Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review

five stars

A Distinctive Blend of Sophisticated Design with the Charm and Hospitality of the Dominican Republic

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review:

This wonderful Beach Resort offers a distinctive blend of sophisticated design with the charm and hospitality of the Dominican Republic. The resort's lobby extends with beamed ceilings and a view of the ocean as its centerpiece. Exceptional service and a sense of relaxation greet singles, couples and families from the moment of arrival.

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review of Location:

Gran Ventana is situated directly on Playa Dorada beach in the heart of the tourist zone, just 11 miles (18 Km) from the International Airport of Puerta Plata “Gregorio Luperon”. Usually, you can find a taxi or catch a bus to the hotel for a reasonable price. Renting a car is another alternative. The majority of rent-a-car companies have an office at the airport.

The first hotel in Playa Dorada was inaugurated in 1981 and it was developed thanks to the help of the Central Bank of Dominican Republic in conjunction with the World Bank and the Inter-American Bank of Development in 1976. It was later sold to a North American company which delivers it to the Operator Jack Tar International.

Playa Dorada Complex is based in Field and Club of Golf, public Club of Beach, sidewalks and avenues and other public services.

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Accommodations

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review of Accommodations:

The resort consists of 506 stylishly appointed rooms including superior guest rooms, suites, junior suites and penthouses. Each room features a spacious balcony or terrace and some offer stunning ocean views.

Dining at Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review of Activities:

* - All meals, snacks and beverages including beer, wine and cocktails
* - Daily restocked minibar in all rooms
* - Weekly manager's cocktail party
* - Daily activities including beach volleyball, table tennis, water polo, aquarobics, beach Olympic games, biketours and darts
* - 1 hour daily: bikes, tennis (day and night), snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaks, sailing
* - One SCUBA dive lesson
* - Daytime entertainment: Spanish lesson, Merengue lesson
* - Nightly live music and entertainment for adults and children
* - Beach access
* - One children's pool, one adult pool with a swim-up bar and an additional pool located in resort's "quiet" wing
* - Chaise lounges and towel service for the pool and beach
* - Use of full-service fitness center and sauna
* - Kid's club with daily programs and playground
* - Free honeymoon package available for all newlyweds with valid wedding certificate upon arrival, valid only within three months of date of issuance
* - Baby cribs and rollaway beds


How to spend time at Gran Ventana?

Lots of sports and other options available can make your stay at Gran Ventana Beach Resort Weddings very exciting:

Services and Activities at a Glance

  • 3 swimming pools
  • Separate Children's Pool
  • Aerobics
  • Banana Boats
  • Scuba Diving
  • Catamaran
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaks
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Aquarobics
  • Water motorbikes
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Water polo
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Gym
  • Biketours
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Beach Olympic games
  • Darts



Sports are not all at Gran Ventana. Apart from these, there are many other entertainment options to choose from. You can learn how to dance Meringue and put into practice what you have learned. There is night live music, a disco and you can also enjoy lots of entertainment activities. An Internet Café and a Boutique and gift shops are also available. If you want to communicate better, join Spanish lessons

For your health and wellbeing, Gran Ventana Weddings offers you:

The Spa nearby offers you:

Services and Activities at a Glance

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Thalasso Bath
  • Botanical Bath and Massage
  • Island Sugar Scrub
  • Water Skiing
  • Oceansalt Scrub
  • Aromascents Rain Therapy
  • Marine Feast Algae Wrap
  • Coastal Contours Wrap
  • Bagua Classic Massage
  • Warm Stone Massage
  • Bagua Deep Tissue
  • Walk-in-Balance Reflexology
  • Just Bee
  • Aromatic Journey
  • Thai Massage
  • Prenatal Relaxation Massage
  • Oceana Massage
  • Couples Massage


  • Togetherness
  • Purifying
  • Marine Algae
  • Firming
  • Sensitive
  • Collagen
  • Vitality
  • Bagua Renewal
  • Slip Away
  • Bagua Classic Massage
  • Bagua Classic Custom Facial
  • Bagua Beauty Manicure or Classic Pedicure
  • Something to Celebrate (Bagua Classic Massage, Beauty Manicure and Pedicure, Hairstyling and Make Up)
  • Island Immersion (Bagua Classic Massage, Bagua Classic Custom Facial, Your Choice of Body Wrap, Bagua Beauty Pedicure/Poolside Lunch)


Dining at Gran Ventana

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review of Restaurants and Bars:

Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers a variety of dining options. With three a la carte, all-inclusive restaurants featuring authentic Caribbean cuisine, fine Italian dishes and fresh seafood, there is something to satisfy every craving. For a refreshing cocktail or savory snack, guests may choose from seven bars located throughout the resort including a beach club snack bar, lobby bar, swim-up bar, pool-terrace bar, coco bar, tiki bar and late night snack bar. Guests may also sample the weekly cocktail during the poolside Manager's Cocktail Party.

Guests should make reservations with guest services for the a la carte restaurants and the dress code is: casual-elegance (shorts and bathing suits are not permitted, shoes are required).
Las Almejas Cafeteria - serves daily buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Supervised Recreational Program for Kids

Parents can truly unwind knowing their kids are having as much fun as they are at Gran Ventana's Kid's Club. This supervised recreational program features many activities for children between 4 to 12 years of age including: volleyball, aerobics, coloring, Spanish lesson, swimming contest, tennis lesson, drawing contest, club dance lesson, beach walk, sand castle contest, parties and countless crazy games that kids can't get enough of.

Playa Dorada Golfing

Guests of any of our three hotels can enjoy great golf at the adjacent Playa Dorada golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1978. The signature course was created for all types of golfers, from beginner to professional, providing a challenging, yet fair environment for the ultimate golf enthusiast. Set throughout the Playa Dorada hotels and complex, the 18 hole, 6,730-yard, par-72 course features lush terrain, sloping hillsides, wide fairways and huge sand bunkers. In addition, signature hole 4 features lush greens bordering the land and sea, and hole 5 borders inland water.
The facility also includes a driving range, putting green, pro-shop, lockers and clubhouse with an elegant bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For additional information on the course please visit www.playadoradagolf.com.

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Weddings

…a mix of a Caribbean feeling and an excellent design make Gran Ventana Beach Resort Weddings a window of opportunities for wedding couples, honeymooners and those who are renewing their vows. This 4 star beach resort is located on Playa Dorada, one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Plata. Its beautiful gardens and fantastic view of the ocean makes it ideal for a romantic relaxing stay.

When you pick Gran Ventana Weddings, all-inclusive-weddings.com takes care of every detail. Consult our wedding packages, but if you want a custom-made wedding keep in mind that we are here to make of your wedding in Puerto Plata an unforgettable experience. Consult our planner for more information.

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