This was my first vacation with my mom. We were greeted in the lobby with cold refreshing drinks and very friendly staff. Our rooms were ready upon arrival. The buffet was open and ready for guests. The food was hot, plentiful and hugs variety.
A bellhop brought us up to our room, carried our luggage up quite a few stairs. He showed us our room and how to turn the lights and air conditioning on.
After getting acquainted with the room, we took a stroll to the beach, which was a 2 minute walk from our room. There was a nice brick path straight to the beach or you could take a different path where you had to cross a bridge over a cute pond that had fish, turtles and birds surrounding it. The grounds had beautiful shrubs and palm trees all over.
Directly in front of our room was one of the pools with a swim up bar. It had plenty of lounge chairs to choose from. The other pool area had two pools, one for kids and the other for adults. There was a bar located there too. The towel centre had a very friendly worker named Erick Santos. He was always joking and friendly. He was quick to serve you with a smile and an "HOLA!". The bar staff was quick with service and very friendly.
Every night there was a childrens show and an adult show, where the performers would sing, dance and play games with the audience. Erick Santos was my favorite performer. You can tell he loves his job because his feet move the minute the music starts. His face always has a smile while performing. He looks at the audience with a big grin. When he is doing a solo act you can tell he is in the moment. His movements are so fluid and effortless.
For the patrons 18+ there was a disco open every night, with a variety of music. The entertainers from the theatre would come and show off their moves. Erick Santos was the first person to grab my hand and coax me on the dance floor to try their dance moves. Even though I have 2 left feet, he laughed and spun me around the dance floor like i was a professional. It was a great time every night.
During breakfast, lunch and dinner you were sure to be joined by a staff member. Mikiki Johnson and Erick Santos were two of the most friendly guys there. They sat down with us and acted like we were long lost friends. They joked and laughed with us through our whole meal. We told each other of our heritages.
When we would walk the grounds, Mikiki Johnson and Erick Santos would be sure to yell our names to get our attention to come participate in their activities. The activities included kayaking, water aerobics, zumba, archery and many more.
The beach had beautiful white sand and clear blue water. There was palm trees scattered all over the beach to proved shade when needed. There were many lounge chairs as well. There was a bar located at the beach approximately a 1minute walk.
At the bar was bathrooms for your use. As well there was a sports area for your use it included a foosball table, ping pong table and a pool table. A tv was also in there, tuned into a sports channel.
The market was about a 10 minute walk from the resort straight down the beach. There were a variety of little shops where you could buy local souveniors. The people were all friendly, it was a little intimidating at first but you quickly got over it.
I hope to go back in the near future!
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Paradise Samana Hotel Las Galeras
- Casa Marina Bay
- Grand Paradise Samana Las Galeras
- Grand Paradise Samana Dominican Republic