I believe this is a good 41/2* resort! It is a large one but everything is close and not far away.
It has many positives like:
-excellent staff, we did encounter one problem but the manager and staff went over and above to correct it, bravo!!
-the pools are nice and clean with the white sand beach very close by with good snorkeling. Plus did not have to get up early to reserve chairs!
-the rooms nice size and clean with lots of hot water and water pressure.
- the food at the buffet good and a good selection, ala cartes ok nothing special, drinks good but no top self without extra cost.
- attractive grounds, lobby and so forth
- entertainment was actually some of best I've seen at a resort
Was surprised there was no Spanish coffee's to be had ?? and crepes with flambé fruits would have been a nice touch.
Oh yah, we did encounter a large group of high school March breakers who were loud at times but quite entertaining and very polite. Like I said earlier the resort is so large that if you did not care for this, it is so easy to move down to another area and pool. This is a big plus as we had so many choices to eat and relax and it never felt overcrowded.
Over all a nice vacation and I would defiantly recommend the Tropical and would visit again.