Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

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Our Opinion
Good value for what you pay. The Grand Paradise is one of the better 3 star resorts in Puerto Plata. Watch out for the Loft Attic rooms as they are small and up a spiral stair case. If you're watching your budget, this is a good choice.
Surrounded by splendid tropical gardens, this hotel is ideally located on Playa Dorada beach a short walk from shopping centre and the Robert Trent Jones designed golf course. Known for its superior amenities and top-notch staff, the Paradise also offers great food and uniquely designed accommodation. The hotel's eco-friendly design comprises a cluster of Caribbean-Victorian two-storey buildings with white-tile roofs and latticed balconies.

Location: In Playa Dorada complex, on the beach, a 10 minute drive to town and 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • CyberKat_CB : Stoney Creek, Canada
Beautiful resort with hidden warnings

The resort was beautiful when we first arrived. However, it took over 6 hours to get our room and it was the luggage porter who went behind the desk and located a room for us. We saw 4 desk staff and 6 hours later we saw 1. We were very tired and not impressed with this service. Also, I have issues climbing up stairs and we were put on the top floor (3rd) of the hotel. This is not really setup for any physical handicap challenged person. The pool was difficult to get in and out. The food was okay however, we both got sick during our week at the resort. I was a little alarmed when I noticed staff member coughing into his hand and then touching clean dishes. When it is rainy, the floors and steps are very slippery and I nearly fell a few time. Internet is limited and not free. You also have to pay for the safe in your room. I did like that we have large bottles of water in our room and it was constantly updated. Could not use the upgraded restaurants due to our illnesses. We had rain for the first 3 days and my travel shoes were wet for an entire week. I would not return to this resort. It is considered a C- grade to me.

  • David L : Napanee, Canada
Recent visit

We just returned from our two week vacation at this resort.I would highly recommend this resort but when booking upgrade to the Select Club and the garden view suite the extra cost is well worth it as it includes free wifi along with free safe. Also included is a private section of beach with plenty of lounge chairs and bar service with premium alcohol plus a club area that has snacks all dayThe transit reps both Alexandria and Ramon are excellent and very accommodating The only downsize that we found was that some of the food in the buffet was a bit cool such as potatoes and vegetables Our housekeeper was amazing the room was always very clean We stayed in building six and was a very quiet area

  • Elisa J : Oregon City, Oregon
Nice place to stay

This was a nice place to stay. It’s a smaller resort, so food options are fairly limited. The food was decent. Buffet had many options. The beach is large and beautiful. The entertainment staff are amazing and make you feel welcome. If you befriend them, they will get you dancing every night. The games were fun. The evening shows were always a hoot. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly. One even saves us off the side of the road when our drivers can broke down. Overall decent place and I’d go back.

  • Tamar M :
Happy Trumpeter

Our Band went to stay and Play a couple concerts at this resort our group included people with Special Physical restrictions and The Staff were so very Kind and Helpful! Beautiful Views form the Dining area. Swim up bar and Restaurants also very nice! A memory to treasure!

  • Jill K : Solna, Sweden
great beach location

The best was eating breakfast looking out over the sea, the friendly staff and the size of the bathroom. The gardens and paths around the hotel were lovely and the beach was wonderful. Two weeks flew by.A little annoying was hearing our neighbours' techno music any time of the day because of a locked door between the rooms and not a wall (rooms 2100 and 2101) but after talking to the reception it did get quieter in the mornings. Also smokers at the bar spoiled the air a bit there.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Domestic drinks from 10:30am - 1:00am
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 436 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Local, Grill/BBQ)
  • 5 bars including swim-up bar
  • Free form pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Lit tennis court
  • Internet (fee)
  • Grocery store
  • Scuba diving nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Full bathroom
Superior Rooms include:
  • Same as above
  • 2 double or 2 twins
  • Living area
Junior Suites include:
  • Same as hotel rooms
  • 2 doubles or 2 twins
  • Living area and balcony
Loft Attic Rooms include:
  • Cozy loft access by spiral staircase with 2 single beds
  • Private bathroom is in a separate adjacent room
  • Max occ. 2 persons
Under 4 Stay, Play & Eat FREE - Just pay a special airfare when sharing a room with an adult. Kids 4-12 pay a special child's rate.

For the Kids Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids Club, babysitting service (fee), playground, kids section of main pool.

Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket and a bottle of rum. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

Wedding - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

Senior - Discounts are available for seniors 58+ years. Must have ID at check-in.

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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  • Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Complejo Playa Dorada P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332 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.