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Wyndham Dominicus Beach

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Overview
This is where it all began - in Bayahibe. A quaint fishing village with turquoise waters and powdery white beaches. Dominicus Beach was the first property built in this secluded area of La Romana and it has been popular with Europeans & Canadians ever since.
 
Location: On a beautiful beach in Bayahibe on the Southeast coast, 15 minutes from La Romana airport, 25 minutes from the city of La Romana, and 3 hours from the Punta Cana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • L C : Toronto, Canada
Great Room, Great Property, not inclusive of the "everyone else"

This is a large property with two resorts. We had a great bungalow 1804 and were centrally located. The room was updated and had a mini fridge (I have read several people not having one). The closet space in this room was the best part -so much storage, loved it! Great little patio with a glimpse of the sea. We had a toilet issue and they came very quickly to resolve it, even gave us more water and changed the towels at the same time. The shows were fun and catered to a variety of ages. Lots of activities going on at the pool and the beach, very noisy resort, not quiet and relaxing, also lots of children and families. Lots of choices at the buffets, they do a great chocolate cake in the Dominican, had a yummy veggie pot pie and egg plant parmesan which was appreciated as I am not a big meat eater. I did miss the breakfast smoothie bar I had at different resorts in past visits but the cappuccinos made up for it. I found staff to be friendly and helpful, no one asked us about time share, nobody selling anything on the beaches, yes they had handicrafts at the pool area a couple of days but nobody bothered us. Most staff spoke enough english to communicate the basics just as much as my spanish got the points across. Never had a hard time finding chairs at the beach or pool even though it was a very crowded resort. Lots of shade at the beach and at the "french pool" which was great for a redhead. Great snorkeling. Overall we were pleased with resort, no real complaints, but we probably won't return because even though we know that La Romana caters to Italians and French, past resort experiences had each country having their own organized activities and animation teams hired by their tourist company as well as the resort having its own animation team catering to the "everyone else". There were about 30 or so english speaking people we heard, among others speaking german etc. we really felt excluded and not valued as customers as there really was no animation team who included us. One english speaking staff asked me if I wanted to play volleyball in italian and when I replied "no thank you" in english she said "whoops she speaks english" and walked away carrying on a conversation in english with her co worker. If they only spoke spanish I would understand. They ignore you, usually the animation team tries to get you to join activities, it was like we were invisible. At check out you couldn't get through the lobby because the Italians had their own check in desk set up and luggage everywhere. Free wifi was spotty, unsure if paying got better results. We travel a lot and have reasonable expectations, low maintenance, simple people, but I feel that this resort should just not offer packages to the "everyone else" as they don't seem to value their business. If you speak Italian or French then this is a great choice, great resort. I think this should be clearly outlined not in reviews that should be taken with a grain of salt but by the travel companies offering them.

  • Jwuzzel : Quispamsis, Canada
Good and Bad

We stayed at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach resort in mid-April 3017. Reviews are mixed. It is a lovely resort and beautiful beach. The water is clear with white sand but has some rocky sections. The beach is so long that it is easy to find a nice spot to swim. Good snorkelling at each end of the beach. Water activities and the guys running the centre are great. You can take out paddle boards, boogie boards, kayaks (single or double) or catamarans and if you are experienced or take lessons there is also windsurfing. Nightlife was fun but I could see how maybe older couples or people staying near the core of the resort would be annoyed by the partying. Music plays til about 12:30 and then moves inside to the Discotheque. The entertainment shows start at 930 and they are pretty good. Something different every night and although the technical level isn't great with the dancers, they are totally into it and entertaining. The food is great. The buffet has a lot of variety and the quality is good. Omelette and egg Station in the mornings. Lots of fruit and desserts to choose from. The A La Carte restaurants are great. We ate at 5 restaurants during our week long stay. They only allow 3 and then you pay $12-20 per person afterwards. The Viva Cafe out on the water was my wife's favourite but we liked them all. Service is good and they usually speak 4 or 5 languages. Overall I'd give the resort a four star. Now the bad part. We had a horrible experience with our rooms. Yes rooms. First we were given a basement room. It wasn't even ground level, you had to step down a few stairs to walk into it. Obviously it was dark and just didn't have a tropical feel as you couldn't even leave the curtains open as people could see right in. The location was bad- in a dark covered alley with construction across from it. We asked to be moved and they said to come back the next day at noon. Not a big deal, we stayed the night and interrupted our first full day on site. They moved us to a new spot overlooking a pool. We were happy with it and moved our stuff over and unpacked again. 3421 was the room. Do not accept this room. Air conditioning does not work. We found out that evening when we got back to the room. Called the front desk which did nothing for us. Luckily slept through it. Talked to the front desk several times that third day and was told maintenance would have a look at the AC. Wasn't til midnight after my wife was down in tears at the front desk that they actually sent a guy over. Only because she was there insisting someone look at it. Sure enough they said it wasn't working. They showed us two other rooms we could switch to. It was now 1:30am. The first room did not have air conditioning either. The second room have a nice king sized bed and air conditioning but the fan was so loud it sounded like a helicopter landing in the room. I was exhausted and slept well but not my poor suffering wife. She was horrified by the whole experience. Finally on day four they showed us a room 4208 that had working AC so we stayed there the rest of the stay. All the rooms are plain without any art and limited dresser space. The whole room experience really made it hard to relax and enjoy our stay. This was our first time away together, leaving behind four children so we were hoping for a great relaxing time together. We believe the situation could have been handled differently. Seems like they did not want us to have a decent room. Why send us to a room without AC several times. I'm a large man from Canada who clearly struggles with the hot climate. They must know these particular rooms have these issues. Seems like they were intentionally messing around with us and ruined our stay. They convinced us to go through one of the Wyndham timeshare presentations. We agreed to this as the concierge promised to have our room situation resolved. Oriol came through as promised so we went through with the presentation. They showed us a lovely room. If you book the 2 room resort time share places they are very nice. A king bed on one side and two doubles or queens on the other share side. This would be perfect if we had the kids with us. What was disappointing was that they tried to get us to buy in ($12500 Cdn + $600 annual costs + other charges) and said they would take care of our room situation by upgrading us to a VIP room for the rest of our stay. Really they should be getting us a room with working AC regardless of our decision to buy a timeshare. Why the hell would I buy into a piece of Wyndham when the service and experience over those few days was such a nightmare. That process really annoyed me.

