Blue Bay Villas Doradas
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We travelled to Blue Bay Villas Doradas in March for one week with another couple. The grounds are stunning and well maintained, the staff are all very friendly and make you feel very welcome indeed. Check in was great with a lovely drink and warm wash cloth offered upon arrival very relaxed and organized no stress. Food was quite good, you will never go hungry at this resort. In fact, upon arrival which was late afternoon due to a traffic issue, they kept the buffet open so those of us who arrived were able to get something to eat which was greatly appreciated!! Bottled water was replenished daily so there was never a shortage. The Black and White Bar is not included in the all inclusive so if you don't want to pay for a drink don't order one there. There were always lots of choices at the buffet and the ala carte restaurants were good as well - we went to the Jade Garden and the Steakhouse did not do the Seafood due to my anaphylactic allergy the food at both was plentiful and very good. Rooms are definitely tired but the bed was very comfortable and each room had outdoor chairs and loungers if you wanted to read or relax. If the resort would put some money into upgrading the room furnishings as well as adding dressers this would make it appear even fancier. No issue with housekeeping at any time if we needed anything we simply called. The Animacion Team is full of energy and never stops trying to involve the guests in some sort of fun activity every day several times a day! We had a serious Jenga game on the go one afternoon and Barbie joined in the fun making us all laugh and giggle. Big shout out to Barbie and her team and all her energy and efforts. Every single day she would find us and ask how we were enjoying things and of course make us laugh (especially Santa from Canada) as well as trying to coax us into activities. She is a huge asset to the team there and her customer service skills are second to none. Barbie would make an amazing front desk person or bartender with her bubbly personality and ability to make people feel welcome almost immediately. As we were all over the age of 50, this was the perfect place for us to spend a week to unwind. It was relatively quiet and relaxed and there was always some sort of show to enjoy after dinner we were not looking to stay up all night so this worked very well for our needs. The Fire and Ice show was amazing! The poolside Olympics were a lot of fun too. The beach was beautiful, it is cleaned everyday and it was easy to get in and out of. Staff are happy to help you get your chairs and clean them off for you. Lots of loungers are available down by the beach. Loungers at the pool need to be replaced as they are very uncomfortable but not unbearable. The pools are very nice and calm great place to cool off several times per day. Yes, there are a number of vendors who will approach you several times per day, but if you politely say no thank you they will keep going on their way. We never had any issue with them harassing us. Security is also on the beach keeping an eye over the guests as well. Beach is great to walk on for long strolls all along the coast. Transportation to and from the resort to the airport was arranged by Transat and we had no issues with that either went off smoothly.Overall a lovely resort with stunning grounds, a beautiful beach and nice clean pools not too much to complain about we were pretty happy.
It's my second time I have been to this resort and I have enjoyed every day.The people are so friendly and polite.The food is perfect.The Bars serving drinks all day all night.They do live shows and activities every night.The guys are so helpful.Mr Chocolate ms Barbie Mr Alfredo Mr George Ms Veronica Dj Pedro. Ms Alison Mr Raul the manager.
Spent 8 days at the resort, the staff were interactive and made sure that you'd meet new people, making the experience fun and full of laughs. The activities during the day/night were lead by Chocolate, Barbie, Alfredo, Veronica, George, Alison, Pedro, Raul, Yiandra. They included sports such as volleyball, mini putt, games in the pool, and so much more.Our retreat included 3 a la Carte dinners, all of which were very enjoyable and made sure we were giving the full experience. Bars and drinks are located throughout the resort, including swim up bar, beach bar, and in lounge bar. All of which are inviting and easy to get any mix of drink.
We stayed for 8 day and had an amazing time. The resort was very nice and there were constant activities to enjoy. Thank you to the animation team Barbie, Alfredo, chocolato, Pedro, Yandra, veronica, George, Allison for making our experience even better. We loved the evening shows every night and how they put on volleyball, mini golf and bike tours. They taught us how to dance, with different dances each day. The food was excellent and easy to book a la Carte restraunts. All of our excursions were well put on and we had a very good time even despite some rain. Thank you to all the staff at Bluebay!
We just returned from a week at the Blue Bay. The hotel is only a short ride from the airport which was great as we arrived past 10pm. Check in was probably the slowest I have ever experienced. We asked for a 2nd room key, we were quoted hotel policies that there is only one key per room. However, If I come back the next day I could get a second one !!. We also asked for our safe key which was included in our packaged and was again told none available only the next day!To locate our rooms the clerk (there were 3) at the counter just pointed us in the directions and we had to find our rooms and carry our luggage without help. The resort is on the smaller side however beautifully maintained and very clean. If you need wheelchair accessibility it is easy to get around and to the beach. The beach is beautiful. Enjoyed nice long walks. Beach-Towels: Well that was a struggle on a daily basis. Not enough to go around and lucky if we got to exchange for a clean one. Unfortunately there are no drinks served at the main lobby (except if you like to buy them at the b&w bar). The food was good. We had the opportunity to eat at all 3 restaurants (Grill, Asian and Seafood) where both the service and food left us leaving very satisfied. We usually had breakfast and lunch at the beach and again were pleased with the food and the service (thank you Antonio). There is a bar for drinks right by the beach and the service we received by Carlos was amazing. Always very polite and hardworking. We generally were on the go very early so we never had a problem finding a nice spot to sit on the beach. Unfortunately for others there were only 3 (in need of repair) palapas, so shade is limited. If you do find a nice shady spot you will have the vendors taking their breaks with you ! Which can be extremely loud. I do understand that they need a place to take a break but it shouldn’t be within the guests chairs. Personally we did not like the pool area. The pools were only 90 cm deep, ….The chairs by the pool were overdue to be replaced or fixed. Not at all comfortable or enjoyable. Our room was on the 3rd floor in the 7000 block facing the spa. It was a beautiful very quiet location. The room was not very spacious but nice and clean. The beds were comfortable.All in all the resort is acceptable. We go for the beautiful weather and to enjoy the lovely beach but I would very likely not revisit this resort .
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer)
- Hobie Cats
- Use of bicycles
- Horseback riding
- Aerobics classes
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 244 rooms in eight buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Chinese, Seafood)
- 5 bars including Snack bar, Pool bar
- 3 outdoor pools
- 3 tennis courts
- Shopping nearby
- 18-hole golf course nearby
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Max occ 3
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Resort Location Map
Blue Bay Villas DoradasPuerto Plata,Dominican Republic
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Calle Principal Complejo Playa Dorada nr 538, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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