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Grand Paradise Samana

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Enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Samana, and the Grand Paradise Samana especially early in the year (January to March) when you may be able to see humpback whales just offshore.
Location: Directly on Playa Las Galeras on the magnificent Samana peninsula, 90 minutes away from the new Samana airport. Approximately 25 minutes from the town.

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  • donnarthi :
One of the best

One of the best is grand paradise samana ..the best staff of animation like MIKIKI and ELENA .. good food and very nice people and funny as well .. beautiful beach nice for walk .. good show everynight at the teather ..thank you for everything we will come.back soon

  • littlebunnyo : Toronto, Canada

THE GOOD...decent foodpretty oceansuper friendly peoplekayaks and catamaransAMAZING excursions!!!!!!!Special thank you to Samuel, who was terrific.EXCURSIONSa MUST! Can't recommend this enough!I went with Reuben's ATVing ($80 for the whole day and was the only one on the tour - so I got 100% service from Alberto!!!!!!!!!) (hotel offers ATVing for $150)This was my absolute clear and easy favourite. RICON beach is included so no need to spend $95US on Ricon tour. (Book online or walk 10 minutes and book in the town).El Limon FallsPretty but not worth it for me....Long 2 hour ride on bus with terrible seatsMade a few stops here and there (saw a rubber tree, mini presentation etc.)Ate mediocre lunchRode anorexic horses through jungleNext - down steep jungle stairs to see the waterfalls - look at them for a few minutesHelper for horse and stairs expect big tips ($20/pp and are disappointed with less)Not recommended for children, ppl with mobility issues or anyone who finds it difficult to take a lot of big giant steps*If you do go - wear socks for inside the rubber boots they give you - very muddy!Snorkelling through Dive shopWent to two gorgeous beachesWent on super wavy day - so getting there was the fun adventure!Very few fish. not worth it for snorkelling. definitely stunning for the beach.Booked with Frank on the beach - he was honest, fair and took good care.Overall, a great vacation but would not return to this hotel. THE BAD & THE UGLYProblems with toilets being sluggish/not working so we had to leave hotel room and use on-site public washrooms for the whole weekAsked for repairs every day- they said they were sending someone but never did until we got frustrated and said we wouldn't leave until they did.Then someone came and it "fixed" it but it still wasn't fixed.No working phone - again, we told them and they never fixed it or replaced itlamp won't worktoilets don't work"Select" areas off limits to people (They pay more to swim in a pool near our pool and eat free food near our free food.)Quite a bit of seaweed/tree beans in water - they stick to your legs and feetGrassy patches in ocean...Staff doesn't know English - caters to French and GermanNo Wi-Fi unless you pay extra. Must rent locks for safe for the week ($15 US) - no refund at the endNOT safe to visit town during the night - told in "hotel welcome" talk NOT to go to the strip to the right of the hotel - not safeNightly shows - good effort but....

  • brendaww123 : Washington, Pennsylvania
supper beach

Our family of four, including two young adults visited for six days through today. First, the rooms are even more comfortable and spacious than they appear in the photos. The villas are just a few steps from the beach. The service is absolutely out of this world ... and the people are very friendly.bomvi, margarita, yousseff and caki kisses all

  • kasina c :
“Great family vacation ! ”

We just returned from a week at gand paradise samana. We were 2 families travelling together, and it was our first time at the resort. Overall, the 7 of us had a wonderful vacation and we would not hesitate to go back again. We had one deluxe family room in the 500 building and one Club family room in the...They are all very friendly, especially youssef and bombi

