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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
  • Atinka147 : Kosice, Slovakia
Grand Paradise Samana

It was my third time in this hotel. They are doing great job in renovation, in areal and in rooms too. I really loved new pool and bar. This year there was satisfying number of sunbads. Food and hotel service were very good and i really appreciate job of their animators, mostly Mikiki,Bombi.Alexis,Lima,Margarita and Kaky. It is hotel, that i am looking forward going in again.

  • Norbert F :
Beautiful Grounds

Service was sometime inadequate ... very few English speaking at the Front Desk ...they had a Hot water Tank issue... no hot water for the first 2 Days... the rest of the trip only warm never hot. Other wise Food was Good and lots of Varieties...

  • myvacati0ntime : Guelph, Canada
WORST HOLIDAY

Unfortunately, our holiday was ruined by the fact that the air-conditioning in our room did not work and we had no hot water. While I could understand this happening for a day or two, the fact that it lasted for the whole week is unacceptable. We complained ever day, but it never got fixed.(Apparently, our room was just one of many affected)Also, we paid for an upgraded room so we got a coffee maker. Unfortunately, the room was lacking in outlets, so I had to carry the coffee maker into the bathroom to make coffee.Activities were non-existent, or if the did exist we were not made aware of them. No information sheets in the room for anything and no notice boards anywhere.Needless to say, we would not recommend this hotel and we definitely will never go back.

  • Ray L : Toronto, Canada
Beach or Hotel

We are a family of 5 ........2 adults and 3 girls 15, 12 and 10. We stayed as "Select" guest with access to the VIP section in the hotel....Our accommodations can be described as a small row of townhouses suited for 5 guests.With this resort, you have to decide which is most important for your vacation......is it the beach or is it the accommodations. The best thing about the hotel was the beach...... it was 5 star. I have been to many places in the Caribbean and this beach was one of the best. Beautiful water and white sand with just enough coconut trees to avoid the need for beach umbrellas.The food would be rated 4 star. What I found very surprising was that the a la carte restaurants were not as good as the main buffet. The hotel need to work on providing faster service in the a la carte restaurants.The grounds were 3 star and definitely needed an upgrade. When we arrived in our suite, the shower/tub leaked and we had to move to another suite. The other suite had issues with the A/C and had to be repaired. The suites were rustic and not up to a higher rating. The main pool was a 3.5 and after one afternoon there, we spent the remainder of our time at the "Select" pool......although smaller, it was definitely an upgrade. The entertainment was 3.5 and this rating would have been lower if it was not for the effort made by the staff and entertainers working with what they had. The hotel definitely need to spend some money on modern electronic games for their young guests. What I found most surprising was that the hotel does not have a fitness centre ........... probably due to the number of European guests that do not exercise (trolling)Overall, our vacation was value for money......we are a family of 5 and we did not want to spend over $8K on a vacation. In comparison to the 5 stars hotels in Samana, it was clear that we gave up accommodations for a the best beach in Samana.

  • Griffin R : Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
ONLY REVIEW YOU NEED Two Single Males Mid-20`s vacation beginning of January

I travelled here with my friend from Jan 8, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017. Paid $890 per person. Never bought a safe. Never had anything taken. Weather: Weather was fairly good. Rained maybe the most 20mins at one point. Just really windy on the beach, but the main pools cut the wind very well. Not included in rating since it is out of control of the resort. Food: Go with what I tried. Food is 4 stars I would say. Main buffet for 3 meals. Beach buffet for lunch. Italian and seafood a la carte. Sushi bar ($) and teppanyaki ($). always fresh fruit, bread and different cooked vegetables (carrots, zucchini etc)Breakfast - fresh fruit, omelette bar, deli meats, some cheeses, fresh bread, crepes, french toast, fried cheese (kinda weird), fresh juices.Lunch: different meats, salads BBQ beach bar has burgers, fried chicken, french fries, hot dogs, etc, american food. Burgers we both thought were delicious. Dinner: Have two flattops with some sort of meat. Steak, chicken and pork, depending on the night. brie cheese and blue cheese (ate too much). Late Night: One guy said it stayed open from 11-3am. Program says 1am. pretty much the same as BBQ beach bar lunch. A La Carte: we tried the seafood one night. Lobster bisque to start. Pretty tasty. Tad too much lobster broth. Garlic shrimp (approx 10) and mashed potatoes. tasty, nothing to write home about. ice cream or chocolate cake for dessert. We had icecream....its icecream. Sushi: went to sushi the one night. Cost $5 per person. we got 3 different answers on the price but it was $5 US drinks included. We could get mojitos there which we loved. Sushi is 3.5 stars. they use smoked salmon, not fresh on their niguiri. rolls were decent. Better sushi in niagara (expected). You get two choices of 10 pieces each. 20 total. i was full after and I eat a fair amount. Teppanyaki: $15 US per person. Guy cooks on flattop in front of you. Everyone gets a bowl of rice, and a full plate of food including vegetables, chicken, shrimp and beef. looked tasty from a far but we didn`t do it. No one on the resort seemed to have US change which was frustrating so just get them to charge it to your room and pay with CC when you check out. I don`t understand this since people are constantly tipping with $1 US bills. Bars: Theres a main pool bar that opens early but closes at 11. Main buffet bar, same thing. secondary pool bar, same thing. beach bar i believe closes a bit earlier.disco bar which opens at 11-2am and the bar outside the disco which is open all day until 2am. the beach bar and the main pool bar are the only bars with slushi machines. Seems like bars were constantly running out of things. or youd have bartenders that couldn`t make certain drinks or give you something completely different. They use fairly small cups, with half pint plastic beer cups kicking around here and there so bring a bubba. They told me the resort was around 80% full and the bars weren`t really hard to get a drink. really wish they had a swimup bar in the main pool. it`d be perfect for it. Entertainment: this is decent, they have a theatre where they do shows and the main buffet bar is right there. One night they do a movie music trivia thing before a lip sync performance. this was the best. all the other nights seem to be just dancing and such. they do a dance with fire at the pool which was good to watch. I wish they had more interactive shows like karaoke and such. they do activities during the day like aerobics, ping pong tournaments, volley ball, horsehoes, yoga and such. we were involved in a mixing drink competition with judges and played beach volleyball pretty much every day. Disco: Disco opens after the show until 2am. depends on the night but generally a lot of fun. the event staff generally are there and party with you for a bit to get a good flow going. Rooms: we got put into a king size room with a pull out couch. Switched to a two double bed room but half the electricity plus tv didnt work. and it was significantly worse quality so we switched back to the king size room. The pullout was dreadful. We gave some clothes to the maids as gifts instead of tips. They hooked us up with a bottle of rum and some beers the one day in the fridge. You get 2 bottles of 500mL water in your fridge and coke and sprite so you have to scope out more. There is an ATM and shop around the corner from the entrance to the resort. NOT 20 mins into town like my buddy was told. Overall this vacation was worth the price. A few things were annoying but overall pleased. This is NOT A 5 STAR RESORT. However it is good value for the price. Would return.

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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
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  • 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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