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This hotel, built in 1999, is adjacent to its sister property, the Viva Dominicus Beach, so guests can use the facilities of both properties. This opens up a vast array of possibilities for watersports, activities and dining options - there are seven restaurants between the two properties. Viva Dominicus Palace - already a solid favourite with Canadians - is ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxed and secluded setting. The beach is spectacular and the impeccably landscaped, grounds are lush with exotic flowers.
Location: Beachfront, 20 minutes from the La Romana Airport, 20 minutes to the town of La Romana, and approximately 90 minutes from Punta Cana airport.

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  • happyGreekholiday : Slovakia
Great honeymoon

We stayed in this hotel for one week at the end of August beggining of September.From number of guest I think that the hotel was full.The hotel complex is huge since it is connected to VW Dominicus Beach.The complex is set in large garden that in excelently maintained.We loved to walk around in the morning on our way to tenis court and also in the evening.Beach is also very nice.What I like was natural shade from palm trees instead of traditional umbrellas.I think everybody could find a bed on a beach, but of course if you want to have best spot you have to go there early in the morning. (a note to management: you should put more waste bins directly to beach - in Turkey they have bowl filled with sand and they are also used as asthrays and of course they clean them at least twice a day.People are lazy to walk to primenade to find a bin.)Beach is very nice, generaly clean but iresponsible visitors lazy to find a trash can and smokers to find ashtray, that is never too far, leave garbage on the beach.Not much, and every morning the beach was clean, but thats a point where the hotel can improve.I have no other complains towards cleaning in hotel as generel (room, comon grounds,restaurants etc).The sea :-) great.Good for small children and non swimmers.An awerage person can keep his head above water and feet on the ground 30m from shore.Thats not very good from eager swimmers but they can swimm along the buoys where water is deeper.The best time for snorcheling is in the morning when the sea surface is calm.Later in the day there were always waves.The marine life is limited due to sandy ground to few fish, for more you have to go to diving of snorcheling trip.The room: we had been upgraded for free to room in first row so we had a nice beach/see view (obstructed by few palms on the beach).If you are going there for honeymoon send to the management your marriage certificate, the honeymoon package includes room upgrade.The room it self was big and clean.The furniture was changed few years ago, the bathroom...again clean...but out of date and will be much better if renovated.We are not picky guest and we were very much ok with it.It was clean, bed was huge, matrasses were solid, a/c was working (we prefered opened balcony doors with mosquito net).Mosquitos ...we came prepared with electric repelent to use in room, and every evening we also used repelent for uncovered body parts and clothes.During our stay we saw maybe 3-5 moqiutos and they were extremly lazy and easy to kill :-). Food and drinks: i dont understand how can someone write that the food was repetitive.If you missed oportunity you didnt geta chance to try it next day - now I writing about dinner.Breakfast is of course same everyday but if you want you can have always something different every day.The buffet is rich on slection.We never went for lunch to main restaurant.We had pizza or pasta, or just fruit in a beach bar. Since most of the guests were from Italy and France to me it looked like the cuisine was also adjusted to their taste.And Italian and French cuisine is good.We also visited an ala carte restaurant, the one on the beach.Wow...the food, the presentation and the place itself was great. The only think I have missed was larger selection of salads and vegetables, but again I am comparing it with Turkey were they have usualy huge selection of salads and vegetables. These are two different cuisines and it is not possible to compare them. Pineapes, passion fruits, mangos..... wow for an European who eats pineapple that travel a moth to get to Europe these fresh ones were out of this world .Drinks .... its all inclusive ....we never had a bad coctail... Some people complain that there is only one 0,5l bottle per person/dat.Yes that is true, but drink your bottle and refill it in any bar 24/7. Next day you will get another bottle.Dont drink or clean your theeth with tap water.We always used purrified water from provided bottles or one reffiled from bar.Ice from bars is also ok.Animation, we didnt participated we entertained ourselfs by using all kind of water sports (stand up paddle, wave riding on small wave boards, kayaking, riding catamaran-if you dont have a license guys the "rental" will give you a ride for free).We also played tennis and boccia.In general I will recommend this hotel to my friends and family.We had a great time there.Yes there are few minuses, but value you get for the money was excellent for us. And yes I will return to the hotel if possible.

