We stayed the last week of February 2013 and really enjoyed it. Everyting is not perfect as some people write, but no place is and its one of the nicest resorts we ever stayed at.
Took a car from the airport. Janus runs a private service and you can make reservations by e-mail. Took about one hour but the drivers were akways conversant and knowledgeable so the time passed quickly and you learn a lot about what to see and do.
We had a veranda room and it was always cleaned very well. If you need something just ask o leave a note in the room and its there when you get back. I'm a TV person and didn't miss it one bit. I did have my laptop and the terrace had a good connection. It was so, so in the room. Bring your CD's for music as that is all that is available in the room. We brought our favorites and played them while sipping drinks on the veranda. Bring a bottle of wine back with you after dinner and relax. Ask and they will get you one. The room has a mini fridge with nothing in it so there is pleanty of room to fit a bottle of Chardonay. We read about this so we brought some extras to enjoy back at the room.
We rented a scooter (we both are 58) and took off each morning to explore the island. Most drivers are courteous but watch out for those speed bumps and crags in the road. Carson Zelner runs a service and he will deliver it to the resort. Make reservations by e-mail. We went to Marigot Bay for the views, Pidgeon Island for snorkeling (watch out for that current), Gros Islet for the casino, Casteries for the market and shops, Cotton Bay, The Body Holiday and on Sunday for service at the Cathederal, and just all over. The sister resort at the Body Holiday was newer but the expanse of our beach told us we made the right choice. We heard the food was better there but we were very happy with what we got. Six liters of gas lasted the whole week.
Every day at about noon, we finished exploring and came back to the resort for lunch and after that, we hit the beach. There were always loungers and fast service fom the bar after you raised your flag. Kudos to Eric and Trevor.
The food was good and there was always pleanty of selections. Sometimes there was a wait if you has something specially fixed at breakfast but not more than a few minutes. That actually gave you time to bring a juice and something else back to your table. Coffee was a bit slow to get but there were lots of people. We enjoyed the ala carte Trysting Place the best though as its always nice to be waited on by Harry and his staff. Make your reservations when you arive.
The entertainment was mixed but they did have a couple of good R&R and R&B nights. Piano music at the champagne bar and guitar strumming at the Trysting Place. Certainly not the best but always enjoyable.
The beach was great in both directions for long walks. The cemetary and airport to the left made it very private. Nice to watch a plane or two taking off overhead during the day. There was always security on the beach and at the entrance keeping a watchful eye. The beach guys at the dive shop did all the work bringing you in or out after taking a sail on a Hobi Cat. We tried to do that every other day when the wind was right. Its a wide openbay and lots of fun for a sail. We never had time for a dive or to try water skiing. Maybe next time.
Overall, the food, beach, bars and service were excellent. No bugs because they fog the area once a week. We were never bored, read a lot and enjoyed each other's company during our down time.
They do post daily activities and excursions. We did the sail out of Casteries to Sufries, where we did the mud bath at the hot springs, the rainforest and then snorkeling in the deep bay. There was so much for us to see and do having a scooter, we had no time to participate in the activities but others told us it was good.
Would we go back? Yes.
Was everything five star and perfect? No but it felt like home and the staff was excellent!
Don't bring bug spray, an iron and hairdryer.
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