I am 26 years old and I went with my girlfriend's family and relatives. They have been going there for the past 9 years. My second time there. I know people at other resorts who got VIP bracelets there second time. They finally got upgraded bracelets, their 9th time!!! That's ridiculous. Why did it take so long? The place is really nice, they have just done renovations and they look great! In my opinion, money would have been better spent on the rooms. Our fridge was not working. We had to get someone to come fix it. Our A/C was not working, another guy came to fix that and then it worked a little better but nowhere near my liking. That was not good. Couldn't sleep properly. Rooms are nice though besides that.
They had a lot of activities, I played beach volleyball, pool volleyball basketball, golf, tennis, ping pong, soccer, snorkelling, water polo, kayaking, and more. One thing I did not like was when I played soccer the staff were tools. Firstly, they try their hardest and do not adapt to the people playing. I play soccer at a high level and I just wanted to have fun. I go up tot he staff saying I want to play. Then they say I need a team of 4 because the mexican staff were facing another team of 4. Well why didn't I just take one of the Mexicans place? They play everyday! I finally got a team of 4 so then I wait until the current team playing plays first to 2 goals. Mexicans obviously win very quickly. Second question. Why couldn't our team face the other vacationers?? No, we had to face the mexicans when I have little kids on my team just having fun. So we lost in record time so i just left. Someone needs to fix that. No wonder why not many people play. The mexican staff are more concerned about winning (at any cost) then ensure the vacationers are having fun. Unbelievable!! Sorry about that rant, but they are like that in a few of the sports.
Anyway, At some points we had to wait 20 minutes for drinks, and the line to get drinks were massive. Way understaffed during peak hours.
Food had a great selection and the a la cartes were delicious. One thing I did not like was we had reservations for 8pm. We did not get in until 850. I was starving. They said people came late and they had to take them in. Well, when I was at Sunset in Montego bay they had a 15 minute cut off and honoured it. This is how it should be.
Staff never said hi walking by but there were some staff that were great like sara and pam.
I was dying to snorkel so myself and others go to get equipment, we missed it by 2 minutes and wouldn't let us go. We go the second day and they ran out of equipment. Okay.... finally the third day we got to go. It was really fun. Saw turtles, cool fish, and a stingray. Way too cool.
A lot of women had thong bikinis out there! The only benefit of having Europeans at the resort in my humble opinion.
The disco was great. just like a nightclub, lots of people!! But not too much. Diverse selection of women.
Overall is was really good despite all of my complaining. It is all what you make it!! renovations Lobby and area are really nice, I just wouldnt pay over 1500. When I go back I know what to do and what not to do. Beach is HUGE. Rocky in many areas but the beach is big so you can find places that are clear. If you are hesitant, just go. Its worth it
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