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 chose the Wyndham Tangerine because we were looking for an all inclusive beach resort close to surf breaks. Most of Dominican Republic's surf breaks are in or close to Cabarete. This was our fourth stay at an all-inclusive resort. The beach was beautiful, but it was very rough, too rough to swim. On very windy days, kite surfers and wind surfers were out and they were fun to watch. We counted almost 100 kite surfers at a time.We paid extra for an ocean view room. We were put in Room 4005 on the ground floor, which faced the ocean, but you couldn't see the ocean unless you were standing up. The room faced the only outdoor hot tub/jacuzzi, so we requested a different room since we wanted a bit more privacy from the people constantly in the hot tub. We had to keep our curtains shut the whole time so people could not see in. They said they were full, but would switch our room when one came available. We were never able to change. We had a leak in the ceiling in our bathroom. The leak came down every time the person above us flushed their toilet. I showed the cleaning crew in the hall and they said they would call. No one ever came, so the next day, we moved all of our things out of the bathroom and went to the front desk. I showed the gentleman at the front desk a video of the dripping from the ceiling and how it was pooling on the floor. He told me it was my fault because I was leaving my air conditioner on while leaving my patio door open and that was causing the air conditioner to freeze up. We hadn't even opened our patio door and I told him that it was happening when we heard the toilet above us flushing. He still did not listen until I showed him the video I had taken of the water dripping from the ceiling, down the mirror, on to the counter, then on to the floor. He said they would fix it. The next day, the leaking was worse and when I went to the front desk again, they said it was fixed. When I told him it was not fixed, he kept telling me it was ok until I showed him yet another video of water dripping. I asked to talk to the manager to show him exactly where it was coming from, to help them, but I was just told they would let the manager know. I was offered another room after three days of this problem, but we didn't want to move all of our things since we were leaving the next day and the elevator was not working the whole time we were there to upper floors.On Saturday night, we were asleep and they began blaring music at 11.00 pm from the pool which was right next to our room. We could not sleep, even after putting in earplugs. The music went on for over an hour. If you want a Mojito, get it early because they ran out of mint daily early afternoon.There is not coffee in the rooms. You could not get coffee until 7:00-7:30 am at the buffet the buffet restaurant was very hot. Without air conditioning, it really could have been more pleasant with ceiling fans.If you book any excursions, make sure you book them through your travel company. We had a bad experience when we trusted a resort employee who was setting us up on a dive trip on the side. When we arrived, it was not at all as presented so we left. However, we booked a scuba diving trip through Expedia to a PADI dive shop, Merlin, and it was great.I would have rated this resort higher at a 4 star if I had had a room with a good view of the ocean that I had paid for, and did not have to work so hard to convince the front desk that there was water coming in our bathroom from the ceiling above. The Wyndham waited until the afternoon of the day before we left to offer a different room.
Okay let's see... my boyfriend and I weren't too excited about this resort just over a few things ....We do travel atleast 2 or 3 times a year for our getaways so we know what we like =).Not saying this resort was horrible or anything, just a few things we weren't happy about..* no seafood whatsoever at the buffet.... no seafood ! ( my boyfriend and I are solid seafood lovers )..... Not even a single shrimp...BUT! There were fish dishes at the a la carte resturants and were pretty decent meals.* the beach vendors... SO ANNOYING.. (and that's our fault for not doing our research) .. But this beach is a PUBLIC beach, meaning locals are allowed on the beach to sell their merchandise such as necklaces, bracelets, cigars, even offer massages and hair braiding.. it gets annoying because they persistently ask every 30 mins at least, same person or not, but they always ask even when you say no.And if you do buy something, like cigars or hand made bracelets which we did , the same person would come up to us every day to buy more !Like jeez. I know it's their only source of money but it gets annoying . It got to the point where we pretended to be sleeping so they'll walk right pass us. *Entertainment... majority of the time, the music being played was outdated, seem like it was the same CD being playing all the time and the music wasnt constantly played. They would turn it off for hours . Which was weird...*Late check out... our flight was at 845 pm... so we had to check out at 12pm and our shuttle bus to the airport was for 515pm... at other resorts we had the option to have a late check out (usually until 4pm or 5pm) which is amazing! Especially if you have a late flight. Than you'll get to enjoy the beach/pool. Have lunch and be all showered and clean for your flight home .. ideal right?.. But not at this resort. They dont offer the late check out which is lame... They do offer you to have the room for an extra hour which is pointless. But whatever...... and I think that's it =).Remember, those pointers were just things we didn't like about this resort but! The resort was pretty decent and we had a great time . The room was always clean with fresh towels and a made bed. Comfy bed and soft, fluffy pillows. The customer service from the table servers was amazing and always topped up our coffee and drinks .The food at the buffet was okay. Nothing outrageous or over the top but it was decent. The pizza was on point! And the beans !.
