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Grand Paradise Samana

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Overview
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.
 

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • thorton64 : brampton
Good little resort.

Room- cleaned daily, fridge was stocked, flat screen tv, and comfy bed.Beach- awesome, lots of chairs, sometimes difficult to findPools- good, bar was convientiently located. No problems finding a chair.Shows- good quality, staff worked hard.Food- beach restaurant had great wings, pizza, fruit, fries. Our kids loved feeding the turtles at the pond near this restaurant ( by the small bridge)-main buffet had lots of selection for breakfast and dinner-we upgraded, so the Japanese was free for us. Very good meal, remember that you are in Samana, not Tokyo- Italian was also fine. Same rules apply, you are in samana, not RomeThe food was very good. Loved the ice cream. Staff- very friendly, but didn't speak much English. That is fine, my five year old daughter and seven year old son picked up some Spanish, which is the point of travelling. They loved the virgin piña coladdas. This is a good resort. It is not very large, and easy to get around. The ride from the airport was interesting, good views on the passenger side on the way to resort. We did not go on any excursions. There were a lot of people from France , Germany, and Canada at grand paradise. think that any bad reviews are from people who are very picky.We went a few weeks before the hurricane and felt this resort deserved some kind, honest words. I hope everyone is fine and the resort was spared any major damage.

  • Anton Y : Ottawa, Canada
Good place to stay

Very good hotel. My family really enjoyed staying there. Beach is super awesome - white sand and clean water. Ocean is not very deep at the shore, but I consider it as a plus for kids.Rooms are newly renovated and clean. TV remote did not work, but it was not a problem for us.Food is very good. Good variety and tasty. Not a even a slight sign of food poisoning at all.Internet is not free, but still it is plus! So good to disappear for the whole world Couple downsides: 1. A la cart restaurant. We made an order, wait for almost 2 hours and got completely different set of dishes. Were not impressed with food quality.2. Smoking. People are smoking everywhere: beach, pool, lobby despite of non-smoking area signs.3. Lock for safe deposit needs to be bought separately. Can you imagine family that does not need to store valuables (documents, money, etc.)? Price is not very big though ($15 per week) but still was frustrating for me.4. I wish there was a gym. Despite all these factors I am happy we chose this hotel. Will try to come back one day. P. S. Very good evening set of music at the main pool. So calming and unusual for Caribbean resorts. Will miss it. Thanks!

  • Larally : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Terrible service

Since my husband, children and I arrived we had service problems; for instance, we got there at almost 6:00 pm and the rooms were not available yet (check-in is supposed to be at 3:00). When they finally gave us a room we had to wait another 40 minutes because they had booked us in a room with only one bed, btw we only got one key for the room. Nobody warned us about the following: the remote control for the TV is in the Front Desk, therefore if you get to your room you would have to go back and ask for it or wait for some bellboy to bring it to you (take in account that they take their time for room services), another manner is that the safe is not included and you have to go to Front Desk for them to rent a key to use it, also you have to head once again to Front Desk to ask for the tickets witch you can redeem at the pool area for towels.The room wasn’t bad at all, but we were four and they only put two towels on the bathroom. Beware of rats! My husband spotted two of them pretty near our room.The food is really bad, every time we went to the buffet we left the plate almost intact and had to make ourselves some sandwiches.

  • Worldgater :
A jewel with European tranquile resort flavor in the Caribbean

Just a wonderful place to spend peaceful and joyful days with the family in a unique spot in Dominican Republic next to what probably is the best beach, playa Rincón. Nice and fully customer oriented hotel staff....don't miss the Tepanyaki for dinner!!

  • mrsankees : Buffalo, New York
You can do better with your money

it rained one night and our room flooded and my girlfriend slipped and hit her head. We went to the front desk to ask for someone to get the water out of our room and they said that they will send someone with towels, that person never came. Internet does not work in the rooms unless youre staying in the villas. Our light in between the beds didnt work and neither did the tv remote. The beach chairs are old and cheap. We wanted to go snorkeling but they need a security deposit of $30 per person in order to use snorkle equipment that looks like it costed $3. The security deposit was even more for the kayaks. Never saw a tennis court. Food in the buffet and even in the italian and seafood restaurants was absolutely gross. Only good food was in the hibachi restaurant and the sushi bar, which we had to pay for. My girlfriend got sick (probably from the food) and I bought advil for her at their store in the resort, each pill cost 50 pesos. The bars used cheap alcohol, nothing brand name, they also close at 11pm except for the one in the discoteca. The discoteca is small and the music is way too loud. The beach is nice except for all of the bees and wasps, I got stung twice. The entertainment at night was terrible, they danced to spanish music every single night, I had no clue what was going on cause they didnt say anything in english. We did an excursion at a private beach and the beach was covered in seaweed and rocks, waste of $180. Aside from the cheap resort, the staff was generally very nice, except for the towel guy. Weather kind of stunk and it was very humid, definitely looking for somewhere less humid and more sunny for my next vacation, going back to cancun.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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