My wife and I have been to many different beach resorts throughout the US, Caribbean and Mexico. On several occasions, we booked trips based upon a resort's web site and reviews - if the place looked nice and people liked it, we figured we would too. However, on many of those occasions we were disappointed when the resort didn't meet our expectations.
Well, we're pretty picky, but I can tell you that Florblanca blew our expectations out of the water. Our villa was private and secluded, clean and very well-maintained. The spa was fantastic, and I managed to find something new to have done each day we were there. The concierge and resort staff were all extremely friendly, polite and resourceful. It was very clear that they deeply cared about making our visit as comfortable as possible. Everything was just extremely well done.
The bar and restaurant was probably the most pleasant surprise of the whole resort though. Everything we ate was unbelievably fresh. The flavors were always clean and interesting, but never pretentious or overdone. For our anniversary, we asked Chef Spencer Graves simply to prepare something special for us. The day before the meal, he "interviewed" us about our taste in food, memorable meals we've had, etc.
The next night, we arrived for dinner and were taken to the resort's yoga studio which is open to the beach. There were beautiful candles lit everywhere and it really looked like a scene out of a movie. It was a stunning presentation. We then enjoyed the most sublime 8-course tasting menu with drink pairings. Each course brought us back to one of those memories we had talked about with Chef Spencer. Every bite of food had meaning and purpose. Again, never pretentious, but playful, fun, vibrant and ridiculously fresh food. We've eaten at Le Bernardin and the French Laundry as well as some other top-notch restaurants. This meal, in many respects, was better than the tasting menus we've had anywhere else. Trish, our bartender paired each course perfectly with some wonderful cocktails and wine, and Oscar our server orchestrated the meal masterfully. It was perhaps the best dining experience my wife and I have ever had and we will never forget it.
What makes Florblanca exceptional is its simple elegance. Everything is perfect, but never overdone. The vibe is totally relaxed, peaceful and balanced. Literally, the only negative thing was the wi-fi internet connection. But after fully relaxing that first day at Florblanca, I realized I didn't need the damn internet anyways; I already had everything I needed. Go to this resort. You'll be happy you did.
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