No problems with cleanliness or service. The foam pool party was so much fun. The food is a bit repetitive - variety but always the same. Not a lot of variety in nightly entertainment and it was a bit quiet but I guess that's due to it being low season when we visited. Lots of children and families so not a "party scene" if that's what you're looking for. Must try out that lobster place just a walk down the beach "La casa del pescador". We talked to the chef and owner Paolo and he was amazing and the lobster was delicious!
From August 1 to August 11: Had lots of fun, wifi is very slow, pool is big and best place for kids and adults to make friends, the show repeats from what I've seen, waves are extreamly harsh but if you walk ten minutes to right it gets better.
We recently stayed at this resort from July 25 to August 1. We were a family of 4 that included 3 adults and 1 kid. I've been to a few resorts and Viva Tangerine is a true gem. With no hesitation, what make this place so special are their people. Their service exceeded our expectations in so many ways. For starter, after I had requested for a soft pillow, in just a few minutes the housekeeping lady showed up with three different options, so that I can select the best fit for me. Some of the employees made us feel very important with every attention like Mr. Brito, from the breakfast and lunch restaurant that remembered our preference for coffee and delivered accordingly every day. Also Mr. Ronald kept checking on us to make sure we were getting beverages right away. Moreover, on my first day, one of the cooks kindly offered to prepare fried plantains when I mentioned to him that I was missing plantains so much as I was living in Canada. Mr. Alejandro, from the dinner restaurant, engaged with my husband to make sure he learned about the most traditional Dominican drink, Mamajuana… very exotic! The food was really good. We appreciated the amazing flavors but also the chance to try typical Dominican dishes like the “Sancocho”... you MUST try it, the “Mangu de Mango” and the “Habichuelas Guisadas”. When I approached the Executive Chef, Mr. Richard, to express our appreciation for their amazing dishes that reminded me of my country, he asked me if there was something else missing on my “bucket list”. I said “avocado” and I got a handful of delicious avocado on my table right away. Entertainment is the other highlight of the VT resort. We had a great time every day and night thanks to the creativity, friendship and warm of the Entertainment group. Congrats to all of them with special recognition to La Chama, Bombon and Cocoa… you are very talented! As for the Reception team, we are also very grateful for Niurka’s gestures that made us feel so welcome. The resort has a very nice combination of leisure areas like the café bar, four different restaurants (three a la carte and one buffet), snack bar, swimming pools, hot tub, beachfront, theater, pub, a convenient store, and much more. Our room (#2531) provided a good size including a balcony and a wide bathroom just adequate for a family of four people. A more powerful air conditioning in the room is a must. A bunch of fans in the buffet and café bar facilities would make the stay more pleasant.All in all it was a great experience and would definitely go back to this resort because of their customer service.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- Items of a personal nature
- 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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Resort Location Map
Viva Wyndham TangerinePuerto Plata,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Carretera Sosua-Cabarete, Cabarete 00000 Dominican Republic
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