If you are looking for quiet seclusion, this is the place for you. Just make sure that is what you are looking for. It is a peaceful, quiet place. The restaurants are dark and romantic. The bars are mellow. The pool is mellow. It is a great place to reconnect with your loved one. Not a good place for kids, partying or seeking local culture, night life. It is just way out there, the farthest hotel north of the airport, and that is a good thing. There were times when we would walk to dinner and literally would not see another person. My wife and I were looking for this type of place.
Another notable: there were tons of Europeans, mostly french. I kind of liked that. But you also have to deal with the inevitably nuisance of having a bunch of french people being annoyed that you are around them, so that could be annoying if you get the wrong mix crowd. I liked to drink at the pool and enjoy myself and when a few Americans got a little rowdy, there were plenty of sideways glares.
Something else to consider is that food and drinks are expensive. I think this is attributable to just the type of place it is, the fact that it is a long way away from town, and the fact that there is a 28% tax on everything. The tax alone added about $1000 to our 4-night stay. That's hefty. Cocktails are $12 + 28%. Also, you should probably tip on top of the 28%, so that adds another 10%. It adds up. Drinks were good and stiff though, so that's good. Food was mostly very good. I wished for more actual Dominican or carribean cuisine. They seem to be focus more on french and asian.
Also of note, this is on the Atlantic, which means the water is rough and it can be really windy. Sometimes too windy.
One down side was that our bathtub did not work. The showers were very nice though. We are pretty easy-going people, so it didn't bother us too much. We were told it would take a day to fix and we didn't want to deal with it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This welcoming AAA 4 Diamond awarded and member of SLH sandy beach hotel is high on style and comfort. East Asian infl uences are seen throughout combining the natural beauty of the eastern Caribbean with the style of a traditional Polynesian paradise. Each of the beautifully designed rooms features the fi nest furnishings and has a privatebalcony or patio. There are 3 unique restaurants including the AAA 4 Diamond awarded Gourmand restaurant, a cigar lounge and an extensive wine library housing an impressive selection of 8,000 bottles of the world’s fi nest wine to enjoy. And the Aquarea Spa & Wellness Center, situated within 4,300 sq. ft. of lush tropical gardens, will help you achieve the maximum level of relaxation during your stay.Whether walking the pristine beach, lounging by the infi nity pool or experiencing Caribbean-infused cuisine, you are guaranteed personalized service and exceptional luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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