arrived home April 21st
*i really have nothing to complain about other than the fact that i didn't pack appropriate clothing. i FROZE my butt off at night!!! i suggest bringing some long sleeved shirts and pants. when the sun goes down, mixed with the ocean breeze - it's cool!
*temp ON THE BEACH is about 10 degrees cooler than at pool level (during the day).
*had no issues with rooms - stayed in no. 69, top level. clean, considerate staff. tipped every other day and got exceptional service.
insight - to avoid weaving through endless paths - just walk through the activity pool area if going to main building at the front. it's WA-A-A-Y quicker.
*would recommend Arlequin restaurant for dinner. probably the best attempt at gourmet i experienced.
*la hacienda BBQ - they were charging $15USD/person when i was there ....
*secluded beach near construction (not towards BPT) - was guarded with 3 guys in combat uniforms with some pretty heavy artillery!!!! plus, there was also some guy there who insisted you pay him $1US to visit 'his' beach. it's it a gorgeous place, and you can swim for free by the rocks before you get to the sand.
off the top of my head, these are the only things that stand out. if i remember anything else, i'll post it.
oh, and if you want 'anything' - just ask a staff member ...
if anyone has any questions, fire away ...