This was our 1st AI holiday we had taken and we werent disappointed! We arrived to be met by drums and cooling towels and the warmest smiles! Check in fairly swift, as like other reports have stated we had already been booked into various restaurants but we took this time to change a couple of our bookings which was a little frustrating but with a little patience we got there! Our room was in a block away from the bar which was lovely and spacious, lovely bathroom and a partial seaview! We used the beach most days as thats what we preferred and there was no problem getting a sunbed. I did venture into the pools a couple of times and they werent as cold as what i was expecting having read some reports. The layout , the gardens etc are beautiful. The staff were attentive, friendly and often went that little extra mile to spoil us!
It was my husbands birthday while we were there and in the evening we ate at Infinty Blue the food is superb here along with fantastic service, Oliver looked after us and he was amazing! Our table was dressed for the occasion and champagne flowed thoughout our meal, a lovely touch was they had made a birthday cake with candles was bought out at the end of our meal! We ate in Infinity Blue many times both lunch and evenings and have to say the standard was superb! We also loved Cbeach for lunch,we were never treated any different even though we were from the Awali! Food at Annabelles was a big hit with us and the staff made us feel very special! My least favourite was The Chateau which i was actually disappointed with as I expected this to be alot nicer thatn it was, still a good standard but felt the other reataurants were better.
We booked a day trip with Babboo who you will find on the beach most days! We had a fabulous day swimming with dolphins, we were lucky enough to see humpback whales ! Baboo was fantastic, very encouraging to me as a nervous swimming and helped me experience snorkling in the sea! A fantatstic bbq was cooked by Baboo and Steve his ci-pilot which was amazing!!! The best trip of the holiday an absoulute must!!!
To sum up this holiday, completely relaxing, wonderful food, great AI ( although i believe this is changing) fantastic people. I cannot fault this resort!!!