My in-laws own a timeshare here, so this is our second time here. There are 5 buildings of rooms: Scallop, Starfish and Conch, which are all Oceanfront/side and then Maple and Pine, which are Gardenview (lower rooms) and Oceanview (higher floors). Both Maple and Pine are both 16 stories high. Last time we came, we stayed in the Starfish building, but this time we were on the 8th floor (Oceanview) of the Maple building. It's definitely nicer to stay in the Starfish/Scallop/Conch buildings because you are right by the main pool and the ocean, but the advantages of staying at Maple/Pine is that, if you have young children, you are right next to the Woodsy Pool, the "treehouse" park and also the fitness center. The rooms are spacious with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living area, kitchen and balcony. Check-in time is 4:00. We got here just a few minutes before (~3:50) and our room wasn't ready. We had been in the car with 5 kids for 8+ hours and were anxious to get settled in our room. But we made the most of it and walked around the resort for 40 minutes, before going back at 4:30. Our room (on the 15th floor) still wasn't ready. She ended up giving us a room on the 8th floor instead and a $25 credit for our room not being ready. She said our 15th floor room wouldn't be ready until after 6:00. That was disappointing. The only other "negative" thing of note would be that, while there are many activities and such, almost everything requires an extra fee. Three years ago when we were here, they had a "S'mores" night, which was free. Now, it's $3/person. Race a race car on Thursday afternoon.... but you have to buy the race car which is $25, etc, etc. BUT, the rooms are well appointed, the resort is beautiful, beds comfortable, and overall a very nice resort.
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