REVIEW

Gran Ventana Beach Resort

An all-inclusive Puerto Plata resort with a kid's club and Spanish and merengue lessons for adults.

By David LaHuta, Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010, 2:45 PM

Gran Ventana Beach Resort

About this Hotel

Price From $190

A series of detached three-story buildings on a sweeping beach in Puerto Plata makes up the all-inclusive Gran Ventana Beach Resort, where each of the 506 rooms has a private balcony or terrace. Bring the kids! The kid's club hosts daily activities like aerobics, coloring, Spanish lessons, drawing, and sandcastle making on the resort's playground, and there's a daycare center and a kiddie pool. Adults can take advantage of live entertainment nightly, a manager's cocktail reception each week, and daytime Spanish and merengue lessons, plus use of the hotel's bicycles, sailboards, and kayaks.

Free Wi-Fi? No; available for $3 for 30 minutes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles from $190, all-inclusive.