How to choose a resort? This was our first time to an all inclusive resort. We were delighted with our choice. Grand Paradise is an older resort near Puerto Plata but has by far the best stretch of beach.
Our goal was to escape the cold and lie on a beach and that was exactly what we did. We had no trouble securing a lounge chair every day and even though there are no cabanas there are plenty of trees for shade. There are 2 bars nearby if we wanted to refresh and washrooms near the beach.
Our favourite time of day was afternoon snack time. The restaurant on the beach served fresh made pizza right out of the oven every day! The chicken pieces were also good but that thin crust pizza was fantastic.
There were signs of aging in the lounge chairs and the rooms but what made made up for that was the friendly staff and the quality of the excursions offered. We were able to go out into the country for a full day visiting a local school and had the opportunity to help out a poor family by painting their house for them. I was so impressed by the work done to make these connections and give us the chance to give back to the local community. We visited a family at their dwelling, were invited in to see their house, offered fresh coffee from their own coffee beans, taste the fruits and vegetables that are grown in their own backyard. Then off to the beach that was ours for the afternoon to either swim or ride horseback up the beach. Out in the middle of nowhere a lunch was made for us of delicious local food. That was the highlight of the week for us.
The food at the resort was good, beverages never ending. It was the rest and relaxation we needed.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Hotel Puerto Plata
- Paradise Beach Club Puerto Plata
- Paradise Beach Resort Casino
- Paradise Beach Puerto Plata
- Paradise Beach Club Casino