I can not say enough about this place. I have been to the DR many many times and have stayed at several resorts but this by far is the best. First of all people you have to realize you are in the Caribbean and not New York, so if you are looking for a great relaxing vacation this is it but if you have come down to be a food critic and complain about all the food like others then you better revaluate your priorities. The food is good and there is enough variety. Great coffee!!! We were there 18 days and loved the Japanese the best. We ate there 5 times. Go see the bartender in the lobby of the Japeneese place and his name is Johnathan and again mention us. Great time..
The staff is more then accommodating. Our room was ALWAYS clean and totally stocked. We tipped the house keeping only about 3$ per day and had more then enough service. Always enough water an plenty of clean towels.
Entertainment was fun. Fernando and Santos were awesome. Even when it rained for a bit they were right there making us have fun. Mention the Cuban from Chicago (Kristian and Angela) with the tattoos and for sure they will make sure you have a great time.......
Another good idea is the duty free for liquor. Of course being there for so many days you do get tired of the drinks but this place saved us...get a bottle of what u want and take it down to the pool and have a great time..
If you want trips PLEASE GO SEE "GRINGO"..he is located down the beach to the left right before the shops. See attached pictures of his partner Mike. Same trips as sold inside but MUCH MUCH cheaper. Again mention the above people from Chicago and they will know..Gringo is Canadian and has lived there for many years...great people.
AGAIN PEOPLE....please tip the staff....remember just because it is an all inclusive doesn't mean you can't tip along the way....it will get you a lot further with a few dollars then not...
We made many friends with the staff and even went outside the hotel with some of them to a great concert as we like to do and even had a better time mingeling with the locals. Of course we speak Spanish but most of them do speak some English. But if you try a bit it is nice, keep in mind their native language is Spanish and knowing other languages is only an asset. We are coming to their country after all and should not expect them to know all languages. If people come to the United States we like them to know some English right? So please keep this in mind.
Over all, best place ever enjoy yourself and have a great time and don't spend time on any petty negatives because we couldn't find many!!!!!!!!!