My husband, mother, and father-in-law, stayed here recently via an Apple Vacations 6 Apple Square Deal. Loved it. Here is my rundown:
Very secluded and beautiful!! The sand is soft, not rocky at all, and whatever small debris is washed up is immediately picked up by the staff. Feels like your own private beach. There are a couple vendors, but they are not too pesky.
All rooms appear to have an ocean view, which was awesome because I loved watching the sunsets and waking up to an ocean view. Some rooms didn't have balconies, not sure what the fee was to upgrade. There was no whirlpool bath in our room, which I would have preferred, it was just a standard bathroom tub/shower and vanity.
There are 3 small pools (smallest I have experienced). No rafts are available to float around on, as there really isn't enough room. The main pool has a swim up bar and was were the majority of the action happened. It was a little too crowded with lawn chairs for the size of the area so after one day at the main pool we resorted to the adults only infinity pool, which was the smallest of them all, but much more peaceful with a great view if you want to relax. There were probably only 12-15 chairs at the infinity pool so you have to wake early and reserve! The other pool was also quiet, but in a more shaded area with trees. Both the infinity pool and main pool also had hot tubs.
Outstanding!!! Every meal was amazing, we really couldn't pick our favorite place! All unique, and delicious! Generous portions too! Loved the escargot, mussels, ceviche, mahi mahi...steak at Seaside grill, soooo good! Highly recommend breakfast at Oceana, I don't think many people knew about it as it was nevery busy. Loved the fresh squeezed OJ and juices from the juicer. Also loved the little cafe to get lattes, coffee, espresso, cupcakes, muffins, etc.
5 mins from downtown, 20 mins from airport. The resort itself is pretty small compared to others I have stayed at, which I didn't mind at all because you don't get lost and you don't have to walk too far to anything.
I gave the resort 5 stars because although there are some minor things I would like to have different (larger pools being the primary one), for the price you can't beat it! It was an amazing place, and I would go back in a heart beat.
Look into an upgrade with a balcony and whirlpool tub, not all rooms have them!
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