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You're the traveler that's looking for an experience - that road less traveled. A retreat where your co-workers m
You're the traveler that's looking for an experience - that road less traveled. A retreat where your co-workers might even be a little envious (please, bragging is perfectly acceptable - you worked hard for this!) The stylish elegance you'll discover at Viva Wyndham V Samana will make others a wee bit jealous, but it's going to make you one happy vacationer. Plus, nestled into Dominican's still hidden gem, Las Terrenas - once a small fishing village, now as cosmopolitan as any major city, but with tons of charm. Check out local markets (make sure to take home an authentic Samana souvenir), fun cafes and bars - there's so much to discover along these stunning ocean shores.
"This was an absolutely amazing vacation.the resort is pristine and the work crew is amazing. The most stress free 5 days of my life!!" – Daddy45661
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"This was an absolutely amazing vacation.the resort is pristine and the work crew is amazing. The most stress free 5 days of my life!!" – Daddy45661
17 out of 21 (81%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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March 3, 2019
A friend and I booked a work get away on a whim. This resort was absolutely amazing. We are already looking forward to going back because we did not take advantage of everything the resort had to offer.
We went to completely unwind so we laid out at the pool and beach not realizing how much fun and interactive the staff was.
The food was good, the resort was clean, staff was extremely friendly.
The only problem we had was our air conditioner in our room was broken. However, the staff did everything they could to fix it. (They told us they had to break down the wall and rewire).
I highly recommend this resort. However, if you fly into Santo Domingo, bring something for motion sickness. The ride through the mountains can get anyone a little car sick.
Flights were delayed, but that is part of air travel. I have a seperate review for Spirit Airlines.
Amstar provided ground transportation to and from the airport. The trip to the hotel was brutal. It was dark and the driver took a lot of back roads. We needed to use the restroom, but there was never a safe place to stop. The trip back to the airport was on nice roads with little traffic. Much better.
The hotel was very well kept. Grounds were wonderful. We went for the beach, but it is a race every morning to secure a spot. My girl wanted a cabanna, that she had to get up at 5 for. It took her three days to get it, and it was nice. We did get into an altercation with another guest over chairs that made for a bad day.
Drinks were a continual challange. The mini bar is almost a joke. Two hot beers at a time, so when you finally get one, it is for tomorrow. The only open bar was all the way to the beach, so a long walk for every drink. No coffee in the room. We tried room service for coffee, but you have to order food and then only one cup, so we had to walk to the breakfast buffet to get coffee. We had a diabetic in our party and diet drinks are very scarce. It was a major operation to get a diet coke, even for the mini bar and at breakfast, out of the question.
There are options for resturants, and most are high end but not high quality. Service takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r. 2 hours for an evening meal. Most nights we would just give out before our food arrived. Food in town is great, but rides to and from are expensive. $40 each way, then burgers and fries $30. Hardly a daily plan for an all inclusive trip, but a nice treat after a week of hotel food.
The excursion desk is difficult to deal with. We did go to el limon and it was great. I tried to book other trips and was told "come back in 30 min" and then either they were closed or I was told to come back later. Better plan on booking excursions elsewhere if you want to see anything other than the hotel grounds.
I will surely go back to Domican Republic, and Cheap Caribbean did a good job for us, but i doubt i stay at this particular hotel agian. All and all we enjoyed our trip.
We stayed here the last week in October 2018 and we had beautiful weather and a nice relaxing time. Staff was pleasant but I would advise knowing some basic Spanish before staying here. Rooms were clean and cool but get very humid over night. Lost power a few times but it seemed to come back up very shortly after. We used the plunge pool once but the water was a bit to chilly at night time to get in. Buffet was good. Pretty standard food items but they were all decent. I would suggest getting there when it opens though because the heat and humidity kind of dulls the food once it sits out for a bit. Fusion restaurant was AMAZING! Definitely suggest going there often. The seafood restaurant was ok, Not a lot of choices if you don't like fish. Mediterranas was awful! We waited over 2 1/2 hours to get mediocre food. We got there first and ordered our food. We were on our first course ( about 45 mins in) when another table beside us got sat. They got all of their food much quicker than we did. When dessert came out, 3 of the 4 of us didn't get what we ordered. We asked why and they said they ran out. But the table that came in after us got the desserts that we ordered. We were not very happy. Everything else was great! The drinks were good and the bartenders were super nice. Other reviewers were right, people do place their towels on the beach cabana's and huts but there is plenty other chairs to sit on and we were in the pool more than we laid out. Overall great vacation!
