This was our first time in DR and my family had a positive experience staying at the RIU hotel. The beach was amazing with soft white sand and lots of palm trees for shade. Had no problem finding loungers both at the beach and pool. The swim up bar was a lot of fun and everyone was in party mode. The pool was busy but we always found some quiet spots. The food at the main buffet was delicious and plentiful - something for everyone. For lunch we would go to the buffet close to the pool which did not disappoint, lots of tasty food. The a la carte restaurants were a nice change from going to the buffet. Overall the restaurant food was good. You won't go hungry at this resort, the sports bar always had nachos and snacks on standby. Treats could also be found at the coffee bar too! This resort is modern and very clean with lots of friendly people. We were impressed with the public washrooms. They were always being cleaned - even the ones close to the beach were always in great condition. If you're celebrating a special occasion be sure to inform the restaurant. They make you feel special by decorating your table, singers with a cake. I would say everyday at the main buffet we would find a couple of tables decorated with balloons or flowers - a sign that a celebration is to come. A festive resort indeed!
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