Our family of four spent Thanksgiving at Blue Bay. We are ages 25-64yrs and all had a good time. We felt it was good for the price and encourage others to not put much weight on the 1 & 2 star reviews.
Grounds & Location- The grounds are well-maintained, beautiful fauna, easy to get around. We enjoyed being in the northern part of the country and took advantage of it by going to the waterfalls (highly recommend). One of us went scuba diving. Visibility is not great but there were eels, trumpet fish, and other exciting sea life.
Beach- the property is on the beach, however, the beach has a lot of seaweed and stuff wash ashore. If you walk about 5 mins up the beach the water becomes clear. In fact we snorkeled and saw tons of fish so there is no need to pay for an excursion! There are lots of sellers of ‘stuff’ walking the beach who will approach your chairs but suspect that is to be expected.
Weather- the weather was comfortable as was the water temperature. It did rain everyday at some point with a lot of cloud cover.
We thought the food was fine. The seafood restaurant was great and the buffet featured a few highlight items as well as yummy desserts. The wait staff was amazing (smiling, patient, glad to get drinks, etc).
There was entertainment each night though we only stayed for one. The volume of the shows is pretty loud but most people seemed to enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BlueBay Villas Doradas is an Adults Only 24 hour All Inclusive resort in Puerto Plata, was completely refurbished in 2006 providing facilities and rooms of the highest quality. This hotel in Puerto Plata, which is only for the over 18s, is an ideal place for couples to relax or enjoy their honeymoon or wedding. Its location - literally next to the 18-hole Playa Dorada golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones – makes it a favourite among golfers.The hotel’s rooms and suites are equipped to the highest standard, in keeping with the quality of the resort and its recent refurbishment – all include cable TV, mini bars and ironing facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bluebay Villas Doradas Hotel Puerto Plata
- Bluebay Hotel Puerto Plata
- Bluebay Hotel Doradas
- Blue Bay Getaway Villas Doradas
- Blue Bay Getaway Dominican Republic