Stayed 7nights from Sept. 22nd to 29th,2010. We found the rooms to be spacious and tastefully furnished, had a full kichen with a full size refrigerator. One elevator was down for a couple of hours and saw an Otis tech in the lobby on anothe day. The Concierge provided great service and even gave us tips on how to drive to the Natural Pool, which we did ourselves in a rented 4x4.
Only complaint was an ominous oder of some sort in the room. We don't think it was mold but smelled something like ammonia. Yet when we returned to our room on the third night we found that the floors had been washed and the oder was gone, oder did return a couple of days later. Go figure. At the resort they have a breakfast buffet at the Bistro, that you can't beat for the $, also had dinner on the beach by torch light, food was good but had mosquitos problems due to wet weather. The Bistro had bug spray for the guest.
Getting a beach umbrella and chairs were never a problem. The beach was not as crowded as others, with very little seaweed. They had a net about 100 yards out strung between the breakers, that maybe what kept the seaweed out.
Pool area is very nice, with wet bar and wading pool for the little guys. The pool is beautifully lit at night, was told by hotel staff that we could swim anytime and took a swim after 10p.m. Caught happy hour once and they had a decent band also.
The Phoenix is at the very end of the high rise section. No casino here, but if that is your thing, it is a short walk to the Weston and other Hotels on a paved sidewalk. Lots of $5 min at the card tables. Got wind of a poker tournament at the Holiday Inn, short drive with rental car then returned to piece and quite at the Phoenix.
Rental cars are available at the hotel by Avis. If you rent at the airport parking is still free at the resort. Also bus stops out front with a round trip for 2 for under $5, and are very easy to use. There are also taxis everywhere and for Harley riders you can rent a Harley at the Harley shop. Use the bus and rentals as there are great restaurants out there. We liked El Gouchos and Ruth Chris for steak, and for fish Aqua Grill, Wacky Wahoo and the Driftwood.
Rentals are a great way to see the island at your own pace, met some locals, snorkled at Arashi Beach and stop whenever you want to photograph. Brought along a small cooler to bring along on our excursions and for the beach. Saved lots of $'s doing that.
Even though the weather wasn't the greatest, we still had fun and felt for the most part that the Phoenix was apart of that fun and would definitely consider staying here again.
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