My husband and I stayed at Aventura March 9th through the 13th. We had also done a lot of research on several different sites and chose Aventura due to the adult only. We checked in around 10 am and was immediately told that our room was ready, however, it was not one that even remotely looked over the ocean, instead it was first floor and looked at a garden. I asked if we could get switched and they said that they had no rooms available, but that he promised he would switch me in the morning and to see him at 9 am. I begged a little bit (I had never seen an ocean before and since this was our honeymoon, I was going for romantic), but he kept with the story. When I explained it was our honeymoon, he turned white and said you are not noted as a honeymoon couple. Oh well. I figured it wasn't worth ruining our vacation, so I thought we would visit him in the morning. We went to our room, got into our bathing suits and went exploring. The grounds are HUGE and we were worn out walking all over the place. There were chairs by the pool, although many had towels on them, and no bodies, which seemed to be the trend through our vacation. We had dinner at the Mexican restaurant. Service was so slow. Food was Ok. Took us about 2-½ hours to get through dinner, which was exhausting. I saw a lot of people getting turned away for not having proper attire on, so please, make sure you know the dress code. We used the hot tub. The water was slightly off color. It didn't bother me, though. Ya put enough bubble bath in and isn't a big deal. We did see a few cats, but they always scurried away. I slept horribly the first night. Bed was hard, but not a big deal, problem was the carts going back and forth on the tiled floor. It was miserable. And then when people came out of the disco -- holy cow. The next morning we went to see my friend to get the room switched. To my surprise, he was off that day, and there was a huge line of people complaining about their rooms. Hmmm. They said they were overbooked and could not switch us. I complained about the noise and they offered a room on the spa side, which we went to look at (overbooked, huh?), but it overlooked a fence. Not very romantic. I just drank before we went to bed so I didn't hear the noise. The shows were fun. The people were very friendly, however, I tried to tip several times, but nobody-- .ok..only the kayaking people..would take the tip. Spa was nice and relaxing. Weather was gorgeous! Service at the pool was not great, but we just got off our butts and got our own drinkÂ not a big deal. We thought the lagoon was very clean and had several fish. Was chased by a pelican. That was fun -- and scary. Overall, it was a nice and relaxing trip. I think we will chose another resort next time, though.
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