VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

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Flanking Puerto Plata's prized Playa Dorada Beach, this massive 506-room resort occupies prime real estate in one of the largest tourist complexes in the Dominican Republic. Guests claim that the Gran Ventana is one of the best value hotels around, especially for families. Room rates include one scuba diving lesson, access to two pools (one of which is adults-only) and cultural pastimes like Spanish-language tutoring and Merengue lessons. Meanwhile, linksmen can test the greens (for an extra fee) at the adjacent 18-hole Playa Dorada Golf Course or practice a different kind of swing on the resort's tennis courts. All-inclusive packages also cover meals at any of the resort's four eateries, though recent guests agree that the culinary offerings available here are nothing to rave about. However, visitors say they would return for the Gran Ventana's spacious rooms — which come with a private balcony or terrace and a fully stocked minibar — and its easy beach access.

Puerto Plata
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 506 rooms
Primary View
Best For
Families, Couples


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



This all-inclusive is filled primarily with English-speaking clientele who like its sophisticated lobby, the colorfully painted facades, and easy beach access.

Fodor's Choice



Located inside the Playa Dorada resort complex, a safe, mini-tourist city, the Gran Vantana is a relaxed, uncommonly friendly resort with clean rooms, excellent service, and a large though slightly crowded beach.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6158 have reviewed the VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6158 reviews 4.0 (based on 6158 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms at Gran Ventana Beach Resort are Caribbean in style, decorated with tile floors and a bright color palette. Amenities include balconies or terraces, a refrigerator that's restocked daily, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and more. All rooms also have individual climate-controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans.

    Standard room size square feet

    • Internet (with fee)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Set within a resort complex southeast of downtown Puerto Plata, Gran Ventana Beach Resort is a family-friendly property within walking distance of other resorts. The beachfront all-inclusive offers a large beach area, three swimming pools, a spa and more.
    • All-inclusive rates cover meals, snacks, beverages and water sports equipment use
    • Located about 10 miles west of Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata
    • 24-hour valet parking (free)
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

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


    The all-inclusive resort offers four dining venues. Las Almejas Buffet Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Ocean Grill Beach club is open for lunches and snacks, and the Ocean Grill Restaurant is open for dinner. For elegant dinners, Octopus serves gourmet Caribbean dishes and Sapore Di Mare specializes in Italian cuisine.
    • All-inclusive rates cover meals, snacks and premium drinks

    Number of restaurants4

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian

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


    The Gran Ventura Beach Resort has three pools. There is an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar, a children’s pool and a secluded pool.The resort also has a large beach area with unlimited use of water sports equipment for snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing.
    • Chaise lounges and towel service provided
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas


    Gran Ventura Beach Resort's 12,400-square-foot Bagua Spa incorporates Dominican healing traditions with traditional European spa wellness strategies and Feng Shui practices. There are a variety of services offered, and the facility features 10 private treatment rooms, including two couples treatment rooms that feature private terraces overlooking the ocean with two-person Jacuzzis.

      Services offered:

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


      The all-inclusive Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers a supervised kids club for ages 4 to 12. Young ones might also enjoy the variety of recreational activities available at the resort, from beach volleyball to banana boat rentals.
      • Children's pool on-site
      • Babysitting services
      • Kids club (free)
      • Cribs
      • High chairs


      There is a small gym with cardio machines and strength training equipment. The resort also offers complimentary bicycles for an hour to explore the resort, along with unlimited use of water sports equipment such as kayaks, sailing, windsurfing boards and snorkeling gear. There are also outdoor exercise opportunities available including aquarobics, beach Olympics and water polo.
      • Every guest receives a one-hour scuba lesson
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (free)
      • Tennis (free)
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats (free)
      • Motor boats


      The resort has a meeting room for business events. The Gran Ventana Meeting room can host up to 250 guests for a standing event, and 200 for a seated.
      • Catering and audiovisual equipment available

      Number of meeting rooms1

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


      The par-72 Playa Dorada Golf Course is located within the resort complex. Guests are granted discounts at the course.
      • Driving range and putting green on-site
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop


      The Gran Ventana Beach Resort is equipped to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property offers an on-site wedding planner to manage the details and complimentary honeymoon packages to couples who present a valid wedding certificate upon arrival.
      • Beachside ceremony location
      • Reception and send-off brunch options
      • Full-service catering

      Maximum wedding guest capacity

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

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