Wyndham Dominicus Beach
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We visit the Dominican Republic for the second time in 3-4 years. The flight was through SW and it was excellent. Departure and arrival were smooth both ways with only a little confusion on transportation to the resort from the airport which was resolved through the assistance of multiple individuals. Through this, we were able to score a deal for a trip to Saona Island. The stay in the resort was very good and the majority of the staff was very attentive and courteous. Kudos to Rafael and Angel to make sure our stay met our expectations. Also, I want to recognize Yeralki who made sure we have a chair at the beach every time we went, as well as, moving the chairs to the shade. Our conversations were very interesting and dynamic. We took a couple of trips outside the resort: Los Hatises and Colonial Santo Domingo. Both were filled of great information and thinks to do and the tourist guide were through professionals addressing the tour in multiple languages flawlessly. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.
My hubby, our 18 yo daughter and 15 yo son spent the week of June 19 in a beachfront bungalow. I had read all the reviews and was quite nervous but we had a marvelous week! The kids struggled a bit in that they had a tough time communicating with anyone but us. Personally, I enjoyed the experience of being in the minority and being submersed in a new culture. As to the resort itself, it is beautiful. I didn't enjoy our "concierge" Pierre as he was way too persistent in trying to get us to sit in on their presentation. We actually had to make sure that all 4 of us weren't together in the main terrace when he was around. The bungalow itself is a tight fit for 4 adults with very little storage for our suitcases- but the 2 outdoor sitting areas definitely made up for the lack of indoor space.Food: The buffet does get a little old after 4 days but we broke it up with reservations at Viva Mexica and LaRoca. In general, it's just okay.Excursions: We booked the Saona combination and Crazy Wheels thru the resorts excursions staff. It was considerably less expensive than 3rd party vendors I had looked at online. Had a great time on both outings but Crazy Wheels was our favorite!
I wish I could have given a higher rating and I could have had it not been for one thing. We reserved a beach front bungalow 6 months ago. I had read numerous reviews that these bungalows were over booked so I wasn't really surprised when we got there and sure enough they were overbooked. They upgraded us to a suite. The suite was very nice but it wasn't what we booked or wanted. It was up 3 flights of stairs and at the back of the resort. We were told when we checked in that we would be moved the following day, then the next day it would be one more day, then the next day they said one more Day which is when we said we had had enough. They ended up moving us on that day. That made all the difference! The beach front bungalow was soooo much better. It was awesome to get up and walk right outside our door and be on the beach! We were traveling with another couple and they put them right next to us. We were traveling with our 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter and being in the bungalow allowed me to be able to see them on the beach or in the water from my lounge chair at my room. It also made it easy if we needed to come in to cool off or go to the bathroom. All the difference in the world. As for the rest of the resort....it was amazing! The resort is beautiful. I had read lots of reviews saying it needed to be updated but I didn't see this. Everything appeared updated. I also read that the staff doesn't speak english. This wasn't the case either. Everywhere we went in the resort there were staff that spoke english and the ones that didn't communicated effectively enough. The service was fantastic other than the front desk promising a room that they didn't have. The food was good. We ate at the Italian and Mexican restaurant that was included with reservations and enjoyed the service and food. Other times we ate at the buffet, snack bar, and pizzeria. If you go hungry it's your own fault. The drinks at the bar were hit and miss sometimes. The bahama mama was always good and they even added extra alcohol when I asked. I did get a mai tai that was really good but most of the time they were so strong I couldn't drink them. My husband enjoyed the presidente beer. My kids enjoyed the self serve soda fountain and also got pina coladas and bahama mamas without alcohol. I had read that the cups are small plastic cups they serve you in and to take your own insulated cup. This was great advice! We took 16 oz yeti cups and it made the trips to the bar less frequent. Also, a dollar tip here and there is well appreciated and I do feel that it improved our service. The bar tenders were always ready to make me a bahama mama. The beaches are gorgeous! We were in a beach front bungalow in front of the sandy part of the beach leading into the ocean but there are parts that are rocky so you can't get into the water at those areas but there is plenty of room. We had no problems finding chairs on the beach and my favorite part was the palm trees! So much shade! Of course if you want sun there is plenty of that too. We snorkeled at the beach and if you grab some bread from the buffet and feed the fish you will see plenty so be sure and take your goggles with you. Don't forget your sunscreen! It cost $24 if you forget for one bottle in the shops. I love this resort and had it not been for the issue with the room I would have given it 4 or maybe even 5 stars. If I could have a guarantee that we could get a beach front bungalow then I would definitely go back but after the run around for 3 days I don't think I can trust their word. At least they did try to make it right and in the end we got the bungalow. Our vacation would have been perfect if we could have had that from the first day.
