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
  • Ttaylo3 : Toronto, Canada
Great stay, relaxing resort

First time to the DR. Not sure what to expect. Flew in/out on Sunday mornings, so traffic to the resort was not an issue. 90 minutes from airport to hotel. I can see how it would be difficult to find if you were not on a package tour though. Travelled in August 2017, and the resort was half full.Pluses:Great beach. White, soft sand. You can walk out pretty far before the sea weed starts (about 5 foot depth). Superior rooms are well appointed and clean. Air conditioning works like no one's business. Very relaxed tone. Not many North Americans, lots of French and German tourists. This resort is not close to any major population centres, so if you're looking for night life, all you've got is the resort. The Teppenyaki meal was great. Other buffets were to be expected, though strangely, only saw bacon one morning. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Not a lot of English spoken, including by staff, so brush up on some Spanish basics. Always a lot of space on the beach. Not hassled by any local vendors etc. Beds were great. Bathroom was huge.Negatives:The only negative thing I have to say about the resort is for the reservations for the a la carte restaurant reservations. Be forewarned, there is Teppanyaki, which is an upgrade, and another beach front restaurant, that alternates nightly between Italian and see food. For reservations, you have to be at the buffet between 7 and 9. We rarely got there in time, so one morning I made a point to get up at 7 to do it. I walked over, only to be told to come back at 9 as they didn't have the booking sheets yet. I knew full well that the reservations would be full by 9 (they only seem to take about 8 reservations per one hour block), so went back to the room, roused my travel companion early (with the newly discovered promise of bacon), and went back. By about 7:30, the hostess had the sheets and was able to make reservations. And you can only book day of! Front desk staff don't seem to think this is a problem, but it was my only issue with the property. A side note: Teppenyaki reservations can be made day of, or day before. Only 24 places though total, for each hour long sitting.Interesting:We upgraded to the Premium package for $80 (CAD) and really glad we did. The different coloured braclet entitled us to eat at the a la carte restaurants as much as we wanted (as opposed to a three meal limit for standard guests), got top shelf liqour, and included the $15 (USD) weekly rental of the lock for your safe deposit box. Additionally, wifi was included (otherwise it would have been $8 (USD) a day/ $30 (USD) for 3 days or $38 (USD) per day PER DEVICE). Between the two of us, the included wifi almost made up for the difference on it's own.Exchange your home currency into USD before arriving. The hotel offered an exchange rate of 46 Dominican Pesos to the USD, vs 38 Pesos to the Canadian Dollar. A huge difference in the actual rate. The town itself is worth a miss. Not really much to see/do, but you do get an appreciation for life in the Caribbean with a visit.Would go back again. Assume that there is more going on when the resort if full, but the selection of pools (one main pool where the action happens), plus two smaller "premium guest" pools was more than enough for the guests who were there.

  • sam12578 : Canada
Nice

Very nice hotel .. and funny People .. beautiful beach... if you want to be happy go. To grand paradise samana.. nice show and the best staff of animation like MIkIkI who made our bacation at paradise... i Will come back soon

  • jilliansuazo : Middletown, Rhode Island
Great show

I really enjoyed the show, it was entertaining and all the dancers had great choreography and patience to show some people how to dance bachata and crew had great hospitality Gracias a Mikiki y a Deilin! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

  • manjitsingh_12 : Toronto, Canada
Disappointing recommendation by travel agent who had stayed there.

Was told by the agent that it was fully renovated recently.my room 1126....still had old furniture.Maid left the sliding door open twice in one weekToilet not working properly. Repaired it ....Made it worse.water pressure low and water not hot enough.water leak in the bathroom ceiling on the 6th morning. the maid did nothing. On the 7th-morning water leaking creating a flood from the light in the shower stall !!!!!! went to the reception...poor English....can't give another room to shower .....what!!!....do you want me to get fried taking a shower and I have to have a shower before I leave in 1 hr 15 minutes. Finally able to shower in another room.The buffet was good.Staff generally very good.Entertainment staff very good. Bambi in the kids club very good and speaks good English.Not a four star as I made to believe.I don't like writing bad reviews.

  • annielou385 : Hamilton, Canada
The little resort that could!!!

This was my 4th trip to Grand Paradise. The check in - we did have to wait about two hours to get our room. This I attribute to the flight being early more so than the hotel being at fault. We had a lovely new room in building 7. There were issues with the room card not working particularly the first night. This was resolved by going to the front desk.AIRPORT - quick and easy. The transportation to the hotel is lengthy but the views are worth it. ROOM - the room was lovely and newly decorated, comfy bedding. New safes need to be put in the rooms. The fridge worked fine and was always restocked with cold water, pop and beer. The shower was lovely, however, there were drainage problems with the shower, however, always hot water and great water pressure. The room was nice and cool. The cleaning staff were always helpful and available at most times of the day if you needed something they may have not replaced.WIFI - was sketchy in the room but was lightening quick on the beach and around the resort. It was extra for the week but a better value than a plan I would have gotten at home. POOLS - the main pool area has been beautifully renovated. New beach chairs, bar area. It was lovely. We were premium guests and it was worth the upgrade to have access to the quieter pool. It does need a refresh and I am sure this is next on the list.Food - I have never had an issue with the food in this resort. There is a new enclosed area that is air conditioned at the main buffet. If you cannot find something to eat here, the issue is you, not the resort. DRINKS - always cold and plentiful. Animation - I have a soft spot for all the lovely people that work at this resort, particularly the animation team. They work very hard and if you have the chance to interact with them please do so. Mikiki is a lovely kind man who will always make you smile. Lima, Olga, Kaki, Bombi - always so sweet and fun to watch on stage. Jean Paul and Juan/Jose - are always around to make you smile. Great additions to the team since I have been there. This resort is not perfect.... However, the overall setting of the resort, the beach, seclusion etc are all out of this world. There are definitely improvements to be made and I have noticed significant changes in the last three years. For the price, you cannot beat this resort.

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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