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BlueBay Villas Doradas

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $889 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

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3.9
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3.7
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3.3
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3.6 out of 5
"this was my third time to the domincian republic. this resort was one of my best stays. the service from check in to check out was excellent. the rooms were clean, fresh towels everyday. not far from t..." – ksmo
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3.8
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3.9
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3.7
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3.3
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3.2
3.6 out of 5
"this was my third time to the domincian republic. this resort was one of my best stays. the service from check in to check out was excellent. the rooms were clean, fresh towels everyday. not far from t..." – ksmo
69 out of 99 (70%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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December 14, 2018
Plan to Return Every Year!

We simply had the best time for the price paid. The water was beautiful the people super friendly. We've decided we are going to return to Blue Bay every December - that's how much fun we had. Low key, quiet...relaxing...really exactly what we wanted to experience. WHAT WE LIKED: 1. Very compact resort. From our room if we went to the left, we walked past two pools and into the buffet area. If we went to the right we walked through the tropical forest area and on to the beach. If we went behind us we were in the quite spa area. 2. When booking we made a note that we were celebrating our anniversary. We arrived to find our door decorated with a sash, we received a complimentary bottle of rum and fruit plate. 3. Room was perfectly adequate. Bed was firm, tv had English speaking channels (Weather Channel plus Miami and NYC channels w/ local news). 4. Grounds crew does a great job keeping the place clean and walkways dry. 5. Food/buffet crew were delightful. Always cheery and remembered our names. Beach bar lead Franklin is a class act. 6. Food hit the spot. Omelettes made fresh to order, lunch always had a good variety and dinner had good selection. We loved the fried chicken at the lunch time snack bar. WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: 1. The timeshare people. I know they have a job to do but no means no. It was unsettling to us and we weren't willing to give time knowing that we would not be buying any timeshare packages. 2. Cigarette butts - lots of opportunity to put your cigarette out in the proper spot but found a lot of butts in the sand and on the grass. Grounds crew were busy keeping up with this. 3. Room bathroom - toilet was very small and cramped. No vent in the bathroom.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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From: Boston, MA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 13, 2018
Ok place

I can not say enough about the staff from the front desk to the beach hotel service was great. The only complaint that I have is the beach the sales people never left you alone I was clearly taking a nap and the salesperson shook maracas woke me up then asked me if I wanted to purchase something. Seriously they need to get a handle on this didnt want to spend anytime on beach because of this.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0
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4.0
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From: Indiana
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 30, 2018
Underwhelmed

At checkin the concierge requested the voucher number, I gave him a print out of the reservation and he stated that was not enough. There was no internet so I was trying to sort through old emails to find the information requested even after repeatedly telling him I only have a reservation number and the reservation print out. Finally, after 30 minutes he signed me up onto his WiFi connection, I logged into my account and presented all the information that was available to me. He requested that I email him the reservation, we waited while he received the email which was the same exact information in the print out I had given him, then waited for another half hour for the bellboy to show us to our room. The room was nothing special with old furniture and a refrigerator that barely kept anything cold. The three pools on the property were all only about 4ft deep. The swim up pool bar was out of commission for the first two days we were there. The buffet options were again nothing to write home about . We tried to make dinner reservations at the “3 restaurants “ that were available for each night. However, it turned out only one restaurant was open per night at the reservations were “booked” for the first two nights we were there. As for the drinks, the only beer option available was Presidente. We enjoyed our fill of the liquor and house wines during dinner. The only saving grace was the beach front and lounges where we spent most of our time.


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Overall Rating: 2
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1.0
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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25-34

June 18, 2018
Another great vacation

I have to say Blue Bay is always a great vacation. My 7th time and I will be back. The staff is the best in the Dominican. Front desk staff always welcomes you, bartenders are great and animation team always doing something. The rooms were clean and the maid always has a smile on her face. The food was great like always. Like my home away from home. Thanks Blue Bay


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From: Washington State
Age: 55-64
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
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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.

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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