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
  • sunseeker549 : Toronto, Canada
The only nice thing in the resort is the beach!

We stayed during New Years week and were disappointed from the moment we arrived on Dec.31st. We paid for oceanview rooms that looked nothing like the advertised photos. Nothing was working in these rooms, including toilet, phones, no water pressure in shower, not to mention rooms were outdated and floor tiles were all cracked. It took several hours and five trips to the front desk after we were promised someone will be over to fix the problems, the manager offered to move us to pool view renovated rooms. At least, we got to enjoy the beach party with nice fireworks at midnight after moving rooms.The gala buffet dinner on new years eve was great and included lots of seafood and lobster. After that dinner, the rest of the week the buffet was very simple and basic foods were served with some varieties. The 2 a la carte restaurants were not worth it. For breakfast, usual items were served but bacon only appeared one day and no smoked salmon except during the gala dinner. No premium alcohol drinks served unless you are a "select club" guest. Just local rum and beer were used.The great weather and the beach compensated for some of the disappointments. Most of the beach area was grass and some white sand. The beach was on a bay with calm ocean most of the time and clean water. Some days seaweed appeared and staff would clean it off the shore.Overall, i would give this resort 2* rating not 4 as advertised. Maybe for select club guests who receive premium meals and drinks, it would be 4* rating.

  • Danielle A :
Amazing family holiday

I stayed at grand paradise Samaná in December with my husband, my children (14 and 16) and my parents and we would highly recommend the hotel.The colors of the beach are simply amazing, white sand and blue water.. the area is quiet and wide, and you can choose in one side the silence and the peace or in the other side the animation team that offers plenty of activities to join. A special mention goes to the fitness girls Seida who made doing some fitness also to my lazy husband, with her genuine and irreplaceable smile. We were joining everyday her acquafitness at the beach, what a great energy! She was always available for a chat, trying to envolve everybody without being intrusive. Thank you also to the rest of the team, Stephano, Luis, Diego and the others! They deserve 5 stars!About food nothing to complain about, good variety and medium-high quality, to be an all inclusive buffet hotel it's quite good. Cleaning service and rooms 5/5, room spotless and cleaning service everyday. We will definitely come back in this little paradise!

  • TOE_LOOK_AH : Williston, Vermont
Seasoned Carribbean travellers, family of 9, just returned.

Background: Caribbean & South 16 x, DR. 4x, Samana 1st time. Family of 9: parents, kids ages 26, 26, 23, 18, 14, 6, 6. We went for 1 week in January.First Impressions: Grounds clean & service friendly. 4 of us had a large room facing the pool 3118, with a mezzanine for the 6yr olds. This worked out great as we entertained a few nights outside on our deck that had a reclining double lounge chair. This room is typical Dominican style, which we appreciate but to some it would seem dated. Our older kids had 2 rooms in the renovated section which they loved in the 1101 building area next to guest services and main buffet. We liked the size of the resort, everything easy to get to.Select: We got select because this was the only option for our package available for our dates and we wanted the mezzanine. Our whole family got select and we are super happy we did. The menu, drinks and food were worth it. We enjoyed ordering fresh sandwiches and salads from 12-4, the buffet at this time was always fresh. Smoothies and cappuccinos were great as well starting at 8 am. Baileys is also served here and not at main bar. Antonio and his service crew were outstanding, some of the best service ever. Also I lost my room key and the select section quickly ran to the lobby to renew 2 new keys for me, totally unexpected.Restaurants: We did the 4 restos with select and preferred the sushi and hibachi. The main buffet had some great selections, even our fussy eaters could find something. The whole roasted pork was some of the best I ever had.My room: was cleaned daily, organized and sheets changed as the kids were sick from drinking too much sweet drinks, typically they only drink water at home. The housekeeping was some of the best I ever had. Fresh towels at night as well, with mini bar filled as much as we wanted. Maybe this is with select. Excursions: We did waterfall on horseback & ATV. The ATV was booked with Franko on the beach and Tati as our guide. Very Professional and good atvs. This is a must if you like to see playa Riccon and the countryside on ATV. The best atv excursion we have done vs Cabo, Negril, Puerto Plata ect. Kids club: The kids loved it, they fed turtles and fish in the pond. Also it seems dark in there but the kids did not mind, was helpful on our rain day. Beach: I loved the feel of this resort, there are not resorts after resorts, it feels kind of secluded, we are on a cove with mountain views. There was seaweed but no one seemed to mind. Kayaks were easy to take out. Volleyball and Ping-Pong on the beach was an occurrence as well. Tipping: We do tip and bring large insulated drinking mugs, we tip housekeeping, wait staff and I this makes a difference outside the select area. It shows appreciation, it's normal. Bought a fresh coconut off the beach and brought it to the bartender, he put the coconut water, with rum and pineapple and sugar right back in the coconut ......amazing! The satisfaction of service, select food, buffet and feel of the resort deserves 5 stars. The accommodations in the villa section is a 3-4, but I prefer true Dominican style.

  • ednalmj : Toronto
family resort

We stayed at Grand Paradise from January 31st to 7th, 2018. Our plane was two hours late and unfortunately there was no food options when we arrived until dinner time. Perhaps the bar could have a plate of cookies or sandwiches about 4pm?The rooms were very nice, but management needs to add stronger lighting as the rooms were very dim - you couldn't read at night. We had a room by the pool with a deck.The entertainment needs help!!! They did offer aquafit,and stretching/step classes but there was no fun stuff - mini olympics, or bingo or other activities that could have been done by the pool.The evening entertainment also sady disappointed. We did have two outside groups that played music that was good. Also, New Years eve was fun with fireworks and champagne at midnight.The a la carte restaurants (2) were not very exciting. Please make sure that the food is hot at the buffet and the a la carte restaurants.

  • Carlotta K :
The best vacation I ever had

We’ve been a group of 6 and spent in this hotel 3 weeks. I have to say that this was the best vacation ever! The food is excellent, the beach is like a dream and especially with the Italian animation crew (Stefano, Seida, Alessia and Diego) we had so much fun. The goodbye was so hard and we all cried so much. Incredible time and the best experience <3 Love you guys xxx

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 ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining (some menu items with supplement, reservations required)
  • Wine with meals
  • Mini-bar (water and soft drinks)
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Midnight snacks
  • Free admission to the disco (local drinks included)
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 1 hour/person/day: bicycling and non-motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Mini-golf
  • Bocce
  • Badminton
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Dance lessons
  • Introductory scuba-diving lesson in pool
  • 284 rooms in a 5-storey building and 50 bungalows
  • 3 Restaurants including 2 a la carte (Seafood)
  • 4 Bars
  • Disco
  • Pools
  • Children's pool area
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
    Other amenities ($):
  • Scuba-diving centre
  • Snorkeling tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Medical services

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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