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Be Live Grand Marien

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Our Opinion
Be Live Grand Marien is close to Puerto Plata and within walking distance of Playa Dorada, which has great shopping, entertainment and the Playa Dorada Golf Club. The buffet and specialty restaurants are good with lots of variety. Overall the resort has a generally relaxing atmosphere with a quiet beach area.

The Grand Marien offers a friendly atmosphere and cozy rooms decorated in a uniquely Caribbean style. Its fine facilities include a beautiful large pool and a lively 24-hour sports bar where guests can mingle and relax. Escape to the popular, golden-sand beach of Costa Dorada and immerse yourself in the clear blue ocean waves. 

Location: Beachfront in Costa Dorada, 20 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
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Good times

This place was great, had a relaxing time as a family with our 10 year old son. Entertainment was truly 5 stars and special mention goes to Mosquito Man, Michael Jackson and Miss Aggie . Pool was great, beach was awesome, sea was a bit murky but it didn't stop us enjoying the warm waters. Food in general exceeded our expectations at all restaurants. Few negative things that stopped me given this place 5 stars; service at the restaurants weren't great as we were constantly being ignored even though we were tipping all the time. Wasn't a big deal but tipping doesn't equal good service at the restaurants . (Bar staff were great)Unfortunately, although it's forbidden (as it states on notice boards) the sunbed reserving happens here too but this time it's not the Germans, French Canadians to be precise. They throw their towels on the beds ( sometimes just a book or sandals) and never show up. Hotel staff does nothing to stop it so be prepared to get up early if you want a good spot. Our room was great, we were at building 3, our maid was good but kept barging in when we were napping. Again not a big deal but annoying; be sure to tip your maid small amounts everyday instead of at the end of your stay as she will look after you well. Would recommend this place

  • jeffreyd25 : Ottawa, Canada
March 14-21

We vacationed during March break, as such we were surprised as there appeared to be few families there - more drunken college students enjoying their break. We were disappointed with that fact, as we hoped the resort would be more family friendly. The resort is very small, one large pool, so not possible to get away from drunken party goers.

  • Saskabeach : Saskatoon, Canada
Mediocre at best......

We stayed at Be Live Collection Marien from March 16-23. We had booked an ocean view room and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a beach front room. Things were looking good ! The room was clean and had a decent view.The beach was ok..... lots of garbage, broken glass and another vacationer found a syringe and needle.... you could go for a nice long walk but, were often approached by locals to accompany them to a market on the beach, they were quite pushy....The buffet was ok. There was always something to eat but, for the most part, everything was over salted and greasy..... Some meals we didn't even get water or asked if we would like another beverage. The Mexican restaurant was not great, the Mediterranean was better, but not great.The service in both the restaurants we went to was average.The pool area was nice but, unless you reserved your palapa the night before , you didn't have a chance of getting one. The same rings true on the beach. You could go to the pool or the beach at the crack of dawn and all the umbrellas were reserved.There is no drinks service at the pool or on the beach, you had to wait in line at both bars.The disco bar served the best drinks, you could have a drink in peace and quiet before dinner every night.The prices in the resort shops are ridiculously high.....I certainly wouldn't stay here again and, wouldn't recommend to anyone either. A big thank you to Leonarda , our daily maid, she was wonderful , such a sweet lady!

  • AaryanAvenger : Caledon, Ontario
Hard working staff, poor weather and great kids club

From the start. Got there mid march Saturday at 6 pm as March break ended. Heard horrible stories about check in and it was somewhat true. They first booked us for standard room and I asked for ocean view. Have your paperwork as that's the tip I received. The check in supervisor said did you request it as requests are no promise and I said I paid for it and highlighted it. Resolved in 5 minutes. Mostly ate at buffet, food is fine their are not many diverse variety and you can see the repetition. We did not mind as we are not very picky, if you are book the restaurants. Pool is good size, entertainment team very energetic. Luis and Naomi and other great folks. Beach, you have enough chairs but not many shades. To get good seats at pool and beach, get up before 7 am. We had torrid weather with over 2 days rained out and we heard stories about rooms flooded. Bad part: The time share people bothering you when you are relaxing at pool. Tell them upfront that you are not interested. They wear brown outfit and you can spot them in the pool, lobby and sometimes at buffet. Also, there were no umbrellas in the room, and front desk is out of them. Bring your own.Best part: for us it was kids club. Both Veronica and Maria made our trip. Our son who is full of energy he loved them as they genuinely care about kids. Even the rainy days they got their stuff at entertainment hut where we played pool and Veronica kept kids busy.

  • garryrThoms : Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario

Our first stay at BE LIVE and we loved it. Will definitely return !!! My son and I stayed for a week and found it close to town and very convient. We enjoyed the many options on the buffet and found the food excellent.

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining (reservations required)
  • 24-hour snacks and beverages
  • Unlimited local drinks and house wine
  • Free admission to the disco
  • 1 hour per day: Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Sailing
  • Tropical dance lessons
  • Bicycles
  • Day & night tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Mini-golf
  • Scuba lesson in the pool
  • Aerobics
  • Latin dance classes
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 584 rooms in nine, 3 storey buildings
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants - Italian, Creperie, Seafood and Tex-Mex (reservations required)
  • Caribbean Grill House (fee)
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars including sports bar
  • Large free form pool
  • Disco
  • Casino
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Kayaking (fee)
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • Water polo
  • Aerobics
  • Tennis (day)
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Exercise room
  • Mini-golf
  • Diving centre (fee)
  • WiFi Internet (fee) 

Superior Rooms include:

  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Full bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace with garden view

Deluxe Rooms are the same as above but with an ocean view

Kids Deals - Child rates available, please inquire for details.

For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 4-12, wading pool, babysitting (fee). Children's menu at a la carte restaurants.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability), bottle of rum and a fruit basket. Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.

Wedding Bonus - Free wedding package available with minimum stay. Please inquire for more details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Be Live Grand Marien
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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Be Live Collection Marien
Carretera Luperon, Km. 4,5, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.