What We 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.
  • 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.
  • The resort offers water-bound fun like snorkeling and kayaking, each of which is included as part of the resort's all-inclusive plan!

Things to Know

  • The resort is approximately one hour away from Santiago airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Playa Dorada Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. is nearby.
Set your watch to "island time" and let the hours melt away on the sun-drenched shores of Puerto Plata. Atop the 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 waters of the Caribbean. 

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are all included in the price of your vacay! Winner of the Thomas Cook Award for Excellence, this one-of-a-kind oceanfront resort 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. 

Relax in the sauna before getting a couple's massage and finish with a dip in the Jacuzzi for maximum indulgence. You can also 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. 

When you finally decide to hit the hay, grab a night cap from your suite's minibar, dive into your luscious bed and snuggle with your honey until the sun makes another appearance in paradise.

The resort’s 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 per week in the a la carte restaurants; reservations are required


Puerto Plata - Beach
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - La Union (POP) : 15 miles
Punta Causedo-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -
Santiago, Dominican Republic - Municipal (STI) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1984
Last Renovation: 2006
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 245


Resort Details


Enjoy grilled meats, world fusion and traditional dining during your stay!
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A 24-hour front desk, laundry service and public Wi-Fi are just a few of the great amenities here.
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Make your vacation unforgettable with golfing, spa treatments, saunas and more!
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Hotel Advisories

Current Renovations: Description: This hotel is an adults only hotel where the minimum age is 18.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a Spring Break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 8612 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Super relaxing.

    Very laid back, friendly atmosphere. The entertainment crew tries real hard to get every one involved. The rooms are dated but the AC was super cold and water was hot. It’s a small quaint resort with everything for a laid back atmosphere. The food was good. The grounds were very well kept. We felt very safe and invited. I would highly recommend for a laid back vacation.

    Jul 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great 3 nights!

    Really good for the price. Entertainment team is great. Ariely has an awesome attitude and makes sure your day goes to the fullest. The three nights I stayed were full of different activities. The staff in general have a positive vibe. Hotel is small and everything is a short walk which is a plus. I’ll definitely be back.

    Jul 20, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst ….dont bother

    Worst place we have ever been… Room was terrible..bathroom shower above us leaked into ours. Heard the neighbours …use your imagination Food was average… Ended up in hospital with gastro issues due to food. Still dealing with gut issues 6 months later

    Jul 16, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst All Inclusive experience to date

