Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Hotel 4 star
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Playa Dominicus Bayahibe, Dominican Republic -
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The Viva Dominicus used to be a club before it became a hotel. You will love the festive atmosphere and the activities.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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      Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

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      Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.75 /10

    Located on the Caribbean coast in the southeast of the Dominican Republic, near the Eastern National Park and opposite the islands of Saona and Catalina, the Viva Dominicus is located a few miles from the small fishing village of Bayahibe. It is located 17 miles from La Romana, an important urban centre, and its international airport Punta Aguila (25 minutes). Las Americas international airport of Santo Domingo is located 71 miles away (within one hour and forty minutes) and the airport of Punta Cana is 62 miles away (within one hour and a quarter).

    Accommodation 7.25 /10

    The Viva Dominicus offers three types of rooms. The double room bungalows (140 ft²) are modest but adorable. Each room has tropical fans, a bathroom with a shower, telephone and security box. The standard rooms (small) and the superior rooms (spacious), located in three-storey buildings with a garden view, are very comfortable but without any particular charm: air conditioning, satellite TV, a bathroom with a bathtub, a safe and a large balcony.

    Overview 8.00 /10

    The Viva Dominicus, built in 1988 and renovated in 2000, distinguishes itself from other hotels in the Dominican Republic with its lobby, buildings and bungalows made of coral stone, topped with palapas roofs. This club has 530 rooms housed in 9 buildings and 110 double bungalows (24 overlooking the sea). The only problem: everything seems very concentrated because the beach and the three pools are rather small. This is the true face of mass tourism.

    Food and drink 7.75 /10

    The four restaurants, semi-open, offer cuisine of international standard. The main buffet, La Terrassa, set up along the beach (a very good point!), greets customers of the Club Viva Dominicus all morning, noon and evening. For a change, you can dine at any of the four other restaurants: the Roca grill, the Viva Mexico, the Pizzeria and the Bambu-Oriental and the Scala which are more chic, of the Club Viva Dominicus Palace (extra $ 5). Attention, "variety" does not mean "delicious" here.

    Beach 8.25 /10

    The pleasant beach of the Club Viva Dominicus extends over 2,950 ft, covered with fine white sand. Its main advantage: the colour of the turquoise blue water. Equipped with deckchairs, it is quite noisy because of the crowds and the many events that take place throughout the day. Beware of the noise and the lack of privacy.

    To know

    The Viva Dominicus is undoubtedly the most festive and lively club in Bayahibe - an ideal place for young people and families. Attention! You should be prepared for the wet T-shirt competition. With an area of 1,129,800 ft², this village shares some facilities with its neighbouring hotel: the Club Viva Dominicus Palace.
    Following the announcement of the failure of tour operator Marsans in 2010, the treatment of some of the clients at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach left a lot to be desired. Panic-stricken by the announcement of the group's liquidation, the hotel's management turned to the clients and asked them to pay upfront for their holiday! Their passports were confiscated, they were denied access to their rooms and to the restaurants and most slept in the lobby or in the gardens. A woman seven months pregnant, suffering from contractions, was seen to be refused access to her room while a diabetic gentleman was accompanied to his room only after fierce discussion. Worse still, confronted with the anger of the guests and the stress caused by this sudden turnaround, the hotel did not hesitate to call in the police and certain holiday makers were driven to the station, handcuffs around their wrists. Elder guests were forced to sleep on benches. This behaviour is of course totally unacceptable, shameful and irresponsible. It is for this reason that we are taking off two points from this hotel and strongly encourage readers to compare the full hotel offering in the Dominican Republic before reserving this establishment. If however, you are still interested in stay at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, make sure that your tour operator is in a solid financial position before making your reservation.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, stretching, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, beach volley, sailing, kayak, canoe, dance, bums and tums, archery, water-polo, surfing, windsurfing, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The lagoon blue sea.
    • The animation.
    • The hotel's location.
    • The accommodation in bungalows.
    • The festive ambiance.

    disadvantages

    • The lack of privacy, both on the beach and around the swimming pool.
    • The comfort.
    • The catering services.

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Bruno V. Bruno V.  
      3 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2015 Posted on 2017-12-02 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Excellent club, l'accueil, la chambre est très spacieuse, l'animation au top, les buffets sont grandioses. Personnel à l'écoute et chambre pour personnes à mobilité réduite.

      • Advantages

        plage dans le club, grande chambre, trapèze. Animations au top

      • Disavantages

        club spacieux pour une personne à mobilité réduite.

