Viva Wyndham V Samana
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We just spent 6 days at this beautiful resort hotel. Unfortunately, we had to fly into Santo Domingo because no American airlines fly into El Catey airport, which is only 20 minutes away and go through the almost 3-hour drive to get there. The driver was great. We stayed in room 1211 which was beautiful, and very clean as well. We enjoyed our stay, however, we did notice after about 2 days that our floor was constantly wet and all our clothes that we had put into the closet were always damp. We told the cleaning lady about it (in Spanish) and she told us that she would really the message. We loved the food, the entertainment, all of the staff - mosquitoes really loved us and we didn't bring any "Off" - we'll know next time :-) We met some wonderful people from all over the world at the hotel and will definitely be back :-)
Viva Wyndham Samana.Just returned from a week in one of the best resorts we have ever be at. All the reports on Trip Advisor are bang on! What a great resort. The location is perfect. The staff are beyond exceptional and the staff became almost like family by the time our visit ended.A special thanks to Juan on the front desk who helped deal with some AC issues in our room. He went beyond and above to and try to resolve the problem, and when that could not be fixed, he moved us to another room at 10.30 pm with help from the staff. That was amazing. So a big hats off to Juan who also tracked down my wifeâ€™s shawl which sheâ€™d forgotten at the buffet one evening.A special thanks to Santo at the beach restaurant. He made every meal very special. Thank you.Again Happy Birthday.We had a great time talking to Jennifer, one of the animation staff. What a sweetheart. As for the resort itself, it is small but very personable with lots of people more than willing to talk to you and share their stories about where they are from.The entertainment is okay, donâ€™t expect a party resort, because it is not it.But if you want a relaxed place to listen to the waves, this the is the place to be.Speaking of the waves. Big and lots of fun. Borrow a boogie board and try surfing the waves if you can. It is a real blast!Again, this is an intimate resort that is very visitor friendly. We will be back again.
We just returned from a week at this beautiful resort and it's wonderful staff. The resort itself is beautiful and well laid out with minimal walking to any location. 2 minutes to the beach, buffet or bar from our room was more than anyone could ask for. The staff was welcoming and friendly and make this resort what it is. It is a small resort with a very quiet nightlife which is what we enjoy, So if you are looking for something late night and loud don't look here. The entertainment staff worked hard on keeping people involved during the day and evening, even with the long hours they put in the are always there with a smile and energetic vibe. Juan at the front desk is very helpful and will do anything to help you out during your stay. There is plenty of other staff that always have a smile and an hola to greet you. Carlos, Delvin, Sammy, Jennifer, Luz, and one of my favourites Willie the staff photographer. The rooms are spacious and clean, nice closets. Stocked fridges and comfortable beds were a plus as well as a safe in the room and fresh coffee made in our room morning on our balcony. The beach was beautiful to walk on, to the left was a cute little beach bar which has the most delicious frosted beer for only 2$ and to the right if you walk long enough you can make it to Playo Bonita beach. The main beach at the resort is a bit rough if you are into calm relaxing waters but just up to the first point it is calmer and a little bit of snorkeling if you are up to the walk We took a taxi into Los Terrenas for part of the day which is a fun thing to do off resort. You get to see the real Dominican and not a set excursion tour. There is plenty of shopping in the town and cute bars and restaurants to eat at. The food at the resort was good and we never tired of the selection, They had a bbq one day, Dominican night, German day at lunch. The a la cartes were great because you didn't need to have reservations and there wasn't a long wait at all. My favourite was the Fusion. All in all this was very relaxing trip and we made some great new friends and memories. We will defitnely be back!
My husband and I stayed here the first week of June 2017. This is our 3rd visit to the Dominican, and 2nd time in Samana. We always pick an adults only and small resort. Viva Wyndham only has 144 rooms and has a lovely layout. The rooms are smaller than we've had before, but are very clean and have a modern feel to them, the furniture reminds me of something you would find at Ikea. It is a very peaceful and quiet resort, so if you are looking for a party type resort, I would suggest somewhere in Punta Cana. We found check in quick and efficient and most of the staff very friendly, however our experience dining at the buffet the first few days was not the greatest because the staff there did not seem friendly. It bothered me a lot as we had been at the Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado the year before and all the staff there were excellent and extremely friendly, so much so that they knew are our names by the 2nd morning at breakfast. I talked to someone in management about it and the attitude of the servers seemed to improve a bit the next day, so I'm not sure if they talked to their wait staff in the buffet or not. That was pretty much the only downside of our stay there. The food I would say was average, though a couple of nights they closed the buffet and we had already done the a la cartes and would have preferred to eat at the buffet the rest of our time there but had no choice but to go back to an a la carte again. We spent most of our time at the beach just lounging and reading and going in the water. I can't say enough about the beauty of the beach at Wyndham. You feel like you are on a deserted island, you can walk on a beautiful sand beach either way for miles and the water is crystal clear. My husband had great fun in the waves kayaking. I actually took one of my photos of the beach at Wyndham and had it blown up because it is so stunning. I dream about this beach! I have to say that even though we had been at Gran Bahia Cayo Levantado in Samana the year before and the food, rooms and staff there were excellent, there is something about Viva Wyndham that is drawing us back. It is only about a 15 to 20 minute drive from the airport. It is quiet, well maintained, with lovely grounds and easy to get around layout. I also had an enjoyable treatment at their spa. Some other reviewers have mentioned problems with mosquitos but we didn't encounter any during our stay. Special thanks to Miguelina of Guest Relations and to Edgar who checked us in. Even though we feel that they could improve on their food, (my husband did come back with an extra 7 pounds on him),(we always found something we liked), other than that, we feel that this all inclusive resort has a special beauty and character and serene atmosphere. Viva Wyndham just has something special about it that is drawing us back and we hope to go back next year if possible. And I can't say enough how beautiful it's location is on that stunning expanse of beach. I will never forget that. While there, I was posting pictures of it on Facebook and friends kept asking, are you two the only ones staying at the resort? That's how private and secluded it looked AND FELT!
