anybody that stayed and did nothing but complain should stay home. Rooms were terrific. Asked for an upgrade and was given a great room on first floor with a great view. No problems with hot water or leaks or any of the stuff. asked for wash cloths and promply received and they were replaced regularly. Minibar was restocked daily. No problems with housekeeping. I did tip our housekeeper the first day but never say her again but others were very courteous and efficient. I didnt see a single person going around harrassing visitors about purchasing marijuana. In fact i heard several people complaining that they were looking for some and couldnt find it or staff refused to help finding some. Yes there are some tiles coming off several parts of the pools. Doesnt help little kids were helping to pry them off. They were barely even a nuisance and i didnt notice on any trip to the swim up bar. The staff everywhere were terrific. The food at the restaurants was good and i never left hungry. If i didnt see something i wanted the staff accomondated any special request. Couldnt decide on which dessert to try so they brought me all 4 at a meal. Wasnt an abundance of premium liquors but it jamaica and rum is the name of the game and appletons is as good as it gets. If you insist on a bottle of premium liquor simply buy a bottle at the liquor store on premises. Lots of great bartenders(roman,andre, owayne should be consulted for their "special drinks"). Bring or buy some larger mugs if you dont want to stand in line for the 8oz plastic cups. I usually just ordered 2-3 at a time. no worries. It would be a crime if you dont hang out around the main pool and take advantage of the entertainment staff and their many varied activities. Our first morning there we settled in early for some sun on the beach and immediately were corralled into merengue lessons. It was a blast. Those led to drinking games, other dance lessons, and several other activities to keep you busy. Look up Garrett(aka "superman"(the guy is great at everything)), happy feet, and 007. They are sure to keep you entertained. If you win one of the activities make sure you attend the shows at night to receive your prize. i missed my first one not knowing that. If you take an excursion to montego bay or negril dont waste your time purchasing liquor anywhere but at the duty free shop at the airport. and dont buy from the first place a shopping tour drops you. and be prepared to negotiate. almost nothing is sold at full sticker price.Nobody will touch their prices, especially the resort. make sure you find your way to sunset cove. Great jerk chicken for lunch and paella. The watersports team is terrific. Look up Curtis for some sailing and scuba. These guys are kind of secluded from the other staff members but the beaches at sunset cove are some of the best. There is even some decent snorkeling there. All in all our week was terrific. A couple of spot thunderstorms to cool things off but plenty to keep you occupied during those brief spells. The ala carte restaurants were all pretty good although the mexican restaurant was closed during our stay. No reservations were needed and we never waited more than 15-20 minutes for a table. Bubbas steakhouse was probably our favorite but the Jamaican restaurant was very good as well. For the money it was hard to complain about anything here and i would easily reccommend the resort to all travelers.
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