Had 10 days of sun, and LOTS of wind. Several of the days, it was too windy to take the kayaks out, and none of the small fishing boats down the beach were venturing out. Not a good week for a romantic dinner on the beach. We retreated to the pool for 2 days because our eyes were getting sore from all the sand. Great weather for kiteboarding though.
The wait staff at breakfast and lunch - Fernando, Carlos, and David were great, as was the hostess Elizabeth. We brought some chocolates to leave with our tips, and for the housekeepers - all graciously accepted. Slivino at Toscana restaurant was so cute, my wife wanted to sneak him home.
The new Asian restauarant, Tao Cat was very good. The beef and green curry, Chicken and vegetables, and Pad Thai were all very tasty, although different than I expected them to appear. There's only 10 tables or so, so expect a wait most evenings. but, it is next to the poolside bar, so the wait is a pleasant one.
To the two Canadian galoots that came to dinner two nights in a row wearing the same wifebeater shirts and swim trunks - was it really too tough to look decent?
And, the half dozen people that kept taking the poolside lounge cushions down to the beach - thanks for rendering the empty loungers useless.
And, finally, to the people that continue to feed the wild animals - please stip, they're not meant to be eating breads, and by the looks of them, they don't seem to be having any problem finding their own food.
It's nice with all the different colored wrist bands to see where people were from. If you are interested, you can stop by the desk, and they'll let you know which is which.
A very diverse mix of folks, and almost everybody would return my greeting.
There was one German guy that took a few attempts before he'd lighten up with the stern look though.
No issues with the vera club staff - they seemed quite friendly this year.
On Valentine's day, one of the activity staff guys spent a large part of the day wearing a depends diaper and cupid wings...
All in all, it was a great week - the room was good, everything worked, the staff as usual was great. We had some friends join us this year, and they left saying they would gladly return.