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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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1-844-857-8034
4 Nights with Air from $1,349 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

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3.9 out of 5
"This was amazing. Hands down. Cheap Caribbean took care of us from the moment we stepped off the tarmac. The resort was exactly like the pictures. Everything was gorgeous. I know it sounds too good to ..." – Ashe
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3.9 out of 5
"This was amazing. Hands down. Cheap Caribbean took care of us from the moment we stepped off the tarmac. The resort was exactly like the pictures. Everything was gorgeous. I know it sounds too good to ..." – Ashe
208 out of 267 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Rust / Mold in fridge Poolside Your unsealed water supply Water aerobics Teleferico in the distance Christ the Redeemer - tram ride feature View of the room- very little furniture, clean and comfortable First day at the resort jumping from one of the falls first steps on the beach Sunset Beach Cockroach in our room Us on the beach Amber museum hot and sunny beach walk to beach main pool Lobby View from our 2nd floor balcony With CheapCaribbean rep Superior Room View from our room. beach view The Beach and crystal clear water evening at the beach
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February 12, 2019
February 2019 Stay

Really enjoyed our 7 days, 6 nights at the VH Gran Ventana. The beach itself was gorgeous, clean, and the water was relatively calm. It's a huge plus that the resort isn't very big, as we were able to run up to our room if we forgot something whether we were at the pool or the beach, in only a couple of minutes. The service was extremely friendly and the multiple bars and restaurants ensured that we never waited for food or drinks. However, the drinks were small and I would recommend bringing a "Bubba" thermos or some other kind of reusable beverage holder to keep drinks cold and reduce the number of times running up to the bar. We loved our room and it was cleaned thoroughly every day (and it was very easy to sleep with blackout curtains shut). I wouldn't say it was the best food I've ever had in my life, however there were MANY choices at the buffet so I could always find something I liked. I would highly recommend doing the Amstar round-trip transportation to the resort- they were on time, professional, and even had wifi on the bus. Definitely book restaurant reservations as soon as you arrive- we tried the next morning and they were all already booked except for our last two nights (and only had availability at 9:00 PM!).

View from our 2nd floor balcony
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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 8, 2019
Great Weather-Average Resort

This was our first time at the Gran Ventana Beach Resort. The weather couldn't be beat and if you are looking for someplace with a great beach and weather, this would work. We weren't impressed with the food options...basically the same buffet everyday and not much variety. The Specialty Restaurants were not "special", basically buffet food to order, and very hard to get a reservation for. There were only 3 available and we were not able to get into one for a whole week stay and we heard many other guests had the same problem. Bars were fine, but only offered Presidente beer and no real gluten free options. Entertainment was average and not much to do after 10pm. We payed for a "superior room" and we were given a first floor room in which the sliding door didn't open looking out to a fence about 8 feet away hiding the service road. We were woken to all the delivery trucks in the morning. We asked for a different room and we were then given a very nice room on the third floor with a nice view. Again, I feel this might be commonplace because we found out that similar things happened to other guests. I think they give out the less desirable rooms and wait to see if people complain.


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

February 8, 2019
Great Service!

We went to the VH Gran Ventana from Jan 26-Feb 2 and had a great vacation! Our group had 6 adults. The resort is an older property but very well maintained and beautiful. The pools and beaches are nice with plenty of seating. There is a buffet as the main restaurant. Breakfast was average but lunch and dinner had enough variety to keep it interesting for a week. The quality was good. Also on Wednesday and Saturday they had waiters walk around the seating area in front of the buffet with hors d'ouevres which was a nice touch. There are also 3 reservation restaurants - a gourmet restaurant and an Italian restaurant that we did not eat at and the beach grille. We ate at the Ocean Grille restaurant for dinner one night and it was excellent and service was very good. One of the people in our party had a birthday and when we entered they had our table decorated with balloons and they brought a cake and sang Happy Birthday at the end of our meal. Drinks at all the bars were good There was a drink of the day special each day. The thing that we really noticed and made our vacation memorable was the service. All staff were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. There are grounds and maintenance staff constantly cleaning the area. Waitstaff, servers, and bartenders were all excellent. A special shoutout to Jackie at the "Quiet Pool" bar and Luis at the pool bar. They always had a smile and there service was exceptional! We would definitely return to VH Gran Ventana!


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From: Boston MA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 7, 2019
Great Vacation

The beach, weather and staff were AMAZING. The staff does everything in their power to make your stay enjoyable. The resort was very nice and clean. The mattresses and pillows were not very comfortable, but were acceptable. The buffet had a lot of variety, but the meat was usually over done and didn't have enough seasoning for me. Overall it was a great vacation and I would recommend the Gran Ventana.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: New Jersey
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

Superior with Premium Package
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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.

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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