Edited: January 4, 2020
These are the best Puerto Plata beach hotels with spa for a memorable waterfront vacation in the very popular Dominican Republic. Choose from family friendly or adults only waterfront resorts. Puerto Plata is the second most popular beach vacation destination in the Dominican Republic.
Beaches: The most popular beaches in Puerto Plata are the resort community of Playa Dorada and Long Beach. Watersports such as Kitesurfing and Windsurfing are very popular in Puerto Plata and classes are readily available. The beach town of Playa Cabarete (40 minutes from Puerto Plata) is renowned for excellent Kite Boarding or Wind Surfing in the day and more night life entertainment in the evening. Cabarete is definitely for focused towards the 20-40 age group seeking an exciting water sport tourist.
Safety: Puerto Plata is known to be a safe tourist destination in the Dominican Republic. It is recommended to take all usual precautions such as leaving valuables in a hotel safe. Concierge at a reputable hotel will be able to give you advice on safety issues.
Currency: The best currency to use is the Dominican Peso. Although many businesses may accept some foreign currency, the best value and safest currency will be the peso. An easy to use App. such as Currency Converter-xCurrency is always recommended to use when making purchases.
Transportation: If you need to get around town, the best way is using a Taxi. They are fairly inexpensive in Puerto Plata. The privately owned buses are even cheaper but do not run on any time schedule. If you are daring... you might want to try a Motoconcho but at least get a helmet! Always plan your trips anywhere carefully and rates with taxis and motoconchos are negotiable.
Tours: One that should not be missed is the Cable Car Tours. There is plenty to do in Puerto Plata and there are excellent tour guides. Either check with your Concierge or TripAdvisor. Negotiating directly with a reputable tour company will get you best value.
Weather: Best time of year for beach vacation in Puerto Plata would be from mid January to mid June. Hurricane season is from late June to the end of October. November and December can be quite rainy as well.
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This Puerto Plata beach hotel is located in Cabarete on Kite Beach. This beach is known for wind surfing which is extremely popular in this area. The 21 suites are luxurious with a one bedroom starting over 900 sq. ft. to a full three bedroom with an outstanding 5000 sq. ft.. All suites are modern in design and equipped with fully accessorized kitchens. This is ideal for families or groups of friends. There is no restaurant or spa on premises but there are plenty of options just 15 minutes away. Surf schools are also close by. The pool overlooks Kite Beach and is a great place to relax and also features a spa tub. Enjoy all the luxuries of a full residence while on vacation.
This beach resort and spa in Puerto Plata offers great value for individuals seeking good value and great location. Grand Paradise offers the best stretch of beach and community of Playa Dorada which shares the golf course with other hotels within the community. The rooms are of decent size in this 425 room beach resort. As part of the all inclusive package everyone can enjoy horseback riding, daytime tennis, non motorized sports etc.. The buffet offers a good assortment of food for most people. Cost of WiFi seems to be a bit of an issue with quite a few guests. There is a kids club to keep younger ones entertained. This beach resort is ideal for individuals seeking good value for the money.
Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is the most luxurious family friendly resort in Puerto Plata. Being a 5 Star, 4 Pearl Resort as well as recipient of T/A Certificate of Excellence will assure you of top quality facilities, spa and culinary menu from its two restaurants. Each of the 50 guest suites offer luxury, timeless decor of a grand colonial home. The Bagua Spa is definitely one of the very best in Puerto Plata if not the complete Dominican Republic. It offers 12,500 sq. feet of relaxing space where you can enjoy a variety of individual or couples massages. Guests will also receive a preferred rate at one of the finest golf courses in the Dominican Republic, the Playa Dorada Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.. Set on one of the finest stretches of beach on Playa Dorada, there should be nothing about this resort that should disappoint the most distinguished guest.
