My husband and I are travelling to Puerto Plata on Sept 15, for 7 days. We'll be staying at the Grand Paradise Playa Dorada and it is our first time visiting the Dominican Republic. We upgraded to an ocean view room, which part of the resort was renovated? Feeling anxious about the mixed reviews . Looking for suggestions on the excursions? Must see places? Is Punta Cana available as a day trip?