    I feel bad that this list is so long, but I don’t want people wasting their money here. If you don’t like birds eating off of the same buffet you are, car-salesman ambush tactics, and bottom shelf alcohol, you can skip BlueBay unless you just want more details about our crappy experience. My narrative is a little disjointed as I took notes during the trip. Things operate on Dominican time in the DR and the resort was about the worst we dealt with. Meals were not on time per the dining hours posted. Birds were in the dining hall eating off of the buffet. Stuff all around the resort is wearing out. For example, the dining area which can seat a couple hundred people has one toaster at breakfast that is 20 years old. It only works on one side so after 5 minutes of toasting one side of your bread, you have to flip it around for another 5 minutes. In our room, the phone didn’t hook up to anything. It sat on the end table with the cable on the floor. There was no wall jack to plug it in to so there was no way to call the front desk or housekeeping. I’m not sure why it was there. The Food quality is mediocre at best. It does not have 4 restaurants as advertised, It has the buffet and one restaurant that rotates every night from oriental, Mexican, Italian, and seafood. At the reservation restaurant it is $20 more for steak and $50 more for lobster. Otherwise, the food is exactly the same as the buffet, just on a misspelled menu and served to you by a waiter. Untrained bartenders and Bottom shelf alcohol brand called Classico. If you wanted Beam, Jack Daniel’s, or other name brand, you had to pay extra for it. I knew we were in trouble when I ordered my first margarita and they made it with 7-Up instead of sweet and sour. It was terrible. Other bartenders used the premix frozen lemonade which was slightly better. Half the time, the bartender was obviously new and receiving no training. They would read the menu to see which alcohol to add with no idea how much of each thing to put in if they even grabbed the right alcohol and stirred everything with a spoon. I ended up drinking mostly pina coladas since it was a frozen premix and all they did was pour rum in your glass, add the mix, and stir it with a spoon. No one was serving sunbathers on the beach—you had to walk to the beach bar which had one bartender on duty for the entire beach. Understaffing seemed a major problem and yet workers were often just standing around. The Time share pitch was our biggest aggravation and disappointment. We didn’t know BlueBay was a membership resort since we’d never encountered that at any other all-inclusive and it wasn’t advertised on Expedia or anywhere else we saw. Our first day walking to the beach, a resort worker stopped us, welcomed us, said she could help us with reservations or anything else, and invited us to come inside a small clubhouse, have a drink, and learn more about the Dominican Republic. Once we sat down, she gave us a form to learn more about us. My suspicions went up when they wanted us know what type of credit card I had and if my credit score was good. We were quickly handed off to a gentleman who chatted us up and then asked how much money I made. I didn’t answer that so he started asking about where we vacationed, how often, and how much we spent on them. He started hinting that they were a membership club that could “save us money”. When we indicated we weren’t interested, his original promise of “no means no and you can walk away” turned into a high pressure sales pitch, “well you like to save money don’t you? Why aren’t you interested in this?” We still had no real idea what he was even talking about as he had simply told us we could travel to one of 60 resorts in the world for only $371 per week if we were members. No other information had been shared. My wife said, “you said we could say no so it’s no.” He chided us a bit more and said, “Let me go talk to my manager.” What in the hell he needed to talk to his manager about, we didn’t know, but once he left the room, we got up and left. It left a bad taste in our mouth on our very first morning and first trip to relax on the beach. There are Vendors on beach from hotel. They work in teams. One talks you into a foot massage for $25, then another jewelry vendor comes over and bugs you to buy jewelry instead of you relaxing and enjoying your massage. My wife bought a pair of larimar earrings for $20 that the guy “made himself”. We saw the exact same earrings with the same packaging at a countryside vendor an hour away for $8. Pool bar swim up 10am to 6pm only and the music is so loud you have to shout at the person next to you to be heard. I asked for them to turn it down at around 10:30am. The bartender did. 20 minutes later, the activities director came back over and turned it back up to deafening levels. The only bar open 24 hours is the beach bar which is the furthest bar from the rooms. The Juice isn’t real. We love these resorts for their fresh squeezed fruit juice. Everything at BlueBay was syrup concentrate from a plastic jug mixed with water. Alcohol in the room? One bottle of local rum in the room when you check in. They restock the fridge with 2 local 8oz cans of Presidente (local and the only one available) light beer, 2 bottles of water, and 2 bottles of Diet Pepsi per day…if you’re lucky. Diet Pepsi only. Couldn’t get regular or Coke even though I can’t have Aspartame. I asked at the desk and was told they would try to get regular, but it might not be possible. Apparently it wasn’t because regular soda never appeared. I walked down to the mall 3 minutes away and bought myself a 2 liter of coke. At the swim up bar had to wait ten minutes while the bartenders visited with friends. It had opened at 10am. We got there at 10 minutes after. When I finally got one of the bartenders attention, I asked if they were open and they told me the drinks weren’t there yet. There is one bright spot, there are a few employees that are gold. They give you high fives. They love to visit and enjoy helping you with your Spanish. They might give you a hug. There are a few others that will smile at you after you give them a few dollar tip. The excursion representative from another company set us up on 2 very enjoyable day trips with excellent hosts. It’s too bad that our 3 days away from the resort were the best of our trip.

    Jul 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Top adult in playa doradas

    I visit this place because it was adult resort while some friends was other hotel at playa Doradas. I could practice my kiteboarding with streching with Arieli. Good food mexico 🇲🇽 tacos world class with top dance show at night Dominican 🇩🇴 personal staff nice

    Jul 08, 2024