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Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review











The Puntacana-Information-Guide.com official Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review will be up shortly, but here is a description of the amenities at this resort. If you have any further questions about the resort, feel free to contact us at any time.

Puerto Plata All Inclusive Resorts have been attracting European vacationers for decades, mostly because of the area’s accessibility, reasonable pricing and pristine beaches. North American travelers have discovered Puerto Plata All Inclusive Resorts and have been flying to them in droves.

Puerto Plata has everything that you’re looking for in a Caribbean beach vacation – beautiful beaches, warm Caribbean waters, cultural attractions and a trip to Puerto Plata All Inclusive Resorts usually comes in at fractions of what you’d pay at other destinations. Even less if you book with All-Inclusive-Resorts.com!

Resort Overview

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review:

This wonderful Beach Resort offers a distinctive blend of sophisticated design with the charm and hospitality of the Dominican Republic. The resort's lobby extends with beamed ceilings and a view of the ocean as its centerpiece. Exceptional service and a sense of relaxation greet singles, couples and families from the moment of arrival.

Developed by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the World Bank and the Inter-american Bank of Development in 1976, Playa Dorada Complex is based in Field and Club of Golf, public Club of Beach, sidewalks and avenues and other public services.

The first hotel in playa dorada was inaugurated in 1981, developed thanks to the help of the Central Bank of Dominican Republic. It was later sold to a North American company which delivers it to the Operator Jack Tar International.


Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review: The resort consists of 506 stylishly appointed rooms including superior guest rooms, suites, junior suites and penthouses. Each room features a spacious balcony or terrace and some offer stunning ocean views. All rooms are equipped with:

* - 2 double beds or 1 king size bed
* - Balcony or terrace with 2 chairs and 1 table
* - Individually controlled air conditioning
* - Ceiling fan
* - Daily restocked minibar
* - Cable channels
* - Color TV with remote control
* - Direct dial telephone
* - Voice mail
* - Wake-up service
* - In-room safe (extra charge)
* - Mahogany entrance door
* - Hair dryer
* - Safe deposit box (extra charge)


Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review of Activities: * - All meals, snacks and beverages including beer, wine and cocktails
* - Daily restocked minibar in all rooms
* - Weekly manager's cocktail party
* - Daily activities including beach volleyball, table tennis, water polo, aquarobics, beach Olympic games, biketours and darts
* - 1 hour daily: bikes, tennis (day and night), snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaks, sailing
* - One SCUBA dive lesson
* - Daytime entertainment: Spanish lesson, Merengue lesson
* - Nightly live music and entertainment for adults and children
* - Beach access
* - One children's pool, one adult pool with a swim-up bar and an additional pool located in resort's "quiet" wing
* - Chaise lounges and towel service for the pool and beach
* - Use of full-service fitness center and sauna
* - Kid's club with daily programs and playground
* - Free honeymoon package available for all newlyweds with valid wedding certificate upon arrival, valid only within three months of date of issuance
* - Baby cribs and rollaway beds


* - Golf nearby, featuring a championship 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course (special rates for golf green fees available)
* - Water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, catamaran and banana boat
* - Wedding packages
* - Premium drinks
* - Beauty salon
* - Spa treatments at sister property
* - Internet service
* - Banquets and conventions (conference room with capacity for 250 guests)
* - Catering facilities
* - Autio & visual equipment
* - Exchange bank
* - Motorbike rental
* - Baby sitting service
* - Safe deposit box
* - Gift shops
* - Laundry services and dry-cleaning


Eating at Gran Ventana

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review of Restaurants and Bars:Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers a variety of dining options. With three a la carte, all-inclusive restaurants featuring authentic Caribbean cuisine, fine Italian dishes and fresh seafood, there is something to satisfy every craving. For a refreshing cocktail or savory snack, guests may choose from seven bars located throughout the resort including a beach club snack bar, lobby bar, swim-up bar, pool-terrace bar, coco bar, tiki bar and late night snack bar. Guests may also sample the weekly cocktail during the poolside Manager's Cocktail Party.

Octopus Gourmet Restaurant - serves flavorful Caribbean cuisine.

Ocean Grill - features a variety of fresh meats, fish and seafood on the grill.

Sapore di Mare - offers delectable Italian cuisine.

Guests should make reservations with guest services for the a la carte restaurants and the dress code is: casual-elegance (shorts and bathing suits are not permitted, shoes are required).

Las Almejas Cafeteria - serves daily buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Gran Ventana for Kids

Parents can truly unwind knowing their kids are having as much fun as they are at Gran Ventana's Kid's Club. This supervised recreational program features many activities for children between 4 to 12 years of age including: volleyball, aerobics, coloring, Spanish lesson, swimming contest, tennis lesson, drawing contest, club dance lesson, beach walk, sand castle contest, parties and countless crazy games that kids can't get enough of.

Playa Dorada Golfing

Guests of any of our three hotels can enjoy great golf at the adjacent Playa Dorada golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1978. 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. In addition, signature hole 4 features lush greens bordering the land and sea, and hole 5 borders inland water.

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. For additional information on the course please visit www.playadoradagolf.com.

Location of Gran Ventana

Gran Ventana Beach Resort Review location:Gran Ventana is situated directly on Playa Dorada beach in the heart of the tourist zone.

Not too hot and not too cold, Puerto Plata has perfect weather. It has a tropical climate all year long with very few variations and only two seasons of the year, summer and winter with an average annual temperature of 77º F. The ocean breeze and tropical vegetation create a relaxing atmosphere.

Getting There:
The International Airport of Puerta Plata “Gregorio Luperon” (POP) is only 11 miles (18 Km) from the city. Usually, you can find a taxi or catch a bus to the hotel for a reasonable price. Renting a car is another alternative. The majority of rent-a-car companies have an office at the airport.

The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso, which is divided into 100 cents. Although it is not official, the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted in all parts (and sometimes even preferred over the peso).

It is legal to exchange money in commercial banks, exchange booths, and hotels. The exchange rate is determined by the Central Bank and is based on market conditions. Most banks are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Major credit cards which are accepted include, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Diners Club. ATMs are located at various points in the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Plata, a city located on the northern coast, is known as “the girlfriend of the Atlantic,” and is characterized by its Victorian styles houses. Squished between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the majestic mountain Isabel de Torres to the south, this city was originally a refuge from pirates and conquerors. It is the most important artisan center of the Dominican Republic with an abundance of hand made crafts. You will also find famous amber mines which is turned into beautiful jewellery with various colors and designs.

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