Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada

Playa Dorado Complex, P.O Box 609, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

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Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada - What a Pleasure!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada Hotel in Playa Dorada, near Puerto Plata was an extremely pleasant surprise. Best relaxing vacation in a long time. Enough acitivities if you want it, enough peace and quiet if you don't. Hotel and restaurant staff extremely friendly and helpful. Well-run, "hums" with quiet yet unhurried efficiency. Great value for money. Yes, they warn you about arranging tours and excursions other than through your travel agency, and I wouldn't recommend buying something from someone off the street. However, the nearby shopping center offers the same excursions at 30-50% less, which is still ripping you off, but for far less than your tour guide who visits your hotel twice a week. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Good All Inclued!

by Ann26 about Allegro Occidental Playa Dorada

This Hotel is very good. Clean room, good food, many activities, big pool whit bar in, and I don't forget a good drinks !!!
It also a good place for family because there are a kindergarten for the young kids.
And, there is a beautiful playa!

Occidental Hoteles,

by jules_rules

Occidental Hoteles,
Playa Dorada
It's an all inclusive deal for approximately 1200 Canadian dollars Right on the beach, has two other pools, a swim up bar, night entertainment, daily activities, and everything you could want in a resort.

Accommodations: Most visitors...


Accommodations: Most visitors stay in Playa Dorada, about 20 minutes from Puerto Plata's La Union International Airport. This horseshoe-shaped complex includes more than a dozen resorts, several discotheques, a shopping mall, numerous restaurants and an 18-hole golf course. Only guests and hotel vehicles are permitted within the Playa Dorada complex.

Playa Dorada is located on the Atlantic side of the island. Although the sea here is choppier that its Caribbean counterpart on the south shore, a gentle breeze makes it popular with windsurfers, boogie boarders and families that enjoy playing in the surf. Other visitors to the island are simply content to lie on the beaches lined with majestic palms.

Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada are home to one-third of the country's hotel rooms, with more than 17,000. Jack Tar Village Puerto Plata Beach Resort and Casino (800-858-2258 or [www.allegroresorts.com]), a 291-room complex with a golf course and casino, offers an all-inclusive vacation. Other resorts in Playa Dorada include the recently renovated Victoria Resort (809-320-1200 or [www.victoriahoteles.com. do]), Occidental Playa Dorada Hotel (809-320-3988 or [www.occidental-hoteles.com]) and 410-room Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort and Casino (888-339-NACO or [www.naco.com.do]).
a one night stay can cost from £20 - £50 english,
it work,s out to about 20 dollar,s for all inclusive per person per night depending on the hotel you stay at.
There are cheaper place,s to stay your just have to shop around. price,s change from hotel to hotel so you are better off shopping around.

Even if I stay at my home in...

by Franberu

Even if I stay at my home in Sosua now, I've been to many hotels in the past. I have appreciated a lot the Dorado Naco in Playa Dorada, just outside Puerto Plata. I also stayed in a few hotels in Cabarete. If your budget is low and you want a clean and nice room for a small price go to La Casa Blanca just before the curve at the end of Cabarete.
On the South Shore I have tasted the Juan Dolio's Talenquera which is a nice all inclusive hotel with a very good staff.
I could go on like this for a few pages but you would'nt have the pleasure to discover!

Big Resorts

by 416Guy about Costa Dorada

We stayed at the Costa Dorada. At the time it was only half built, so one side was not open. Still it is a very big resort and there were lots of people. It's located next to the Playa Dorada, which is a multi-complex of 14 resorts, with clubs, casinos, golf and everything else you could want. We had lots of activities, the staff here goes out of their way to get you involved, they were great!

All inclusive resort hotel complex

by MartinSelway about Caribbean Village Club on the Green

Caribbean Village Club on the Green is a short 20 minute ride from the Puerto Plata airport on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Located in the heart of the Playa Dorada complex, this resort consists of 336 rooms in over 45 two-story, pastel-hued villas. Spread over 16 lush, tropical acres and bordering the championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones.

Well that’s the official blurb. Our view? Go for it - you won't be disappointed. The staff attitude and service was great. You stay in 2 storey chalet type buildings (see photo). We paid a supplement for a Jnr. Suite which had a larger room with settee. The rooms are great - the air con is essential but didn't run all day due to power shortages!

It was a bit disconcerting that they have armed guards at the gated entrance to the complex. You are free to come and go, but must show your wristband at the gate.

You can walk the short distance to the beach, or get the hotel shuttle bus. The hotel has it's own area on the beach where they will provide you with free food and drink. There is a sign that says "Guests who go beyond this point - the hotel cannot guarantee your safety"! We didn't have any problems, but you do get hassled by vendors and others asking you to get them food. The country is so poor, that's not surprising. For sports and activities, Club on the Green has it all including six hard clay tennis courts for day or night play, windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing, archery, volleyball, bicycling and scuba clinics. Rest up for the nightlife by the impressive beach or relax with a cocktail at one of the many bars around the resort. Travelling with children? No problem. The Kid’s Club has a variety of supervised activities to entertain children from 9am to 9pm.

