Viva Wyndham Tangerine
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Our OpinionA favorite. The rooms are big and bright, the grounds are lush and manicured and the food is great. The beach is amazing and the town of Cabarete is 5 minutes away. Great for windsurfing and kite sailing.
Location: Beachfront, 3 min to Cabarete, 20 min from the airport.
We went to Viva the first week of January. The resort has undergone many renovations and are continuing. The resort is small, but that's why we loved it. You could walk from the front reception building through the resort to the beach in less than five minutes. The grounds are nice well maintained. The rooms we had were incredible. Everything was brand new. We had a sitting room and a master bedroom. Our rooms were very spacious. The rooms we were in could easily accommodate a family of five.The beach is incredible. You can walk for miles. The best part of this trip was not worrying about getting a beach chair! People weren't "saving" chairs with towels at the crack of dawn. We went to the beach every morning at 9am and had the pick of the beach. There was lots of space and we never felt crowded. The water was very wavy and you had to be careful. Using the boogie boards was a blast. Another great part of the day was when the winds picked up and shifted and the kiteboarders came out. On two days there must have been over 200 boarders in the water. Quite spectacular to watch. The pools were great too. Very warm compared to most resort pools. There was an adult only pool at the far end of the resort and it was very relaxing at the end of the day. We walked into Caberete on a few occasions and quite enjoyed it. We felt very safe.The food was delicious. There were many options at every meal. The buffet was busy when it opened, but if you waited an hour or so it was much quieter. The snack bar was tricky to find, tucked in between the Mexican and Italian a la cartes, but it had a nice variety for the kids. We don't typically go to a la cartes because the buffet usually has such good choices. However, this time we tried "Melt", the fusion restaurant early in the week. We loved it!!!! Since we enjoyed it so much we also went to the Mexican and Italian a la cartes. Both very good. To finish the week, we went back to the fusion restaurant. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. They all had smiles and were happy to help. They worked alot - you saw the same people working breakfast and lunch and dinner. The entertainment staff was great with our kids.If I had one issue, it would be that there is only one bar in the resort. It is a fair size and, for the most part, there wasn't much waiting. However, there were times when there was only one bartender and a line of 10 people. Not a deal breaker, but a small beach bar might help out. Also, there is a beer keg in the snack bar area which was handy during busy bar times.Overall, the Tangerine exceeded my expectations. We
Viva Wyndham! Cool resort! We stayed the beginning of January for 7 days. First couple of days were sunny and hot but the after that it rained. Despite the bad weather, the entertainment crew put together cute shows near the bar.Our room was very clean, at first it smelt like paint....A LOT.....but we left all the windows and patio door open so the smell was gone in no time. The resort had been renovated and looks very sleek and modern. Fairly big resort with VERY friendly staff.The beach was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G....would not recommend doing in the ocean with small kids unless you stay near the edge of the water, as it's extremely windy, thus creating VERY large waves. Its really fun to jump through them however, 10/10 loved them. Speaking of the wind, Cabarete is known as the windsurfing part of D.R, so after about 1pm when the wind picks up, the water is filled with windsurfers. So cool! They are in the distance however, perfect for a nice background for pics. The vendors were also very kind. They obviously came to try to sell you whatever they had right when you walked on the beach, but if you simply smiled and nod your head 'no' they will leave you alone no problem. Food was SO GOOD. We didn't go to any restaurants, but we had friends that did. Not the best but still ok! Buffet had a large selection and everything was always clean. Staff was very friendly. Check in was fairly fast, but then again, we were the very first ones in line (I recommend racing out of the bus and being first in the checkout line regardless of what resort you stay at!) Pool was very nice, only went in it once when it was raining as we solely like to swim in the ocean. The shows at night were entertaining, but during the day there are not that many activities to do other than play volleyball, or other various games they put together. Going out of the hotel was something we did once to buy playing cards at a local store, but we did however see countless families leave the resort to take walks. We never really ever leave our resorts but as I am typing this, I think we should have.All in all, really enjoyed our stay. It was a really hard good-bye :)P.S. FREE WIFI IS TERRIBLE. IT ONLY WORKED IN THE LOBBY AND THE ONE YOU HAD TO PAY FOR...WELL..WE DIDN'T TRY IT OUT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT TO PAY. INSTAGRAM, EMAILS AND GOOGLE WORKED (BUT VEEEEERY SLOWLY)SNAPCHAT DID NOT. ONLY BAD THING ABOUT THE RESORT......unless you want to go on a social media detox which we basically did. :)
Overall this resort is a good value for a family vacation.The good: The food was very good. The buffet is small, and the restaurants are small, but the quality of the food was excellent. The staff was friendly and excited. The beach area is very nice with plenty of chairs and palm trees for shade. There is a volleyball court between the palm trees and the beach. I liked how close the pool area was to the beach (about 100 ft).Could be improved: This resort is smaller than most all-inclusive resorts. It only has one small "bar" which isn't really a bar because there is no seating at the "bar". The buffet area is also small and crowded at dinner time. There is virtually no nightlife at this resort. The disco is in a basement, it smells like mold and very few guests went there. However, it is a 10 minute walk on the beach to Cabarete which is great for nightlife. The Wifi is half the speed of a dial up connection, you can't even load a web page.
We had a lovely time. The grounds and rooms seem newly renovated and are clean and comfortable. There is an excellent variety of food at the buffet. The New Year’s Eve dinner at the buffet was spectacular! All the staff is friendly and welcoming. The entertainment staff is engaging and full of energy but not over bearing or pushy. The evening shows were entertaining and generally really good. We also participated and enjoyed the activities available, lots to choose from. The gym is small and the equipment is old but it was sufficient for quick workouts. The bar staff were efficient; however having a second bar on the premises would be a positive addition. More wait staff in the buffet area would help with keeping the tables cleared and set. The waiter and waitress seemed to be run off their feet. Overall we had a great time. I don’t usually go back to the same place just for a variety and change however we will be back in March!
Overall, I had an excellent stay at Viva Wyndham Tangerine. The resort is smaller than what I am used to for resorts but everything you needed was at your fingertips. The rooms were spacious and kept clean. The beach was beautiful and open, allowing you to walk five minutes to the heart of Cabarete. The restaurants and food provided a wide variety of selection to fit everyones needs. The aspect that made my trip top notch was the staff, such as the bartenders and entertainment staff. The entertainment staff were hilarious and all around great people, they made my trip 100% better. I would like to acknowledge Martin and Miguel as great bar staff who were so kind to me and my friends. As well, "Fido", "Mosquito", "Chocolate", "Taino", and "DJ Shaggi" were hands down the best team of entertainers that I have encountered in my resort vacation experiences. Leaving them was the hardest part of leaving the Dominican Republic. I would definitely return to Viva Wyndham Tangerine and the Dominican Republic.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- 24 hr Domestic brand drinks & House wine
- Boogie boards
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Exercise classes
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 221 rooms in eleven 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian, and Mexican, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 3 Bars
- 1 pool
- Tennis courts
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna & steamroom
- Beauty salon
- Internet service (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Min-bar (fee)
- In-room safe
- Bathroom w/shower
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Same as above with ocean view
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Viva Wyndham TangerinePuerto Plata,Dominican Republic
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Carretera Sosua-Cabarete, Cabarete 00000 Dominican Republic
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