First we thought the 2 hour drive to resort would be a learning experience a chance to discover a bit about the area but the driver of our transportation to and from resort could not speak enough English to carry on a conversation but scenery during drive was beautiful. Next it rained every day usually several times a day which may have have been because we went in October but not sure. The resort wasn't as nice as I had expected but the beach was great as was the pool and the scenery. The plunge pool at our room was so cold we could not use it and there was a strong sewage odor as we entered room during entire stay. We also had some type of creature outside front door making such a loud noise we had to use toilet tissue at first to plug our ears so we could sleep we later found ear plugs. The food was ok but for most part the different types of meat was so tough it was very hard to chew. All the staff were friendly enough but so hard to find someone that spoke English which made it hard to order some types of drinks and often made it hard to make things clear when ordering food at meal time. There were a few people that made our stay pleasant enough, a couple of the staff and a couple we met there from Boston. Now all of this is from one that has been to multiple resorts and this is the first review in which i said unpleasant things about the resort. So take it for what you might think it's worth I don't believe we will ever go back.
From:EL DORADO, AR Age:55-64 Travel:1-2 trips/year
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Is this an old property with a new look? Or a brand new property?2 answers
3 years, 38 months ago
This resort is newly renovated. If you have any further questions, you may contact the resort directly or call and speak to one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-2322.
I have no idea when it was built, but is was beautiful. I didn't feel old at all.
Is horseback riding on the beach available?2 answers
2 years, 29 months ago
Generally this is something that is usually available. Unfortunately this is not something we can book for you, you would have to inquire either with an excursion company or the resort directly for details.
Not there. We did a waterfall horseback ride excursion and it was $55 per person and well worth it. I'm sure you can find a beach ride somewhere. I didn't see one listed.
How late can you be in the pool and on the beaches?2 answers
2 years, 26 months ago
The pools at the resorts normally close at sundown around 5-7pm. Please check with the resort about beach access. If you have any further questions, you may contact the resort directly or call and speak to one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-2322.
The beach. Until the sun goes down. And the pool closes at 8.
night life3 answers
What if anything is there to do at night, is there any entertainment? What about off resort bars? shop? How far are they from the resort t. How far are you from the airport?
2 years, 24 months ago
For nightlife, they do have the Hip Lounge open until 1am (hours are subject to change). They also have music and dancing at the beachside bar. This resort is approximately 10 minutes from the town (where you would find any shopping), 20 minutes from Samana's El Catey International Airport and 1.5 hours from Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo
The resort has live entertainment every night a bar by the beach open until 10 and then a bar/club with music open from 11pm-1am. You can go to down town las terranas and go to local bars and clubs about 20 minutes away. The ride from SDQ airport to the resort is 2 hours
There is a bar with a DJ, but if you are looking for nightlife this not the place. They are not near any night life either
You are 2 hours from Santa Domingo Airport. There is one closer, but it does not appear any US carriers land there yet.
Best transportation from Santo Domingo Airport?3 answers
I booked my trip to Viva Wyndham V Samana on CheapCaribbean.com. I wish we'd known it was a 2 hour drive from Santo Domingo Airport. What's the best way there? Taxi, bus? If you've been and have an opinion please let me know.
2 years, 24 months ago
You may add transportation to your reservation. Please contact an agent at 1-800-915-2322 for a quote
The best thing is taxi, I used Dominican airport transfer and paid about 180 usd. Any taxi from SDQ to Samana is going to cost you about that much and the sooner you look up prices the cheaper you might be able to find. Also make sure you review any taxi service you find on like a site like trip advisor some are scams. If the price sounds too good to be true it is. Also depending on what time you are arriving I wouldn't try to get a taxi when I get there. SDQ airport can be overwhelming with people looking for cabs and you could get ripped off or worse. I would always recommend to have your verified taxi service waiting for you when you arrive even if you have to pay extra. It makes the trip much easier
we used the transportation from Cheap Caribbean but we were able to split the cost with another couple.
Is there additional charge for room service?5 answers
1 year, 23 months ago
The resort may have a delivery charge for room service, please check with the resort directly. If you have any further questions, you may contact the resort directly or call and speak to one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-2322.
