Wyndham Dominicus Beach
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This is our family's second time to the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach. My husband and I and our two sons age 12 just returned one week ago. We have visited the Wyndham in Bahamas, Mexico, Florida, and Dominican. We returned to this one because of our great experience in the past.I'll give you all some hints to make your visit more enjoyable if you decide to visit.Check in starts at three p.m. No earlier so plan ahead. We usually bring a carry on with change of clothes, bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels so we can fully enjoy our day before check in. Just go to the front desk and they'll let you leave your luggage and enjoy the resort including the buffets.People complain about the buffets. We make all our dinner reservations for the week right away so we don't have to eat at the buffet every night because I also would complain of the same foods. The restaurants are all fantastic. Our favorites are Bamboo (oriental) , La Roca and Viva Cafe. The bartenders are very busy and people complain about the cups. Just bring your own large cup from home like we do.Some reviews people complained about the coral. We love the coral and to snorkel. Especially our boys as this kept them entertained for hours. We also bring our own snorkels and masks with us. I also recommend bringing your own swim shoes if your going to snorkel. We saw many kinds of fish. My boys love the stingrays and puffer fish. You can see these in waist deep water if you bring your snorkel gear. We also bring rafts to float around in. The beach is beautiful and plenty of chairs. There is also free boogie boards, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boards and endless free activities (archery, trapeze, ping pong) We originally were supposed to stay in two adjoining hotel rooms. They gave us a one bedroom unit . At first I wasn't thrilled although once we saw it I was pleasantly surprised. It was large and we did have two bathrooms, a large balcony, and two sleeper sofas in the living room so each boy had their own bed. It was plenty large enough. It was cleaned everyday and well maintained.We go to bed early and wake up early so we only stayed up for one show. It was the Michael Jackson show. The show was fantastic and they all did a wonderful job.Now a couple of employees we would like to thank. Gray and Rafeal in member services to make our stay more enjoyable and always had a smile on their faces.Junior the tennis pro who gave me lessons to improve my game.Narciso and Jacobo and all the diving staff. The gentleman in the pool who taught us first(i forgot his name) and also Michael who was very informative and the other gentleman (sorry I forgot your name but you just returned from Egypt from diving) who also explained the whole diving process to us.We have never dived before and my kids beg us every year but I told them not until they were twelve. So, here we are and they offered a free lesson in the pool. My husband didn't want to try so I did with the boys. We LOVED it. We had the class and the next day we went out diving. My boys were so excited and were like little fishes in the water. I never would of imagined how well they did with never doing it before. We went down thirty feet deep and it was exciting. We enjoyed it so much we went out the second day along with my husband and dove again. It was amazing and they were great with our boys. We now will continue with diving to get certified at home. We did the Crazy Wheels excursion. You do one hour on ATV's and one hour on dune buggies. It was fantastic. Bring sunglasses for your eyes so you don't get bugs or mud in them, bandanas to cover your mouth from the mud when your driving, and old clothes and sneakers that you don't mind getting dirty because they will.We did the Sonoa boat trip to the island three years ago.. I highly recommend this excursion. You get to see starfishes(giant ones you can hold) in the water and on the island tour you get to hold baby turtles and you get to see how the village people live. Hopefully you'll get out of this experience how lucky and fortunate we are compared to most of the people on this island. Having said all this I hope I can help with tips on how to make your stay more enjoyable.I would also like to thank all the staff. Groundskeeping, maids, restaurant members and amazing entertainment staff. They all work hard and deserve some smiles instead of people complaining all the time.
Just want to start off we have stayed here 2 previous times. I had emailed a couple requests because my husband had his 60th b-day and we were with our best friend. I had asked for first floor, beach view (even a little) and a room for our friend close. All these were met above anything I could have hoped for! Ocean front in a huge room with our friend real close. Thank you VWDB for making our vacation exceptional. Easy check in, good food, no rude staff nothing but very friendly and helpfull! Most all the visitors were friendly. The beach no words can describe it. Would I go back a definite yes! People who found so much wrong obviously want everything to revolve around them!!
I was quite surprised by the overall condition of this hotel in view of the fact that it was of the Wyndham chain. When we were shown to our room, we opened the curtains to a view of a rusted balcony just a few feet from the window. We asked for a room change, which we did receive the next day from Soreida at the front desk who was soooo very nice and helpful! The second room was in better shape, with a better view, however. there was always a musty smell when you first entered the room. The rooms are very basic, with a daily charge for the safe. The buffet was o.k. although there is only one restaurant that serves breakfast, which has to feed the entire resort which is huge. There is an extra fee for some of the restaurants, which were good but pricey. We were without hot water at times, with shampoo and soap as the only amenities in the bathrooms. Many of the sidewalks have cracks and uneven surfaces, which is a safety hazard. I did not find the staff overly friendly except for the front desk and optional restaurants. Roman in Atlantis restaurant was great! The only redeeming point is that the beach is beautiful.
