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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All-Inclusive

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)

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Based on 4769 reviews
Elegant, impeccable service and ideally located in Playa Dorada
Style: Beachfront, Family Friendly, All Inclusive
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Junior Suite - All-Inclusive

Room Amenities:
  • More spacious with a sitting area
  • Air conditioning
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Safety deposit box ($)
  • Full bathroom with hairdryer
  • Minibar that is restocked daily with soft drinks, water and beer
  • Coffee maker
  • Balcony or patio
  • Maximum occupancy is 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children
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Superior Room - All-Inclusive - VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All-Inclusive - 1

Superior Room - All-Inclusive

Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioned with 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Safety deposit box ($)
  • Full bathroom with hairdryer
  • Minibar that is restocked daily with soft drinks, water and beer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Maximum occupancy is 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.
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Superior Room with Premium Packages - All-Inclusive

Room Amenities:

  • Renovated room in the Saona or Catalina blocks
  • Concierge services exclusively for Royal and Premium packages guests (for a la carte restaurants reservations and other guest services)
  • Unlimited, free WiFi
  • Exclusive access to The Vintage Club (located on the Octopus Terrace) - serving international beverages, coffees and snacks from 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight.  The Vintage Club also offers flat screen TV, IPads, air conditioned comfort, and signature drinks.
  • Access to exclusive private beach area with Balinese beds
  • Personalized waiter service within the private beach area
  • Fruit basket in room on arrival
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Superior quality pool towels, which are placed in the room and changed during turndown service
  • Daily turn down service including chocolate Kisses
  • Platinum bracelet and personal key to enter The Vintage Club
  • 5% discounts at our sister hotel, the luxury boutique Casa Colonial, on all spa services plus at their on-site restaurants and bars.
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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All-Inclusive
Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, DR Dominican Republic


Vh Gran Ventana Beach Resort is located 20 minutes from the Puerto Plata airport and in the Playa Dorada complex. Elegant, impeccable service and ideally located in Playa Dorada.

Why Stay Here

  • Supervised Kids Club
  • Includes All Meals and Drinks
  • Daily and Nightly Activities
  • 1 Scuba Demonstration in Pool
  • A la Carte Dining Option

Resort Details

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.

All-Inclusive Details

  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner (Dinner can be a la carte) Reservations required 
  • Domestic drinks including beer, wine and cocktails 
  • Weekly managers cocktail party 
  • Daily activities including beach volleyball,water polo, aquaerobics, beach Olympic games and bike tours
  •  1 hour daily: bikes, tennis (day and night), snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaks, sailing 
  • One SCUBA dive demonstration in pool 
  • Nightly live music and entertainment for adults and children 
  • Use of full-service fitness center and sauna 
  • Kids club with daily programs and playground 
  • All current hotel taxes, gratuities and service charges are also included

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

VH 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 six 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.

For the Family

Supervised Kids Club

Pools & Spas


Entertainment & Activities

Weekly Manager\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Cocktail Party


The main buffet Restaurant Las Almejas will be closed August 24, 2015 for renovations. The resort will be taking advantage of this year`s lowest occupancy period  to complete the renovation process they  started last year, we will be closing the main buffet restaurant Las Almejas. The renovation work will start from Monday August 24th to Sunday November 22nd, 2015 included. Unless unforeseen circumstances, Las Almejas Restaurant should be again fully operational by Monday November 23rd, 2015.

During this period of work, they will be offering alternative full buffet service for breakfast and lunch at Sapore di Mare Italian Restaurant located by the Beata quiet wing.  A modified continental breakfast, lunch with its beach club menu, and dinner buffet service will be offered at the Ocean Grill (by the beach) on a daily basis. The Octopus and Sapore Di Mare a la carte restaurants will continue to offer their regular dinner service with reservation required.

