Playa Dorada Beach in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic is the pioneer of all-inclusive resorts beaches, and the very first tourist destination of this Caribbean country (the DR is the busiest island by number of visitors per year).


The first of the resorts in this North Shore destination is the legendary JackTar Village Resort, which opened in 1980, and was named after English sailors. Today, many other resorts line up the coast, listed in the Puerto Plata resorts page.

Playa Dorada Beach extends for 1.9kms (1,900m), starting at the Blue JackTar next to Pueblito Beach, extending as a curve 900m all the way to the Grand Paradise hotel peninsula, then curving down again 1km all the way to the Munoz River.

Several beach resorts are located here:

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There are also condominium projects such as Riviera Azul, San Marino, and Green One Playa Dorada. 90% of the hotels listed above have direct access to the beach, others to the golf course or commercial areas of the complex.

Playa Riviera Restaurant

The Playa Riviera Restaurant is one of those exquisite beach front spots that truly define the beach lifestyle. It is located at the Riviera Azul, facing the beach. Their menu offers excellent seafood dishes, pasta, steak, Tagliata, pizza, burgers; great coffee, cocktails and specialized gourmet dishes. Give it a try next time you stop by Playa Dorada, and share some great photos in your social networks.

Contact Playa Riviera: 1829-748-8999


Playa Dorada Beach Club

The Beach Club is for owners of the properties inside the beach complex, but it is also open to the public. It offers a beach front restaurant, bar, loungers, umbrellas, security and a great staff. Parking is available to the public in the main Shopping plaza.

Blue JackTar Beach Club

The Blue JackTar has a Caribbean restaurant, the Jack’s Kite and Grill. This beach club sits next to Pueblito beach, and is also called JackTar Beach. The hotel offers high end lodging condos, and is one of the top choices here.

Aerial view of the Jack n Kite Beach Club in Playa Dorada
View of the Jack’s Kite and Grill Beach Club in Playa Dorada.

The restaurant has a superb location, and the menu and staff have made it a favorite in Playa Dorada. Live music and special dinner nights are hosted here, including live shows. Fine dining and popular entrées such as Tuna Tartar can be enjoyed right by the beach in a friendly and sophisticated atmosphere. Contact the restaurant at


Puerto Plata Private Catamaran

Several Puerto Plata private catamaran tours depart from Playa Dorada beach, to sail towards the snorkeling areas and beaches along the North Coast, and make stops in Sosua Beach, Alicia Beach, Casa Marina Beach, and Imbert Beach. There are also collective tours in large catamarans for up to 70 people.


Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

One of the most important boutique hotels in the Dominican Republic is located here in the North coast region, specifically in Playa Dorada. The Casa Colonial offers Five-star accommodation on par with the best hotels in Puerto Plata. Views of impossibly clear Atlantic waters.

A pristine stretch of private white sand beach. And exhilarating water sports and activities. A meticulously restored colonial estate, our intimate boutique offers a beachfront escape unlike any other, infusing old world charm and elegance with just the right measure of chic style and contemporary comfort.

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is regarded as one of the best, most stylish and luxurious hotels in Puerto Plata for its exquisitely decorated suites, sparkling rooftop infinity pool, award-winning Lucia restaurant and indulgent Bagua Spa. The hotel has 50 rooms, 3 floors and 3 restaurants.

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Playa Dorada Golf Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
Playa Dorada Golf is a Robert Trent Jones signature course.
Playa Dorada Golf

Playa Dorada has one of the best signature golf courses in the Dominican Republic, a masterpiece of legendary Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., who designed more than 400 courses during his 70-year career, all over the world. Playa Dorada Golf was created in 1979, an 18-hole, par 72 course that features 5 sea views holes, one directly by the Atlantic Ocean.

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