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BlueBay Villas Doradas

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $899 All-Inclusive
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Set your watch to "island time" and let the hours melt away on the sun-drenched shores of Puerto Plata. Atop the sugary ... More

Customer Rating 62 Reviews
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3.8
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3.9
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3.8
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3.3
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3.2
3.7 out of 5
"The service was excellent, love the bar in the pool. No problems at all; the value of the place is great." – Philos
55 out of 76 (72%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.8
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3.9
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3.8
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3.3
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3.7 out of 5
"The service was excellent, love the bar in the pool. No problems at all; the value of the place is great." – Philos
55 out of 76 (72%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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August 8, 2016
Not a great place

The value was ok .... The resort itself was fairly run down. Not a lot to do so you must book excursions! Your choices are go to the beach or go to the pool bar. They only provide 1 key which is a pain when traveling as a couple. BEWARE young ladies... A girl we met was MORE than hit on by 2 of the emoployees when she was in the pool. The manger ignored her ....it took a lot of yelling to get anything done . I will not go to this resort again


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From: Texas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 20, 2016
Perfect getaway!

We stay here for 10 days and it was just perfect! Staff were friendly and they treat you like family! Can't wait to go back soon!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: New york
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 18, 2016

This trip was booked for 2 couples we had an amazing time at DR. Deff recommend to others there are soant excursions to do. We had the experience in doing the horse back riding, kayaking, jet skiing, waterfall slides, zip lining, snorkeling at Paradise island, city tour and authentic food tasting ...we lived our 1 week getaway

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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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From: Connecticut
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 27, 2016
Relaxing, Calm Get Away!

The hotel is the only adult only resort in Peurto Plata, so it got our attention. We also heard the Peurto Plata area is quiet and has a lot less partying crowd. We were looking for a time to just relax, move from the pool, to the beach, to food/bar, to the room, and a continuous cycle of that. No crying kids, drunk/loud people, just relaxation. That is what we got here. The resort is small with only 4 restaurants (only one is open per night and you must make reservations in advance), a buffet, 3 pools, and the beach area. The standard room was spacious and cleanly. I have seen others complain about the rooms, but they need to realize this is not a first world country and do not have the same high falutin standards some people hold. Everyday our room was cleaned. The staff was wonderful and super happy. Even if some aren’t flamboyant like some patrons expect, they are always sincere and had a smile. The stuff they deal with, I definitely wouldn’t have a smile, but they do. There is a team (Animation) that has events going on all day to engage people if you are into that, such as bingo, spanish lessons, yoga, sushi making classes, pool games, etc… But we aren’t into the social events, so we did not have any hands on with these experiences, but everybody seemed to be having a good time who was involved. The buffet was great, which they switched up some items every night and had a theme. There were some classics that remained every day, which is fine. Some folks like the same thing every day. I personally would have like to see just Dominican dishes, but they must please everyone. I see a lot of reviews mention specific people on the resort that stand out and specifically more the animation team. But I would like to mention some of the staff that do not get as much credit: such as wait staff members: Raphael, Rafael, Nilson, and Rosanna and the beach bar bartender: Lilyanna (Hopefully I spelled that correctly.) The only complaint about this hotel is the CircleOne Sales personnel trying to get you into a timeshare. If asked for a tour by them, just decline because it is just a sales pitch. We didn’t do the tour as a kind “we are not interested” was enough for our Rep Easy. The others are much more pushy. Just be aware. The beach is beautiful but you must weed your way through vendors, but a simple “No mas or No gracias” is enough to keep them moving. We had a great time and if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing resort, this is the place.


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From: Laramie, WY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

245 spacious and cozy double rooms decorated with style. Equipped to the highest standard, in keeping with the quality of the resort and its recent refurbishment. All include cable TV, mini bars and ironing facilities.

Room Details

Standard
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Superior Gold
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Superior Platinum
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What's to Love

The food here is simply superb. Award-winning chefs create innovative seafood and Asian menus so spectacular that every meal is better than the last and impossible to top.

 

What We'd Change

All rooms have a mini bar, but it's stocked only once on the Deluxe plan. Upgrade to Silver Deluxe, and it gets restocked every day.

