I just booked an 8 day vacation here for Feb 4th to Feb 11th. I have been to the IHD in La Romana (2 yrs ago) and they never enforced the "not supposed to save the pool chair" rule. Even though there were signs posted not to do so there were rude people who would put their towels on the best chairs around the pool at 7:30am and then go off to their field trips and be gone sometime for hours so that no one else could sit in their chairs. I'm not talking just going to get breakfast (which would be exceptable to me). Then last year I stayed at the Iberostar Costa Dorada in Puerta Plata and it was a different story. The men would walk around the pool from 7:00am to 9:00am and anytime they saw a chair with a towel on it and no one sitting there they would pick up the towel (and purses, books etc) and remove them so that people really at the pool could sit down. I was wondering how that worked at this resort.