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D.R. Photo Fakeout: The myth of mega resort serenity

In the spirit of pointing out misleading promotional hotel photos, we felt the need to call out some of the beaches that, in real life, don't quite look like they do on the hotel's website. All too often, mega resorts market their beaches as pristine, serene, and romantic; in reality, most are anything but. Take, for example, the above photos of Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana. Lots of chairs, lots of people -- anything but deserted. And if you need more proof, check out the rest of our beach photos for this hotel.

Read the full Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana review.