Our experience was wonderful from the moment we pulled up to the resort. We were greeted by Nick, the friendly and knowledgable bell hop. His amazing attitude set the stage for a great stay. This resort has the right person on the front lines. The resort itself was well decorated and clean. Our room was no exception either. We had a small one bedroom with a little kitchenette to prepare meals. We were hoping for a full kitchen, but those only come with a 2 bedroom. Next time we will try that arrangement. Our room did have a walk out patio though. We were on the 5th floor, which housed the pool and spa, so we were able to walk right out out patio and over to the pool. The pool was about 4/5 feet so the little guy needed a life vest, but the older boys swam around fine. It is shaped in a crescent moon shape so we were able to see the boys in the entire pool while we enjoyed some relaxation on the deck. The beach was a quick elevator ride down and past the resort grill. We were greeted each morning with beach lawn chairs and an umbrella. The men working at the beach remembered us from day to day and quickly got to work without asking what we needed. They even called several guests by name! We just relaxed this trip, but there were plenty of water sport activities available right down at the beach. We did take a break from the relaxation to play a few games of bean bag toss on the beach and watch a quick wedding. At the end of every beach day the resort staff came around with complementary smoothies (family friendly or adult options). The resort was beautiful! Marco Island is gorgeous! But the staff at the resort was the key to creating a luxurious vacation. We will go back again simply because of the excellent group of people working to pamper their guests from the moment they arrive to the moment you leave.