This lively 658-room resort, not to be confused with the more romantic adults-only Royal property, is situated on a pretty section of Bavaro Beach. It appeals to a mix of families, spring breakers, and wedding groups, as well as to a mix of Canadians, Europeans, and Russians of all ages. No guest shall go hungry or thirsty with the wide range of bars, a la carte restaurants, and even a 24-hour pizzeria for those needing a late-night fix. The resort is more walkable that other mega-resorts in the area (it's shuttle-free). Rooms have modern tropical style, whirlpool tubs, and balconies, but they are not the highlight here. Golf fans will love having easy access to the 18- and 9-hole golf courses, and other activities include biking, tennis, archery and a range of free non-motorized water sports (wind surfing, too!. Plenty of people are around to sell extra excursions -- start practicing "no, gracias."