Playa Grande, in the Rio San Juan/Cabrera area is probably known best for serious golfers. Many golfers consider the course here at Playa Grande to be the best in the Dominican Republic. A few have even compared it to Pebble Beach. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Ten of its holes border the Atlantic Ocean. These are atop dramatic cliffs overlooking our featured beach. Playa Grande has some serious beach front as well.
Located 120 km east of Puerto Plata, Playa Grande Beach was once rated as one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world by Conde Nast Travel magazine. As you can see, this expanse of white sand, coconut palm lined paradise is a must see.
Each end of Playa Grande Beach is anchored by rugged coral formations and beautiful cliffs. Some great surfing and boogie boarding can be done at certain places along the beach. Keep your eye out for some of the locals who know the area and surf well.
Behind the tree line are a number of food vendors who offer up some of the finest in traditional Dominican cuisine. And some of the seafood is incredible. You won’t go hungry here – so plan on spending the day.
And if you’re a golfer, well, you won’t want to miss playing a round at the Playa Grande Golf Course. Even if you do poorly, the view is unforgettable. But you won’t. You’ll be SO inspired just being in this wonderful Caribbean dreamland that you’ll no doubt score your best game. And listen, this place is crawling with Pro’s from the world who want to play the links in the Dominican Republic. Come join them and watch and learn. Or play with them. The choice is yours.
Playa Grande BEACH INDEX:
- Sand – white/beige coral/rock mix.
- Facilities – full service.
- Shade – trees, umbrellas.
- Sports – full service.
- Notes – can get crowded. Recommended.