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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace Resort - All Inclusive

All-inclusive beachfront property with spa, near Dominicus Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Children’s Play Area – Outdoor
  • Children’s Play Area – Outdoor
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Children’s Play Area – Outdoor
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7.4.Good.
  • We paid the transit from Santo Domingo airport 85 USD one way. The resort is just great.…

    Nov 13, 2019

  • The beach is beautiful. Some staff are very helpful and lovely. Food is terrible even the…

    Feb 18, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Count on Us (Wyndham) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Walkable
Shopping
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 330 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 9 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's club
  • Playground on site
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Dominicus Beach - 1 min walk
  • Bayahibe Beach - 40 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Couple Retreat - 1 King Bed
  • Superior Garden View - 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Garden View - 1 King Bed
  • Superior Plus - 1 King Bed
  • Superior Plus - 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Ocean Front - 1 King Bed
  • Superior Ocean Front - 2 Queen Beds
  • Accessible Room Superior Garden View - 2 Queen Beds

Location

  • On the beach
  • Dominicus Beach - 1 min walk
  • Bayahibe Beach - 40 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Dominicus Beach - 1 min walk
  • Bayahibe Beach - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • La Romana (LRM-La Romana Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 330 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Dominican Republic may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property offers onsite health screenings (rapid antigen screenings for COVID-19) to US citizens at no charge for stays through March 27, 2021. PCR screenings are available for a surcharge. Guests should contact the front desk upon arrival to schedule departure health screenings.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club (ages 4 - 12)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • 9 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2454
  • Conference space size (meters) - 228
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

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
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

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

Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

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

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

Kids' club
  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

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

Not included
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Golf
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Spa

Metamorphosis Spa has massage/treatment rooms, couples treatment room(s), and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

La Yuca - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

Bambu - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

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

Palito de Coco - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Sauna
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Awards and 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.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for USD 2 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace Resort - All Inclusive does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there are 9 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Las Palmas (5-min walk), El Cafeto Del Chef (7-min walk), and Bar La Pizza (2.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, kayaking, and parasailing and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , ecotours, and Pilates. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace Resort - All Inclusive also has a waterslide, a sauna, and a fitness center, as well as a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
7.4.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    I liked the organized and beautiful scenery within and outside the hotel. The buffets and restaurants provided very delicious foods. The signs and the pathways of the entire property made it easy to locate places that I wanted to find and go to. The only thing that I didn't like during my stay was the fact that most people used their cigarettes while I was eating and relaxing over fresh air.

    4 night family trip, Nov 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Everything good, good room, clean, place beautiful, no show, restaurants far from room, at restorations food normal, but at buffet, food very poor

    12 night trip with friends, Oct 15, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The beach, the weather and the view from our room were awesome. The resort itself was dirty. The room was dingy and dirty appearing. The bed linen had actual blood and some other stains. I mean they had not been washed! They were wrinkled like they had just been slept in. Had to ask for new bedding. The bed was AWFUL. I mean sleeping on the floor would be better. The lock was broke on the door . We begged them to fix it. They never did. They didn’t care. Staff at desk are just plain rude. The food at the buffet is gross They we’re always out of glasses. We had to call and ask for towels. We hung them to reuse and they took them and left us with none. Had to wait hours to get some Do yourself a favor and stay away from this place

    7 night trip with friends, Oct 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    This was our first visit to the Dominican Republic and our first time at a Viva Wyndham Resort .. while we had a great vacation there was some small print stuff I wish I would have known before booking. The beach is amazing and so beautiful! Quickly moved its way up to one of the prettiest places in the Caribbean we have been. The resort is so clean! Rather it be the rooms being turned over each day or a poolside bathroom everything from top to bottom was spotless. The staff was super nice.. there is a language barrier but the ones that we coild communicate with were very nice. Somethings I did not like were online it states snorkeling is included but what that means is using a mask and floating around off of the beach. Other resorts we have stayed it has included snorkeling trips off of the islands .. which we did but it was an extra cost. Food is very good. The buffett is.. a buffet. Not great but it is good when hungry. We couldnt find any staff in buffet to ask questions. The food at the restaurants were all amazing! The fine print is if you are not a member you need a reservation and depending on how many nights you stay depends how many nights you can reserve dinner. That was a first for me.. I have never been restricted to the number of nights I can go to a restaurant for dinner. Steak ans lobster is not included it is also an extra charge.

    5 night trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    more outlets in the lobby it was very good one of the pools that has a bar inside

    montero, 4 night family trip, Jul 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, friendly staff. My only wish is that the water was filtered, although they do provide plenty of bottled water

    11 night family trip, Jul 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly staff, rooms are clean and well maintained..

    YancyB, 3 night romance trip, Jun 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We have been here before, we enjoyed it then and even more now. The property is well kept. What I did not like was the fact that the door to the balcony was not working. The safe did not work. When it rained on Friday May 24th, water leaked in from behind the T.V. But all in all we had a great time. I really enjoyed this resort.

    5 night family trip, May 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    We stayed at the Palace side of the resort. We were a group of 8 which includes 2 kids under 4. The palace side is calm and very relaxing. At night we would walk to the Beach side of the resort as that's where all the themed parties take place til late night. That side is definitely he party side and alot going on. We were happy with our choice of staying at the Palace side we prefer the quiet and relaxing however it was nice to be able to join the fun on the other side every once in a while. The staff was friendly and always willing to help. The hotel overall was clean very well kept. The rooms were updated and clean we had a garden view it faced the back of the resort it was new area you can tell the palm trees were just put it we could still see the barbwire fencing but the garden was very nice and well kept. even though we were towards the back end of the resort we were able to see some prettty cool iguanas that were roaming around. The themed restaurants were ok not the greatest. The Italian restaurant was the best one. Staff was very attentive Buffet was very good. We were there most of the time. We were a big group and all the options were a plus. They have snack bars open by the pools also those had some good burgers, sandwiches and salads. Bar tenders were awesome at the palace pool side as well ad the lobby bar tenders. Overall we had a good experience and would return to this resort. We recommend this to others.

    CFam., 9 night family trip, May 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Right on the beach, which had a swimming area. Hotel beach is right next to a public beach, so on the weekends it got a little rowdy over there, some garbage floated over, etc. but security does check bracelets and keeps the public off the resort beach. There is also local shops selling souvenirs on the public beach which was fun to visit. If you aren't there to purchase, just say you didn't bring your money and they'll mostly leave you alone. Resort is well kept and landscaped beautifully. Drinks were the usual all-inclusive drinks, we usually resort to rum and diet coke rather than the sugary drinks with cheap mixers. Buffet food was just okay, but the choices they provide each day/night were different and vast, so you could always find something to eat. The reservation restaurants were good. The pizza by the pool was frustrating, as they did not keep the volume up, the lines were always long, and there was no per person limit, so if a hot pizza came out, one person might end up taking the whole thing. Staff is generally friendly for the most part. I would return if the opportunity arose.

    GiGi, 9 night family trip, Apr 26, 2019

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