We had the best time! It is a smaller resort, which was quite enjoyable! We never had to wait long for fresh food or drinks, which were both fantastic! The beach and pool area were both great- never too crowded, we could always find a great spot in the sun (or shade if needed).
The entire animation team was amazing at keeping the activities fun, the vibes high and the volleyball games competitive! Having a high spirited group makes you feel welcome to join in any activity!
The hospitality team at the front desk are very kind and always helpful! Luis, Lilianna, Darisleidy, Aryelissa, and everyone else - thank you!
Overall it was a great trip and we would certainly come back!
Average, Quiet Resort
Feb 13, 2024
we arrived with the bus and out of approx 12 people, we were the fourth to register. It didn’t take long. They were friendly, gave us a map but didn’t really tell us where to go to find our room nor all the details to the resort. We arrived late, we were tired, and had 30 min before the restaurant closed. I would suggest they attach a staff member to incoming travellers to have them guided to the room.
Julie at the courtesy desk was amazing. She took the time to help us download the app (do this before you get here; search “viva Wyndham”) and login (you need your room number). She explained how to make the a la carte reservations which go fast, so be prepared.
Room is clean but minimalist. I had read reviews so I was prepared: I brought my own Kleenex box (none in room), my own air freshener (the humidity can make it a bit musty), and face clothes - however by day 3 we got facecloths. Our housekeeper Viviana made sure we got our two bath towels and two hand towels refreshed daily. There is liquid hand soap in shower and at sink. There is also combined shampoo/conditioner in the shower. One electrical plug (North American) by the sink and a hair dryer. The toilet seat was flimsy but we aren’t heavy people so we didn’t complain.
The balcony is a nice large size. Two comfortable chairs with pillows. There is also a place to hang a towel.
We were on the third floor, obstructed ocean view (lovely garden view), close to main lobby. You can hear the music for the evening show so bring earplugs if you can’t tolerate the noise. There is a coffee machine in the room but we did not use. Ditto on the TV and phone. Lots of shelving and drawer space. There are sippers and bathrobes. Approximately 10 hangers in closet.
I’m not a food snob, I found something to eat every meal we ate at the buffet but most of it was cold. Keep an eye on when they come out and replenish so you get the hot stuff. The Fusion restaurant offered best food. We did not repeat the other two. Have you eggs made for you, you know they’ll be hot. Fruit is hit and miss although daily you’ll see papaya, watermelon , cantaloupe and pineapple. I didn’t have issues with the salad.
Beach & Pool
It is a nice beach, not the best I’ve ever seen, but it’s clean, lots of palm trees, lots of loungers and indeed you can walk great distance in both directions. This is an isolated, quiet part of DR, hence no merchants on the beach which is a welcome relief. Safe to walk. Take normal precautions. The waves are strong which is perfect for boogie boarding but those who aren’t confident swimmers may feel intimidated. People do reserve the chairs with towels but we had no problem finding something in the shade. Pool is sometimes dirty with sand but that’s because you have rude guests who don’t use the shower to rinse off their feet and decide to rinse them in the pool.
There is an animation team that reach out to guests to join games or activities. If you aren’t interested they wont bother you again. There is one tennis court, two hobies (but the conditions don’t really allow much opportunity to use them), lots of boogie boards, windsurfing, volleyball, boche ball (was a hit with all the 60+).
There is live “lounge” music at the main bar by reception. They decorate it nicely so it looks festive. There are shows in the theatre but we did not attend any.
We enjoyed the week but wouldn’t come back to this resort.
The staff and everyone here is very friendly and a nice small quiet resort for some R&R
Feb 12, 2024
Melida did a fantastic job in welcoming us at our first stay here at wyndham, came for a birthday trip and so far loving our stay. This is our second time in the DR and glad that we chose Samana this time, nice small quiet place to visit. Would definitely come back
Great location, not a 4.5
Feb 12, 2024
The location and beach was wonderful ! We booked the bungalow but they had overbooked and didn’t have one for the first night ! The location, design and vibe of the bungalow is like another hotel !! So much nicer and definitely quieter than the main building !!
The week we stayed there were rowdy big groups of 65-75 yr olds…
Also be ready to have very loud music every night until 1 am especially if you are not staying in the bungalows.
The food was very average for an all inclusive
I would rate it at 3.5 stars not 4.5
The best thing was the location and the beach, and the staff was very friendly
Feb 11, 2024
Anderson camarero de buffet arami roque wissendra luis de resections Miguel Katherine has been really nice and helpful and always made sure that our drinks were full! He was very friendly and nice to talk to and his service was very quick. The food is really nice and the whole area has been kept very tidy and maintained, all in all very good!