My husband and I spent the first week of our honeymoon here. The hotel property is beautiful, and the beach is very big and secluded. We did not spend time by the pool, becuase that is where most people were. The water is gorgeous and you do not have to reserve or pay for beach chairs or palapas. We were able to stroll onto the beach at 1pm and find beach chairs. The rooms are not new, but they are big, clean, and well decorated. We had a beachfront room, and it truly is beachfront. The lobby and main area of the hotel is beautiful. The breeze blows through from the ocean keeping everything cool.
This is not a party spot, it is more designed for quiet evenings relaxing with a drink under the stars after dinner. We ate at the hotel for 8 nights, and I have to say the food was good. They did have a variety which kept us interested. I would recommend getting the all inclusive package if possible, because drinks and food are hotel prices. My favorite restaurant is the outdoor one, where you dine oceanfront.
Overall, we had a wonderful and relaxing stay at the Marriott. I must also mention the dive shop located on the beach. There is great shore diving there and you don't even have to leave the hotel.