Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Value!
Honeymoon: Fresh fruit, bottle of rum, upgrade to Junior Suite (based on availability), 10% discount at BAGUA SPA and additional dinner for two in any of the à la carte restaurants.

Family: First child 11 and under Stays, Plays & Eats Free (travel restrictions apply).

Offering a blend of sophisticated design with the charm and hospitality of the Dominican Republic is Gran Ventana Beach Resort, a sleek, all-inclusive resort resting on the golden sands of Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata. The resort is conveniently located approximately ten miles northwest of Gregorio Luperón International Airport. 

Situated along the famed Playa Dorada Beach, this tropical paradise is where magic comes to life. Spend an exciting afternoon on the water windsurfing, or relax by the pool and soak up the brilliant warmth of the Caribbean sun. Enjoy the daytime and nighttime entertainment, take to the dance floor or raise the stakes at the casino for a memorable night. 

Gran Ventana Beach Resort commands some of the most premium bars and discos in the Puerto Plata area. The hotel features include one signature restaurant, three à la carte restaurants, a beach club, seven bars, gym, sauna, kids club, two adult pools and one children's pool. Satisfy your palette at the casually elegant Ocean View for your fill of some of the finest seafood cuisine on the island, or try Sapore di Mare for delicious Italian.


Puerto Plata - Beach
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - La Union (POP) : 15 miles
Saint George Island, AK (STG) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1996
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 3
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 506


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced
Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:

Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy:

Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: 

This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:

A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:

Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 6500 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Some interesting observations

    The resort overall is pretty nice and friendly, we appreciated the hard working staffs at front desk, restaurants and room services. The resort is little small, good to walk around to the beach and places within the resort. however the cons are we have much less choices on restaurant and food. Comparing to other DR resort we have visited, the staff (may be the management) made it hard to book a restaurant. Often tells you it was fully booked or can't book more than three nights at a time etc. When we actually went, it didn't have many people. Maybe because of low season, they only open one restaurant a day for dinner. Both restaurants and buffet food are at salty side. So food side, we are not satisfied at all. The other big complaint is wifi. The free wifi doesn't really work at all so we paid $35 a week upgrade. It barely works either and only one device can be online at a time. We had to open up our own data. This might be non-essential to many people, but it tells that management need more attention to paid services. Other than that, we had great time going to many excursions - ocean world, zipline, monkey land and snorkeling....

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    absolutelly the best place in town !!

    this was our 2nd visit at Gran Ventana, Last year we went 1 week, we loved it.. This year we went for 2 weeks... simply the best vacation we had. At our arrival, our trip company agent was there to welcome us. took care of us. Our room was simply great. Always clean. They were even coming twice a day to change used towels. Since it was a 2nd trip, we were invited to a special cocktail party, recognition party. it was really appreciated, as an attention to us. at our arrival in our room, a welcome back band was at our door, a fruit basket was in our room, another sweet and attentionate gesture towards our return. Buffet is really amazingly good... soups are always new each lunch, each supper. Supper buffet changes everyday, few days per week, there are themes in the supper buffet.. fishes are really good, lots of different seafoods dishes... we liked so much the buffet that in our 2nd week, we just cancelled our 'a la carte' resto supper, to have it in the buffet. Servers are very attentionnate. Morning and noon team are very attentionate, it takes them only 2 days to figure our habbits, and receives us with warm welcomes. Animation is excellent, activities starts at 10h30 until noon, then at 3h30 pm until 5h30.. Luis, Lola, Giovanni are really enthousiatic, they love their job and it shows, they are really good at animating all activities.. there are activities for kids as well, they are well taking care of,. some activities made just for them, evening shows starts with a kids shows... it is really a nice family place as well.. if you like wind, that is the place to go, beach is wide, there is lots of parapas.. we noever had to search for chairs.. i will go back again next year if possible, i just simply adopted the place.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Vacation

    We had an amazing time on our family vacation. The staff was so friendly and became like family to us. The hospitality is above and beyond!! The entertainment was great always had something going on. It got my husband and I to step out our element which is a great thing!!

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great stay

    Our stay was great.All staff were very kind & helpful.The housekeeping does a good job on cleaning our room everyday.The food was good.We did 2 excursions ( city tour & damajagua waterfalls ) its was awesome.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I wanna warn people that they shouldn’t bring expensive stuff with them. I recommend buying a lock and locking the suitcase because they stole from us twice in two weeks. This is the first time something like this happened to us, and we were at a lot of resorts. Don’t recommend and will never come back there.

    Aug 10, 2019
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