  • Heather A :
Fantastic Family Vacation

Our arrival was a bit frustrating, but the rest of our trip was incredible. When we arrived at the airport our name was not on the list for the charter bus to the resort, but that was because we had booked "Select" which entitled us to other benefits later. The bus ride from the airport was long... but very much worth it. 1-1.5 hr so don't believe the 30 minutes that everyone says. The drive is very interesting, with small villages and one large town (Samana) to drive through. The resort is very remote, however, which is just what we were looking for. So quiet and peaceful.As soon as we arrived we were whisked off to the Select reception at which we were greeted by Willie with Champagne for the adults and fruit drinks for the kids. A welcome rest from our long journey. There was a buffet of tantalizing snacks in the beautifully decorated sitting area with a bar and restaurant at which you could get fantastic drinks and sandwiches/pizza/soup whatever you wanted. The wait staff there were wonderful, including Juan and Domingo particularly.Everyone was so friendly at the resort, even the grounds people were very helpful. Florentino got us some fresh coconuts down from a tree and explained a bit about Las Galeras (the town) and the coconuts as well.My daughter (6) participated in the kids club each day and had a fantastic time (to the extent that she didn't want to hang with us she was having so much fun). Great shout out to Bombie the coordinator there (sorry if I got the spelling wrong).My son (9) loved the pool and the beach and the pool and the beach and the pool and the beach. We spent most of the pool time at the main pool which was a lovely area with three depths and a second smaller pool for very small children. It did tend to get a bit busy in the afternoons but was still very enjoyable.Our cabin was beautifully located facing the ocean with a lovely cool deck area containing a lounge, a coffee table and two chairs. The main room of the "cabin" had a queen bed with a sitting area (pull out couch, chairs, coffee table) and a great set of doors out onto the patio. There was loft in which there were three single beds (5 of us travelling total). Under the loft area there was a small kitchenette which was restocked each day. There was also a walk in closet, two sink dressing area and a separated bathroom with shower and toilet. The only small set back was the "inconsistency" of the toilet flush...but it was only a sporadic issue.The grounds were beautifully filled with coconut trees and a few other local trees and we had so much fun looking at the local birds as well as los lagartos (little lizards)The food was great, especially the food at the Select bar/reception area.We never waited at the main buffet for a seat, and the service was very quick, considering the numbers of people being served.We ate at the Japanese restaurant one night and had a fun meal that the kids really enjoyed, then one night at the seafood restaurant, at which the food was a little less enticing, but a nice change.There was always lots of space on the lawn chairs / loungers and nothing was ever crowded. Occasionally the main pool got a bit loud but it just encouraged us to try something different.We didn't see many of the evening shows but did go to the main performance at the pool on the Wednesday night. My kids loved the fire show and I was so impressed by the animation team at the resort to be able to pull off such a great and varied show after a long day of work in the hot sun!We didn't try any of the excursions but there were many who had and raved about them.Overall we had the most relaxing vacation in a very beautiful location. I would very much recommend this resort to anyone, but with the Select package, as it gave you access to some excellent perks!

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining (some menu items with supplement, reservations required)
  • Wine with meals
  • Mini-bar (water and soft drinks)
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Midnight snacks
  • Free admission to the disco (local drinks included)
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 1 hour/person/day: bicycling and non-motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Mini-golf
  • Bocce
  • Badminton
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Dance lessons
  • Introductory scuba-diving lesson in pool
  • 284 rooms in a 5-storey building and 50 bungalows
  • 3 Restaurants including 2 a la carte (Seafood)
  • 4 Bars
  • Disco
  • 2 swimming pools and 1 children pool area
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
    Other amenities (fee):
  • Scuba-diving centre
  • Snorkeling tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Medical services
Superior Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Full bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Safety deposit box (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
  • Mini bar (soft drinks)
  • Terrace or balcony
  • Garden, pool or ocean view
Villas include:
  • A Living and a Bedroom area with a Mezzanine
  • Full bath
  • Terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • 1 Queen size bed
  • 2 Twin beds
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • Sofabed
  • Mini bar (soft drinks)
  • Walking closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Safety deposit box (fee)
  • Garden, pool or ocean view
Kids Deal - Children 6 and under stay and eat free when sharing with 2 adults. Pay only airfare. 7-12 years limited availability. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4 to 12, Children's pool area, and Babysitting subject to availability (fee).

Honeymoon Bonus - Honeymooners receive a fruit basket & a bottle of rum in room upon arrival. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required at check-in.

Wedding Packages - Are available. 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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  • Grand Paradise Samana
    Samana,Dominican Republic

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Grand Paradise Samana
Las Galeras 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.