I know it is the Dominican Republic, therefore one should expect Dominicans but there were SO MANY there from Friday-Sunday during our last stay that we actually left the resort to keep our sanity. The majority are very rude, bud into line-ups, put food/condiments from the buffet into plastic containers, purses, coolers etc. and seem overall very ill-educated and completely lacking in social skills and respect for others. We LITERALLY saw a woman in one of the jacuzzis remove her young son's bathing suit so he could take a dump inside the jacuzzi itself. It made an english family extremely angry and a German guy threw up. We never went in the jacuzzis again! I was shocked at their behaviour, not to mention the number of males who were accompanied by a prostitute, always half his age or so and they were strutting them around like they actually won a prize or something. The hotel grounds, staff, food, drinks, location are all what to expect for a 3 star, however, until the so-called locals learn some manners, this place will suffer indefinately. Time share people are VERY aggressive and persistent but if you are adamant with a negative response they will eventually leave you alone. It seems about half the resort is closed, there are NOT 9 bars (more like 3) and the 3 restaurants they advertise is actually one restaurant that offers 3 menus depending on which day it is. Tipping seems to go a long way, the more you leave the friendlier and more accommodating they become but, of course, this doesn't apply to every staff member. Some continue with poor service even after a large tip so it's a bit of chance with who and what you get. You will have the sun, sand and surf so if you can ignore the rest (and watch yourself in the jacuzzis), you can make the best of it and get your money's worth.
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