We had a wonderful stay from Aug. 20th-27th. The hotel was lovely and clean. Great housekeeping. Very friendly staff. We stayed in a spacious 2BDRM/2 bath suite on one of the higher floors. We had plenty of room and a wonderful view. The pools were never overly crowded nor was the beach crowded in hotel area. The breakfast was plentiful with many choices and the cookies in the afternoon were delicious. The pools were cleaned every dayand the beach swept.
We only saw room for improvement in a couple areas. It can be very difficult to find a table at breakfast time. It would have been nice to have eggs as a breakfast choice...the breakfast is heavy on the carbs.
As mentioned in another review...yes, the kids do swim in the lazy river. But, that occurs everywhere I have been that has a lazy river...and I have been to many hotels/water parks with lazy rivers. In fact, some of the places I have been have encouraged swimming outside of the tubes. At least here, at this very family oriented hotel, we found most of the families very respectful with the parents supervising the children in all the pools...with swimmers and tubers co-existing very well and having a good time together in the lazy river. The smaller children are especially cute swimming in the lazy river. It is irresistable to them...an entire pool that is not over their heads that 'pushes' them along in their swimming attempts. The delight on their faces when the current makes them think they are swimming really fast is priceless.
All in all, this was a great vacation. The Tripadvisor reviews were, again, right on target.