  • Asoutra :
Never again

I came here with two friends for a 5 night getaway. We booked a bungalow, and it was terrible; small, dark, and dirty. We put up with killing a few tiny bugs because we assumed that came with the territory, but on our 3rd night as I went to brush my teeth a huge cockroach came running out of my toothbrush holder.The next morning, bright and early,we went to complain and after navigating a few different people and language struggles, they told us to return at 1:30 to switch rooms. We did, and had to wait another 40 minutes, just in time for the rain, to move rooms. The room was an upgrade- ocean view with much better light and more acceptable shower. But we had to wait outside for another 30min while the staff completed the room cleaning.The beds were atrocious- loud and on wheels so they moved and woke everyone up each time someone turned over. The pillows were lumpy and the sheets were scratchy and painful on skin that had seen even a little too much sun. The restaurants are horrible. Stick to the buffet which has a few edible items (pasta, pizza, bread and cheese) drinks were terrible too- we stuck to champagne and beer because the wine and mixed cocktails weren't drinkable.The staff is nice, but pushy when it comes to getting people involved in activities. Skip the pools if you want any type of relaxation and try to find a spot early on the beach. The view is beautiful particularly near Club Lookea. It seems like most spaces are family friendly.If you get a good deal and can navigate the quirks, this place is manageable. Still, we'll be staying elsewhere in the future even if it costs us a bit more.

  • Lillian L :
Great all-inclusive getaway

Spent a long birthday weekend at this all-inclusive resort. We had a blast! Staff is friendly, especially when you speak Spanish. The food is good, liquor is ok but beware. They will take wine on tap, fill a pitcher and serve it in the buffet restaurants. Taste like vinegar! If you can, it's worth the VIP liquor. The beach and views are breathtaking and very relaxing. Lots of things to do if you like to be on the go constantly. Our beachfront bungalow was very nice with a great view of the infinity pool and beach. Only thing is the walls are thin so hopefully you're not too noisy. 😉Be careful of having ice in your drinks or eating food that doesn't have a peel. I got sick for a day. It's a really nice place to visit and got a lot for the value.

  • GmeSni : Paris, France
Great valuable place

Been the twice (other family member around 8) at it is always quite cool.It is valuable for money for an all inclusive club.Food is ok at the regular restaurant (the mexicain one is cool), the bars are ok as well, the service is pretty good.If you have a bungallow it perfect. The regular rooms are quite good as well but not that charming.It has always been as described with no surprise.

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • A la carte restaurants for dinner
  • Snacks (24 hours)
  • Low fat corner in the buffet restaurant
  • Domestic drinks
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Water polo
  • Water aerobics in the pool
  • Meditation & Yoga lessons
  • Day & night tennis
  • Fitness centre with trainer
  • Bocci ball on beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Disco (drinks included)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 530 rooms in 3 storey buildings
  • 1 Buffet & 2 a la carte restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • Pizzeria
  • 3 Bars
  • Disco (fee)
  • 4 Pools (includes kids' pool)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shops (fee)
  • Laundry (fee)
  • Tennis courts (fee)
  • Massage (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Medical facilities (fee)
  • Dive center (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • 1 queen bed
  • Full bathroom
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max. occ. 2
Superior Rooms include:
  • Same as above with 2 queens or 1 king bed
  • Full bathroom with hair dryer
  • Mini-fridge with soft drinks & water
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Garden view
  • Max. occ. 4
Kids Deal - Kids 3-17 pay a special price.

For the Kids - Viva Kid's Club for ages 4-12 and kid's section of pool.

Honeymoon Bonus - Room upgrade (subject to availability), bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, fruit basket, hors d'oeuvres tray, 7x4 picture, and two T-shirts. Marriage certificate required upon check-in. Minimum stay of 3 nights required.

Weddings - Wedding packages are available. Please inquire for details.

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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  • Wyndham Dominicus Beach
    La Romana,Dominican Republic

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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach
La Romana, Bayahibe 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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