This was our first time to the Dominican Republic and we were thrilled with the choice of hotel as well. Had a wonderful time everyone was nice and it was easy to relax here. The room was huge and the beach was just across the road. The food was great, different every night and the pool is large and never got too busy. We did have a massage on the beach for a treat can recommend. Walk into the town isn't far and you have a good few cafes and bakeries to stop for a drink. We enjoyed the chilled feel here and would come again.