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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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4 Nights with Air from $2,229 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
216 out of 279 (77%) 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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April 19, 2019
Tremendous VALUE!!!

I was a little nervous based on some of the negative reviews I have read but I can honestly say they are unfounded. Yes, the liquor is off brand, the food was okay, and the bed was hard BUT it is the BEST beach vacation I have had. Rooms, pool, beach, dining areas were all very well maintained. I met people from other countries. Entertainment supervisor Juan Carlos, along with Mini me, Lola, Coco Loco, Grayson, and Ana did an amazing job getting people involved in various activities. There was very little wait times at the bars as the bartenders were all quick with the pour. Can you do better? Maybe, but you'll pay plenty more. I loved my vacation and will definitely go to VH Gran Ventana again!


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From: Elmwood Park, NJ
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 30, 2019
First trip to Dominican

We really enjoyed the resort and service! Everything was very clean and our request to have connecting rooms was granted. The food was good as well. Getting and returning beach towels could be a challenge at times.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Oregon, Ohio
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 29, 2019
Great Value

Overall I have no serious complaints. We upgraded to the Superior package. I am not sure if I would invest in that again. On the downside there are NO elevators. My husband is unable to climb stairs. Our riom was on the 3rd floor. On the POSITIVE we told them about the situation and they were able to change our room the very next day. The housekeepers work very very hard our room was always immaculate. I’ll go through my thoughts: there ate 3 “restaurants” and ine buffet. The best retaurant was “octopus”. The italian was good and the Ocean Grill wasn’t great. Any “seafood” dishes gad octopus in it. It tasted good but was “chewy”. The buffet varied and was not terrible. There was always a pasta statuon available. Also every morning they had an omelette station. There was plenty of beach chairs and pool chairs. The only problem was there were not enough umbrellas so unless you wanted sun 100% of the time you were stuck. When you’re out the beach there are lots of vendors. Yes people do not work for the resort. They ask you do you want to buy something. At one point I had to say no firmly. I did once have a vendor unload his entire backpack after I said no. I felt rude, but I got up out of my chair and walked off leaving my towel behind so that I would have a place to sit when I came back. The nighttime entertainment was fun. The problem is that for adults it started at 9:30 PM. The kids entertainment begin at 8:00. Overall we had a great time. We met some really nice people. And made some lifelong friends.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Maine
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 24, 2019
PERFECT FOR WHAT IT WAS

If you are looking to go somewhere with your friends and family for s week to do nothing except drink and bask in the sun.... then this is the place for you! I was at the grand ventana last week with two college friends and we had the BEST week ever. I would strongly recommend getting VIP (premium) package from here, so cheap and so worth it!!! The food wasn’t the greatest but it was so easy to get a reservation and the three restaurants at the resort were very good (especially the italian place). Totally book this vacation!! I was a bit sketched out but the resort is well kept and super clean and the staff was excellent!!


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From: Long Island, New York
Age: 19-24
Travel: 3-6 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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