Activities, entertainment, great dining, golf, water sports, a nearby casino - welcome to your dream vacation!

Room Features:
- Air conditioning with individual climate control
- Golf or garden view
- Ceiling fan
- Telephones
- Shower and full bath
- Safety deposit box ( Not included in the Package )
- Satellite television with remote control ( Available upon request )
- Cribs available upon request

The food is buffet style with different chefs cooking things to order e.g. on Italian night you could select what you wanted in your sauce and they cooked it there and then in front of you - you then helped yourself to pasta. The choice and quality of food was always excellent.

Hotel Villas Doradas, Playa...

by Silverflower

Hotel Villas Doradas, Playa Dorada This hotel is excellent!It has 2 swimming pools, 3 bars, four restaurants(the main buffet restuarant and 3 speciality ones;chinese,seafood and beach club grill),nightly entertainment and stage area, 3 shops,
and a whole variety of activites and sports.As it is an all inclusive hotel most of the activites available are at no extra cost(for example, one session horse riding,scuba diving, non motorized water sports..)
The hotel is set in well looked after gardens full of flowers and trees.It is set by the beach and a few minutes walk through the grounds takes you there.On the way you go over a small bridge on a lake surrounded by a mangrove swamp-it is really very pretty.
The rooms are very spacious-we had a ground floor room with a queen size bed, air conditioning,and satellite TV.The maid service was daily. The food in the main buffet restaurant was really good and well varied each night and the staff were friendly and efficient.This was a fantastic hotel and I would certainly stay there again.

Jak Tar

by raenorthern about Allegro Jack Tar Puerto Plata

The hotel is nice and clean no problems what so ever. the double room was the size of an suite by europes standards and had two king size beds in it. Throughout the day there numerous land and non motorised sports depending on how energetic you were. At night we found the bar area too noisy and used the next door apartment bars as a retreat. At night time other than the hotel entertainment or quiet drinksin the other bar there wa a lot to do. There were the usual all inclusive restuarants where you had to book in advance. The seafood one was nice down by the waters edge. There is a managers cocktail party down by the pool every two weeks. There are fantastic beach (playa Dorado) walks during day light hours ( I wouldn't venture on to it at night, there are armed gurds around to kkep an eye on you if you do at night) The problem is there is alot of poverty and the five star hotels throw it bacj in their faces. Overall ok for a relax by the ppol, swim in sea and hot weather. At the end of the resort is the golf club

Not the best resort I've been to

by A TripAdvisor Member

I spent a week at this resort about 2 weeks ago. It rained for 4 days and we only had 3 days of sunshine. There wasn't a whole lot to do on rainy days but I must say, they still had their night time show. This was a very clean and well maintained resort although not the friendliest people. I stayed at Iberostar Costa Dorada 2 years ago and i can't say I met one person who worked there that wasn't friendly. The drinks at the playa dorada were very strong and when you asked for less alcohol so you could stand to drink it, they never listened. I used to drink beer just so I could drink. The bartenders weren't very friendly although there was one that did mix a great drink after telling him only once. We tipped almost every time but still no friendly service.

Another thing about this resort was the steady flow of locals on the beach trying to sell you stuff. We had one guy sit in front on us for 30 minutes trying to sell us stuff that we had no intentions on buying.
Other resorts I've been to, didn't have this. We bought nothing from them but did walk 30 minutes down the beach to find the orange market which I visited when I stayed at the Iberostar. YOu get better prices there than on the beach or at the mall.

Food was good. The maids and people who worked in the La Palma restaurant were friendly. The mexican a la carte had the friendliest waitor of the whole place, rinaldo. He called water the dominican champagne and he had a great sense of humor.

Overall, it was a great resort although some staff could be more friendly. I'd go back to Iberostar Costa Dorada again before I went back to this resort.


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Forum Posts

Difference in resorts

by Winston12

What is the difference in Allegro Playa Dorada resort and Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada resort? Is it the same resort? If not, what class is Allegro Playa Dorada.

Any advice?

by Rhianna

CORAL MARIEN BEACH HOTEL & SPA...is where I will be staying.

Can you go horse back ridding?
What are the high lights?

Is there any thing that I should be aware of down there...?


Re: Any advice?

by serge_fortin2001

HI ,,,,yes there are horese back ride, if you talk about puerto plata in dominican republic, close to playa dorada there is a beautiful ranch, you will love it.
By the way i will be there in oct 26 to nov 10, at the occidental allegro playa dorada, let s go horse back ride together. See you and have fun, serge fortin,,,,,,,,,

Playa Dorada Golden Beach Resort

by Weekaiser

I am going to the Golden Beach resort for two weeks with my family and have heard very mixed reports on the place any tips or advice would be welcome.


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