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There are many advantages to booking an all-inclusive Caribbean getaway so that you don't have to worry about all the charges for dining and activities. Gran Ventana in the Dominican Republic is a large resort set on a sandy bay within the Playa Dorada Complex, offering many activities, a choice of restaurants and a golf course with scenic views.
The property has 506 guest rooms, suites, junior suites and penthouses, each with a balcony or terrace. Ask for one of the rooms facing the ocean so that you can enjoy the view all day long, especially if this is your honeymoon. The Beata Wing is the quietest building with its own pool, favored by couples. The resort grounds feature lush landscaping with romantic gazebos and different types of tropical plants. There are many activities to choose from, including volleyball, table tennis, water polo, aquarobics, Olympic games, bike tours and darts. Each guests receives a scuba diving lesson in the main pool, giving you a chance to see if diving is for you before you sign up for lessons.
Daytime entertainment consists of Spanish lessons and Merengue lessons, while at night there is live music and entertainment for adults and children. For families, there is a separate children's pool, a playground, and a Kid's Club offering daily programs, all included in the cost of the stay. Playa Dorada golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, is uniquely Caribbean, featuring wide fairways and huge sand bunkers. Greens fees are additional, but you do get a 20% discount as a guest of the resort. All-inclusive packages at the resort start at $650. Browse more unique all-inclusive vacations.
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