The only qualm I have about this place is the fact that as soon as your done checking in at the front desk, some staff members pull you aside and try to sell you a timeshare. Once you get away from them, you can just relax and enjoy your vacation.
Upon entering, you'll notice an outdoorsy feel to everything. The nice pool is visible from the front desk, the bar with top shelf drinks is also very elegant and modern. Dominican music playing in the background.
Room was clean, A/C unit worked great. Bathrooms were very small however. Bed was fairly rough to sleep on (but maybe that's just not my preference).
The beach is gorgeous and only a brisk walk across a bridge to get to it. There is a snack bar and a bar with mid shelf drinks (all included) right on the beach. Also at the beach you can rest in canopy beds right on the sand. Be prepared to shoo away locals who try to sell you jewelry, braids, massages. At night they have events and live music in the beach area.
Food at the main buffet was delicious. At times the food was somewhat stale, but other than that, there is a huge variety and its all very good. Service was impeccable as well.
Overall I would definitely recommend this place. It was a lot of fun! Not to mention it was very cheap for what you get.
- 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