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 edge of the Dominican Republic. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Grand Laguna Beach is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is usually not over-crowded. If you want to avoid the Dominican Republic's highly secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that Grand Laguna Beach's immediate surroundings are rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near some interesting sites like Casino Playa Chiquita, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa, a lovely museum found a mile and a half to the south west, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If a visit to the Grand Laguna Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 nearest area of the Dominican Republic to Grand Laguna Beach is Sosua. This destination is just two miles from the beach, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This part in the Dominican Republic is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed 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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Al Porto is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Italian food. Many guests rave about their pizza and seafood.

Nearby dining options 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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in the Dominican Republic, so Grand Laguna Beach is not your only option.

Another option worth considering is Playa Chiquita, located a few hundred yards away.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and dropping by Grand Laguna Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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