 

Why You Should Go

BlueBay Villas Doradas in Puerto Plata has island elegance while sporting a fresh feel. And don't forget island golf that is out of this world.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Room Service ($)
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Parking
  • Dance Classes
  • Spanish Lessons
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Parasailing ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa ($)
  • Yoga
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Bell Staff Service
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Room Service - Limited
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Museum(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Theme Park
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

BlueBay Villas Doradas

Playa Dorada

+809 320 3000

Hotel Description

BlueBay Villas Doradas: Puerto Plata Pampering, Gourmet Dining

Set your watch to "island time" and let the hours melt away on the sun-drenched shores of Puerto Plata. Atop the sugary sands of the Dominican Republic sits the stunning, adults-only, all inclusive BlueBay Villas Doradas where you can play 24 hours of the day away on the shimmering waters of the Caribbean and the emerald fairways of Blue Bay's next-door neighbor, Playa Dorada Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Winner of the Thomas Cook Award for Excellence, the oceanfront Blue Bay Villas Doradas really knows how to pamper. Let the lapping sapphire waves carry your cares away as you laze under thatched beach umbrellas, or slip into one of the resort's three glittering swimming pools and order your favorite cocktail from the swim-up bar, Merengue.

When it comes time to dine, your taste buds won't be disappointed with exquisite menus at four delicious on-site restaurants, including El Jardin de Jade, serving up Asian fusion cuisine, and El Pescador, serving local catches straight from the surf to your seat. After you've cleaned your plate, get the party started at Oxygen Bar and welcome the wee-hours from the 24-hour Beach Club, where you can play, drink and snack all night.

Relax in the sauna before getting a couple's massage and finish with a dip in the Jacuzzi for maximum indulgence. Or, swap your white dress for a tennis skirt and get in a match on the resort's three tennis courts. Part of the Playa Dorada Complex, the resort offers plenty to do on-site (even a cable car that takes you to a spot for panoramic views of the bay) plus local area activities like shopping and horseback-riding. But if the silvery seas are calling to you the resort offers water-bound fun, too, like snorkeling and kayaking, included in the all inclusive plan.

And when you finally decide to hit the hay, grab a night cap from your suite's mini bar, dive into your luscious bed and snuggle with your honey until the sun makes another appearance in paradise

This hotel is All-Inclusive
Features include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the buffet restaurant, drinks included
  • 24-hr local drinks and snacks at the Beach Club
  • Three themed dinners in the a la carte restaurants per week; reservations are required


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Las Garzas
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:15pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant located near the lobby, serving international cuisine.
Dress code:
Formal attire is required for dinner.

El Jardin de Jade
Type: Asian Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant, located near the parking area. Specializing in Asian fusion cuisine. Reservations required.
Dress code: Formal.

El Dorado
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Snacks - daily, 10:30am-6pm, 11pm-7am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Located near the beach. A la carte restaurant in the evening, specializing in grilled meats. Dinner reservations required.
Dress code: Formal attire is required for dinner.

El Pescador
Type: Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant, located near the beach. Serving fresh, local seafood and fish. Reservations required.
Dress code: Formal.

Hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Beach Club Snack Bar
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Open 24 hours.

Hicotea Bar
Pool bar, offering cocktails and snacks. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Merengue Bar
Swim-up bar; relax in the pool with your favorite beverage. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Oxygen Bar
Chill-out bar, for relaxation and fun in one place. Daily, 10am-11pm.



BEACH

The resort is located on a gorgeous, swimmable beach. Loungers and palapas for shade are available at the beach.

POOLS

The resort offers three swimming pools. Loungers and towels are available at the pools.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Water skiing

Available for an additional cost:

  • Banana boat rides
  • Jet skiing
  • Parasailing

Land

  • Tennis courts
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycles
  • Cooking lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Yoga

Golf
Adjacent to the hotel is the Playa Dorada Golf Course, an 18-hole, 72-par course that was recently ranked 53rd among the top 100 courses in the world. The hotel also has its own golf shop.



INTERNET

Wireless Internet access is available in some parts of the hotel for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

The Spa at BlueBay Villas Doradas is a full-service spa that is available for an additional charge . Daily, 9am-8pm.
  • Massages
  • Beauty parlor
  • Facial treatments
  • Yoga and relaxation classes


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
3.1 miles from the city center of Puerto Plata and only 9.3 miles from Puerto Plata La Union International Airport (POP).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required for all arrivals when booking in the Standard room for the following dates Nov 26-Nov 29 and Dec 24-Jan 1 every year.
There is a 4-night minimum stay required for all arrivals on the when booking in the Superior Gold and the Superior Platinum room categories.

Age Requirement
This hotel is an adult-only resort. Minimum age is 18 years.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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