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 8572 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Resort in the Dominican Republic

    I was at Blue Bay Villa Doradas from May 28th to June 11th, 2024. This is my absolute favourite place to travel and it is because of the staff. I have spent 13 weeks there in the last 12 months. The animation team are the best. They try to involve everyone and make everyone feel special. Once you have been there once they will never forget you. Over the years of going to the resort I have made several life long friends. Planning and going back in the next few months because it feels like home.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Is not a 4 star hotel.

    Is not a 4 star hotel. Needs renovation. You have to pay for the wifi and the security box. They don’t have bottled water and my husband got sick. The gym has only 3 machines and one is broken. Needs a lot of improvements including customer service.

    Jun 19, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Interesting time from the first day we arrived to the last day we left it was amazing 👏 just to need to have updated

    Everyone was very helpful from given me and extra key for my room also kelvin seeng us aroubd the table in the to say good morning to ask us if we are enjoying ourselves and telling him we was waiting to go on the bike tour and to thank him (Kelvin ) for getting the bicycles ready for us so we can go out on the bike tour from lisselotte our tour guide and taking the pictures we have from it! The Entertainment was wonderful especially Kelvin it was our first time there and we had a blast i would love to go back

    Jun 19, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice resort

    It's a good 4 star resort. But they don't have fresh fish grilled. Just broiled. No bacon either. Stuff at restaurants were very good. Yesterday before leaving, we asked for a courtesy room to shower and get ready for the bus, and the guy working at the reception, his name might be Victor, gave us a room in which the AC didn't work, and the shower water floods the bathroom floor. A defective room basically. Even thou the resort had lots of rooms not occupied !! We were very sweaty before the shower, and we got sweaty again after showering, while getting ready and packing in the room 34 that he gave us, room was a hot sauna ! Very rude receptionist, I would fire that guy ! He treated us like we were not important anymore, as it was our last day there. His picture is attached to this review.

    Jun 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Animation Team makes this resort top knotch!

    Animation team is amazing! So lovely and funny! Alfredo is the absolute best as is Lisa! There’s not many people here right now but they make it fun and exciting. Good is fantastic and the room is clean and great. I will recommend this place to everyone!

    Jun 09, 2024