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
  • Aldeliris F :
Best beach worse services

This hotel is located on one of the beaches crystal clear water, the sand feels like powder literally. It takes a lot for me to write a bad review I actually think this is my first bad review. The food is not bad but the administration is horrible. I waited over two hours for an iron I went to dinner with my clothes full of wrinkle after I waited and the iron never got there when came back from dinner iron was in the room. They are way under staff and I mean under staff. The staff is no trained at all only one person at the Asian restaurant is trained properly his name is Leonardo. Don't wasted your money upgrading to premium we were the only one at the premium pool and at the beach they don't have one person check in if you are premium or not if you not going to pay for wifi and eat at the Asian restaurant is not worth it. If you don't wake up at 7am you won't get reservation to a la carte restaurant. If you are not looking for the resort experience you can go to this place because the beach is amazing and the food is not bad.

  • Bride07/07 : Ontario
Tropical Newbies

I actually won this trip on the radio(!) and my husband and I decided to take it so we would be there to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We haven't traveled in 9 years, and have never been further south than Florida, so keep that in mind as you read on. We thought the resort was beautiful! It took us almost two hours to get there from the airport, but I think they take their time because check-in isn't until 3 and our flight came in around 10. We paid extra for a premium room, and it was comparable to a nice hotel room in Canada/US. Our fridge didn't work, and was not replaced. It was refilled regularly with water, beer, Coke, and Sprite. We didn't really care about the fridge because we could get cold drinks any time we wanted at any of the bars around the resort. The air conditioning in the room was a little too cold for me, but my husband thought it was fine. I brought a light sweater, and was good to go. Our shower overflowed once, so we were careful after that. We noticed on two days that we had no water around 10am, but that never really affected us, as we had already showered and it was working again later on. The buffet was really impressive. We never bothered making reservations at any of the a la carte restaurants because we loved the buffet so much! We were worried before going because my husband follows a gluten- and dairy-free diet, but there was so much that he could eat, and it was all delicious. He did better there than at any restaurant at home! The wait staff, front desk staff, porters, and housekeeping staff were all very friendly and helpful. The beach is beautiful. We always managed to get lounge chairs no matter when we went down. We spoke with a family who complained about there not being enough shade, but we didn't find that to be a problem. There were activities every day, if you wanted to participate (bocce ball, volleyball, Zumba, water aerobics, water balloon toss). There's a lovely man named Felix who climbs coconut trees every day, and brings them to you as you relax on the beach. You don't have to tip him, but you should. We only ever swam in the ocean, but the main pool is very large and nice. We had access to a smaller pool with our premium room. We also got invited to a barbecue on the beach one night along with other premium guests. It was delicious and so beautiful. We spent two days on off-resort excursions, which made a week at the resort a perfect amount of time. We would definitely recommend this resort and would go back ourselves.

  • sampaiji : Hamilton, Canada
Great first time in Dominican!

It was my first time in the Dominican so I don't have much to compare this experience to but the food at the buffet was amazing and the room was very clean and comfortable. The animation staff was lively and energetic. Mikiki was great, remembered your name, made known the activities available throughout the day and sat with the group of us for dinner. Definitely made my trip more enjoyable. John-Paul was also great and extremely energetic. The bartender Lewis was amazing at making great drinks and remembering what drinks you ordered and your name!My only complaints were the cleaning staff never left the right amount of towels (there was 4 of us in the room sometimes they took 4 dirty towels and left us with 3 or even 2!!!). This issue was corrected by calling reception but unfortunately, it happened maybe 3 or 4 times during our 1-week stay. My other complaint was that VERY few staff members (including at reception) spoke English so it was a little difficult to communicate with my limited Spanish. I would recommend this hotel though because I think it is very good for its price and the beach is absolutely stunning. Also side note as it was a group of young girls that went this hotel was mostly filled with families so VERY family/kid friendly vibe.

  • Cesar G :
Good one

The best hotel in this place.. really good to be there .. were for one week and than everything was good .. beautiful beach and the best staff of animation they have show everynight like donw. On the beach ...MIKIKI .. is one guy there very funny .. he want to help all the time.. if you want to be happy .. go to grand paradise samana

  • Damenie G :
First time in the Dominican Republic!

My first time in the Dominican Republic was a great succes! The thing I liked the most, were the entertainment shows! Wauw, every night there were beautiful shows. From dancing shows to water shows with fire dancers, it was incredible! There were 2 members of the entertainment group that made my stay so much fun! Mikiki and Dailey were besides stealing the show during the performances, also personally involved in my stay. We had breakfast together, helped me with tips for the excursions, always in for a talk and after their shows we met at the disco. Thank you both for making my Dominican experience so great!

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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