VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | 4 star resort
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A travel blog entry by pricklykeane

Stayed here for 2 weeks in an all inclusive resort. Hotel Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Being still and letting go

A travel blog entry by mollohan

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... br> from Spain to Mexico and was told he had to go through Santo Domingo. Once he
landed here, he discovered that there were no flights from the Santo Domingo to
Mexico. That was 35 years ago, he has never left. Then there are others like Bill and Donna who came to the DR six years ago for a three week vacation, loved it, came back the
next year for what they thought would be three months and have since not only
made it their home, but at 60 years of age, ...

Overcoming Fears

A travel blog entry by mollohan

... to watch a movie. That, 'if only I were older' feeling, But mine was, 'if only I were braver'.

I paddled to the reef and my wonderful mother offered to come with me to tie up my board. My mom helped me by telling me I was going to be fine and that as long as I stayed calm nothing would happen. So slowly we swam closer to the reef. As we got closer the more fish appeared. I was feeling the way a person with arachnophobia feels when they see a spider. ...

The other side of obedience

A travel blog entry by mollohan

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... Not sure why I assumed this, but they were.

Their names are Mike and Toni and they work as travel specialists here in the DR. However, I
can tell you that at that moment, they were on God's errand, because they
allowed God to use them as lights in our very dark world. Within the 5 minute
drive to the church, they made us feel welcome and no longer alone. They told
us about serving opportunities in the area and they invited us to either ...

The back-story

A travel blog entry by mollohan

... research more and make the trip in the winter of 2013. We had considered taking it that winter, but I started a new job and the timing was just not right. So when time to book the trip rolled around, I chickened out. I let fear (fear of flying, fear of the unknown, fear of the known) control my decision instead of taking the step of faith. It was easy to justify because the kids were in part-time school, Cam had the chance to take PSEO classes, my job was going ...

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Location

This 4 star resort, located on Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, is near Altos de Chavon Village, Bayahibe, Dye Fore, and Minitas.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort Puerto Plata

    Ive had the time of my life

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    Pure paradise, can't fully explain the true excellence of this place. We went in a group of 8 and met a couple there and not one single person can make a single complaint. The food is fantastic with an amazing amount of choice, the rooms are spacious, spotless and very comfortable the weather is fantastic, and the staff truly made our holiday, Derek, Junior and Puba are such great fun, I really miss them guys, the there is Mr Felix, gorg body girls, and Cheeta is destined to get the blokes going! Entertainment is what you make it, we got in there and had a really good time, learning various dance moves that will stick in my head forever! I can't personally imagine a holiday ever being any better, I would go back tomorrow!

    Dive School in Hotel !

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    I have visited Gran Ventana and I recommend to everybody to do their PADI diving license with the Pool-Instructor of the Hotel. You will find him close to the towel desk at the big pool, and he will guide you from the pool to the underwaterworld of Sosua. It is amazing !

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    Not worth the stay.

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    Thinking this was a 4 stars hotel, I stayed at Gran Ventana all last week. It did not meet those expectations at all!

    Could have been better.

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    Our room was musty wen we first arrived. I attribute this to our arriving during the off-season and that the room

    Heaven

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    We (my girlfriend and i) went to this place for a friends wedding. 9 hours from uk, is a long time but hey, i've been to australia, so no problem. after the all travelling, ariving in the room was very nice. fully air conditioned. very spacious, nicly decorated. then it was meal time, well, the most gorgeous food and loads of it. after 11 hours traveling a feast of 3 plates full was needed. and went down well. then i'm afraid it was bed time, the travveling had took it's toll.

    One Great Family Resort

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    This is the best resort in Puerto Plata we just got back from our 9th visit and once again we had the time of our lives, We traveled with a group of 27 this year who were family and friends and proud to say that there was not one complaint.

    Whe had a great time!

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    Hi!whe went to gran ventana on july 97,for our honeymoon,whe had a super time,the hotel was great,the food was okay for me but my husband loved it,the beach was okay,y expected more from it,the staff from the hotel they where great,the cleaning lady was very kind never accepted tips,whe had to leave it on the bed the day whe left,the shopping mall was fun to go,it was so very hot,in 7 days whe got like 10 minutes of rain,and it was at night,compare,to all the other peoples,that's talking about the ventana,whe had the chance to go,to the restaurant a la carte,whe didn't had to wait,y think whe had the reservation for the next day,but my husband dind't really like his supper,but y did,y really enjoyed my staying at the gran ventana and my husband to,now whe decided to go for hour 5th anniversary,to cayo coco in cuba whe gonna stay at the el senador,whe heard it was a very excellent hotel,whe really can't wait,where going in june,for sure im gonna come back here,to let you know how it went,but for the gran ventana,if you ever go,your not gone regretted believe me.

    Gran Ventana, 2/2002

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    We stayed at Gran Ventana for a week in Feb 2002 and have the following insights:

    Hotel Gran Ventana

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    Lovely accomodation, backing on to the beach. Friendly staff, plenty of places to walk to and a shopping arcade within 10 minutes gentle stroll. Excellent food and drink (all inclusive).

    My two weeks of Paradise

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    I just need to say that when you go to a country such as Puerto Plata, you realize just how we take things for granted. We, as Canadians are spoiled. This trip made me realize this. I would recommend anyone visiting this area. It is quite the culture shock, ladies, the men will love you.

    TripAdvisor Reviews VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort Puerto Plata

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent