This adults-only, beachfront resort is ideally located on beautiful Playa Doradas. In addition to offering a wide variety of activities and amenities, BlueBay Villas Doradas has a romantic setting, ideal for honeymoons or weddings.
(New York City, New York)
Jun 03, 2020
My friends and I bought this all-inclusive deal about 2 years ago (April 2018- was not an option in drop down) and wow was it a great deal for the money! 4 nights for airfare, hotel and all food & drinks (even alcoholic) for under $700!! The swim up bar was our favorite part and though buffets can sometimes be disappointing we thought theirs was pretty delicious with diverse options. We also got talked into a super fun photo shoot by the onsite photographer and were really pleased with the picture quality. All in all a great value for the price!
Enjoyable Vacation Just Ahead of Covid19 Measures
Apr 19, 2020
We returned to Villas Doradas on 9 March for a one week vacation. We were assigned a quiet 3rd floor room as requested, near the small pool. Everything in the room worked as expected but sometimes at peak times there was no hot water and low water pressure. The bathroom needed attention; the towel bars had been torn off the wall at some point and not been properly reattached. The base of the shower needed to be replaced. The lack of a fan in the bathroom meant excessive moisture in the room. There was a comfortable king bed, small fridge, complimentary safe and complimentary WIFI (both with Air Canada ) and fairly good TV channel selection. Cleaning staff did a good job in the room and for the entire resort. The closet was great but more shelf space in the room would be wonderful! As returning patrons we had stayed in better rooms and were disappointed with this one.
We spent most of our time at the beautiful beach and enjoyed good weather. We always found beach chairs, but they were in short supply on the busiest days. The resort has added many new sun beds on the beach. You can enjoy long beach walks to the left. A storm the day before we arrived caused weeds to wash up but the crews worked hard to stay ahead of it. We bought something from the vendors but just say a polite "no thank you" if not interested.
Food was good at buffet, perhaps not quite as good as in the past but still good. Bacon available every morning, steak and seafood cooked to your preference, good selection of fruits (sweet and delicious), vegetables and breads and the dishes are varied. Antonio, Nilson and Elvin frequently served us. They remembered us from past visits and were very friendly and efficient. They (as well as other servers) are a real asset and we always look forward to seeing them. At peak times there could have been more staff. We enjoyed the Asian Fusion restaurant; good food and excellent service. A few days we enjoyed fried chicken at the beach snack bar.
There is good shopping at a small mall less than just a 10 minute walk down the street to the right. We like the Dominican coffee and vanilla.
The resort needs to control the number of water fowl living in the pond area. The smell was terrible as you walked through the area!
Some walkways need to be re-leveled to help older folks get around.
We like the smaller size and friendly atmosphere and always enjoy our time here.