Overall impressions - nice setting. The Palace side is quieter, and in my opinion nicer. Food was average, not great. Service was OK, nothing spectacular. Scenery is nice, grounds are well kept. Service at bars was slow. Not all staff spoke English, matter of fact some spoke absolutely NO english which made it difficult to ask even simple questions. Dinner reservation process was a disaster and frustrating. You must also keep a room key in the room to keep your AC and power on. I felt overall happy, and glad I went, but it is not a 5 star hotel. One day the power went out. Again, overall felt service should have been a little better and the staff more friendly. There were alot of food choices on the buffet, but the food was not spectacular, just average.
First of all I must hope that this review helps at least one rude person who I am talking about. These are the "pack travellers" who stop at the top of stairs, in the middle or right at bottom and block the way until they are finished talking. It rained every day we were there, starting after lunch and 2 full days of rain so I must say-- This resort has VERY LITTLE covered areas. Their are too few chairs and some tables around the bar area so in rainy conditions if you can't find a chair, you stand or go back to your room and look for a channel on T.V. (If you only speak English this will be hard to find). This is where frustration occurs when the "pack people" are saving chairs for friends that never come, chairs for holding their bags and towels, chairs to put feet on so they are not in an inch or more of rain due to very poor drainage on property. The rest of us are on our own for finding shelter, it appears you get a beautiful large orange umbrella in your room if you are a Viva club member. We have been to many all inclusive resorts (6 times in D.R. alone) and have NEVER come across so many people in ocean loudly clearing their noses in the water!! This was not a practice done only by men, we witnessed two women doing it also. Please remember that there ARE others at this poorly operated resort trying to enjoy their stay also.We paid for a "superior" room which appears to mean the lowest in the resort and you wear a clear band on your wrist. There are very few people with clear bands!! If you get a clear band, ask your rep for a new hotel immediately (that is if your Rep is ever at the hotel). You will not get any info from your rep. except a 2 minute meeting telling you what time you should be at front when your vacation is ending. There will be no free safe, no coffee maker, no unmbrella, no clock, no radio, no english channels,no help for english speaking, no place near for towel exchange, no facecloths and only two towels. The curtains are moldy and you must play with them each time you try to open your screen door. The only wildlife we saw were a few cats and three cockroaches-one on walkway-one on sand-one in our 2nd bed (which thank god we never used 2nd bed before finding it).Male staff at bar in this area are great (but we are tippers). Female staff not so much though the female staff doing coffee machine on other side of bar are great at not letting the pack people butt in. So... this is the only bar and place to get coffee if your room is by lobby, keep that in mind and there is the one buffet, your first time in there you must realize there is no table service. Try to find a spot where there are some men working because they are your best bet at getting a napkin, utensil or coffee if a cart happens nearby. Do NOT smile and point to cup, wave or ask for anything when a coffee cart is near. This will only make them serve tables around you then disappear. We actually got coffee twice and pointed the girl to other tables of two trying to get attention but learned they don't respond to you after trying to help others, so don't do that. All staff appear to be scared of management so if you need something in buffet your best bet is to ask someone higher up but the scared waiter seems to get yelled at. Recreation staff seemed nice and appeared to move all other Viva clubs but due to rain we didn't get involved with them much. Who is management and/or the owners of this chain and what is their goal?I have so many suggestions but would not waste my time suggesting them because I am pretty sure no one cares but it is a beautiful piece of property with lots of potential. I would have to sadly say that if you only speak English DO NOT go to a VIVA resort chain. They clearly Do NOT want us!!!!!
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- A la carte restaurants for dinner
- Snacks (24 hours)
- Low fat corner in the buffet restaurant
- Domestic drinks
- Water polo
- Water aerobics in the pool
- Meditation & Yoga lessons
- Day & night tennis
- Fitness centre with trainer
- Bocci ball on beach
- Beach volleyball
- Disco (drinks included)
- Nightly entertainment
- 530 rooms in 3 storey buildings
- 1 Buffet & 2 a la carte restaurants
- Snack bar
- 3 Bars
- Disco (fee)
- 4 Pools (includes kids' pool)
- Fitness facilities
- Shops (fee)
- Laundry (fee)
- Tennis courts (fee)
- Massage (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Medical facilities (fee)
- Dive center (fee)
- 1 queen bed
- Full bathroom
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Balcony or terrace
- Max. occ. 2
- 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
For the Kids - Viva Kid's Club for ages 4-12 and kid's section of pool.
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Wyndham Dominicus BeachLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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