Despite nice facilities, the atmosphere and type of vacation was not for me or my fiancé. The staff was very intense, and tried to force us to book a meeting so they could sell us some sort of membership package. When we declined, I had more than one person approach me and try to tell me that I had to. We paid for our vacation, so I didn't owe them any of my vacation time to sell me something I didn't want.
The food was not good, and made my stomach hurt several times after eating it. Because the resort was secluded, there weren't really other options for places to eat, so we were stuck.
Also, for an all-inclusive place, we had to pay for internet (I think it was something like $25 for 24 hours). BUT, there was a complimentary porn channel, which was a thoroughly unpleasant surprise when we were trying to relax back in our room. We also had to pay $35 to check in a few hours early, which they didn't mention when we asked ahead of time if we could.
Lastly, they are affiliated with companies that offer things like jet ski rides and parasailing, but that was also a disappointment. Very low budget, and when we weren't able to do the parasailing part of what we paid for, we did not get a full refund because they claimed they couldn't get their hands on enough cash, and they couldn't refund our credit card.
I won't say it was all bad, but it was not for us. Between the intensity of staff, the bad food, the lack of much surrounding the resort, the surprise costs, and the disappointments, we felt kind of trapped there and couldn't wait to leave.
If you're going to Playa Dorada, I recommend Blue Jack Tar, which doesn't have as many amenities, but was a much better experience. Or, go to Cabarete, which was a blast.
The facilities were very nice, and if you're looking to just stay on the resort property, then there is a lot available. They're located on one end of a string of resorts, so it's a little more quiet and secluded, which is nice, and there is a very nice lounge area.