Finally a quiet, all inclusive resort! We loved it. There is lots to do and they don’t bombard you with loud speakers to get you to join. Each day a pamphlet is delivered to the room with a list of activities.
The Yoga instruction was superb. The workout room was lovely: bright, clean and everything was in good working order. It was never busy.
The food was gourmet and generous. Breakfast was buffet. We ordered the other meals from the menu. Lots of choice. Seafood cooked to perfection. In the evening there is a pasta buffet where a chef prepares whatever you choose. There are two a la carte restaurants, one Thai, the other Italian. Both are superb for both food ans service. The Italian restaurant has a dress code so men need to wear long pants and shoes.
Lots of incredible walks. One was close by to a point from which we could see the sunsets. Another through a small seaside village and then through a beautiful golf course. The clubhouse of the golf course has a four floor turret that we climbed up to have a birds’ eye view of the ocean, the golf course and the birds. Walking through the golf course we saw lots of wild life including alligators. For about 2 dollars Canadian (20pesos) you can take a ferry to visit two towns close by where other quests shopped. We don’t shop so this was not of very much interest to us.
Our room was lovely. Our mornings were nothing short of amazing. We sat wrapped in the hotel robes on the balcony sipping coffee and watching the sunrise. The whole resort was spotless. There was never the hype of getting a good place to lounge. Plenty of empty chairs on the beach or by the pools. Everything was relaxed.
The service was first rate. We practiced our limited Spanish and the staff was patient and good natured.
There were two options each night for entertainment. One was a guitar player with a fiddler side kick and the other was a piano player with a guitar and drum player. Both were excellent. The only improvement would be the lobby lounge. They should get rid of the televisions and the cigar makers. The televisions really took away from the lovely music and the only ones watching the soccer games were the bar tenders who treated guests as an irritating interruption to the soccer match. The cigar makers have bright lights that they shine away from their eyes and into the eyes of the guests. So although the live music was good we didn’t spend much time there.
Other than this last point, I have no hesitation in recommending this resort.
Definitely 5 and ½ star.
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Manzanillo
- Manzanillo Wyndham
- Isla Navidad