Playa Dorado is situated on the north side of the island and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and not the Caribbean sea and therefore the beaches are not as nice as those on the south side of the island, however what the north side does offer is extremely good value for money. There is not much to do outside the immediate vicinity of the hotels, there is a shopping centre which we did not visit and also a golf course.
Outside the hotels the island is quite poor however the people are usually fantastic and I would definitely recommend participating in organised trips. Two I found to be particularly good were the waterfall trip (great guide) and quite an ...
experience and the Beach trip which is something like you will NEVER see again I am sure, a small pure white sandbank island in the middle of the sea surrounded by crystal blue waters, coral reef and tropical fish, this really is heaven!Read More
P.S. Good idea to take toothbrush, toothpaste, sweets, hair bobbles etc to give to kids if you are going on any trips!