Please note as a management gesture of goodwill,  the resort  would like to compensate all clients who stay during these renovation works with a certificate voucher to be used at this VH Gran Ventana (Puerto Plata) for half of the number of nights affected. E.g. stay 14 nights affected, get 7 nights certificate; stay 7 nights affected, get 4 nights certificate, and so on. This compensation offer applies to current reservations already made as well as future reservations that may come after this notification. The certificate will be valid to redeem for one year and will be handled on site, after clients check in, in coordination with their management team.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Air-Conditioning
  • All-Inclusive
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Cable
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Casino (nearby) (+)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Children's Program
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Deck, balcony or terrace
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Golf (nearby) (+)
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • In room Mini Bar (+)
  • In room Safe (+)
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Parking
  • Phone with Voicemail
  • Public Internet Access (+)
  • Shopping (nearby) (+)
  • Spa Services (nearby) (+)
  • Telephone (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 4769 reviews
from orangeville, ontario
Submitted on 23-05-2016
There was a little hiccup on arrival. We had added another week to our original booking and although the paper work was emailed it did not arrive at the resort. Luckily, I did have a copy. The resort was almost at capacity so we were assigned another room and told our room would be ready by 5.00 pm. the next day. Unfortunately a new fellow (at least we had never seen him before) gave our room away. Thanks Karin at reception for trying to remedy this. The next day the guests in our room w... Read more
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This was our first time going to the dominicans. Once we got to the resort everyone was super friendly, all the staff were super welcoming and I really appreciate that. The food was amazing. The buffet there was always something different to eat everyday. The a la carte they had 3 restaurants to choose from and my favourite a LA carte was the Octopus, such amazing food, great taste and awesome people all around. The bar staff are so friendly, whenever I go to the bar to get a drink they are al... Read more
from Saskatchewan, Canada
Submitted on 25-05-2016
I travelled here in March 2016 for 7 days with a group of friends for our 30th birthday. We had the best time!! We had a late check in upon arrival and we were starving and the buffet had already closed so we had to wait until 11 pm for the late night snack bar to open which was a little disappointing but no big deal. As soon as we walked in the staff were extremely friendly and attentive and we had our fries and quesadillas within 10 minutes. We all LOVED their fries in each of the areas to get... Read more
from Scipio, Indiana
Submitted on 25-05-2016
we travel same time every year, last 2 weeks in Feb. for our anniversary. on arrival we are given a paper to pick out how much more we would like to pay for service. we have never had this in the 9 years we been traveling all inclusive, as it turns out if you don't pay more and get a special color bracelet then you are pretty much invisible to the help. you can hold your cup or glass 5 to 10 mins. at a time for a drink refill. the room had no drawers of any type to put clothes away. we had to li... Read more
Submitted on 25-05-2016
My husband and I spent 10 days in this resort, the room was beautiful, so clean , all restaurants had an amazing food and desserts, entertainment was very nice and interesting, personal was very polite and helpful but most of all I would like to mention Carlos the bell boy, he was so amazing , he would help not just when you arrive and leave, every time you see him he would ask if everything is OK, if we need anything, and not just us we saw him same with other people. I hope management knows t... Read more
from Burlington, Canada
Submitted on 01-06-2016
This is not our first time to this resort but it is the first time with the Royal package and for us it was worth the money. Free Wi-Fi, room service, private beach and the Vintage Club made for a relaxing and stress free holiday. It was low season and all the restaurants were not open so having the room service option was great if you didn't want the buffet. The rooms was clean and looked freshly painted. It had everything we needed but was not anything special . We also ate at La Tarapp... Read more
from St. John's, nl
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Had a nice relaxing vacation! Food at this resort was phenomenal! Everything from the buffet to the a la cartes surpassed expectations. Also probably the cleanest resort I have been to. Especially the buffet! I loved that everything was in its own serving dish. Entertainment was lacking and we found a large unidentifiable bug in our room which caused me to not give a 5..but overall a good trip!
from Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
My husband & I went to Gran Ventana 19 years ago, for our honeymoon, the hotel wasn't very old, but it was perfect. We had a lovely ground floor room which looked out over the beach. The staff were so lovely & very friendly. There was lots of choice in the buffet restaurant and the la carte restaurants were really good. We are returning this September & hope that it will be as good as the 1st time.
