As a travel writer, I have been fortunate to experience the spectrum of the world's vacation destinations. The view from this Marbella property is spectacular and the sound of the waves from its balcony are a soothing balm for the soul. Juan Dolio has an exquisite shoreline and Marbella's stretch of it is the best among the neighboring resorts. The property has two huge, well-maintained pools and a restaurant with friendly staff. The apartment itself is spacious and immaculate and the king size bed is extremely comfortable. The location affords the ability to enjoy resort relaxation but also be within easy reach of some of DR's attractions and culture--something not as accessible from areas like Punta Cana or the Samana Peninsula. Santo Domingo is about a 40-minute drive away and the Cueva de las Maravillas, or "Cave of Wonders" is about the same distance and not to be missed. The street the property is on has numerous restaurants including a couple of good Italian places. Our favorite restaurant (which we ate at several times) is El Meson, which offers fresh, well-prepared food and excellent service. The owners of the property were absolute gems, really going above & beyond. Not only were they responsive to small logistical requests like re-filling the water bubbler...but they proved to be an invaluable resource in arranging interviews and helping with logistics for my reporting that were more effective than assistance I got from the Ministry of Tourism! Really warm, accommodating people with a great love for DR. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend the apartment!