Along a coastline filled with mainly highrise condo blocks, Royal Flamingo Villas stands out for all the right reasons. Each villa is completely separate from the others and are either facing the intercoastal canal or the beach. The pool is large and very warm, and when we were there, we were virtually the only people using it. The villa was large, nicely furnished and very comfortable, with 2 terraces to sit out on. All the staff were lovely and helpful with anything we needed.
The walk to the restaurants is about 1 mile - a lovely walk either on the beach or the road beside the beach. If you drive to the restaurants, stock up on lots of quarters as the parking is on meters and is $4 per hour. If you eat at The Patio, which was our favourite, you can use their Valet Parking which costs $20 but you get $15 back when you show them your receipt from the restaurant. Both the food and the live music are wonderful.
We had an amazing holiday at Royal Flamingo and highly recommend it to people who like a quiet, peaceful place to stay, but which is near to a beautiful beach and lots of things to do.