Submitted on 05-06-2016
My boyfriend and I stayed here from 21st May - 4th June 2016 and had a fantastic time. We felt that you get more than what you pay for with this hotel, though it does have some minor drawbacks. The main one for us was the beach vendors, we were constantly disturbed and said "no thank you" so many times, eventually we got fed up. We understand that this is not the fault of Gran Ventana, but it did impact our holiday and we only went to the beach when we went kayaking after we kept being approach... Read more
from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Travelled March 2016 This is a little late in coming. We travelled with Air Transat and it was a great flight and great service. We arrived at the resort and registered right away, no long line, of course it was only 12:30 so our room was not ready which we knew it would not be, we went and had lunch and came back at 3:15 and yup our room was ready. We had requested a second floor room and was given a first floor, I was a bit upset with that so they told us to come back the following day and ... Read more
from Slough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-06-2016
We stayed in Sept 2015, which was my second visit. It had been 4 years since i had visited and i was very much looking forward to after such a great first experience however it was a huge let down. We had arrived to find the main restaurant under reconstruction and the remaining a la carte restaurants closed, meaning one restaurant was doing a rotation in the offerings. Being by the main pool was a no go due to the noisy reconstruction works, all u could hear was banging all day! Whilist the Hot... Read more
from Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-06-2016
I have just returned from my second visit to Gran Ventana. Yet again, I had a fantastic time. The staff at this resort are amazing. Especially the entertainment team, led by Robert and Chacalaca, which is EXCELENTE!!But I MUST give special mention to Delfy, Carlos and Shorty who kept me company and made sure I was never alone! Beautiful, happy people. And I LOVE watching them all doing their dance before the afternoon/evening activities/shows. There are fun games to join in each day including le... Read more
from Brantford, Canada
Submitted on 13-06-2016
we arrived at the hotel on May 5 a nice welcome at the lobby.We went for lunch well they put our luggage in our rooms.There was 2 families we got ajoining rooms on the first level of the hotel. The resort isn't large so everything is easy to get too.This resort is very nice our rooms where clean and the maids kept our rooms looking good all the time we where there. There food at the lobby restarant is great lots of selection. The el cartes where good too.. There service there is real... Read more
from Ontario
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Stayed for the first week of June and had a great time. Very clean, beach is amazing, staff is very friendly...really can't find anything bad. Had my doubts when we bought the vacation because it was so cheap, but it turned out to be great !
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Just got back and again, amazing! The staff is really family and so happy to see all of them, They work hard and have the biggest hearts! Hope management keeps them all and keeps them happy, they are indeed the biggest asset this hotel hasI I really hope to see all the entertainment staff there again, they are really the best; Carlos, Delphi, Alex, Shorty and all are the sweetest and all good looking to boot! Elvin is the most kind and generous of bartenders, had a few hangovers that prove that!... Read more
from Penicuik, Scotland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Have just returned from another 3 weeks at the gran ventana we love this place the staff at this hotel make our holiday they are always so friendly and bend over backwards to make your time here brilliant always sad to leave roll on next year
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Awesome time with family, great food and beaches. Except for mother nature shedding some rain it was a great time had by all.....beaches are clean and waters calm making it great for kids and adults alike.
Submitted on 28-06-2016
This was my first time at Gran Ventana. I have been to other resorts in Puerto Plata but this one by far is the best. The staff really makes you feel special and goes above and beyond to make sure you are enjoying your stay. Food is delicious, rooms are clean and the animation team is AMAZING! They work so hard all day and night. Chakalaka es el mejor and the rest of the team. Besos!
from Lille, France
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Amazing staff made this holiday, especially Shorty!!! She was the highlight of the 2 weeks for us. Clean rooms, good food, nice drinks. Staff never let your glass run empty. Free WiFi was unusably slow so ended up having to pay for faster WiFi. Would definitely recommend!
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Would you recommend booking before you go or waiting tile we get there? As on Thomson website it is £57 per person?! We have booked the horse riding, waterfall and zip lining trip already as that's only once a week.
from Winchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Just returned after a 2 week stay. CHECK-IN. Not a great start. It was a Saturday afternoon and the lobby reception area was heaving. We were quickly ushered into the theatre area before someone coming to greet us after about 5 minutes.We waited for about 20 minutes before getting a welcome drink which was a shame. We were told they were very busy. We got our room key, when we got to the room it was a twin (2 small double beds) and very dated and tired looking, with very poor lighting in the ba... Read more
