We stayed at the Farallon section in the superior room from March 13-20 2014.We had a great time and received a great value even with a few minor quirks.
The hotel is quite clean and staff is friendly.The rooms were nice and comfortable and most have good views.
The pool at the Farallon and Marea section were nice and always warm.We never had a hard time getting chairs at the pools or beach.Even though our trip partially overlapped the March break the hotel didn't seem anywhere near capacity.The beach is unswimable at the Farallon but is ok at the Marea and is a relatively short walk.It is dark sand so gets quite hot.
The restaurants are adequate though unspectacular.The spit roasted pig was great though.Snack bars are convenient and provide decent burgers ,fries,etc.
If your into hiking the hills beside the hotel provide some decent trekking.We found the easiest access behind the tennis courts.I recomend going on windy days to help keep the bugs away.
The evening shows were casual and fun.The entertainers genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves.Our 8 year old girls had a blast dancing along.
The VIP package is a definite no brainer.It includes a scenic sunset cruise,2 trips to cayo blanco,late checkout and in room safe as well as room upgrade.
Cayo blanco is an island with a nice white sand beach and includes drinks and a delicous barbeque.Washroom facilities are the only negative here.Toilets have no water so no flush and there is no doors on stalls and no sinks.An outhouse with holding tank would be preferable.Pass on this trip if you have an upset stomach that day,trust me.
Bugs at dusk and at night at the beach bar can be quite nasty.No-see-ums I guess they are and pack a mean bite.Bug repellent didn't really help us.The price we pay for this beautiful natural surroundings.
Don't forget sunscreen or toothbrushes! I forgot both at our Toronto hotel.I guess it must be hard to import such things because neither of the hotel stores carry either and our Sunwing rep had no idea were we could obtain any,She didn't even think it would be available in town.Crazy that the store would have a large variety of shampoos,hair sprays and even dye but no sunscreen?!
If you are a diver the prices are very reasonable and pretty scenic.$35 per dive including equipment and the gear we rented was actually pretty good and new.
All in all I was glad we chose this hotel and will likely be coming back.
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