We stayed three nights/four days at the Renaissance Carambola and we would not hesitate to return. The atmosphere was peaceful, relaxing, beautiful, comfortable...I can go on and on. Upon arrival, the front desk staff was so welcoming and helpful. We were taken to our room which was wonderful with amazing ocean views. The layout of the room was spacious, with a kitchenette, large vanity/sink area, separate toilet/shower, large walk in closet with plenty of storage. There was a sitting area with tv (which we never turned on), large comfortable bedding with another flat screen (again, we disconnected from the world!) and the best part, a screened in porch, overlooking the ocean with two built in lounges to just enjoy the sound of the surf. The grounds were beautiful, and the beach was amazing. We ate breakfast daily, and enjoyed several lunches and dinners on site. The food was good, the bar area was very enjoyable. The beach had plenty of lounge chairs, and covered areas, as did the pool, which had a good layout so as to not feel like a community swimming pool. This resort is well maintained, and has just a wonderful, peaceful ambiance. The staff was fantastic, and can't say enough about the front desk who really went above and beyond to assist us (James and Pearl were wonderful helping us!). The location between the beach and the rain forrest did invite some interesting wildlife, there was a gecko or two in our room, but nature is going to thrive regardless of man's intentions! Never once did we not feel totally at ease, and relaxed in this beautiful resort. We dove from the beach and really liked the dive staff at Sweet Bottom - Greg and his staff were great. I recommend getting a rental car unless you're planning to not leave the resort, since the cost for the rental car was about the same as a shuttle from the airport, plus there's ample parking, and easy to get to other parts of the island for diving/dining.