From La Romana to nearby Saona and Catalina Island, there are tours, activities and lush tropical scenery to enjoy. Land tours to the island of Dominicus take in the local flavor and culture, stopping along the way to enjoy pure cacao, coffee and tobacco in its natural state, or to pick pineapples, avocados and bananas right from the tree at real working plantations.
A scenic two hour drive from the resort is the historic capital city, Santo Domingo. Visit the first Cathedral of the Americas, marvel at the species in the National Aquarium and bargain for souvenirs at Mercado Modelo, the colorful marketplace.
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach is also situated on and nearby to the some of the most picturesque diving locations in the Caribbean. An underwater wonderland of tropical fish and reefs is all around, and a variety of VIVA Wyndham diving packages can be booked directly at the resort. PADI-Certified scuba instructors are on hand for first lessons, and then transition guests to the ocean, as well as leading export divers on a magical exploration of the local waters. St. George, a 240-foot wreck sunk 135 feet down directly in front of the Dominicus Beach, has created an artificial reef and offers advanced divers the opportunity of a lifetime.
Take advantage of other spectacular sites below.
Local Dive Sites
Altagracia, Parquera, Canal Saona
This deep reef holds many of the area's hard and soft corals and sea fans.
This shallow garden reef is located in front of Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach. It possesses a great variety of corals and marine sponges.
Bajo de la Mina
Reef located in front of La Romana, on the way as you head to Isla Catalina.
Cañón Catalina, Pared Catalina
The lower part of these striking walls sequesters green and black coral, as well as huge sea sponges.
El Naugragio De Coca
This recreational wreck lies at a depth of 60 feet (18 meters).
Explore this pristine island lodging coral formations and spectacular sea sponges.
Shallow reef with a 3-10 foot drop (1-3 meters), located to the west of Isla Catalina.
Parque, Casa Estrella, Acuario, Paraiso Anquillas
These four shallow reefs are nestled in front of the National Park of the East.
Parque 2, El Tiburón
The sand-filled space between small coral walls is home to a large collection of colorful fish.
Quasimilla, El Faro
An amazing reef rests on this shallow garden and has a variety of corals and sea sponges.
Another shallow garden surrounds this beautiful reef containing a great variety of corals and sea sponges.
St. George Wreck
A wreck, once a cargo vessel, measuring 240 feet (60 meters).