No. Most people tip the wait staff for delivery. (The room service food wasn't impressive, FYI)
No room service is included
No, there’s a time base menu from 7am-11am; 11am-11pm and 11pm- 7am
It’s awful room service so FYI
That depends on the resort. I was at the Wyndam V Samana and it was included in the package. So just had to tip.
How do i select the Vibe Room when checking out?2 answers
I am trying to check out and would like to select the Vibe room. I am not sure how to make that section. Can you help?
1 year, 21 months ago
When booking a hotel and flight package, this would be available after selecting flights. When booking hotel only, this would be available after selecting your dates. However, if the Vibe room category is not available on the "room" selection screen, this room category may not be available for your dates of travel. For any further assistance, please call in to 800-915-2322 to speak with one of our beach experts.
It's under the "choose your room" options on Cheap Caribbean
hi, is there any other ways of transporting from the airport to the resort?? because $259 is extremely expensive for that. also how far is your resort from the nearest Airport?
1 year, 20 months ago
On the North East coast of Dominican Republic in Las Terrenas - Samana, approximately 10 minutes from the town, 20 minutes from Samana's El Catey International Airport and 1.5 hours from Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo. We do offer airport transportation through a contracted transfer company at an additional cost. If you have any further questions or need help booking, please call and speak to one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-2322.
It was a 2.5 hour drive from Santo Dimingo. $250 covers a 5 hour cab ride in a comfortable A/C van. If you fly in closer the ride will be cheaper.
If you are coming into Sana Domingo airport it is a 2 hour ride to the resort
I would take the shuttle if you won’t be traveling within the country. I rented an suv for $175 online but had to pay for local taxes and insurance when I got there, which was $250 extra, plus gas. I had the option to drive around but not worth it if you’re staying in the area. Local taxes are 18% by the way, keep it mind
Hope it helps
Trips too and from are brutal. My trip in was at night and white knuckled the whole way. Motorcycles with no lights and windy back roads. Trip back was much better, daylight and nice improved roads. there are large tour busses, but i cant imagine taking one on the road in.
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144 rooms with either ocean or garden rooms, A/C, shower, 40" Smart TV, iPod dock, mini fridge with water, sodas and domestic beer (stocked daily), telephone, hair dryer, safe, iron/ironing board, balcony, free Wi-Fi, and you can choose your own type of pillow. Upgrade to the Vibe Rooms where you'll have a plunge pool, espresso machine and ocean views.
Adults-only at this hip & modern resort - no kids clubs, no screaming babies, no kids messing up the pool - you get the idea.
You'll be pampered with waiter service at the pool and the beach.
Yoga & Pilates classes help you re-focus and get back to that zen-like presence - and you'll burning a few calories before hitting the party at the pool.
In the VIBE Rooms you get a pretty swank set up with your own private plunge pool, ground floor entry (no steps to stumble up) and stellar ocean views - that's what you're here for, right?
Posh decor that's simple and elegant (and brand new!)
Cooking classes that are way more fun when on vacation - create your own sushi roll or your favorite Caribbean cocktail - hey, you get to be as creative as you want here!
What We'd Change
You won't find golf at the resort, but the resort does have a tennis court, a fitness center and plenty to do in and around the resort.
Why You Should Go
Located in the North East in the town Las Terrenas, a hidden treasure that is still somewhat undiscovered - you're about to explore a diamond in the rough.
24-hour room service really comes in handy, especially when it's 1am and you're jonesin' for a snack.
Free Wi-Fi keeps all you tech-savvy people in the loop - you can Instagram all day long - #cheapcaribbean, #partytime, #thisDJrocks
The on-site excursion desk will help you plan day trips - swimming beneath El Limon waterfall, the best places to shop in Las Terrenas, or where to find a true Samana specialty, Pescado de Coco (fish in coconut sauce) and you'll want to get out and see this beach town in action.
Set your sights on spending time exploring the ocean, either on paddleboard, kayak or snorkeling through the blue waters.
Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
Dry Cleaning Services ($)
24 Hour Room Service
Loungers at Beach and Pool
Tour and Island Information
Car Rental Available ($)
Gift Shop ($)
Doctor on call 24 hours
iPod Docking Station
Nearby Excursions & Attractions
Map of Local Area
Samana is a destination for nature lovers and adventurers. Green, green mountains, long beaches, solitude, lively little towns in between, turquoise waters. Samana is also a romantic destination, and several of its small hotels are perfect for honeymooner
Viva Wyndham V Samana
BAHIA DE COSON, 32000 Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Viva Wyndham V Samana: Brand New All-Inclusive in Hip Las Terrenas Samana
You're the traveler that's looking for an experience - that road less traveled. A retreat where your co-workers might even be a little envious (please, bragging is perfectly acceptable - you worked hard for this!) The stylish elegance you'll discover at Viva Wyndham V Samana will make others a wee bit jealous, but it's going to make you one happy vacationer. Plus, nestled into Dominican's still hidden gem, Las Terrenas - once a small fishing village, now as cosmopolitan as any major city, but with tons of charm. Check out the shopping, especially the local markets (make sure to take home an authentic Samana souvenir), the fun cafes and bars and the growing nightlife - there's so much to discover along these stunning ocean shores.
In keeping the vibe modern, hip and authentic, the "living wall" you'll find in the lobby is filled with fresh vegetables and herbs used in the restaurants at the resort - talk about fresh! And, you'll have unlimited access to all the restaurants - you can eat as much as you want (hey, order two of everything!). You'll be happy to know - no reservations are required! Of course, one of the best places to sample the savory cuisine is at the oceanfront beach bar where you'll find a variety of snacks, including pizza from the brick oven (all with a killer view!)
Le Marche Type:International Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm Description: Breakfast and lunch buffets where you can choose from a variety of cuisines.
Mar y Fuego Type:Seafood Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm Description: Fresh seafood with favorites like Spicy Tuna Tartare, Crab Cakes and Seared Sea Scallops.
Mediterrenas Type:Mediterranean Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm Description: Classic Mediterranean dishes mixed with some chef creations.
Fusion Type:International Hours: Open for dinner Description: Featuring a modern international a la carte specialty menu.
Snack Bar Type:Grill Hours: Lunch & Snacks - daily, 11am-6pm Description: Cocktails and freshly made food straight from the grill.
Dance to the DJs chart topping songs at the beachside bar where the party is always going on and premium liquor is on tap - you won't find watered down cocktails at this adult-only resort. So order up your fav - it's vacation time and you don't have a limit to how many you order!
Open daily, 10am-1am
BEACHES AND POOLS
Let the ocean breezes blow through your hair - think supermodel pose (yep, that's you!) and savor every moment of that view. And, what's even more alluring, you won't mess up your chic look by constantly getting up for cocktails - there's bar service at the beach & the pool. The prime beachfront location AND that infinity pool are hip and happenin' so you always want to look your best.
Yoga & Pilates
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort and in your rooms.
If you're relooking to really recharge, then expect to be pampered head to toe at the resort's full-service spa.
Viva Wyndham V Samana is ready to plan your dream day. The resort offers three different Wedding Packages. Please call the front desk for more information.
Features an Up-Grade to an ocean view room with a King size bed **; Fruit basket in the room upon arrival*; In- room breakfast the day after the wedding*; Late morning maid service*; Late check-out*; Free safety box*; Free Wi-Fi*; In-room honeymoon surprise*; ; Assistance of an on-property wedding coordinator; Civil judge and legal expenses ***; Translation of the ceremony into English (ceremony is performed in Spanish); Romantic dinner for 2; Bridal bouquet; Wedding cake & Sparkling wine for 20 people; Background music & decorations; 10 color photos; Reception dinner the night of the wedding. Subject to availability; ***Does not include legalization 20% commissionable.
Viva Wyndham V Samana has prepared a free Honeymoon Package with a 4 days and 3 nights - enjoy, at no additional charge the following package: Upgrade to a higher category room, based on hotel availability, a bottle of champagne / sparkling wine, a fruit basket, a hors d'ouvres tray, a 7" x 4 " picture, 2 t-shirts, plus our all-inclusive package. Copy of the marriage certificate required upon check-in, and within six months of marriage.
Viva Wyndham V Samana is an adult-only resort.
On the North East coast of Dominican Republic in Las Terrenas - Samana, approximately 10 minutes from the town, 20 minutes from Samana's El Catey International Airport and 1.5 hours from Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo.
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Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
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