We just returned from our 7 day trip in an Oceanview Bungalow for my husband's birthday. We had our own accommodations, but were traveling with family/adults (mostly in our 30's) and one 1.5 year old. Overall, we had a very good time. I will start off by saying I was frightened by a lot of the reviews I read here, and there wasn't reason to be. Yes, there were cons. Yes, there is quite a language barrier. But don't get scared away - it's a very nice place to stay! I could go on forever, so I will TRY to keep this detailed but simple.PROS:-Absolutely STUNNING water, beaches = views-Several food options, although not catered towards Americans very much-"Cappucino" (from the bars) is very good in the morning-Basically from 10am through the wee morning hours you could always get a drink (it just may not be quite what you ordered, so be open minded)-There is always an activity of some kind going on - most with liquor bottle prizes-There are various kids playgrounds throughout the resort-Paddle boarding, kite boarding, hobie cat, kick boards, bocce ball, trapeze lessons, life vests, and probably more things I didn't have time to find, are free (but you will have to write your name/room info down - probably for incidentals)-You can snorkel right off the beach with your *own* gear, and it's pretty decent-People of all ages and languages at the resort-There is always a body of water to cool down in, in varying depths. Even some of the "adult pools" have very shallow areas my little nephew could play in-There are various stores, a gym, a salon, massages, hair braiding, etc. on site-There is a small market just outside the resort you can walk down to look at various art and souvenirs, etc. (Basically every store has the same thing, and you will most definitely be spoken to by every single one of those vendors trying to get you to come in. They do not do this in the resort stores.)-You are able to order several smaller courses at the reserved dinners, and I was always full after-Once I found the right person (which was often hard to do), they helped me set up a DELICIOUS chocolate cake (for $15 USD) that was served at the Italian restaurant for my husband's dinner. They cut the power to the entire building to get everyone's attention, then brought the cake in with a roman candle. It was fabulous! -The Pizzeria that is open from 7pm-7am (yes pm through am) was always very good, and no reservations are required-The A/C in the rooms felt amazing, and the bungalows were quite nice-The beds are quite firm which I thought I wouldn't like, but I slept SO well!-The room safe ($2 USD per day) was a nice, secure feeling to have in the room. It has a key code you can set.-You are given two bottles of Dasani every day by housekeeping without fail, AND you can fill up your own water bottle at the bar (self serve water/juices) whenever, so be sure to bring a water bottle...it's h-o-t and humid.-The music was always fun and lively-The main area had a new "theme" set up everyday which was fun to see-Beach chairs were always able to be found, but sometimes took some walking to find.-The ground are kept very clean, and they obviously work very hard to do so-Our A/C broke and it was fixed within 2 hours - thanks guys!!CONS:-Because of the language barriers, speaking English seemed like we had more trouble than any others. -If you need assistance, chances are you will wait in one line, only to be sent to 1 or 2 more-Forget wifi unless you buy it. It just doesn't work otherwise. Enjoy your vacation wirelessly.-The hotel staff tried a few times to invite us to set up a "welcome breakfast" which we realized quickly was a sales pitch. Just say no thank you, and they will get it. Telling them you never travel to the same place twice will end the convo because it's a chain pitch. -The blue beach towels you are given WILL get swiped from your chairs. It happened day one to my whole party, at different times. Put a lot of your belongings on the towel, or bring your own. You have to have these to get new, clean towels and to check out. Otherwise they charge you a fee when you leave. -The reserved dinners were never that great. Odd portions, odd takes on recipes (at least for our taste) and took a long time - 1.5-2 hours. -All pools close at 6pm, and it is enforced-The kids "water park" never had water on, and was only open for 2 hours in the morning. So it was just a hot playground basically. -A lot of staff doesn't know about certain things, so you can ask the same question 5 times and get a correct answer only once. For example several employees didn't know La Pizzeria even existed, which is a shame because it was great! We found it, obviously. -Although there are fun things to do, like trapeze and kite boarding - some things are only at a specific time (ish, if it starts when it's supposed to) and you have to wait for a group to trickle in to get started. -You are not given a list of activities or an overview of how the resort works, so to speak. There are a few TV type screens throughout the resort with that day's activity times. Find those for info. (Never found future info though).-You can not call out of the resort. The front desk can not connect you to an outside number. Meaning, confirming a shuttle or an excursion reservation you previously made (not through the resort) is extremely difficult!!! It took hours to talk to enough people to find out La Tienda has the only phones on the resort that are capable of calling out. And although it is not advertised anywhere, they will try to charge you $1 USD per 1 minute as you are trying to leave.JUST SO YOU KNOW:-The cups at all of the bars are very small. Bring your own cup, they have no problem filling it up.-If you bring your own towel, it most likely won't get stolen (I know it takes a lot of space though)-Bring SO much sunscreen. If you run out, it's very expensive there. Bug spray too.-The bad free Wi-Fi can only be used on the 2nd floor of the "theater"...but again, never worked for us. -La Roca also serves a buffet breakfast and lunch, which is much less packed and has cappuccino inside!-You must bring your blue towels to check out to avoid being charged-If you set up your shuttle from the actual hotel, you MUST book it at least 24 hours in advance home or you will be told to take a cab for $100...or offer to jump in someone else's shuttle and given them $30. It worked for my brother-in-law. -The omelet station doesn't cook them all the way through, but if you order eggs OE, OM or OH they do!