from Halifax, Canada
Submitted on 04-07-2016
As someone who does alot of research on the hotel reviews before I go, I had to post a review of my own. Where can I start? A incredible trip and would go back anyday. I will start by saying we are a mid twenties canadian couple looking for a little r and r from work. This was a good price and had decent reviews so we decided to take our first trip to the carribean! We were a bit shocked coming out of the airport to a wall of heat and people trying to grab at my bags right through customs- also ... Read more
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The staff go above and beyond The improvements made are all good I cannot thank the staff enough From the management to the cleaners We will be back A big thanks to you all for making A good holiday great We have been to the ventana many times Going back is like going home to family
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Just returned from 2 weeks here and it was amazing. We went with another couple and had such a good time. The food was good the staff were lovely and friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The place was spotless there was always someone cleaning and keeping up with things. We went out into the town a couple of times and was well looked after. We also did a few excursions and they were brill. Would defo recommend. Didn't want to come home.
from Northeast PA
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Stayed for two weeks, end of June, and it was one of the nicest places we've been to. Rooms are older but clean, AC worked well, towels were not a problem, stayed in room 1230. Upgrade was not needed. Food was great, buffet has something for everyone. Specialty restaurants OK, not consistent with quality or service, but we never went hungry. Wine, red and white, are typical for tropical areas, add ice and it's fine. bartenders are good, friendly, and prompt. Weekends are busy with locals bu... Read more
from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
My husband and I were there from 11th June for 2 weeks. We upgraded to a Premium room but there was nothing Premium about the room. There was nothing wrong with the room just no wow. The beach is lovely as you would expect and we enjoyed the waiter service on the beach and having our own exclusive area of the beach. There are a lot of traders on the beach trying to sell you massages, pedicures, jewellery etc. Mostly tat. It gets irritating after a while but I understand that they are trying to m... Read more
from Manchester, UK
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Arrived on Sunday afternoon via a well-priced Thomson package holiday. Transfer time is about 25 minutes, which is ideal after a long flight. Check in was chaotic with too few people working reception. Porter took us to our third floor room fortunately as there are no lifts. Room large, spacious, very clean, high ceiling with large bathroom with shower over bath. Pleasant balcony, effective air con and 2 double beds. It was just what we wanted - not cosy or luxurious but was just what we were af... Read more
from Mississauga, Canada
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We spent a week with an all inclusive package in this hotel and it was very good! The first impression (for the adults) was that the building looked a little tired. But as the day went on and we started to enjoy the place, the service, and the food our opinion started to improve. The food is good and fresh and there is a lot of variety. And you can dine in three "al la carte" restaurants that are quite nice. You will have to buy your own wine because what they call wine there is not reall... Read more
from Barrie, Canada
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We didn't know what to expect as this was our first time to the Domincan Anyway when we arrived just after midday we had to leave our luggage in a safe area with the bellboys till the rooms were ready around 3pm They gave us our wrist bands when we arrived so this allowed us to have food, drinks etc until the room was ready. I checked again aroun 2 and our rooms were ready, I did take the safe lock for a week as I didn't know if I needed it or not, anyway for the $16 it gave me piece of mind. A... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 07-07-2016
im staying at this resort from july 6 to the 16... im in love with the attentions that they have.. my kids are in love with it too.. the cleaning lady when i meet her was very nice and lovely.. my check in was fast and pleasant.. the resort is small but the familiar staff makes it look bigger.. ??????????????? the food at the buffet is very nice love it.. im planing to make the reservations for the ala carte restaurants.. let see how my 10 days here goes..???????????????
from Montreal, Quebec
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Overall, this is a great resort. The resort itself is so clean that you could almost eat off the pavement. The rooms were beautifully renovated and the cleaning staff did an amazing job. The premium package was well worth the money. Amable and Aquillino were amazing waiters on our private beach, bringing us our water and coffee before we even asked. The food was beyond delicious. The fish at the Ocean Side bar was out of this world! The buffet was also very, very good. The selection was ... Read more
