I've decided to forgo staying with a hotel. I know I can use DH as a last resort. I've discovered on the same budget, I can get a beachfront condo that sleeps 6. We're ok without daily maid service, and would rather have more space.
I've been using VRBO and HomeAway to find suitable rentals. I've found quite a few. Alas, the reviews for the resorts those rentals are located in are not the greatest. I'm taking everything with a grain of salt since it seems most of the reviews are for rooms that were rented through and managed by the resort. So now my questions come down to resort amenities.
Caravelle? Sand Dunes? Atlantica? Island Vista? Sands Ocean Club? What are the opinions of the grounds, the pools, the beach access, cleanliness of common areas, convenience to restaurants, etc?