The hotel was immaculate. Beautiful facility, drinks and food 24/7, and amazing views. Had a really incredible time. The dining choices were awesome. Salt and Silk (which also has a hibachi option) were fantastic - great atmosphere. The Waterhouse grill is superb. If you like Brazilian steakhouses and quick, fantastic service right on the beach, go here. "Mas vino tinto, por favor" was graciously fulfilled. The Beach house, the less decorated, but place with the best views and exceptionally good food for a casual place, was incredible.
My friend and I were blown away by the value and views. Highly recommended! And, while others get flustered if they have to stand up or give a tip for a drink, don't be "that guy". When you go up to the bar, bring a few bucks and treat the bar staff well, you are exceptionally rewarded with your service and drinks. While it is an "all inclusive", tip a few dollars (or pesos) to show your appreciation; I cannot tell you how much the hard working, exceptional people at the resort appreciate it. Again, don't be "that guy" (or girl) and your trip will be amazing.
I have two complaints:
1. (And only because I'm a gym rat) is that they should have dumbbells higher than 30 lbs. and a few machines that aren't band-based. With all the amazing food and free flowing drinks, a little better workout facility would be appreciated.
2. The jet skis that go out between the hotels STINK like a lawnmower. I'm sure they're very profitable, but to be on an amazing world-renowned beach and smell pure gasoline is an unacceptable juxtaposition. And, why poison such an amazing place? Eliminate the jet skis... I'll happily pay more for them not to exist there.
Otherwise, we were so delighted by our experience (especially when we asked for a little more water and ended up with 4 bottled and 4 cans of beer) and are going back in 3 months. East coast beaches, be damned!
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