Bluebay Villas Doradas
Bluebay Villas Doradas Adult’s Only Hotel
Location: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada
Star Rating: 4
Board Levels: AI
An oceanfront location is just one of the highlights at the Blue Bay Villas Doradas. There’s also a packed activities line-up and a spa.
This place has a winning setting – take the wooden bridge through the mangroves and you’ll reach the sands in minutes. Then there’s the golf. The hotel backs on to an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones.
A recent revamp means rooms have been given a chic, new look. The walls, décor and furnishings all follow an all-white theme, with cushions and runners adding pops of colour.
The entertainment really makes this place. During the day, you’ve got everything from dance lessons and volleyball to Olympics-style games in the two big pools. After dark, there’s a full schedule of tribute acts, shows and karaoke. Meals come courtesy of a buffet and three à la carte eateries. And when you want to relax, there’s also a spa, three tennis courts and a quiet pool.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
You can join in with daily pool games, as well as beach volleyball, Zumba and dance lessons. There are also sushi and cocktail-making classes to try out. And you’ll find three tennis courts in the hotel’s grounds.
FOOD & DRINK
A buffet and three à la carte offerings make up the dining scene. The grill restaurant is the place to head for steaks. Meanwhile, there’s a dedicated eatery for fish lovers and another for all things Far Eastern.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Dark walls, vintage lanterns and Buddha statues give the spa* a traditional Asian feel. Massages and facials are on the menu, along with a sauna. There’s a gym, too, with views out onto the gardens.
There’s a different entertainment every night, ranging from tribute shows to karaoke. Once it’s over, head down to the beach bar, or grab a five-minute taxi to Puerto Plata for late-night salsa bars and clubs.
There are two big pools, framed by sunbed-scattered terraces. One comes with a swim-up bar, while the other has a bar nearby. You’ll also find a smaller, more rectangular number, with wooden decking and canopied day beds.
Rooms are spacious and come with air-conditioning, cable TV, hairdryer, safety deposit box*, Wi-Fi*, and iron and ironing board and a fridge.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally