Thanks to all the T.A. members who have posted on this forum. We have received such valuable and helpful information. Couple of questions:
1) Where is the cheapest place to purchase rum to bring back with us? We prefer to buy it and have it packed in our large suitcase so we don't have to carry it around.
2) Where do you go to book the Sunday boat trip around the island and also the shopping trip to Samana?
3) Someone mentioned stones and coral further out in the water. Will we need to purchase water shoes to take with us? We have never needed these before, and the water was always so clear and turquoise. There was coral at El Portillo but you could see it and avoid it.
4) I read that Sunday night buffet (seafood) is excellent. Any other nights you can recommend. We hope to book several a la cartes and wonder nights to keep open for the buffet.