My husband and I spent a week at the property from Nov 11-17.
We arrived at the Esmeralda on Nov 11 around 1:30ish. Upon arrival we were told to take a seat in the Lobby bar area until they got our rooms sorted out.
The whole check in process was a huge mass of confusion. Guest services staff eventually figured it out and we were all handed our envelopes with room keys.
Room- To our surprise the room was HUGE. I've seen pics of the rooms online but they are much nicer in person. We stayed in Building 91- top floor facing the Ambar units. Definitely a 5 star room with a HUGE jetted tub, separate shower and toilet. Double sinks with plenty of amenities such as shampoo, lotion, sewing kit, shaving kit and a comb. :-)
Food- We had reservations for a few of the A la cartes- Don Pablo, Japanese, BBQ and Mediterranean. We also attended the gala night.
The Mediterranean restaurant was not to our liking and hubby ended up with gastro issues within an hour after the gala seafood night and that lasted 2 days. Thankfully I chose not to eat the seafood. :-)
Staff- They deserve 5 star plus for their hard work and service. We were treated like royalty the whole time.
Our Maid was the best ever. I'm sorry I didn't get her name as we barely saw her but she kept our room spotless, bar fridge filled daily and the nightly little things such as towel animals every day along with the delicious chocolates for turn down service.
Our Butler- Marilennis was AMAZING. Thank you for making our stay very special. We loved the bath and all the little extras you did for us. Hope to see you when we return.
A special shout out to Nicanor- Thanks Bro for everything and going above and beyond for our luggage service and transportation on those rainy evenings. You rock!!!
See you in Feb. :-)
Bar staff- My Mucho Mucho Ron Pina Coladas were the best ever.
The grounds of the property were meticulous. Workers are constantly raking, sweeping, watering and cleaning everything.
Beach- The week we were there the flags were mostly red with one day of yellow. The waves were HUGE and the water was a tad bit rough for my liking but still enjoyed it for abit every day.
Pool- Ahhhhhhh, this is where we spent most of the week. :-) Pool temp was PERFECT and the pool bar was a bonus. The staff at the pool bar were friendly and waited on everyone within a few seconds of arrival to the counter. PS- They have peanuts so remember to ask for a cup. :-)
Ohhhh, and the daily drinks....Ummmm,they have ALOT OF ALCOHOL in these so be careful how many you have or you may not be able to get out of the pool. "Ahem- I crawled out a few times". LOL~
Nightly shows- Do not miss the Micheal Jackson show. Be sure to arrive early and get a seat close so you don't miss the show. This was likely hte best show I've seen in a long time. My husband loved it as well.
Anyways, overall we had the most spectacular time and will be going back.
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