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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All-Inclusive

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)

Elegant, impeccable service and ideally located in Playa Dorada
Style: Beachfront, Family Friendly, All Inclusive
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Based on 4722 reviews
Room & Rates
Junior Suite - All-Inclusive

Junior Suite - All-Inclusive Special Rate
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

Superior Room - All-Inclusive Special Rate
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 Special Rate
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 4722 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