I traveled with my girlfriend to the DR 3-10 Aug 13. Staying at Zoetry was a very pleasant experience. For the most part it was serene (great accomodations, nice pool, good food and dining areas, and a beautiful beach area). Reconizable and courteous staff include Ansy (entertainment coordinator), Sadi (beach and pool beverage attendant), Andre (lobby bar keep), and Manuel "Manny" (water sports).
During our trip I was able to get scuba dive certified by Eugenio "Eugene" Martinez (coordinated through Manny at the water sports hut). Eugene has been a certified dive instructor for nearly 30 years and is a true professional. My girlfriend and I were able to complete five dives during the week. We also did horseback riding on the beach and took a trip to Catalina Island (both were lots of fun).
The first night we were there, the hotel held an open buffet at their best restaurant (Indigo, views of the ocean). They combined the tables in order to meet other couples. Great idea! We met a wonderful couple from France and we will remain friends with them for a lifetime.
The only negative things we experienced included the sounds of construction in the early morning, an occassional miscommunication on food orders, and families with children (overflow from sister hotel (Dreams)). Also, once you arrive in your room, be sure to call the front desk to turn on your hot water and wi-fi.