BlueBay Villas Doradas

Calle Principal Complejo Playa Dorada nr 538 | Puerto Plata 57000  [SEE MAP]Puerto Plata  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Budget-friendly, all-inclusive option on the beach
Additional fees for Wi-Fi and in-room safes
Less than 3 miles southeast of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, this all-inclusive, adults-only resort is situated on Playa Dorada. Previous guests said this is a solid budget choice for an all-inclusive vacation. The resort's 245 rooms and suites feature minibars, tea and coffee service, cable TVs and minifridges. One common gripe among recent visitors, though, was that the rooms could use some updates and that Wi-Fi access and in-room safes cost extra to use. Outside the rooms, travelers have access to a bevy of amenities, such as a spa, a private beach, three pools and concierges services. Plus, plenty of activities are available for free daily, including painting classes, scuba diving, sushi-making classes, Spanish lessons, windsurfing and more. Room rates also cover meals and drinks at BlueBay Villas Doradas' four eateries, which serve Asian fusion cuisine, grilled bites, fresh seafood and international favorites buffet-style.
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Location
Puerto Plata
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 245 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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The stunning, contemporary entrance flanked by slender white pillars leads to the attractive lobby at this adults-only resort, which offers both incredible value and many complaints. ... Standard and standard-plus rooms are basic and small (rooms near the stage can be noisy until 11 pm); if possible, upgrade to the spacious, quiet villas with Jacuzzis and more contemporary bedding.

Oyster.com

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BlueBay Villas Doradas is an adult-only, upper-middle-range, all-inclusive resort with lots of entertainment options. ... Annoyingly, the hotel charges for things like beach towels, Wi-Fi, and room service.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6446 have reviewed the BlueBay Villas Doradas, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6446 reviews 4.5 (based on 6446 reviews)

Guest Rooms

BlueBay Villas Doradas' standard guest rooms feature white cottage-inspired furnishings with beach-themed artwork and accents and either queen- or king-sized beds. All rooms offer air conditioning, cable televisions, coffee and tea makers, welcome toiletry kits, minibars and minifridges with bottled water. Wi-Fi access is available for an additional fee ($25 per day, per device); an extra charge also applies for using in-room safes.
  • Property does not have elevators
  • Upgraded Superior Rooms have balconies or terraces

Standard room size484 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The all-inclusive, adults-only BlueBay Villas Doradas is one of the few resorts in the Playa Dorada gated hotel community with a direct beachfront location. The property is within walking distance of several shops and restaurants and is less than 3 miles southeast of downtown Puerto Plata.
  • Gregorio Luperón International Airport is about 10 miles away
  • Airport transfers (extra charges apply)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The resort offers four restaurants and four bars. El Pescador specializes in seafood, while El Jardin de Jade serves Asian fusion cuisine. El Dorado features grilled meat on its menu, and at the buffet restaurant, diners will find a variety of international dishes. The property's all-inclusive rates cover all meals, snacks, domestic drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • Free sushi and mixology classes
  • Room service available 24 hours a day (fees apply)

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

BlueBay Villas Doradas features three pools, including a small pool that's a designated quiet zone and one with a swim-up bar. The two larger pools, located in the center of the property, feature poolside entertainment and pool games. A private beach with complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and snorkeling and scuba diving gear is available as well.
  • Free beach towels
  • Banana boat rides, parasailing excursions and Jet Ski rentals (charges apply)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The property's Asian-inspired spa features dark woods and colorful fabrics with Buddha statues in each of the treatment rooms. A variety of massage therapies and some beauty treatments, including hair styling, are available.
  • Couples suite available
  • All-inclusive rates cover couples massage classes

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The small fitness center, located near the pool area, has a handful of cardio machines, some free weights and a water cooler. The resort's all-inclusive rates also cover activities like tennis, basketball, volleyball and nonmotorized water sports like kayaking and windsurfing.
  • Complimentary water aerobics, stretching and meditation classes
  • Loaner bicycles available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

BlueBay Villas Doradas offers both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 80 attendees. Audiovisual services are available for a fee.
  • Wi-Fi access and currency exchange and translation services (charges apply)

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

The resort offers three wedding packages for up to 10 guests. The basic package includes a beach ceremony and amenities like a cake, a bottle of sparkling wine and late checkout for the bride and groom, while upgraded packages offer additional perks for the bridal couple like 30-minute massages, a welcome gift and a personal dressing assistant.
  • Must show marriage certificate to book honeymoon package
  • Bridal hair and makeup services

Maximum wedding guest capacity10

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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