From the moment of arrival, the beauty of The Cloister is apparent - stunning landscaping, beautiful flower arrangements, magnificent architecture - all with understated elegance. The grounds are lovely and lush, and the wide layout of the resort promotes tranquility. The rooms were spacious and wonderfully arranged, with impeccable attention to detail for ultimate comfort. The athletic center (really so much more than just a gym) was the best one I have ever experienced among resorts all around the world. The restaurants and bars were great. Of note was the positive attitude of most of the staff members, who were clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service.