expect
Location
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Somewhat good
MATTHEW B.
Aug 31 2018
Rooms need maintenance and fixing. Bigger bathrooms and unclogged drains.
Customer Rating: 

Nice trip...could use some intervention
CYNTHIA B.
Jan 12 2016
Apple made sure that our transfers were timely and very professional. However we had upgraded so that we would have private check in...we were met with people saying that they would take care of everything and then we found out they were only trying to get us to sign up for a time share or as they put it a vacation packaging. We did not get to eat at all the dining options due to thinking that the "circleone " people were taking care of us. By the time we got reservations most of the options were full for the whole week. I would recommend this resort, but would advise to go directly to the concierge upon arrival to arrange your dining. Other than that our week was filled with lots of fun and relaxation (which is what we were looking for).
Customer Rating: 

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
The animation Team makes this hotel
leiagh,
Sun Feb 17 13:41:58 EST 2019
I had a bit of a hiccup with reception, however my time spent on the resort made up for it entirely. Namely the animation team, they’re all so full of life and ensured everyone had a great time. Julio and Waldo especially made this vacation one of the best. I’ve been to a lot of resorts and have meet a lot of workers but Julio and Waldo are by far the two best! They’re hard workers and always have a smile to share with the guests, they truly changed my entire vacation and made it one full of fun and lasting memories. I am grateful to both of them. Waldo played a lot of games and took us out for an incredible bike ride. And Julio made sure we all felt included to the dances and with volleyball. I will defiantly be coming back and it’s all thanks to these two incredible young men! Julio y Waldo muy excellente! ❤️ Thank you for the amazing experiences!

Its Got Everything You Need !
Lori S, Belleville, Canada
Sun Feb 17 05:11:37 EST 2019
My husband and just returned from BlueBay Feb.14th. The resort is within a gated community, it is compact, we could literally get to the pool, buffet, and beach all. within a 2 min. Walk....I've read reviews complaining about the rooms ...our room was perfect, good size, good TV, Good shower * note spend the extra for a balcony ( superior room category) is in our opinion well worth it !we were in room 4303 Food was fantastic ...if your considering Cuba for your vacation, this is a clear deal breaker...no comparison we have traveled to both countries and we have never been disappointed with the food in RD. The Beach is blissful we did have issues finding open loungers, but then again we were there at high season. Yes the beach vendors are everywhere but take this as an opportunity to have a conversation, * Rosetta braids hair , Dominic has 3 kids and sells jewelry, * I purchased 2 rings and earrings and anklet on the beach very happy with quality,* fair to note I had a problem with one of my earrings and Dominic traded them in for me no problem 3 days later. Recommendations....my only real complaint would be the lighting at night traversing your way around the resort is difficult due to dim lighting , found myself wishing I'd brought a flashlight. Here are some general travel tips I've learned over the years which saves time and aggravation: 1) If your traveling to an All Inclusive just bring a carry-on and trust me I'm a girl who likes my clothes and makeup...truth is you spend majority of time in your swimsuits...it's doable and saves you valuable time waiting for luggage. 2) Book your seats 24 hrs prior to departure online for plane *remember the closer you are to the front the sooner you get through immigration, which also means the sooner you can get a seat on your tour bus close to the front...this is crtical when you arrive at hotel to make your check in experience quick and seamless 👍 There you have it ....keep traveling!

Friends trip
B w,
Sun Feb 17 05:08:36 EST 2019
Great resort beautiful beach clean rooms and staff very friendly and helpful. Veronica beautiful young girls does a great job of getting people involve and keeping everyone entertained the beach is at the end of the strip and is beautiful for morning walks There are catamarans and sea doos available for rent