  • arthurbarndt : Crawfordville, Florida
Amazing Time

Great resort! Great staff especially if you tip well. You will be treated even better. Cash bar available which is great. One can purchase good bottles of wine and hand rolled cigars. The zip line tour was amazing too. Beach was great. My wife is Hispanic which helps a lot. I know a little Spanish which is also helpful. Very European atmosphere when we visited which was also nice. If you expect to talk with everyone in English you may be a little disappointed but be adventurous and enjoy! Would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy the Dominican Republic. Lobster dinner with Dom and all the other restaurants where great. Secure reservations upon arrival and you will not be disappointed.

  • nhvacabadfood : Boston, Massachusetts
Second time back

Our third trip to DR and second time to viva Wyndham palace. Wife enjoy it the first time so we went back. A eleven days of perfect weather. Much has changed, remodeling. The Chinese restaurant is open, closed the first time, Bambu. The restaurants food was good, small portion but if asked you could have more. Could choose from the many restaurants,4 per week, with reservation made day of, 8 am to 10 am. Food at the buffet seems to have gone down a bit. Pasta station last time you could pick the pasta, the sauce and protein. Now all pre made and if you don't like seafood like my wife then you are out of luck. But overall still a good selection to choose from. Room was very nice, on top floor and this time away from disco, which was very noisy last time. Service, what more could I say but excellent. From Hector at the front desk that greeted me every morning, Ramon the concierge, all the bartenders and Bienvenido at the main buffet. All the employees was Great. When staying at the palace you can enjoy the sister resort attached. Tip for a great stay, go on some of the excursions. Crazy Wheels fun as with the others but this one I thought was the best. Finally, even though it is a all inclusive and tips are included, always leave a small tip to the employees. Tips- To Insure Proper Service.

  • Max_Geberth : Mannheim, Germany

•Unfriendly and drunken staff. •Often no animation•Stones and sea urchin next to the beach•Most time party- From 11am (at the beach, pool. Felt like everywhere. • Only expensive and overbooked activities • But clean facilities

  • Brittany B : Gainesville, Florida
Don't believe the bad reviews. Great resort. Great staff. Great service!

My husband and I stayed on the Palace side of this resort from September 6th – 10th. After reading the reviews, I was somewhat nervous to go. I had poor expectations going in and I was pleasantly surprised. If you’re expecting the Ritz Carlton, this may not be the hotel for you, that being said it’s still a lovely, and massive property. It is true that you won’t find too many Americans here, it’s mostly Italian, but that didn’t bother us one bit. Not everyone speaks English, but plenty do, and they all try. Once again, we didn’t find this to be an issue, we always got what we ordered or asked for and we were always met with a friendly smile.I can’t believe how many people wrote bad reviews about the staff/service. We didn’t experience this AT ALL. Everyone was friendly and very attentive. Be nice to them and they will be nice to you. Also, they work hard while you’re on vacation, so show them some appreciation and tip them a dollar or two here and there. The animation staff are great! Particularly Paige, she was so sweet and beautiful and fun. She made a point to come over and talk with us and make us feel like true friends. Also Gulia, who works in the lobby was an absolute angel when I was having a crisis trying to call my airline. She could see that I was getting very frustrated and she really went above and beyond to help me. She is a true asset to the customer service team!The food was good, the pools were nice, the beach was AMAZING, and there’s plenty of things to do. We never even left the property once. We were having such a great time that we even tried to extend our trip one more day, but unfortunately the flights going back a day later were full.Bottom line: Go. If you want to have a good time, you will. If you want to be negative and look for the bad in everything, do yourself and everyone else a favor and stay home.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Room service
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
  • Sailing
  • Sunfish Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Sauna and Massage
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Disco
  • 330 rooms in twelve 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 5 a la carte restaurants (International, Italian, Oriental)
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar, Pool bar, Beach bar
  • Disco on-site
  • 1 outdoor pool, free form
  • Meeting facilities
  • Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop)
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis courts
  • Exercise classes Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Dive shop on-site
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
All accommodations include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
Superior Room has 1 king or 2 queen beds.

Oceanfront Room has 1 king and 2 queen beds.

Kids Deal - Kids 3-17 pay a special price when sharing room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Games room, Kids' pool.

Honeymooners - Receive room upgrade (if available at check-in), fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvres tray, 4 x 7 photograph, 2 T-shirts. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Bonus - Includes: bride's bouquet, wedding cake for 10, wedding coordinator's services, decorated ceremony area, 10 photographs, recorded music, civil judge, legal expenses (excluding legalization). Package price: US$590. Price and inclusions subject to change. Arrangements to be made directly with hotel.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
    La Romana,Dominican Republic

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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
Playa Dominicus, Bayahibe 22000 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.