We decided to go to the DR for our 35th anniversary. We researched a lot of resorts in this price range and chose this one because we had a great experience at another Iberostar in Mexico. We were certainly not disappointed. We were checked in by Hector and he made us feel like we were returning VIP's. Melissa, the Guest Services Manager was very good at her job also. The room was great, the landscaping is beautiful and everything is spotless. You will not find a piece of litter or trash anywhere on this property. The pool is nice, but we were there for the beach. The beach in front of the Iberostar properties is the best on the island . We walked in both directions on the beach and it was obvious we made the right choice. The food got a little repetitious at the buffets so I would book as many specialty restaurants as you can. The food and service at the Star Rock Cafe was very good and didn't require reservations , so we used that often. We booked our transfers and 2 tours through Olympus Tours and everything went great. We did The Rais Ranch horseback ride and Canopy Tours Zip line. Both were a lot of fun and I highly recommend them. The Hotel staff was very friendly, and the entertainment staff is always working to make you laugh. Popeye and Santos are the best. All the tour guides and really everyone on the island we met were friendly and very appreciative of your business. If you are planning a trip to the DR you can't go wrong with this resort.