I recently returned from Barbados and stayed next to the Almond. To be honest, it's okay from what I saw. It has a lot of grown trees, and it's at the end of the Gap area. A bit of a walk, but the beach that is close to it is Dover Beach. We found Dover Beach to have had a lot of big waves, so we took the bus ($2.00) to Accra which is not bad. There is a resort called Accra.
I too am considering Barbados for my 2012 wedding and it's like pulling teeth as they don't offer all inclusive, and if they do, it's really expensive compare to your Cuba & DR destinations. So I am racking my nerves. If you do decide on a location, let me know, I am from Toronto so we're fellow Canucks.
I have some pictures of the Almond Resort if you PM me I can send it to you. Oh! BTW, the exchange is $2.00 (Bajan dollars) to $1.00 Cdn.
Hope this helps.