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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $839 All-Inclusive
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If soft Caribbean winds, warm golden sand, colorful architecture and friendly staff are on your vacation wish list, then ... More

Customer Rating 148 Reviews
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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3.6
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3.9 out of 5
"Staff was friendly, except for one guy who was handing out snorkel gear. He was rude. Wifi was pretty much non existent. Besides those small details it was great. Good food, good weather, good people." – pfuller0251
133 out of 167 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.2
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4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.6
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3.7
3.9 out of 5
"Staff was friendly, except for one guy who was handing out snorkel gear. He was rude. Wifi was pretty much non existent. Besides those small details it was great. Good food, good weather, good people." – pfuller0251
133 out of 167 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Poolside hot and sunny beach View from our room. Amber museum Sunset main pool Beach With CheapCaribbean rep Rust / Mold in fridge Water aerobics Lobby jumping from one of the falls Teleferico in the distance Your unsealed water supply beach view first steps on the beach
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August 29, 2016
Need more activities at the resort

Only so much beach laying you can do..... More activities at the resort would have been nice.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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3.0
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From: Bangor, Maine
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 21, 2016
excellente!

This was our second visit to the resort. The first time we went with another family to celebrate a 10-year anniversary. The resort staff helped plan for transfers to the church venue as well as a formal dinner later that day. They are very willing to help you in any way possible. The food was good the first time around, but the second time it was fantastic! the specialty restaurants were always excellent. The rooms we had were both very nice, but the third floor rooms were better with the vaulted ceilings. This trip we received a fresh fruit tray and a bottle of rum as a welcome back gift, which was a very nice gesture. The pool was always clean. Also, people from all over the world were there and all got together and played volleyball too, which was fun. The drinks were plentiful with Presidente beer and a whole bunch of frozen concoctions. I didn't care for the frozen drinks though; they seemed as if they were from a mix, and I don't like the way mixes taste. Some bartenders will make you drinks fresh, especially if you are friendly to them(tips help too). The beach was beautiful; however the downfall was all the vendors that constantly try to sell their products. They are polite when you say NO, but the fact they all come to you asking you to buy stuff is a bit irritating. My husband and I brought our snorkel gear to see the underwater world near the beach. It wasn't disappointing to say the least.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 12, 2016
Gran Ventanta Vacation

We had a wonderful time at the Gran Ventana. Everyone there is so accommodating and friendly. The resort is immaculate! The activities are fun and the food was excellent. We loved the Italian restaurant the best.We will definitely return!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: NJ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 4, 2016
Highly Recommend this Hotel

This was our second trip (family of 5) to the VH Gran Ventana and we had a great time. The staff is friendly, the rooms are amazing and the pools and beach are exquisite. Have a '4' for service because we checked in on a Friday and it was packed with locals who spend the weekend there. I spoke with guest services and suggested that those of us who fly in from out of the country should get first priority. She bent over backwards to accommodate us from that point forward. This is a relaxing resort, so if you're looking to hang out, drink and eat- it's perfect. If you're looking for a wild time, then go elsewhere. We highly recommend this resort !!!


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From: Long Island, NY
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

506 spacious guestrooms offer air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable/satellite television, in-room safe, hair dryer and a spacious balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Superior Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort is an all inclusive property located right in the middle of the Playa Dorada complex, so getting to shops and nightclubs is fast and easy.

 

What We'd Change

VH Gran Ventana is so popular that the pool can sometimes get crowded. But with three pools and a beautiful beach, you'll always find a place in the sun.

 

Why You Should Go

Families love the long list of group sporting activities, and everyone enjoys being right on the beautiful beach at Playa Dorada. Plus, unique offerings like free merengue and Spanish lessons mean a great family adventure.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Poolside Bar
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Dance Classes
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Parasailing ($)
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Catering
  • Massage ($)
  • Snack Bar
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Catamarans
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • 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.

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Playa Dorada, PO Box 22

+809 320 2111

Hotel Description

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort: All-Inclusive in a Fantastic Location

If soft Caribbean winds, warm golden sand, colorful architecture and friendly staff are on your vacation wish list, then VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort is for you. Located in the heart of the Dominican Republic's Playa Dorada Tourist Complex, this resort offers an all-inclusive package, three pools, four restaurants, a tropical setting and a long list of things to do.

When the sun is calling your name, lovely Playa Dorada Beach is waiting. With complimentary chaise lounges and towel service, all you need to pack are cool shades, a magazine and island daydreams.

