Just returned (mid 30’s couple) from a 1 week stay at Grand Paradise Samana and it was amazing!! Is it a 4 Star hotel? Definitely not but only because the rooms are a bit dated. When we got there we did have a few minor problems with our room (safe not working, shower and toilet problems) but all issues have been addressed within the first day. Otherwise the hotel is very clean, grounds well maintained, food is good and staff very friendly and helpful.
The beach is amazing, plenty of beach chairs and yes there is some sea weed close to the shore at certain spots but nothing major. What we enjoyed the most is the surroundings and of course some of the great people we meet!!! Being the only major hotel in the area makes it amazing since you can explore some amazing beaches, waterfalls, mountains, restaurants, discos and much more without the big tourist crowds….
The hotel is located 5 minutes from a lovely little village “Las Galerias” that you should definitely visit even if tour operators from the hotel advise against (reason being is that they don’t want you to buy tours for cheaper in the village).
If you are looking to explore the amazing beaches, waterfalls, and mountains in the surrounding areas you will need to find Rudy a local ranch owner. Very friendly guy speaks English, French and German fluently and he can take you anywhere you would like on his horses, 4X4 or ATV. To find him just ask around for Rudy around the dive and snorkeling center or you can find him on the right side of the beach (facing the ocean) with his beautiful horses. He really made our stay amazing!!
As for the bad reviews just ignore them as long as you are an easy going person. It’s funny to see people expecting luxury without the high price tag!! If you’re looking for luxury than this place is not for you, rather open your wallet and try a luxury hotel in the Barbados, Bermuda or perhaps the Virgin Islands.
Will be back since there is so much more to see!!!
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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