We just returned from a 2 week stay at Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Club. We aren't novice travelers and we have stayed at Ritz Carlton's, four Seasons, and other top notch properties. Yes, it is an older property, but it is maintained better than any place I have been. Very clean! The newer buildings were just opened in November and they are pristine! They even come with washer and dryers! What the older units lack in modern upgrades, they make up for in awesome location right in the middle of amazing lushness. The beach is gorgeous, the amenities are perfect, some of the most comfortable pool chairs you will ever find! They don't have those cheap slat pool chairs that are uncomfortable and hard, they have big iron chairs with think cushions! The staff is beyond helpful! Rolando at the front desk is awesome, really the entire front desk staff goes above and beyond. We love it there and look forward to every visit! IF I had to find a negative, I think the resort food is expensive, but most everything is very delicious! We always rent a car and drive into to town for dinner, and have lunch and breakfast in the room. So that solves the food cost issue. I honestly can't understand how anyone could give this property a bad review. It's relaxing and very hospitable!