We traveled as six guests. ages 64, 55, 37,27, 25, 14. As the grandparents, we felt this resort was a little large for us with bad knees but the rest of our group did not mind the walking. They would come back in a minute. Try to get building 12 or 13.
The resort itself is beautiful, very clean and well maintained. The staff (except in the gift shops) were all extremely friendly and even with "Jamaica Time" we never had any issues getting anything. One staff member overheard me telling(not complaining) some one that I didn't have a robe in my room and within minutes he returned with one. This is just an example of the great service we received here.
Beaches - there are several but if you like to take long walks on the beach this is not the resort for you. The main beach is a walk from the main pool area but there is always carts to take you all you have to do is ask. Here you will find the water sports and other activities. Careful where you step as my daughter stepped on a sea urchin. The other beaches are great for lounging and a little swimming but it is not fine sand and water shoes are recommended.
Pool - we are mostly pool people so this is where we spent most of our time. The pool is huge and we were able to throw a ball around without getting in anyone's way. Chairs are always available however if you want one with shade then you will have to get up and play the save the chair game. The volleyball was great and the pool activities were plentiful but you never felt forced to participate. Activity staff Sunny, Happy and Percy were fantastic and remembered and called us all by name even at night when we saw them at the lounge. I would suggest that the resort do more to promote some of there activities as there were a few events that we missed. It says that you get an activities sheet when you register but we did not get one. I think its a great idea to have one in the room that you could refer to.
Room - very clean and a nice size only issue was the bed and pillows. In fact this was my only real complaint about the resort other than the size. Beds and pillows were very hard and we did not have one full nights sleep while we were there. Sleep is over-rated!! We never had any problems with towels or bar fridge replacements daily.
Food - the food is very good for an all-inclusive. We went to three different a la cartes and all were very good. Steakhouse, Italian and Jamaican. Jamaican service was very slow but the food was good. We didn't wait more than 5 minutes for any of them and we went at all different time, as late as 8:30 and as early as 6:30. One night there were line ups at all of the restaurants so we went to the buffet. I don't know why it was so busy that night. No complaints about the food at all.
Nightly entertainment - we usually went to Sports bar at night which had pool and ping pong tables and lots of TV's but they do not show any hockey games. Lots of basketball. Internet works best here and the kids managed to watch a hockey game on their computer there. Outside of the sports bar is the theatre where the staff put on the nightly shows. There were very good but the same theme as most resorts but with very talented dancers at this resort. They were very well received and viewed so go a little early if you want a good seat. At 10:30 there is a lounge that will have different bands and theme nights which were a lot of fun. There is a disco but apparently it isn't very popular according to our kids. We did not go. Casino is only slot machines and is very small. I wish there had been some table games.
Internet - is free throughout the resort very but is not very consistent, except in the sports bar. If you require consistency there are work stations in lobby which I believe that you have to pay for??
That should about cover it. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This is a great family resort and is just less than an hour from the airport.
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