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      • Overall Score 8.43/10
    • Marie Agnes S. Marie Agnes S.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2017 Posted on 2017-10-13 En famille - 3 à 5 nuitées (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        super hotel belles piscine nettoyée tout les soirs restaurant ideal copieux mais quand meme peu varié face a la mer cote lookea. bungaloo spacieux manque un peu de rangement ,equipe d animation au top du top tjrs la pour nous le parc est magnifique que du bonheur ,seul bemol ,le prix des excursions a prendre a l exterieur moitier prix pour les meme presations

      • Advantages

        all exclusif genial ber repas a volonte

      • Disavantages

        excursions bien trop cheres

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      • Overall Score 7.71/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      6 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2015 Posted on 2016-01-19 Entre amis - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Très bon rapport qualité/prix pour cet hotel situé en bordure de plage. L'hôtel s'étand sur 1km300 il y a une partie lookéa où l'on est loge dans des bungalow spacieux au milieu d'un jardin (attention au bébêtes....ex: cafard) il y a une belle piscine avec vue sur mer. Il y a une artie international à dominance italienne. Il y a beaucoup à faire (activité nautiques paddle, canoe...) et de nombreuses activités aussi bien du côté lookéa que international. le all inclusive est très complet.

      • Advantages

        All inclusive très complet. Logement en bungalow spacieux. Prêt de serviette de plage. Hôtel très animé. restautants à la carte compris dans le all inclusive (un repas dans chaque resto par semaine).

      • Disavantages

        Présence de petites bêtes dans les bungalow (cafards). Les infrastructures sont viellissantes et auraient besoin d'un coup de jeune (sol douteux au niveau de la douche, carrelage manquant au niveau de la piscine...)

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      • Overall Score 8.43/10
    • Delphine C. Delphine C.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2014 Posted on 2014-11-04 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        C'est un hôtel pour famille pleine saison et couple basse saison. SPLENDIDE. Le personnel est ADORABLE, poli et gentil toujours à vous servir et votre écoute. Des chambres en bungalow sont superbes avec petite terrasse Pour votre voyage de noces des cadeaux! Magasins à l'intérieur du centre hôtelier Le village à l'extérieur juste à la sortie de l'hôtel. Le club Lookéa est EXTRAORDINAIRE (c'est le 1ère fois que je vois une troupe aussi à l'écoute et chaleureuse. Tout pour vous mettre à l'aise

      • Advantages

        Tout est avantage dans cet Hôtel si vous prenez tout inclus. Plusieurs choix de restaurants dans cet hôtel. chambre 2 lits doubles. Tout est propre même Les parterres de fleurs et les allées sont nettoyées tous les jours.

      • Disavantages

        Un petit hic: l'insonorisation au niveau des chambres bungalow, mitoyenne, pas top

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
      • Package deals in juin 2013 Posted on 2014-10-20 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

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      • Advantages

        belle vue temps agreable

      • Disavantages

        pas grand chose tout etait ok

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
    • Kamel K. Kamel K.  
      0 Opinions
      • Package deals in février 2012 Posted on 2014-10-20 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        "superbe accueil, personnellement j'y retournerai sans hésiter"

      • Advantages

        la plage magnifique

      • Disavantages

        aucun j'ai bien apprécié

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2014-10-19 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bon séjour, une super animation, hôtel confortable et propre je recommande :)

      • Advantages

        Propre, et confortable Animation Restauration à theme à disposition

      • Disavantages

        Rien de particulier, séjour au top

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      • Overall Score 8.29/10
    • Joelle D. Joelle D.  
      7 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2012 Posted on 2014-04-21 Entre amis - Une semaine et plus (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        cadre de rêve, soleil, animations et tutti quanti

      • Advantages

        idéalement placé décor magnifique

      • Disavantages

        excursions un peu chères certains animateurs un peu hautains

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      • Overall Score 7.86/10
      • Package deals in avril 2014 Posted on 2014-04-19 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        nous sommes restés dans cet hôtel du 2 au 16 avril tout est magnifique l'hôtel le buffet restaurant les restos à la cartes les piscines le service la propreté l'accueil l'équipe d'animation de look voyages, son délégué Nordine a qui on ne peut rien reprocher le soir c'est bien animé sur la plazza les spectacles au niveau de l'hôtel superbe et la discothèque est éloignée que du bon merci à tous pour ce merveilleux moment passé dans cet hotel

      • Advantages

        tout on a même des boutiques à l'intérieur de l'hôtel pour nous ça n'a été que du bon les magnifiques piscines salle de gym

      • Disavantages

        un mini bus desservant l'hôtel à bayahibé même aurait été mieux

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      • Overall Score 9.86/10
    • Marie-France T. Marie-France T.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2013 Posted on 2014-04-01 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bel hôtel avec beau parc et animaux en liberté. Plage superbe, plusieurs piscines avec bain de soleil et lits à baldaquins!!!Nombreux bars et restaurants,personnel souriant et aimable.De nombreuses animations et spectacles.Belle salle de restaurant principal donnant sur la plage, vue magnifique.Buffets copieux et variés, menus raffinés dans les restaurants.Chambres spacieuses et un service de ménage très compétant.Nombreuses activités et sorties proposées.

      • Advantages

        Grandes plages,avec transats et serviettes de bain.Service de fruits frais proposé sur la plage.Jolies boutiques à prix très abordables.

      • Disavantages

        Le personnel parle essentiellement espagnol dans les boutiques ,les restaurants et bars.

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
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