Opened in 2003, the Tropical Princess does respect its surroundings, as shown by the vast grounds dominated by dense tropical vegetation (including natural mangrove), and many coconut palms right down to the beach. Peacocks can be seen strutting around the ponds among the Travellers' Palms. The Metamorphosis spa is well laid out in the pastoral exotic gardens (which feature fountains, ponds, waterfalls, stone bridges, etc.). It is open between 8am and 8pm and boasts 9 massage booths (using Babor cosmetic products), Vichy showers, a relaxation area, a sauna, a hammam and an outdoor whirlpool bath. The bedrooms are housed in two brightly coloured red, blue and golden Creole-style two-storey buildings with red brick and palapas roofs, located along beautiful flowery paths. Nothing particularly Dominican, though; the complex looks more like a theme park or a cartoon village. It is a shame that the reception area, the shops and the theatre are separate from the rest of the establishment (the bedrooms, the swimming pools, the restaurants and the beach). A small train runs 24 hours a day for guests from the Caribe and the Tropical but its schedules vary. Allow 10 to 15 minutes' journey time through pleasant tropical vegetation. There are three swimming pools as well as a jacuzzi and a children's one. Access to the main swimming pool, as well as to the beach, involves a gentle slope. Activities such as water polo and guests can quench their thirsts directly at the pool bar. The whole area is surrounded by a large solarium area with showers, towels provided, deckchairs and palm-leaf parasols.