My friends and I take an annual vacation every year, this year we chose the DR, staying at the Melia Caribe Tropical. I have been all over the carribean, and this by far has been one of our best trips. The staff, accomadations, food, and service was top notch. The staff went out of their way...even for the simple things, and once they met you they always remembered your name and your preferences. My only negative is that the check-in process was a little confusing but other than that.....agreat vacation....would definatly stay there again.