Grand Laguna Beach

A sandy beach backed by several buildings that make up a resort of the same name, Grand Laguna Beach is known for its peaceful nature.

Situated in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, 1.9 miles north-northeast of Sosua, Grand Laguna Beach is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Although the Dominican Republic has beaches that are more secluded than Grand Laguna Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract families and couples alike.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach itself features a slight slope, with tan colored sand, light foliage, and rocky edges. The water, which is turquoise in hue, is just rough enough that watersports can be a thing of excitement.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Grand Laguna Beach is located in a commonly visited area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Casino Playa Chiquita, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Grand Laguna Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Playa Chiquita Casino 1.4 mi. SW --
Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa Museum 1.7 mi. SW --
Jewish Museum of Sosua Museum 1.7 mi. SW --

Cities and Towns

The closest section of the Dominican Republic to Grand Laguna Beach is Sosua. This destination is just two miles from the shore, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Sosua is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest possibilities are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Grand Laguna Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel El Colibri - Sosua 1.0 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Coco 1.1 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Romanoff 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
Sosua By the Sea Boutique Beach Resort 1.6 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Orchidee 1.6 mi. SW Hotel
Casa Marina Beach 1.6 mi. SW Resort
Casa Marina Reef 1.7 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Casa Valeria 1.7 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel El Rancho 1.7 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Casa Cayena 1.8 mi. SW Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Al Porto is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They are also known for serving pizza and seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Grand Laguna Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Al Porto (809) 571-3285 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. WSW
Parada Tipica El Choco (809) 854-5562 International Very Casual 0.6 mi. SSE
Fresh Fresh Cafe (809) 571-2180 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSW
El Colibri Restaurant (809) 571-1847 International Informal 1.0 mi. SW
Germania (829) 697-2225 German Informal 1.1 mi. SW
Batatica (809) 571-1558 Latin American Very Casual 1.2 mi. SW
Moser Panaderia (809) 571-3383 German Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
La Costera (829) 338-4129 Latin American Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Avalon Ristorante (809) 571-9946 Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. SW
Romanoff Restaurant (829) 804-6866 German, Thai Very Casual 1.5 mi. SW
Bologna (809) 571-1454 Italian Informal 1.5 mi. SW
Josephs Grill & Grape (809) 571-3222 American Informal 1.6 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in the Dominican Republic will have lots of options besides Grand Laguna Beach.

You may also enjoy Playa Chiquita, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Grand Laguna Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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