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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 $969 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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"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
201 out of 258 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beach Rust / Mold in fridge Cockroach in our room Us on the beach Poolside Your unsealed water supply Water aerobics Teleferico in the distance Christ the Redeemer - tram ride feature Amber museum hot and sunny beach walk to beach View of the room- very little furniture, clean and comfortable main pool Lobby With CheapCaribbean rep First day at the resort jumping from one of the falls first steps on the beach Superior Room View from our room. Sunset beach view The Beach and crystal clear water evening at the beach
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December 12, 2018
Definitely making a trip there again!

I really think the place was worth it. In any resort you can’t expect 5 star meals but it was good. People that work there are amazing! Everyone is so nice and accommodating. The bed was a little to hard for me and my friends likings but we managed. Of course some language barriers between very few of the staff but hey we needed to adapt to their language but it did push me to learn more Spanish that’s for sure and someone at the front desk was always willing to help us translate any issues. I didn’t stay much at the pool but I lived on the beach pretty much my whole vacation. Salomon and his staff at the grill restaurant were beyond amazing, I’d have to write a book about what amazing service we received from them. Andrea at the bar by the beach was AMAZING! It felt like you were having a drink with a friend the whole time. (A friend who doesn’t drink) but she was amazing! At the buffet area they were so nice, they made you feel so welcomed and were always willing to make our stay much better. Entertainment every night we were there, definitely helps out with the people who had nothing to do for the night. Though we went when it was a slow season there were much more senior people there (being that we were a younger group) we still had an amazing time! I can’t wait to book here again and I definitely plan on it in the next year!


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4.0
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5.0
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From: NYC
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 26, 2018

This was my third resort booking through Cheap Caribbean and, unfortunately, the worst one. The resort was just OK; nothing I would brag to my friends and family about. Upon arrival the front desk tried selling us a more expensive all-inclusive package that allowed VIP access. I'm glad we didn't upgrade because we had met another couple that was on their honeymoon and they did have the VIP package and we learned that the amenities were the same as ours. The only difference is that they had a room in a different building on the opposite side of the pool. I suspect that this couple had bed bugs in their room. The guy had red spots/bites all over his hands mid-week. Our room was smaller than expected and had the WORST bed ever. I travel often for work and spend many nights in hotels. I left with back pain and body aches from the resort bed that lasted two weeks after our departure. We also found two cockroaches in our room that should have been seen and handled by the cleaners. We attended the buffet for most of our meals, which was good, not great. We asked around and the other guests had nothing good to say about the bookable restaurants so we thought the buffet was the safest bet. I only wish they served mimosa's in the morning at breakfast! We spent 95% of our time at the pool with a swim up bar. We wish we could have gone swimming in the ocean or sat at the beach, but at this resort the beach is public. There were dozens of local vendors trying to sell trinkets, clothes, weed, excursions etc. They wouldn't leave you alone, even if you sat there with sunglasses on trying to rest your eyes. While we enjoyed the trip and were able to relax, the trip could have been much better. I will say that Amstar, who we booked our shared transportation with, was great! We will continue to use Cheap Caribbean for future trips, just not to this resort.

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From: Massachusetts
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 18, 2018
Best Purchase Ever

My wife and I just stayed at this resort 11/2018. And hands down this has been an awesome experience. We will definitely be back. The staff were all very pleasant and sociable. The resort is kept and maintained clean at all times. Bath towels replaced everyday, food was great. If you can upgrade to the premium pkg. I recomend it. The vintage club is amazing and the ladies Eunice, Laura, made Awesome sangria and of course other drinks as well. Also wanted to thank our concierge Yicaury. Our favorite part of all was our time spent at the beach. A special thank you to Amable and Aquillino who took care of us at the beach. They gave us exceptional service. It was greatly appreciated. This has been our favorite trip so far. Thank you for an excellent experience.


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From: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 17, 2018
25th Anniversary

My 25th anniversary was awesome! The resort was clean and the people were friendly. They had many food choices with a buffet, snack shack on the beach, and 3 restaurants to choose from. You could choose the "quiet pool" or the action pool with a swim up bar. Our room was ready upon arrival and the staff was very informative and helpful. We booked our trip approx. 10 days before we left. Well worth the wait.


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From: USA
Age: 45-54

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
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Junior Suite
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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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