To start with the positive, our stay was good. We were here in December and enjoyed ourselves three days in this beatifully landscaped resort. Our private pool was very nice, overlooking the wildlife. The spa was excellent, the rainforest experience very enjoyable and food and service were excellent.
Now the "buts'. We were here off-season. I do not want to imagine what the average waiting time for the buggy service would be in high season. When you offer this service, you need to make it work like clockwork, otherwise it is very annoying. Second, our pool would have had no privacy at all if the resort would have been at full capacity. To me, the idea of having a private pool is that you have it completely to yourself.
The day we left, we used the resort at the beach to kill the time between check-out and our evening flight. We were very glad to have stayed in the desert. The beach property lacks charm, lacks privay at the private pools and has nothing to do but hang at the rather small and dull central area. To spice it up, there was a DJ blasting at full volume, but this is a very strange choice to have at a five star family resort.
So, for our purpose the desert resort was very good off season, but for these prices one should expect nothing less.
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