My husband and I were in Puerto Plata for two weeks. We were staying at another resort when my hubby "bumped into" a person who takes you on tours for Lifestyles Holiday Vacation Club. We went on a tour that took about 6 hours and we were riding in a golf cart; not walking! The resort is simply gorgeous! He showed us all the V.I.P. beaches, a beach snack bar and then we stopped for lunch at the Ocean Grill restaurant at Harmony Beach and the fish sandwich we had was absolutely delicious as well as the fries! The vast expanse of this resort necessitates the use of a golf cart or the shuttle service (which runs all over and very often) and all of it is beautiful! The beaches are so very clean and lovely! Lying on a round bed at Serenity Beach with humongous white pillows to prop yourself up against right in front of the ocean was such a mesmerizing, relaxing experience and one that we've never experienced before. We just layed there and watched someone para-sailing off in the distance and it was so peaceful. The restaurants are really good and the service was definitely top-notch. After the tour we purchased a vacation club membership with Lifestyles and stayed there for the remainder of our time in Puerto Plata. On our last night there, it happened to be their weekly Sunday welcome party for all their guests. It is done like a Las Vegas big show! The professional singers and dancers were spectacular and we had an awesome time! With everyone up and dancing after dinner it was one big beach party! The fireworks were absolutely gorgeous too! The people at the resort were all very friendly and couldn't do enough for you to ensure you were happy and had everything you needed! When we were going back to the airport to catch our flight home, we were picked up in our very own white stretch limo and the driver poured us some champagne from one of the limo bars! Just the two of us in that huge limo! The music was quietly playing, the blue sky, sunshine and ocean view along the road we sailed along on. It was very lovely indeed and we'll be back next year! We aren't royalty but we sure got a picture of what royalty is treated like during our stay at this resort!!! The maid service is excellent and the suite was clean and fresh and our fridge was stocked with water, Presidente (Caribbean) beer, pepsi as well as a fruit dish and cheese dish. Also, some white wine, orange juice and cranberry juice when we were asked what else we'd like them to put in the fridge for us. This resort aims to please you; what could be wrong with that!? If you have any requests or problems, just ask and your wish is their command. They really do want you to be happy! So, be happy!