I've been to the Riu Palace and the Iberostar Bavaro in Punta Cana. This year I was thinking of trying Puerto Plata. The pictures I have seen look like the water is not the same color (aqua blue) and the sand not as white. We would probably go to an Iberostar or a Riu. I'm afraid I will be disappointed if the water isn't as pretty. The water in Punta Cana was stunning to me. What do you think?