If pools are more your style, the large pool area at VH Gran Ventana has something for everyone. There's a swim-up bar for the adults and a separate pool for kids. If you've got energy to burn, join a game of water polo or a water aerobics class. For those looking for peaceful contemplation, the pool in the quiet wing is a personal corner of paradise.

VH Gran Ventana Kids Club offers independence and fun if you need some time on your own, but if family time is what the doctor ordered, grab the free bikes and pedal your way to family bonding. There's also a gym with sauna, beach volleyball, snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking.

For the golfer in the family, Playa Dorada Golf Course is just 300 yards away. The all-inclusive package includes discounted green fees to the course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Challenging for beginners and pros, it offers spectacular challenges as it winds its way through the Playa Dorada complex.

Love good food and killer cocktails? Three A la carte restaurants and a buffet satisfy every craving. From grilled seafood to savory Italian, each night is an adventure in creative cuisine.

Once the sun sets, the action heats up with nightly entertainment for the family at the open-air theater. Put your daytime merengue lessons to use and strut your stuff on the dance floor. For night owls, the tourist complex has plenty of clubs within easy walking distance.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Accommodations as selected
  • All meals, snacks, and domestic beverages (guestroom minibar restocked daily)
  • Daytime activities and evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Towel and pool chairs service
  • Taxes and gratuities


DINING

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

Octopus
Type:
Caribbean
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Gourmet restaurant featuring Caribbean and international cuisine with A la carte service. Guests should make reservations with guest services for the A la carte restaurants. Guests may enjoy one reservation per A la carte restaurant per week.
Dress code: Casual-elegance; shorts and bathing suits are not permitted; shoes are required.

Ocean Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant featuring grilled seafood and meat dishes. Guests should make reservations with guest services for the A la carte restaurants. Guests may enjoy one reservation per A la carte restaurant per week.
Dress code: Casual-elegance; shorts and bathing suits are not permitted; shoes are required.

Sapore di Mare
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Italian restaurant with A la carte service. Guests should make reservations with guest services for the A la carte restaurants. Guests may enjoy one reservation per A la carte restaurant per week.
Dress code: Casual-elegance; shorts and bathing suits are not permitted; shoes are required.

Las Almejas
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-2pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: A buffet restaurant
Dress code: Casual-elegance; shorts and bathing suits are not permitted; shoes are required.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE


Caracol
A beach club snack bar. Open daily, hours vary.

Lobby bar
Located in the hotel lobby. Open daily, hours vary.

Swim-up bar
Enjoy a drink while swimming at the adult pool. Open daily, hours vary.

Pool-terrace bar
Located next to the pool. Open daily, hours vary.

Coco bar
Open daily, call hotel for hours.

Tiki bar
Open daily, call hotel for hours.

Late-night snack bar
Open until 2am.



BEACH

This resort is located on the Playa Dorada beach, steps away from the Playa Dorada hotel complex. Complimentary chaise lounges and towel service are provided, and guests can pick from a variety of complimentary water sports.

POOLS

The resort offers three pools, including one children's pool, one adult pool with a swim-up bar and an additional pool located in resort's "quiet wing."

Complimentary towels, lounge chairs and umbrellas are included.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Pool volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Water aerobics
  • One free scuba diving lesson per stay

The all-inclusive plan offers one hour of the following water activities per day:

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Available for an additional charge:

  • Water skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skiing
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Catamarans
  • Banana boats

Land

  • Full-service fitness center with sauna

The all-inclusive plan offers one hour of the following activities per day:

  • Biking
  • Tennis court

Golf
Playa Dorada Golf Course is just 300 yards away from the resort. 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.

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.



INTERNET

Internet service available for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

There is a sauna in the fitness center that is part of the all-inclusive program. On-site beauty salon with massage services available at an additional charge.

Other spa services are available at Bagua Spa, part of the hotel's sister property, Casa Colonial, for an additional charge.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON

A free honeymoon package is available for all newlyweds with a wedding certificate valid upon arrival within three months of the date of issuance. The honeymoon package includes a room upgrade to a Junior Suite (if available), a fruit basket and bottle of rum in the room upon arrival, and a private candlelit dinner on the beach.

CHILD CARE

The supervised recreational program at Gran Ventana's Kid's Club features many activities for children between 4-12 years of age. The Gran Ventana Kids' Club is open daily from 8am-5pm. Activities include:
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Coloring
  • Spanish lessons
  • Swimming contests
  • Tennis lessons
  • Drawing contests
  • Club dance lessons
  • Beach walks
  • Sand castle contests
  • Parties

Babysitting services are also available for an extra fee.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
This resort is located on the Playa Dorada beach in Puerto Plata.

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 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

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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