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.

Located 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 might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. You will find that beaches like Grand Laguna Beach are some of the best options in the Dominican Republic.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Be mindful that Grand Laguna Beach's location is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Grand Laguna Beach is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. It's located near Casino Playa Chiquita, which is among the attractions in the region.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa, a lovely museum found just a short distance away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 area in the Dominican Republic to Grand Laguna Beach is Sosua. This interesting part of the Dominican Republic is only two miles from the shore, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Sosua is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a pretty nice assortment of accommodations to pick from near Grand Laguna Beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

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 start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Al Porto. The restaurant serves Italian food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pizza and seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Grand Laguna Beach.

Another option worth considering is Playa Chiquita, which is located within a short distance.

Perhaps Grand Laguna Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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