We stayed at The Tides last year (Feb 2009) and could not have had a better experience. We are fortunate to have flight benefits that allow us to go anywhere in the world. We enjoy trying new places but returned to The Tides because it is the perfect romantic, relaxing getaway with impeccable service and beautiful accommodations. We anticipated that the same vacation is never as good the second time, they rarely are, but it is at The Tides!!
Last year we stayed in a Lagoon suite which was fabulous. This year we stayed in a 2nd story Beach Suite which is even more fabulous. We spent so much time on the private veranda. In the morning drinking our coffee that is delivered to your room at the exact time you ask. Swimming in the private plunge pool after a day on the beach and relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening watching sunsets that are straight out of a movie. Lagoon or Beach suite is a must!! For the extra money it is well worth it.
The restaurants have great food with perfect service. We love dinner on the beach and this year arranged, through our favorite concierge Ramirez, to have a private Sense of the Night dinner. This was UNBELIEVABLE. There was a candlelit path leading us to a private table on the sand with a beach bed on the side . There was soft music playing with a fire pit burning. The flowers on the table smelled as good as they looked. This was my favorite dinner. We returned to our room to find more candles surrounding our bed with rose petals artfully decorating the path. I will never forget this night.
Here are my tips…….. Get up at 7 or 7:30 to reserve the Palapa that you like. We loved our server Christino . He completely spoils you!! He even cleaned my sunglasses. Don’t listen to the reviews complaining about drink prices. The prices are in line with what you expect from a resort of this caliber. If you are on a budget the happy hour is every evening and 2 for 1 on any drink.
If you have a newer generation Itouch or Iphone bring your charger, the sound docks in the room will only charge the ipods .
Miguel, the guy who looks like Tarzan, will take you sailing for a small fee. You will learn a lot about Ziha and even something about life
Let your concierge know what kind of experience you are looking for. They will take care of everything.
The staff, every one of them, is very honest and trustworthy; they really want you to fully enjoy your vacation. We have never had a discrepancy on our bill.
If you leave the resort for dinner, try Tetenciones, it is an incredible restaurant over looking the bay. Go for the early seating so you can watch the sunset. It is a set menu with fresh local ingredients that will challenge the best 5 star restaurant anywhere.
Jungle Pizza has genuine wood fired oven pizza that is awesome. All toppings are fresh, and I doubt you can finish the Margarita also a great value.
If you want total relaxation , perfect service, beautiful accommodations, a private beach, romantic surroundings and a perfect get away….The Tides is the ultimate destination.
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Dear Ms. Kimberlysue,
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Thank you very much for your great review. Your positive comments motivate us to always give the best to our valued clients.
I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our services and facilities and that they helped to make a memorable stay.
I appreciate you mention Ramiro, Cristino and the rest of the staff as they are certainly the best asset to our resort.
I really look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.
Please receive my best wishes,
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