Appealing to families, golf-lovers and active travelers, this appealing resort offers the ideal blend of relaxation and fun. Overlooking a white-sand beach and the bright blue waters of the Caribbean, guests enjoy daily activities like beach volleyball, table tennis, water polo and beach Olympic games; nightly entertainment for adults and children; a supervised activities club for kids; a championship 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course nearby; a diverse selection of restaurants and bars and a spectacular free-form pool.


Puerto Plata - Beach
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - La Union (POP) : 15 miles
Saint George Island, AK (STG) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1996
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 3
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 506


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory "The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced"
Advisory "*Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week."

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - 
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 7834 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Vacation Spot

    Amazing vacation spot! Great food, great atmosphere! Recommended vacation destination! A special thanks to Henry for his compassion and dedication to keeping us entertained. Brian, John and Henry are a great entertainment trio! I will definitely be back.

    Jun 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Best resort my family and I have ever been to. Bryan, John and Henry are a great trio. I wish they had more water entertainment. They need to take advantage of pool activities like basketball tournaments and more need more music options. Music was not loud enough which a lot of people complained about even returning customers complained because music wasn’t loud enough. We love the entertainment staff. It rained almost everyday but the Bryan, John and Henry kept people entertained throughout the time we were there. We made suggestions but the entertainment staff can only do so much which sucks but would definitely come back if wifi was better.

    Jun 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice resort

    The food was amazing, a lot of varieties. The animators did an amazing job (Jon, Bryan and Henry was my favorites) to keep us entertained. The staff was always nice. They also had party nights and we sang some Karaoke, we went lit. The beach was amazing. Few vendors on the beach, it was hard to rest without being ask to buy something. But when you say no they leave. But overall, I do recommend this resort.

    Jun 04, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great vacation at the Gran Ventana Resort

    Wonderful experience. The entertainment crew was a blast. Shout out to Henry, Brian and Alexander. Food was great, à la carte and the buffet. Very clean facility and great service. Beach was awesome as well. Overall, 10/10 would recommend.

    Jun 04, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Holiday

    My wife and I (73 and 83) got off to a great start flying out of Hamilton via Air Transat going to the Gran Ventana Beach Resort in the Dominican. What a pleasure....both the airport and the plane. We took off a half hour early, and actually picked up an additional 26 minutes in the air, arriving in Puerto Plata almost an hour earlier than scheduled. Our landing was not as good, as we had to land during heavy rain, strong winds and lightning, prompting a huge round of cheers and clapping after touchdown!!!! We deplaned indoors, and had a surprisingly long walk to Customs. At Customs I was selected for a thorough random check, by a non English speaking official, which made it more difficult, and took longer, but it turned out okay. After picking up our somewhat wet luggage, we proceeded outside to look for our bus in a light rain, and after a short search, we located it only to find out there were 26 of us looking at a 22 seat bus. It took another 10 minutes or so to remedy the situation, and once on the bus it was a short 25 to 30 minute ride to the resort. Check in was very quick and efficient. I got our luggage and with the help of one of the Bell guys, proceeded to our room. We had arranged for a ground floor room in the Beata Building as my wife has great difficulty getting up and down stairs. As it turned out, I checked our first floor room, and found it to be large, clean, with a King bed, and everything worked. I then returned to the lobby, got my wife, took her to our room, and when she saw it she was very pleased. The VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort was beautiful. Our building was located just inside the front gate of the hotel, from where we had a 300 foot walk down a paved road with no sidewalks, to get to the lobby or any other part of the resort. We found the beach to be large, lots of chairs, but no palapas, and only 8 umbrellas that got taken very early each morning. We prefer the beach over the pool but were only able to get down there 3 times in our 13 day stay. The food throughout the entire resort was exceptionally good. The Buffet was our main eatery, although we did get to all three A la carte's, and especially enjoyed the Italian and Seafood restaurants. Our holiday at the Gran Ventana was made very special, thanks to a young lady who only worked evenings at the Buffet. Her name was Rosa, and we had the pleasure of having her look after us on 8 occasions. The hotel doesn't have 2 or 3 of their staff look after a certain section, but takes an understaffed approach whereby the staff go all over the Buffet doing just about everything, like serving, doing wine, picking up dirty dishes, folding napkins, getting coffee and water, setting up tables, just running around like crazy!!!! We always came to the Buffet early, and managed to have the same table every night. As it turned out, Rosa's station was located close to our table, and after our third night in the Buffet, Rosa must have seen us waiting to get in, and went ahead and had our red wine poured and ready on our table. This went on for our four remaining visits to the Buffet, with the addition of a fresh picked flower and/or fresh flower petals scattered around the table top. Rosa was by far the hardest working and most friendly person on staff, and managed to make every table that she got around to, feel her warmth and sincerity. I must mention that we had six days of rain during our stay that did not prevent us from enjoying our stay, partly thanks to Rosa, and we look very much forward to returning to Gran Ventana. Lastly, I would like to send a large thank you to Marcos Legreaux, the Rooms Division Manager, for managing to secure a ground floor unit for my was greatly appreciated. Gord and Gloria

    Jun 02, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319