And am quite a bit surprised!! I was a bit sceptical going there with all of the reviews / warnings that I've read here. However, much to my amazement - the trip turned out to be fantastic!!
My wife and I went to Breeze from 12th through the 17th, and just about the only complaint that I've got is RAIN!!
I'll post a review with a few pictures later on this week, but meanwhile I wanted to share this with everyone who's going to Breezes in the near future.
Here's a piece of advice first: in your expectations, be realistic!! The facts about the resort are on the table, and if you are expecting anything more - you will be disappointed.
We went in, expecting to get decent food, decent service, and decent entertainment. We also expected to get sick, and were equipped with tums, imodium, pepto. What we managed to experience: GREAT food! Great & friendly service, and decent entertainment. The food was simply awesome, remember that the cousine will appeal more to the european taste buds, but should satisfy just about any appetite. We tried the japanese & italian restaurants, and found both to be excellent! We didn't care for the reservation rules, which is why on our 5 night stay - we only dined at the a-la-carte restaurants twice.
We did not get sick once, but did have a problem with our big stomacks, which was caused by nothing else but our gluttony (our fault - no one forced us to eat). We did manage to learn that we cannot possibly try everything there is to try, and towards the end of our stay managed to fill our plates only with what our bodies can handle!
The only downer was the daily down pouring. But get this: we managed to get sun burnt twice, without ever seeing the sun. I'd say the rain probably saved us from sun over exposure. The ocean was great, 3-5 foot waves make one heck of a banana boat ride! We really enjoyed the boogie bording, and just swimming in the Ocean. The pool was great, no filmy residue as some have pointed out. There was a bit of debree swimming about, but you've gotta remember that the pool is surrounded by vegitation, leaves and other things WILL fall in.
Staff were extremely friendly, and very helpful. We knew that we were in DR where the only language one can be expected to speak is Spanish, yet we found plenty who spoke enough English to get us by. Ask Ramon @ the pool bar to mix you up a bottle of Mama Juana, you wont regret it! ;-)
Overall, despite the rain we rate this our best trip thus far, and we would most certainly come back there again!!
Those who are going - enjoy your trip!
PS: We saw 3 mosquitos on our trip, beware!