This resort exceeded every expectation I had from the accommodations, service, food and especially the beauty of its location. I highly recommend looking at some of their packages, so you can really get everything this resort offers.
We took a gorgeous ride to the island via seaplane and every single one of of us just shut up in total awe at take off. The day was overcast and it was truly an ethereal experience to watch the mists slowly rising from the tips of the trees. Our breath just caught in our throats as each silhouette of these green mountains faded in and out of view.
The resort is right on the water and huge, but not too sprawling, so it's easy to get from one place to another. Hiking the local trails was a blast and I couldn't believe how many black bears we would see on a regular basis! Tons of fun events to do for everyone, like an edible journey with a guide who is simply a hoot, eco boat tours and of course, salmon fishing! If getting on a boat is not your thing, they even had little ponds to fish out of. We practiced by catching some trout before heading to the wild for the salmon!
We had a massive group, nearly 90 people and everyone unanimously agreed, all of the tours and guides were great!
The service provided here is unparalleled. You will want for nothing. Except for their help in staging your death so you can stay there forever...sssshhh.
I can't even stress the painful beauty of this place. I thought it couldn't be more beautiful, but then we went out salmon fishing. I was amped to catch some fish, but I was equally happy to just sit and watch the mist rise and fall over the pristine waters while eagles soar overhead and baby salmon leap for the skies beside us. We saw some dolphins hanging about in the distance too!
Our guide, Jeff, was very friendly and thankfully, far more skilled than we were. I was afraid I wouldn't catch anything, being the only fishing I've ever done was scooping up a goldfish out of a tank. It was a great experience! Those four hours went by like nothing and I was very sad to get off that boat!
The major highlight of this resort is the food. It's just jaw dropping and even thinking of it now makes me salivate. Expect some extreme couture food here. Despite having such a large group (89 people!) eating altogether at once, the quality of the food never wavered. The presentation of the meals were a great surprise! The culinary staff are definitely very creative artists. There is nothing boring here, right down to their tea selections. It takes some legendary skill to execute such excellence en masse.
I am absolutely convinced that the staff are all really ninjas that fly through treetops at night and ride grizzly bears during the day. Emma must be the head ninja, because she literally made impossible things happen for us.
It just doesn't make sense how amazing the staff are. Everyone! From the bartenders, servers, chefs, cleaning crew, gardeners...it's like they all carry the secret to happiness in their pocket. And perhaps they do...in the form of candied salmon.
Seriously, don't miss it.
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- Also Known As:
- Sonora Hotel Sonora Island
- Sonora Island Hotel
- Sonora Island Resort