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
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
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
DINING
There are 5 Restaurants at Grand Paradise Samana:
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
Sea Scape - A la carte seafood restaurant open for lunch.
Aserradero Restaurant - Buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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

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Grand Paradise Samana
DonJenkins1971, Barrie, Canada
Thu Apr 19 07:42:24 EDT 2018
Not a bad little resort. It is around a 1 1/2 hr bus ride. We originally booked the Deluxe room. These rooms are really bad. We were only in the room for about 5 minutes and we were back at the front desk. We asked to upgrade and viewed a couple of the Premium rooms. We chose to upgrade as these are extremely nicer. It cost us $210 US extra for the week, which included the safe, pool and bar that doesn't come with standard room and extra a la carte dinners. It was definitely worth the money. Our air didn't work upon room change. We reported it that afternoon and no one came, so the first night was a little warm. The next day we reported it again to front desk, and after our meeting with Eva our travel rep, we reported it to her and she got ahold of Samuel and it was fixed immediately. The bars are never that busy and it's very easy to get a drink. Bartenders are great!!! Never hard to find chairs at the beach or pools.The public washrooms are very clean. A la carte booking is effortless, you just book it at the buffet. Never a line up and you can get a table that evening without a problem. The pools are very clean, the beach area is beautiful with a nice breeze. Carlos is amazing, I swear he knows everyone there and makes you smile. The only negatives would be the buffet wait staff is very understaffed. They are working hard but they can't even get you a coffee or drink. This is not their fault. Their are other small issues that could be looked after a lot better that are room related, which might be the cleaning staff not reporting it to get stuff fixed. This place has a lot of potential. We would definitely go back, the food is very good and the grounds are gorgeous. It says that it's a 4 star resort, but this is only a 3 - 3 1/2 star resort, so don't think it's perfect, because it's not. But it's a solid 3 - 3 1/2 star. If you can handle a few minor problems and not let it ruin your vacation, then you will be okay. If not, then don't go here.

Actual Paradise!
Katie B,
Tue Apr 17 12:38:42 EDT 2018
We loved staying at Grand Paradise Samana! Excellent food, drinks, and service! The beach was clear blue. Perfect weather for the week that we stayed (March 9-16)! There's a nice little town not even a mile walk away with a public beach there if you want to check out the culture in that area. I would love to go back and would recommend this resort and area to anyone! :) -Katie B

Best Trip! Great Resort!
jazanimal, Bancroft, Ontario
Tue Apr 17 10:29:15 EDT 2018
Just got back from spending a week at this resort and it was amazing! I read all the reviews before going and went in with an open mind. My follow travelers had been there before the recent renovations and they were excited to go back and see the changes. Non of us where disappointed, we were a group of six with ages from mid 20's to early 60's. We had Select Service and I think this is the way to go! Check in was a breeze. They took our bags off the bus and showed us to the Select Bar and Grill and provided us with Champaign and snacks while they got us our room key and safe locks. When we were ready they showed us to our rooms. Where were along the ocean on the side towards the little town 1135, 1139 and 1145. We all had ground floor rooms that looked out on the beautiful trees and ocean. In the evenings we would gather our lawn chairs and play cards or hang out at on of our terraces. We spent the majority of our time at the Select pool. Everything was always clean and the waiters where attentive. I do agree there isn't much for shade but through out the day as the sun moves if you needed it you can move around to find more shade. We were not worried about this. The snacks and lunch menu were very good at the Select spot. Smoked Salmon and finger foods as well as fruit and nachos. The sandwiches and salads from the menu were also amazing! We tried all the a la carts and there were all good. Little hard to tell what exactly you where ordering till it came but very good! The Japanese night was fantastic and fun! Take snorkel gear with you. There is lots to see to the one side of the beach. The beach is fantastic and shallow. You are able to walk out quite a ways. There is also lots of grassy areas so you don't have to mess with sand if you don't want to. Take a trip into town as well. Its a short walk and its beautiful along the path. We purchased an ATV excursion from a local shop and it was nice seeing sites off the beaten path. The buffet and the lunch bar are really good as well. There is lots of options. I don't know how someone can walk away from there saying they couldn't find something they liked. The tomatoes where so flavorful! The bus ride there and back from the airport was not as bad as I was expecting. They had one bus for our resort so we only stopped for more beer and a pee brake along the way. Beer is $5 for big bottles and $3 for cans. Lots to see along the way. The airport was a bit of a disaster. 3 planes all arrived nearly at the same time so it was a bit back logged to get through customs, they finger printed everyone. On the way back the same thing. 3 flights leave 10 min apart so you are stuck trying to get checked in and through customs with a lot of people and as they say everyone is on Dominican time... slow. I loved everything about this resort. Its not to big but big enough. You felt safe and worry free. We left our bags at our pool side and never had anything stolen. All the staff where nice and helpful. Yes a bit of a language barrier but your in Dominican what else do you expect... they always tried their best to understand you. Our A/C leaked one day and we notified the front desk. They fixed it within the day and I think that's no different then staying somewhere here. We would definitely keep this place in mind for our future trips.

Paradise Indeed !
jcyr40, Ottawa, Canada
Mon Apr 16 15:28:58 EDT 2018
This place is the best 4 stars that we've been to. Check in was done at airport, cool. Bus ride was 90 minutes. But, that gave us a chance to look around...Upon our arrival staff was very nice and efficient. They brought our luggage to our suites. We had upgraded to junior suite. ( highly recommended , free wifi, free safe, access to Oriental restaurant a la carte private pool for premium with premium liquor and Lewis and Juwanna will make sure that you are well taken care of. Suites are modern, clean and well stocked. We had a king bed, little couch that opens into bed, chair, big screen t.v. big bathroom, hair dryer, shower ( no tub ) Fridge is filled daily with Coca Cola, Sprite, water and beer, of course. You also have a nice little outdoor balcony. The beach is simply wow!!!! It's the first time that I can say that a beach in DR is just as nice as in Cuba. You can walk in and go far, beautiful white sand and lots of grass and palm trees and chairs. There is a restaurant at beach, good variety and fresh. Main buffet in front is great. There is something for everyone. We went to Oriental and it was great. We had chicken, beef, shrimps, veggies and fried rice prepared right in front of us by amazing ! There were also an Italian and Seafood which we did not try seeing that buffet was so good. Did not see much of animation team, it was a quiet resort. We went on an excursion, buggy..side by side buggies. This was booked by Marie Eve from Air Transat. Adam and his team were great. We had the best time, saw the most amazing countryside and went to this restaurant way on top of a mountain where we had lunch. Now that food was simply heaven. Pierre and his lovely wife were very great hosts. But the 360 degree view is unbelievable ....wow. Any ways, the weather was great, the resort was fantastic and the food yummy and the people ( staff ) were so friendly and polite....all this made this place Paradise for me. I highly recommend this place, will return for sure !

Nice trip
Cyr_St,
Sun Apr 15 07:51:11 EDT 2018
Liked the place, enjoyed the time spent there. The employees were very nice, especially Mikiki! Such a wonderful guy who became a friend, I would go back just to see him! Good food and entertainment too!



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