Booked a semi-last minute stay at the Now Jade on the preferred side. The hotel is wonderful, room was very spacious and the beach was quite nice. The maid service was excellent. Service on the preferred side pool bar was excellent and the area was quite quiet. Beach service was also excellent. The non-preferred side- the service was very slow as the bartenders were overwhelmed with the number of people. One server serving 100+ people in the pool is not enough.
Overall, rooms were great, had some great drinks, meals were good although we mostly stuck to the buffet, The Teppanaki was so-so but a great show, the Mexican Restaurant (Tamarindo) was excellent. The sports bar was amazing with the World Cup going on! Definitely would think about staying there again, great value.