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"After reading the negative reviews, I was a bit nervous going to this resort. I can honestly say that my daughters and I had an amazing time. The reso ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 05 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Bayahibe Beach

On the beach

At this San Rafael del Yuma property, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Bayahibe Beach and 6 miles (10 km) of Cueva de Chicho.

All-inclusive

4 outdoor pools, 2 outdoor tennis courts, and a gym are all featured at this smoke-free property. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at one of the 3 beach bars and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Superior Garden View - 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$253* Per night/room Oct 18 - Oct 19

Accessible Room Superior Garden View - 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bungalow Ocean View - 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bungalow Ocean View - 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bungalow Garden View - 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bungalow Garden View - 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Everyone (10) Couples (2) Family (8)
5 out of 5
After reading the negative reviews, I was a bit nervous going to this resort. I can honestly say that my daughters and I had an amazing time. The resort was very clean, the beach was amazing, the accommodations were wonderful. There was always something to do. We never had to wait in line at the bar and was always able to get a table at the buffet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Of course, there was a bit of a language barrier, but it is to be expected when you are in another country. I am already looking forward to returning as soon as possible.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 9, 2022 by Customer Care

Dear Kimberly Ann On behalf of Viva Wyndham Dominicus, we want to thank you for this excellent evaluation through this travelers page. We are very happy to know that we were able to meet your expectations and we hope that you will repeat your visit to our facilities soon. Best regards, Customer Care Staff Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach & Palace

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 25, 2021

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4 out of 5
The property is really beautiful, I loved that is built in a way that every room has beach, pool and bar nearby. The majority of rooms have a comfortable balcony. The staff were wonderful, very accommodating, specially our housekeeper Yesenia Rosario, went out of her way to keep our room clean and dry even when it had leaks everywhere, at first we thought it was the A/C which was working well, but was dripping water, later we realized, there was leaking all over the room, we even had to move the bed to avoid getting wet. Of course we reported this issue and Yesenia did the same but it wasn’t resolved. We had a great time, the activities and shows are good. Other than that, another suggestion would be, to do something about the mosquitoes, to prevent them from entering the rooms, maybe with flames around the gardens or something, they were waiting on our room door to enter as soon as we open the door, it was so bad that every time we opened it about ten to twenty mosquitoes went in. We had a great time, the beach is awesome!!! More than enough chairs and palm trees for everyone. We didn’t appreciate that even though is a smoking free property, it wasn’t enforced. People were smoking everywhere, even with children around.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 24, 2021 by Customer Care

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your review about your stay at Viva Wyndham Dominicus. We are glad to read you have enjoyed our common areas and that you were satisfied with the service. We have taken notes of your suggestions and we will share them with the related departments in order to improve the quality of our service. Please feel free to contact us directly for a next stay so that we can take care of your requests and special needs. We hope to welcome you again soon! Warmest Regards,

1 out of 5
The food wasn’t the greatest there wasn’t much choices especially for the kids. The staff was horrible

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 3, 2021 by Customer Care

Dear guest, We appreciate the fact that you have shared your thoughts on this traveler’s forum. We strive to create the best possible experience for our guests so it was disappointing to learn that our services did not meet with your expectations. We really regret your negative impression concerning our gastronomy and our staff. we deeply apologize on behalf of all our staff. Kind regards,

5 out of 5
I like everything

Posted by on May 10, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 13, 2021 by Customer Care

Dear guest Thank you for visiting us. We are glad to know that you like everything. Best Regards

1 out of 5
I HATED EVERYTHING FROM DAY ONE TO THE MINUTE WE LEFT

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 16, 2021 by Customer Care

Dear guest We are very impressed for this review due we always work to make the our guest stay pleasant. We are very sorry for not having meet your expectations. Best Regards

2 out of 5
The hotel grounds were well maintained, but the food...my god, the food was awful. There was really only one restaurant available anytime and the quality of the food was worse than what you would get in a hospital cafeteria. The bar drinks were quite awful as well. Being trapped into eating and drinking this slop basically ruined the entire experience. They didn’t even serve a decent cup of coffee. Never ever ever stay here and I’ll never stay at a Wyndham as long as I live.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 22, 2021 by Jennifer Tavarez

Good afternoon We regret not having fully your expectations. We understand that all our clients have different perception and we respect them. Thank you for comment that will be send to the correspondent department. Best Regards Customer Care

5 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was beautiful with many options for relaxing and adventuring.

Posted by , from Racine on Mar 24, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2020 by Customer Care

Dear guest Thank you for your comment and evaluation. Will be a pleasure to receive you again in Viva Wyndham Dominicus. Cordially Customer Care

4 out of 5
Cleanest waters we seen, resort was beautiful, weather was the best! Hotel messed up our room with another guest in our party but it worked out ok. Our shower wouldn’t drain but I guess that comes with the 3 rd world country issues!!! Overall had a good time!!!!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020

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Mar 7, 2020 by Customer Care

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments and evaluation. Best Regards Customer Care

3 out of 5
Rooms booked and paid for on Travelocity close to 8 months ago were “not available” upon check in. Total scam!!

Posted by , from CT on Aug 17, 2019

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About the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Location Bayahibe, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia 23000

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Climbing wall
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis rackets
  • Kids club

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Bartending
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Sailing included
  • Surfing/bodyboarding included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Water fitness classes/lessons included
  • Volleyball included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Climbing wall included
  • Bicycling included
  • Golf not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Tennis rackets included
  • Yoga classes/lessons included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Snorkeling not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Bartending classes/lessons included
  • Gratuities included
  • Cooking classes/lessons included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Kids club included
  • All meals included
  • Scuba lessons included
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included

Property Features

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive offers its guests 4 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, a waterslide, and a health club. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/cafe, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 beach bars and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and a meeting room are available. A spa tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the eco-friendly Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star San Rafael del Yuma property is smoke free.

  • 712 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 bars on the beach
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Karaoke
  • Deli
  • Kid's club
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive offers 712 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. 32-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This San Rafael del Yuma property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

La Terraza - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Viva Mexico - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Atlantis - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

La Pizzeria - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

La Roca - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and complimentary bicycles are featured at the property. 4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Surfing/bodyboarding on site
  • Rock climbing on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. On-site PCR and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing are both available for a fee; reservations are required for on-site testing. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR) is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • Onsite COVID-19 testing (Antigen) is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Reservations are required for onsite COVID-19 testing
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • In-room safe fee: USD 2.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach
  • Dominicus Beach Resort
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach All Inclusive Resort
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach All Inclusive San Rafael Del Yuma
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort All Inclusive Bayahibe
  • Wyndham Viva Dominicus Beach
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Bayahibe
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Inclus
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort All Inclusive

You should know

  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • Green Globe
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.