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Spent a week in this amazing resort . Faultless. Food is amazing service is second to non the staff are full of smiles and cheer made us feel very special . Rooms are roomy bed is clean and like sleeping an marshmallows . Views are amazing We did two excursions one to paradise island which is a must I do agree the entertainment I the evening is non existent but we were quite grateful of the peace.
from Polishpat
Submitted on 12-07-2016
First things First......I travel A LOT and have stayed at many different all inclusive resorts in all parts of the world, so I didnt let some of the negative reviews that people wrote deter me away, because at the end of the day each person has completely different expectations wherever they go, and some are a lot more picky then others, so I am basing my review in comparison to other places I have stayed, and I will be very fair and honest with my review. SO WITH THAT SAID, I want to start off... Read more
Submitted on 13-07-2016
What a fantastic hotel the staff food and facilities are excellent cannot fault anything here you're looked after like one of the family it's also excellent value for the money will definatlety be returning next year 5* plus in this hotel nothing is too much trouble all the staff are really nice and go provide a service up and above anything else I've experienced
from Swindon
Submitted on 14-07-2016
we arrived 4pm Saturday afternoon only to find our room wasn't ready not a good start,That said it is a very nice hotel comfortable room two double beds and very good aircon.breakfast, lunch and dinner all can be taken in the main restraunt buffet which is good quality, lunch and dinner can be taken in the beach grill (dinner only once a week you need to book) a Italian is at its sister you can eat here once a week again you need to book. The pool area is good no problem with sunbeds and a sw... Read more
from Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Just the two of us travelling and we had a fantastic time at the Gran Ventana. First trip to the Dominican Republic and thought it was a lovely place. The people are so friendly especially in the hotel. Food was good in the restaurant, plenty of choice and all cooked well. We tried the Ocean grill and thought the food in there was great. The beach was lovely too, just be careful with the sellers on the beach, make sure you barter with them if you want anything as they sell all the same things ... Read more
from Springfield, Missouri
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Room wasn't ready until after 4pm due to reception saying that it was still being clean. When I did get the room keys, there was underwear still hanging in the bathroom from a previous guest and it didn't look like it was cleaned prior to getting the room
Submitted on 18-07-2016
It was a really good two days stay with my family we really enjoy it was quiet and perfect the staff are awesome and the food great the beach are excellent the room are clean the ac always working this is a hotel to relax and stay calm i love the breakfast my family enjoy it thank you
from Woking, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We arrived on the Saturday obviously tired from the flight to find that our room wasn't yet ready....not a big problem as we had the bands on and were able to get a drink. Our room was in the Catalina building, which was on 2nd floor. Room was lovely except the only mirror was in the bathroom (apparently not all the blocks have mirrors in the main room). After 3 days of enquiring re mirror we were told we could change rooms but by this time we were unpacked and settled. The only other thing ... Read more
from Fredericton, Canada
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Top notch service, all the staff went above and beyond to help you, food was great always a good variety of choices, would stay there again for sure and highly recommend to anyone, you can always find something to do and there is a quiet pool area for the times that you just want to relax and unwind. It was our anniversary and the resort had put a banner on our door and a heart on our bed with flower petals.
Submitted on 23-07-2016
I went here with my son for a couple of nights as we wanted to visit the 27 waterfalls and wanted to try an all inclusive. The room was adequate, and each day was filled with a couple of drinks and water. The pool was fine but so crowded it was difficult to find a chair most times. The beach was very nice in the morning but was quite windy in the afternoon. The food was not great. Of all the meals, breakfast was best. You can count on the fresh fruit and cooked to order omelette. The juice was ... Read more
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We stayed at the gran ventana for two weeks from the 12th june with our two sons aged 14 and 12. On our arrival we were given a welcome drink and a lovely refreshing towel to wipe away the grim from our travels , our check in was dealt with quickly and they confirmed that we had the adjoining rooms that we had requested. When we got to our rooms we were greeted by two lovely big rooms one with two double beds and one with a queen size (my boys were very happy to say the least) the rooms were ... Read more
from Stafford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
first time ever doing long haul holidays and we couldn't have picked a better place. upgraded to premier package so used the vintage club a lot, also got free WiFi . Our room was on the ground floor by the beach kept cool by the trees. The staff are all brilliant so helpful and friendly nothing was to much trouble. Yes the beach traders can be a pain but once said no they left you alone. The food is really good with a wide variety for everyone's taste but some will still complain. Whilst there ... Read more