We (my wife and 2 kids) wanted the eco-lodge experience after doing so many of the all-inclusive resorts. The accommodations and helpful management at Casa del Jefe made it a truly rewarding experience that the family loved. The beach was just a few minutes walking distance away. We did the zip line excursion and chartered a boat during our stay as well. The beds were comfy and we appreciated being able to prepare our own meals and snacks. We'll definitely book this eco-lodge for our next family adventure in Samana.