We booked our trip through our usual travel agent and set to meet with our friends from N.J. The plane ride was fine, Apple - USA 3000, about 3 1/2 hours, the air port in Puna Cana was carribean typical, but the ride to Secrets was terrifying. The road were dirt and full of pot holes, craters. The trip by bus took over an hour. The resort is on the Atlantic, not the Carribean and therefore, snorkling is out of the question. The beach is beautiful, but the undertow is very dangerous.
The pools were great, but the mosiquotos were terrible. They had to spray nightly, mostly around dinner time. OUr two last days, it rained and they got worse. Taking any of the daily trips meant bussing for about an hour or more each way on those terrible roads.
Although, we made the best of it, and some of the restraunts, like the french one, had good food, we will not be returning to this resort.
We did make some very nice friendships here and hope to travel to other locations with them.