-There is self service wine and beer in the buffets!-Bring your own snorkeling gear, I never found it on site-You will see stray cats (and maybe dogs) on the property. I wouldn't recommend touching them.-Bring your own water bottle, fill it up at the bar, and drink a LOT of it.-DO NOT drink any water from your room's faucet, shower, etc. -The restaurants and bars use filtered/safe water and make their ice with it too, so don't worry-I highly recommend bringing several $1 USD bills with you for tips. Tips are included, but the staff busts their butt, so we tipped and ran out quickly. You can't really find change anywhere...-We exchanged some of our $ in the airport for pesos with NO FEE!-I also highly recommend buying your Tourist Card online ahead of time. We skipped a HUGE line by doing this. -Hold onto your customs papers as well because you need them when you fly out. -If you need to pre-arrange anything, like a cake, do it 24 hours in advance-Book all of your reservations for dinner ASAP (you get 3 reservations), for best results. That's the morning of day two.-Bring a waterproof camera, or a waterproof phone case for photos. It's so beautiful!-House keeping seems to clean and re-stock rooms in phases, but if you end up with no room towels, a quick phone call will get you more. It seems you are only allowed two of each kind.-IF YOU RESERVED THROUGH A 3RD PARTY COMPANY OR AGENT you should most definitely call the hotel directly and confirm your room type, shuttle, party size, etc. in advance.-Definitely print out your hotel and shuttle information before you arrive. It is a BIG help.-If you are the one who coordinated the shuttle, you are the one who will pay for it. No splitsies. -Buffet breakfasts got boring, but the lunches and dinners were changed up and themed. -We never once fell ill from food, and were careful about water - so don't worry. It's all good!-You will see lots of thongs and speedos. You just will.-Other than beach towels, there were no issues with our stuff being taken.We had so much fun in the sun every single day that no matter how hard we tried, we were never once able to stay awake to check out the full realm of nightlife or the Discothèque. The music sounded fun though, and the displays were great. The staff was very friendly and lively, and they work very hard to make sure you have fun. Show them that they are appreciated, and be kind! Even with a language barrier, a smile (and a tip here and there) is universal. I gave an overall rating of 'average' for service, between the bar tenders, groundskeepers, bussers, and front desk vs. the rather argumentative employees at La Tienda and the fact that we were sent back and forth several times between Front Desk and Concierge - that could definitely use some streamlining. Thank you Viva Wyndham!P.S. - We booked a snorkeling excursion (externally) to Catalina island and it was simply amazing. The highlight of our trip! We tried to book Monkeyland and it filled up quickly so we couldn't. Book/think ahead for those things. There are plenty of ways to book some things on site, but I can't vouch for those because I didn't use them. Now, back to reality...Feel free to message me with any questions. I'd love to help.
Okay, a couple of things if you're reading through reviews: this is a VERY international resort. If you want to go to a non-English speaking country and only interact with English speakers, this might not be a great fit for you. Also, we booked this trip through a travel agent, so some folks who booked directly through the hotel might have a marginally better experience. First, the good parts: nice beach, beautiful water, attractive resort, well maintained, decent food (especially baked goods, grilled tuna, and plated dinners where you need a "reservation"). Also, there are three nice pools and great spots all over to lay out/sit and enjoy the ocean. So...brilliant! They have a decent variety of entertainment and a staff that clearly is working hard to involve folks - we were in the midst of a francophone area of the resort and they were great even if we had no idea what was going on most of the time. The staff working checking out kayaks and catamarans is awesome and accommodated us even though we missed the designated "lesson" time - it was a real highlight! If you're coming down to see a broadway caliber show you're going to be disappointed. On the other hand, if your vision is a quiet beach stay, this place might be a little "caliente" for you.A few annoyances you should consider before booking: first of all, at least with whomever bookit.com is working with, it's not super clear who's providing transport to-from the airport - and it's about an hour drive from Punta Cana. Also, your ride back is based on the shuttle's schedule, not yours which can make for a wasted day at the end of your trip. Bummer.The staff was GREAT in terms of working with us in English, but there were certain things (like dinner reservations) where they weren't terribly flexible or accommodating. Also, you need to understand that this "all inclusive" DOESN'T include snorkeling (forget about scuba, but we knew that going in) or much of anything and they'll spend a LOT of (your) time trying to upsell you on dinners and lots of other stuff.But the bigger bummer, which really did impact our overall enjoyment was an incredibly pushy effort to make us sit through a sales pitch about how to make "our next visit more economical by booking direct to with Viva." Who wants to spend their vacation time with the "concierge" imitating a time share sales team? They wasted at least an hour of our time and it was spectacularly annoying to the point we'll probably look elsewhere next time.
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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
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- 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)
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- Full bathroom
- Satellite TV
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- Balcony or terrace
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- Full bathroom with hair dryer
- Mini-fridge with soft drinks & water
- Coffee maker
- Iron & ironing board
- Garden view
- Max. occ. 4
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Wyndham Dominicus BeachLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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