I know this type of question is like beating a dead horse but I have done my research and would like some recent advice/comments as most threads I've read are from 06,07..etc.
Myself and 2 friends, guys, 26 years old are planning a trip and D.R is pretty much at the top of our list. I like Cabarete from what I've read but it seems like there isn't a whole lot of hotels to choose from. I haven't stayed at a non AI down south before.
We like to relax and do some simple activities during the day and party at night. I'm afraid the beaches will be full of people flying kites and stuff, we'd like to stay somewhere close to the action but not on top of a convenience store on the main strip if you know what I mean. As of now hotel Alegria seems like a nice place based on reviews, can anyone provide some educated suggestions of hotels based on our preferences? Sosua seems nice but from my readings people steer toward Cabarete, we want a busy hotel to meet people and have fun.