My husband and I just returned from 6 days in Punta Cana. This was our first international vacation together aside from Canada a few years ago. We chose an all inclusive resort for the convenience of knowing what our total cost would be aside from any activities we might do. We upgraded to the Royal Service and it was worth it. The Resort was beautiful and clean. The staff was incredible and they were more than accomodating. Our butler Pablo was the best, housekeeping, servers and attendents were always available to make sure our every need was met! Robert from the Steak and Lobster restaurant treated us like we were Royalty! We found that the best food at the resort was the Dominican restaurant. We were'nt thrilled with the buffets and probably because the food is prepared differently in the DR then what we are use to. But the breakfast buffets and room service made up for it. The Dolphin Explorer excursion was worth every bit of the $298.00, it was amazing and so glad we did it. However, be prepared to spend at least $80.00 for pictures or a DVD of the experience. The casino was disappointing. Three black jack tables, two roulette tables and maybe 20 slot machines. When we were winning at the roulette table,they pulled the 3 second rule out of the air and refused to pay us on a winning number. Their country -their rules and that left a bad taste in our mouths. However when we were playing black jack, the dealer paid me on a loosing hand! But the weather was perfect, it rained twice for 15 minutes. The beach was beautiful and clean. Make sure if you need to buy any incidentals you go to the mall right across from the resort because the gift shops in the resort charge $33.00 for sunblock! Overall it was a beauiful resort and a great experience. Thank you Pablo for making sure we had a romantic getaway!