We've just booked our 2nd holiday to DR - Summer 2006 we stayed at the Ocean Sand Resort and absolutely loved it. This year we very nearly booked back at the Ocean Sand again for Summer 2007 but at the last minute we swapped to the Melia Caribe Tropical - the UK tour operator we are travelling with (Eclipse Direct) features both hotels but rates the Melia as a better hotel on their ratings (5) versus Ocean Sand (4.5).
We are a family of 5 travelling - Mum, Dad and three kids - Boy age 15, two girls age 13 and 5.
Have we done the right thing - I don't suppose anyone has experience of both hotels??