Travelled Feb 26/13 to Mar 5/13 as a family.
The resort itself is dated and in need of much refurbishment. The rooms are very old and our toilet backed up the second day. The maintenance personnell do not speak English at all. Tips to bartenders do not matter if you are a young girl as all they want to do is to 'bed' you. The disco fills up on Sunday when the locals leave. The alcohol is generic but they do make the drinks strong.
The beach is full of seaweed. I would reccomend if you like to snorkel to go with the natural Acquarium on the beach for 15$ you get almost 2 hours. We saw tons of fish and other sea creatures.
Overall, I believe the brand Amhsa Marina who manages the Grand Paradise brand needs to retire as it is the same thing no matter if you go to Samana or Puerto Plata.
A tip for those travelling with teens and young people, you will not go off the resort to go clubbing nor will the animation team take you off the resort at night. Your only entertainment past the night time show which ends at 10:30 pm is to get drunk with your new found friends by the beach bar.
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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