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Book for 15k+ points/night: Renovated Viva Wyndham resorts reopen in Mexico and the Dominican Republic

Nov. 01, 2021
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Book for 15k+ points/night: Renovated Viva Wyndham resorts reopen in Mexico and the Dominican Republic
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Viva Wyndham Azteca in Mexico has reopened to guests after undergoing renovations totaling $6 million. Viva Wyndham V Heavens in the Dominican Republic has also reopened. Both properties are part of Viva Wyndham Resorts, a collection of eight all-inclusive resorts across Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. All eight have now reopened post-pandemic.

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Viva Wyndham Azteca, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, has upgraded all room categories with Mexican-inspired décor. Lobby and public areas were also renovated, as were the two hotel restaurants, El Nopal Buffet and Il Palco Italian a la carte.

Related: Playa del Carmen: What to See and Do at This LGBT Family-Friendly Destination

The resort features an entertainment line-up that includes live shows and performances. Guests can participate in activities ranging from non-motorized water sports, a weekly handicrafts market, Mexican cooking classes, dance lessons and more. Guests of Viva Wyndham Azteca also have access to amenities such as spa services, private beach, volleyball, pools, bars and restaurants of sister property Viva Wyndham Maya, located next door.

Related: All-inclusive beach resorts families can book with points

Photo Courtesy of Wyndham

Viva Wyndham V Heavens is an adults-only resort located in the Dominican Republic city of Puerto Plata. It features a pool, jacuzzi, beach snack bar, a buffet restaurant and four a la carte restaurants. Guests can enjoy yoga, outdoor activities, live entertainment, cooking classes and more. The property is also known for its full-service spa and a Robert Trent Jones Sr. signature golf course.

Related: Family activities to try in the Dominican Republic

“Viva Wyndham is constantly improving its offerings for our guests because we know that they deserve the vacation of a lifetime at cost-conscious rates,” said Amanda Santana, Viva Wyndham’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, in a press release regarding the reopenings.

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If you’d like to get away to the sunshine this winter, a January stay at Viva Wyndham Azteca starts at about $259 per night or 30,000 Wyndham points.

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A stay at Viva Wyndham V Heavens will cost about $154.70 per night or 15,000 Wyndham points per night in January.

Screenshot Courtesy of Wyndham

The Wyndham Rewards program is a 1:1 transfer partner with Capital One. So, you can earn miles with your Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and then transfer them to your Wyndham Rewards account.

Related: Why I’m going to earn more Wyndham points this year

How to get there

Google flights can show you many different options to Mexico and the Dominican Republic from New York, Miami and other major cities. Delta, American Airlines, United and JetBlue offer nonstop flights into Cancun International Airport (CUN), less than an hour from Playa del Carmen by bus or taxi. Nonstop flights are also available to Puerto Plata (POP) airport via major airlines.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023