This is an average resort. I would consider it a sandals want-to-be. The property looks older and run down, especially in the rooms. The food is was plentiful and average, nothing spectacular. The drinks were very good and strong. We spent most of our time outside our room, partially because it was nothing special and the weather was excellent all week. The beach was as crowded as you would expect from a sandals-like resort, but we always found a place to lay on the beach. The pools were very nice and not over-crowded. My wife and I are more into relaxing than finding a bunch of things to do, but there seemed to be plenty of activities going on. Also, the woman who was at our building for assistance kept hounding us about some presentation. She also botched our reservation for the steakhouse one night and I was disappointed in that since it took away from my proposal plans from the night. I never figured out the deal with the presentation, but we never went. The vendors they let onto the resort are relentless too. We found them quite annoying. We also frequently showed up to dinner at the listed opening time only to wait almost an hour before we were let in. This resort very much goes on island time.
As we were leaving our room on the final day, the bathroom ceiling started pouring water, presumably from the room above. We informed housekeeping and the front desk and got out of there. We were lucky our stay was over when that happened or it could have been a major inconvenience. The rooms and resort could use a face lift. We got a groupon for this resort as kind of a last minute getaway and the price was good, so I can't complain too much, but I would not recommend this resort to friends and family. It has the beach and the weather and we had a good time during our stay, but that can be found at better resorts. We may go back one day for nostalgia as I asked my wife to marry me on the beach one night while we were here, but would not go back otherwise unless there was clear evidence of a resort make-over.
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