The "Emotions" beach resort is a great Puerto Plata all inclusive resort boasting the largest beachfront of Playa Dorada. Although this is primarily a family friendly resort, it also offers an adults only section featuring a private pool and Jacuzzi. In the family area, the kids will enjoy either the Kid's club or the Teens Club. Guests will enjoy the three pools, two bars as well as a good selection of restaurants. Guest will also enjoy the spacious, modern decor of the rooms with some suites featuring swim out options. This is a very balanced resort for the whole family. Good value for the money in a 4 Star, T/A Certificate of Excellence Award recipient in a Puerto Plata beach resort with a spa!
Located in the exclusive beach town of Cabarete (45 minutes outside of Puerto Plata) where a younger crowd can let loose a little with its lively night scene and fun water sports in the day. For guests seeking a more modern approach to beach resorts this is an excellent choice. The large beach along with on site kite school and close proximity to night clubs makes this an ideal choice for a younger crowd. Some suites have full kitchens for guests seeking to save on food costs or who would like to share accommodations. Choose from the smaller 491 sq. ft. junior suite to the vast 3681 sq. ft. residence including a 4 person personal hot tub! Though small, the Andari Spa and Salon will be a very welcome treat after a hard day of kiting on the ocean! Being a wellness resort as well they offer yoga and pilates classes as well. This is one of the finest and newest beach hotels in Cabarete.
Velero Beach Resort is located in lively Cabarete on a very small beachfront. The boutique condo/hotel development was one of the first in this area making it a tourist destination for water sport enthusiasts. The swimming pool area is one of the nicest features with beautiful ocean views relaxing loungers as well as daybeds. With fifty room ranging from the standard 550 sq. ft. to the more luxurious 2150 sq. ft. with full kitchen for groups or extended stays. The well manicured tropical gardens are a delight for short strolls. The Atabey Spa is modest but very adequate to refresh anyone's well being. The Sunset Grill Restaurant is strategically located to maximize the romantic sunsets or relaxing morning coffee. Recipient of T/A Certificate of Excellence award, this beach resort offers excellent value. (Not all inclusive)
This is the largest beach resort in Puerto Plata and the most family friendly resort to keep everyone entertained. Once guests have checked in there is basically no need to leave the premises for additional entertainment. With three Kid's clubs and activities appropriate to their age the children will be able to enjoy their time with new friends while parents can enjoy some time on their own as well. There are plenty of family activities as well including three fabulous pools, tennis courts, archery targets, a well equipped fitness centre. Guests will also want to relax at the Spa Sensations in the hydrotherapy pool, sauna as well as a great variety of massage and beauty treatments. The all-inclusive plan with Iberostar is one of the most generous in Puerto Plata. Located on one of the best stretches of beach Puerto Plata makes this an excellent choice for the active family!
Located within the gated community of Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata, this beautiful family friendly beachfront resort with spa has been awarded the T/A Certificate of Excellence Award and 3.5 Pearls. Guests enjoy the all inclusive package offered with unlimited meals and drinks. Choose from family pool, adult pool or children's pool as well as many forms of entertainment such as beach volleyball, free use of bikes, tennis and even a complimentary one hour scuba dive class. The Kid's club welcomes children from 4-12 years with great supervised activities. You will also enjoy sharing the fabulous Bagua Spa at its sister property, the Casa Colonial Beach & Spa. The very popular Playa Dorada Golf Course is next door and resort guests receive a discounted rate. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Free WiFi is available in the main lobby. Once again, this resort offers a great package, excellent value and one of the best spas in Puerto Plata.
Located within the safe environment of the Playa Dorada gated community, you will enjoy 5 star comfort of this Adults Only beach resort with Spa. Guest will enjoy the cooking classes, outdoor sports and activities as well as entertainments or the ability to just relax on the beautiful sand of Playa Dorada. The Viva Wyndham offers all inclusive rates with unlimited meals, snacks, cocktails, wine and more. The seven on site restaurants and snack areas offer an excellent variety of food. Sports fans enjoy catching an important game at the Bubbly Bar by the pool. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. A T/A Certificate of Excellence Award recipient makes this is an excellent adults only beach resort.