Just came back from 9 days at Luxury Bahia Principe Samana. 3 hr taxi drive from Santo Domingo was well worth it when we saw the beautiful grounds at the hotel. The room had a full view of the ocean. The mini fridge was always full of fizzy drinks, water, nips and chips! The bed was a king and comfortable ( with a choice of pillows) Only one pool medium in size, however always room available. Good drinks. The beach next to the hotel was great, only had one day were there was lots of seaweed. The buffet had good variety (fish, meat), most of it was tasty , similar day to day, not enough veggie options in my opinion. The entertainment crew was great. Loved playing Bingo :). Recommed more games throughout the day! Good nightly entertainment. Fully equipped gym was a plus. Only negative was things closing early, for example the pool at 6pm or gym at 8pm (but they may have a good reason for these times.) All in all i would recommend it to everyone! One of the best vacations I have had.