Travelled as 2 couples and arrived late in the evening; was offered a welcome drink, quick check-in, but was given a room in the building I explicitly asked not to be in (B block overlooking the buffet and its rooftop metal equipment); we asked Juan the manager to be moved, and he accommodated us first thing the next morning which we felt was very fair; ended up in one of the 5 buildings labelled A block, and had a great view; our room was extremely clean, king bed was very comfortable, AC was a bit on the loud side, but it cooled the room no problem; free in-room safe, plenty of hangars and drawer space for clothes, and a spacious shower which we had no problems during our week with water pressure or temperature while showering; 50 inch screen with what seemed like hundreds of tv channels (most in Spanish, you're in a Spanish speaking island), and a spacious balcony with 2 very comfortable rattan chairs and table; Wi-Fi was quite strong throughout the hotel grounds, but as you went closer to the beach it would sometimes drop; the grounds were meticulously kept, and the scenery to the rear of the hotel was breathtaking with the mountains as the backdrop; the pool was extremely clean and a great temperature as it was very humid the week we were there (last week in October); plenty of lounge chairs to go around and no 'towel game' whatsoever; as this hotel is all rental, there is no need for pesky timeshare people to bother you and being in such a quiet area, there were also no beach vendors; being all adult and a 144 room hotel makes it feel way more comfortable than the bigger chains, that small feeling was great as everything was within a 5 minute walking distance; it is much quieter than most hotels, so if a party environment is what you're looking for, you might want to choose another destination; the 2 bars offer up certain international liquor brands, enough to keep your thirst in check, and presidente on draft is the only beer served, but does the trick in 90 degree heat; the beach is extremely clean for miles in each direction and one can walk out hundreds of feet and still be sand under foot and shallow for a long way out; not much undertow to speak of, but most days waves were about 1-3 feet high, after all its the Atlantic Ocean; the staff were very friendly, most spoke good English, but it would help if you brushed up on a few Spanish phrases as they do much appreciate you trying to speak their language; although not necessary to tip, we did so generously as they work very hard at their jobs, and it seems most of them enjoy what they do, servicing their hotel guests around the pool and down on the beach; one reason that we were originally reluctant to choosing this hotel was the reviews of the food offered; the four of us enjoyed all our meals, especially the home-made stone-oven cooked pizza, its the best you will taste while vacationing; we had dishes ranging from mahi mahi to steaks (which were cooked to order perfectly), with no complaints at all about the temperature of the meals; great breakfast buffet and if they're out of bacon (which actually tasted like real bacon!), just ask, they will provide more upon request; the staff are very helpful and friendly; 2 issues that might need to be addressed are: put ceiling fans in the eating venues, it was extremely warm and uncomfortable dining at night, and, as we witnessed many people slip and fall around the slippery pool area, perhaps a non-slip material could be added to the tiles to avoid serious injury; I would have given this a 4 1/2, but TA only has a 4 or 5 circle choice; overall, we were very pleased with this choice, and would have no problems booking it again....thanks to all staff for a great week at Viva V Samana......hope to see you soon!!!
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- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- Unlimited a la carte dinners
- Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Waiter service at the pool and beach
- Room service
- Non-motorized water sports
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 144 rooms
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Mexian, Asian)
- 2 bars including Snack bar, Beach bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- Golf nearby
- 1 tennis court (1 lit) on-site
- Jogging court
- Hiking trails
- Gift shop
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness facilities
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Pillow menu
Resort Location Map
Viva Wyndham V SamanaSamana,Dominican Republic
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Boulevard Turistico, Bahia de Coson, Las Terrenas 32000 Dominican Republic
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