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    Default Viva Tangerine - Cabarete

    For all of you who asked about this hotel ---

    I went by there today and some of the construction barriers between the hotel and the road has been taken down (or blew down). So, I went in but could not find a security guard to chat up and ask to walk around the place. So, I just kinda hovered around the front (not wanting to meet the security guard round the back) and this is what I could see....

    The sign has been picked up and planted again - for a few months there it was lying on a heap of construction sand.

    A great big hole in the ground- how fast does one build a swimming pool?

    And what a surprise ... a number of completed buildings (at least from the outside) and only a few not complete. The place looks almost habitable. I'm not a good one to judge a construction project as to percentage complete. But to me, it looks almost done - excepting the swimming pool.

    The buildings are quite nice, mediteranian in style and very tangerine in color...

    For all of you holding off on your bookings, I'll pop in in a few weeks again to see if I can see progress.

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    Default Thanks Chris,

    Appreciate the effort.

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    Looks good from the beach side too Chris. Don't worry, that hole will be filled up with rain water by Monday if they don't get it finished ...

    And by the way, it is the one right across the street from the Tiger Mart.

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    XR,
    It's the one which lost it's brand new wooden fence, a couple of palms and a few feet of it's frontage in the last little blow! (Looking from the beach side). Any bets on how much garden they'll lose in the next one?

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    Default How is Viva Tangerine coming along?

    I have appreciated hearing from those who have taken the time to take a look. I have a late November vacation booked, and frankly, I am nervous that it will not be complete. I have an autistic son who will not get it if the pool is not ready, for instance. Viva says it is all set; Wyndham is not talking. Does anyone have an update? This could be a disaster if it is not really operational.....

    Also, we could only get a flight into Santaigo, and it appears that renting a car is the easiest and cheapest method of getting back and forth. While it does not look far on the map (maybe an hour?) it does appear to be kind of mountainous. Any thoughts about the drive/road conditions/rental agencies to avoid?

    We have never been to DR and are excited to vist. Two sons are ages 4 and seven. Do you think they will have enough fun at Viva or should we plan to get away a bit? Any suggestions re: off-Viva sites worth seeing nearby?

    Many thanks, This has been a really useful board for newbies.

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    I'll drive by there again today and see if I can post an update later.

    You won't need transportation in Cabarete, so perhaps you could catch bus or a cab from Santiago and not try to deal with driving if you don't have to.

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    Default pic's

    Xanaduranch sent me pic's, it appears to be coming along fine, 3 weeks till opening.

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    Default It's coming along......

    A lot of effort going into finishing it off ready for November!
    The big hole in front now seems to have been filled up and .... it's now a tennis court???
    Beach side - they're replacing the vanished wooden fence with some higgledy piggledy poorly constructed concrete jobby???
    I'll wander in tomorrow morning as I walk the beach with my dogs and have a looky looky!
    Peter
    (Freakin' hell, 200 posts? I gotta get a life)!!!

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    Default Pictures

    I threw together a new photo gallery web site for all my pictures over the weekend. It's not quite ready for prime-time. A few pages with no photos, a few sideways shots, etc.

    But I do have the latest four pictures I took for Wud of the construction posted there. Go to: www.xrphotos.virtualvoice.org Then click on the 'Scenes' link. It's the last few photos of page one and the next two on page two if I remember correctly.

    Hope those help, rather than scare! But they are working furiously.

    Tom (aka XR)

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    Went by there today - If it can be completed by November, it will be completed. I have never seen such furious activity in the DR ever before. These folks are 'smokin.

    When you go by there Peter, see if you can find the pool. We all thought the big hole will be a pool and I was surprised to see the tennis court. WHERE IS THE POOL?

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