This is my third all-inclusive resort I have been to and highly recommend it if you are looking for a very relaxing, adults-only, smaller resort, with a beautiful beach, and top notch staff! From the minute you arrive the staff all make you feel so welcome, always have a smile, and go out of their way to make your vacation perfect! The resort is smaller so it is very easy to navigate and find your way around.
*Wonderful staff! So attentive, friendly, and truly the BEST I have encountered in my travels! I honestly cannot say enough about what a fantastic staff they have at this resort!!
*AMAZING beach! You can walk and walk and see miles of amazing palm tree lined beaches and even visiting during a very busy spring break week (end of March and first week of April) time we could be alone in many areas were you can have your deserted beach feeling. The beach in front of the resort is quite wavy which we actually loved! If you are not a strong swimmer I would suggest sticking to the pools. If you walk down the beach a little to the right you can find a very calm area if you prefer that. Easy to find lounge chairs and also find places away from everyone else if you choose as well. Staff are often walking around taking drink orders and bringing them right to you which is a wonderful feature while lounging. If you stay in a room that includes the excellence club benefit and sit in the private beach area they also have staff frequently walking around offering sandwiches, pizza, and fruit kabobs as well as drinks. They also have a number of beach beds which offer a great place to escape from the hot sun and even a fun place to sit and read during a rare rain shower. They do have a few water sports but we never took advantage of this.
*Food - They have 8 restaurants as well as 24 hour room service! My husband is a big carnivore and loved "The Grill" for all of the choices of meat that were available. My favorite was Toscana for their Spinach Lasana and every morning they offer an omelette station. They offer seperate menus in each restaurants as well for vegetarians and low-fat options which is nice as well! The staff are very attentive, fast service, and we never had to wait at any retaurant and were always immediately seated. Room service is very easy with menus provided in each room and from the call to delivery it is about 30 minutes. My meal arrived fresh from the pizza oven along with a great plate of fresh fruit.
*Walking/Jogging trail through a garden- they have beautiful ponds with flowers, plants and trees with flamingos, ducks, a number of birds, fountains, and two parrots that are fun to interact with.
*The rooms - The first room we were in was beautiful but after two nights we asked to be moved because it was right next to the theater so it would often be noisy until around 11:15 or so with the shows and people walking around and talking. Our first room was in building 1 which is close to everything but like I said can be a little noisy if you retire to your room early. The second room was in building 3 and I highly recommend the room - 3208! The view was breathtaking! It is on the edge of the resort, quiet, and has a view of the palm trees, beach, and gardens. We had the Excellence Club Terrace Suite Ocean Front room and I loved the terrace which was a great place to just relax, sit in the Hydropool, a outdoor shower, and stare at the starry sky at night. :) Mini-bars are well stocked and it is replaced daily. Each day staff will leave oreos, crackers, and peanuts which is nice for a small snack between meals. The showers are fantastic with a rainshower and option of a handhead shower head for times when you don't want to get your whole head wet.
*The pools - the pools are huge and go on and on which is great exercise with all the eating and lounging you may do. They also have a cascade pool that is a little more hidden if you are looking for a place to get out of the wind or just to have a quieter place than the main pool.
*Activities - We only attended one show while we were there which was The Michael Jackson Tribute Show which was good but short. The staff put on an amazing beach front arabian type theme buffet which was beautiful, had great entertainment, and was a fun way to meet others at the resort.
*No bugs (except for 1 night) I was amazed at how few bugs I saw while there but on the last night they came out at the beach front buffet and the awesome staff brought out some Off spray for anyone who needed it and once I sprayed myself I was great the remainder of the time. That was the only time I saw any bugs the entire week and I spent hours in the evening on our terrace and never once got bit.
*This is not a big deal but the pools close at 6PM and I think this is too early although if I had a room facing the pools then I would probably appreciate it. I just think this is too early for an Adult's Only resort but again not a big deal.
*Again not a big deal but at some of the restaurants the tables for two are a little too large so when you are sitting across from each other and trying to talk you feel like you are talking a little too loud but in thinking about it I don't really remember hearing others conversations.
*The ends of the beach on both ends you may have someone approach you to look at some souvenir items but they were friendly and will leave you alone after they approach you the first time. I do have to say the Souvenir's are much cheaper than the same ones offered at the resort.
*The beds are on the harder side but not too bad. Also the pillows were excellent for a resort!
The drive from the airport is about an hour but it is not bad at all. The roads are good, slow moving, curvy, and construction but not bad at all. It is interesting to see the that part of the country as well.
I would highly recommend this resort for couples looking to get away for a relaxing vacation in a very beautiful location! Excellent Staff!
Rooms in Building 3 are quieter. Room 3208 has a beautiful view of the ocean front and forest of Pa...
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