Another Relaxing Vacation at Villas Doradas
rcp148, Belleville, Canada
Fri Feb 15 18:47:45 EST 2019
We arrived at Villas Doradas about 6:30 A.M. on 30 January 2019 after a 9 hour weather related flight delay in Toronto (Air Canada) and departed in the evening of 5 February. This was our third time at B.B. Villas Doradas having last visited 2 years ago. We had a large second floor room facing away from the theater. The room was clean, relatively quiet, the A/C and plumbing worked and a safe was included. Bed was fairly comfortable and we slept well. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Antonio and Nilson remembered us from 2 years ago and always provided excellent service in the buffet. Food in the buffet was very good and provided variety and selection. At the grilling area, steak was tender and better than we remembered. We really enjoyed the Asian a-la-carte; good food and good service. Fried chicken at beach snack bar was convenient at lunch time. The beach is beautiful and we enjoyed perfect weather including a light refreshing breeze off the ocean. They have added more sun beds but they need about 20 more beach lounge chairs for the busiest days. Sometimes it was a challenge to find chairs. WIFI time is expensive and range is limited; one thing that should be improved. We enjoyed the cable car and Puerto Plata city tour which lasted most of the day. The lagoon area on the way to the beach is interesting and has a variety of wildlife supported by the resort. The entire resort including the beach area and three pools is clean and well well maintained. It is only a 20 minute drive to the airport and you can walk to the beach from anywhere on the resort in 5 minutes. We really enjoyed our visit and are looking forward to returning in March. A word about recent changes to Tripadvisor. I am very unhappy about the way account reviews information like helpful votes, and photos, including photo likes, are now presented. I could not find a way to provide feedback so I am doing it here.

Good Value and Wonderful Staff
MrsKHam, Toronto, Canada
Fri Feb 15 11:03:08 EST 2019
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here! As everyone else says, the staff are what make this resort. They seem happy, are very nice, and energetic. We traveled as two couples in our mid 30s from Toronto, Canada. Check-in: Not great, but fast! We were given our room cards but were not given a representative to show us our rooms. It might be because we checked in at night, and perhaps most staff had gone home. We didn't realize we had to tag our own luggage (because we were not told to), so we brought our luggage to our own room. No biggie, we are strong :) Room: We booked a Superior Room and requested second floor and we got it (not sure if it was due to the request in advance or a coincidence). We were located in the "6" block, 6211 I think. When we arrived, the outside light was broken and it was pitch black, we couldn't see anything. Maintenance fixed it the next day. Our safe was broken, so they replaced the safe about 1.5 days later, and our new safe was broken. It was kinda funny. We just put our passports in a safe place and my husband carried our cash on us at all times. We weren't worried about theft, and didn't experience any. Our room was spacious enough, closet was nice and large, the bathroom was a bit too small, but not a problem. Our water was totally fine and warm in the shower, unlike other reviews. Our balcony overlooked the pool. Outside noise was always heard, but we couldn't hear noise through the walls which was good. Pools: The "fun" pool was pretty fun and clean, but after the foam party it never recovered! There was a scum on the pool after that that never went away. That's okay - we moved over to the quieter pool and they have these cozy day beds that no one seems to want. They offer comfort and a bit of shade, and that pool is super clean. On our last day, a waiter was serving cocktails, but we had never seen him before. You are a stone's throw from the bar and bathroom, and you can definitely take part in entertainment if you choose. Food: Buffet was good. We were there for 7 days, we didn't get too bored. 3 out of 4 of us are primarily plant based, and could totally get by. Lots of healthy options if you want them. Tons of junk and meat if you want that as well. A la cartes are cute and they try hard, but we didn't love the food. I am not going to slam them like others have. Beach: cute, day beds, lots of chairs. A bit windy and rougher waters but fun. The beach bar is 24 hours. You can take lovely long walks up the beach to an open air market. That is kinda cool. There is a poutine shop that we didn't get to try because he closes at 4pm. That would have been nice to try out. The sales people definitely bother you, so if you are a 7 day in a row beach person, this may get irritating. Staff: so lovely. I would like to think they are treated really well to be that happy. I hope so! Resort: I liked it. My suggestions for improvement would be to stock the fridge with beer each day. Nice to have a cold one out of a can. Create non-smoking areas - like IN THE POOL. There were smokers absolutely everywhere (except in the dining rooms). They would park themselves at the pool bar and chain smoke every day. I couldn't believe it. There was no reprieve from smoke, ever. Maybe a couple more English channels for night time. Value: We paid only $1,010 CAD each for 7 days. A steal, and I would say on point to the resort. I would possibly return for up to $1,200 in high season. We felt that we got what we paid for but in a very positive way. We were never hungry, thirsty, or unhappy. Thank you to the resort, and I hope my review was helpful :)



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