Samana

Grand Paradise Samana


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This all-inclusive resort is located in the beautiful Samana bay at Las Galeras, beside white sand beaches, lush greenery, and clear blue waters. Only 45 minutes from the Arroyo Barril National Airport, the unspoiled natural beach at this hotel feels a world away, yet is convenient to many local attractions. The resort is near Boca el Diablo and Playa Rincon, and is only 25 minutes from the town of Samana.

When youre not resting in one of the comfortably-appointed guest rooms or soaking up sun on the beach, there are plenty of activities to keep guests of all ages entertained. Supervised kids activities are available all day long, while non-motorized watersports from snorkeling to sailing to windsurfing are available to all guests. Rent a bicycle, take a scuba diving lesson, or play a game of tennis.

In the evening, enjoy nightly entertainment programs and a disco. Enjoy dining at three restaurants, including two a la carte, and sit back with drinks at four bars. Sea Scape, one of the a la carte restaurants, offers fresh seafood in an elegant atmosphere. Michelangelo serves a la carte Italian in a sophisticated venue. Eat all you want at Aserradero Buffet. Night owls can feast on midnight snacks!

Experience the natural beauty of paradise at Grand Paradise Samana.
HOTEL LOCATION
Grand Paradise Samana is located in the Samana Bay at Las Galeras, 45 minutes from El Catey Airport and 25 minutes from the picturesque town of Samana.
Address: Playa Las Galeras
Samana


DR
Local Phone: 809-538-0020
HOTEL FACILITIES
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Court Fee: night - $
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Onsite meals and beverages are included in the room rate at Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive. Amenities include a beach bar and a poolside bar. Beach: Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 1:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 420
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
BUNGALOWS/VILLAS OCEAN VIEW
Two story bungalow includes one queen bed and two twin beds, a sofa bed, a full bathroom with premium amenities such as a bath robe and slippers, a kitchenette, a living area, and a private terrace with stunning ocean views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
BUNGALOWS/VILLAS GARDEN VIEW
Two story bungalow includes one queen bed and two twin beds, a sofa bed, a full bathroom with premium amenities such as a bath robe and slippers, a kitchenette, a living area, and a private terrace with garden views.
1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW SELECT VIP
VIP guestroom includes two double beds, air conditioning, a full bathroom with premium bath amenities, bath robes and slippers, a minibar (water, soda, and beer), and a private balcony or terrace with stunning ocean views.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW
Guestroom includes two double beds, air conditioning, a minibar (soft drinks), a full bathroom, and a private terrace or balcony with ocean views.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
SUPERIOR GARDEN VIEW
Guestroom includes two double beds, air conditioning, a minibar (soft drinks), a full bathroom, and a private terrace or balcony with garden views.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
Deluxe room incudes two double beds, air conditioning, a full bath, a minibar (soft drinks), and a private terrace or balcony with ocean views.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
DELUXE GARDEN VIEW
Deluxe room incudes two double beds, air conditioning, a full bath, a minibar (soft drinks), and a private terrace or balcony with garden views.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
BUNGALOW OCEAN FRONT
Two story bungalow includes one queen bed and two twin beds, a living area, a kitchennette, a full bathroom, air conditioning, and a private terrace with beautiful oceanfront views.
1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Television
Room Safe
DINING
There are 5 Restaurants at Grand Paradise Samana:
Sea Scape - A la carte seafood restaurant open for lunch.
Aserradero Restaurant - Buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Asia Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar - A la carte restaurant featuring Asian inspired cuisine served teppanyaki style and with a sushi bar. Open for dinner only.
Beach Club - Grill, sandwiches, and fruits. Open for lunch.
Michelangelo Restaurant - A la carte Italian
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water sports (non-motorized and motorized) ($). Ping pong, billiard, volleyball, Natural Sea Aquarium ($), free scuba diving at the pool and at the beach, mini golf, dance lessons. From February to March you may be able to watch humpback whales ($).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco and night show
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Applicable Ages: 4-12
Program Fees: complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: Yes

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
The only nice thing in the resort is the beach!
sunseeker549, Toronto, Canada
Tue Jan 16 18:12:58 EST 2018
We stayed during New Years week and were disappointed from the moment we arrived on Dec.31st. We paid for oceanview rooms that looked nothing like the advertised photos. Nothing was working in these rooms, including toilet, phones, no water pressure in shower, not to mention rooms were outdated and floor tiles were all cracked. It took several hours and five trips to the front desk after we were promised someone will be over to fix the problems, the manager offered to move us to pool view renovated rooms. At least, we got to enjoy the beach party with nice fireworks at midnight after moving rooms. The gala buffet dinner on new years eve was great and included lots of seafood and lobster. After that dinner, the rest of the week the buffet was very simple and basic foods were served with some varieties. The 2 a la carte restaurants were not worth it. For breakfast, usual items were served but bacon only appeared one day and no smoked salmon except during the gala dinner. No premium alcohol drinks served unless you are a "select club" guest. Just local rum and beer were used. The great weather and the beach compensated for some of the disappointments. Most of the beach area was grass and some white sand. The beach was on a bay with calm ocean most of the time and clean water. Some days seaweed appeared and staff would clean it off the shore. Overall, i would give this resort 2* rating not 4 as advertised. Maybe for select club guests who receive premium meals and drinks, it would be 4* rating.

