The Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus resort was decorated for the holidays, which made it such a pretty backdrop for pictures. I basically can’t imagine going back at a non-Christmas time. This was on our way to the buffet one night, which was usually had a nightly theme of things like sushi or Italian food or a sea meat feast. We were allowed to make three a la carte restaurant reservations during our week-long stay, so we chose the Japanese, the Mexican, and the French restaurants. The Japanese included a hibachi entree made Benihana-style in front of you with a sushi starter. The Mexican restaurant had an appetizer buffet (dreamy!) and then a plated entree ordered from a menu. The French place was supposed to be the classy one, but our food was kind of bland, and the atmosphere was sort of stuffy, so we recommend the other two.
Photo taken at: La Romana, Dominican Republic