Amazing family holiday
Danielle A,
Tue Jan 16 12:33:37 EST 2018
I stayed at grand paradise Samaná in December with my husband, my children (14 and 16) and my parents and we would highly recommend the hotel. The colors of the beach are simply amazing, white sand and blue water.. the area is quiet and wide, and you can choose in one side the silence and the peace or in the other side the animation team that offers plenty of activities to join. A special mention goes to the fitness girls Seida who made doing some fitness also to my lazy husband, with her genuine and irreplaceable smile. We were joining everyday her acquafitness at the beach, what a great energy! She was always available for a chat, trying to envolve everybody without being intrusive. Thank you also to the rest of the team, Stephano, Luis, Diego and the others! They deserve 5 stars! About food nothing to complain about, good variety and medium-high quality, to be an all inclusive buffet hotel it's quite good. Cleaning service and rooms 5/5, room spotless and cleaning service everyday. We will definitely come back in this little paradise!

Seasoned Carribbean travellers, family of 9, just returned.
TOE_LOOK_AH, Williston, Vermont
Sun Jan 14 10:58:41 EST 2018
Background: Caribbean & South 16 x, DR. 4x, Samana 1st time. Family of 9: parents, kids ages 26, 26, 23, 18, 14, 6, 6. We went for 1 week in January. First Impressions: Grounds clean & service friendly. 4 of us had a large room facing the pool 3118, with a mezzanine for the 6yr olds. This worked out great as we entertained a few nights outside on our deck that had a reclining double lounge chair. This room is typical Dominican style, which we appreciate but to some it would seem dated. Our older kids had 2 rooms in the renovated section which they loved in the 1101 building area next to guest services and main buffet. We liked the size of the resort, everything easy to get to. Select: We got select because this was the only option for our package available for our dates and we wanted the mezzanine. Our whole family got select and we are super happy we did. The menu, drinks and food were worth it. We enjoyed ordering fresh sandwiches and salads from 12-4, the buffet at this time was always fresh. Smoothies and cappuccinos were great as well starting at 8 am. Baileys is also served here and not at main bar. Antonio and his service crew were outstanding, some of the best service ever. Also I lost my room key and the select section quickly ran to the lobby to renew 2 new keys for me, totally unexpected. Restaurants: We did the 4 restos with select and preferred the sushi and hibachi. The main buffet had some great selections, even our fussy eaters could find something. The whole roasted pork was some of the best I ever had. My room: was cleaned daily, organized and sheets changed as the kids were sick from drinking too much sweet drinks, typically they only drink water at home. The housekeeping was some of the best I ever had. Fresh towels at night as well, with mini bar filled as much as we wanted. Maybe this is with select. Excursions: We did waterfall on horseback & ATV. The ATV was booked with Franko on the beach and Tati as our guide. Very Professional and good atvs. This is a must if you like to see playa Riccon and the countryside on ATV. The best atv excursion we have done vs Cabo, Negril, Puerto Plata ect. Kids club: The kids loved it, they fed turtles and fish in the pond. Also it seems dark in there but the kids did not mind, was helpful on our rain day. Beach: I loved the feel of this resort, there are not resorts after resorts, it feels kind of secluded, we are on a cove with mountain views. There was seaweed but no one seemed to mind. Kayaks were easy to take out. Volleyball and Ping-Pong on the beach was an occurrence as well. Tipping: We do tip and bring large insulated drinking mugs, we tip housekeeping, wait staff and I this makes a difference outside the select area. It shows appreciation, it's normal. Bought a fresh coconut off the beach and brought it to the bartender, he put the coconut water, with rum and pineapple and sugar right back in the coconut ......amazing! The satisfaction of service, select food, buffet and feel of the resort deserves 5 stars. The accommodations in the villa section is a 3-4, but I prefer true Dominican style.

family resort
ednalmj, Toronto
Fri Jan 12 05:49:22 EST 2018
We stayed at Grand Paradise from January 31st to 7th, 2018. Our plane was two hours late and unfortunately there was no food options when we arrived until dinner time. Perhaps the bar could have a plate of cookies or sandwiches about 4pm? The rooms were very nice, but management needs to add stronger lighting as the rooms were very dim - you couldn't read at night. We had a room by the pool with a deck. The entertainment needs help!!! They did offer aquafit,and stretching/step classes but there was no fun stuff - mini olympics, or bingo or other activities that could have been done by the pool. The evening entertainment also sady disappointed. We did have two outside groups that played music that was good. Also, New Years eve was fun with fireworks and champagne at midnight. The a la carte restaurants (2) were not very exciting. Please make sure that the food is hot at the buffet and the a la carte restaurants.

The best vacation I ever had
Carlotta K,
Fri Jan 12 04:50:04 EST 2018
We’ve been a group of 6 and spent in this hotel 3 weeks. I have to say that this was the best vacation ever! The food is excellent, the beach is like a dream and especially with the Italian animation crew (Stefano, Seida, Alessia and Diego) we had so much fun. The goodbye was so hard and we all cried so much. Incredible time and the best experience <3 Love you guys xxx



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