What a great trip !! We are going back for sure. The hotel is big, so you'll need that map for the first day. We stayed in building 7 on the 4th floor, with oceanview, but we had a view of the pool as well, it was perfect. Except for 20 minutes of rain the first day, we had a beautiful sun filled trip for the next ten days (April 17-27, 2013). The food was great, shrimp, lobster & fish, all melt-in-your-mouth, the fruit was so delicious, the desserts fantastic. Lots of variety. Hats off to the chefs/cooks in there, they are the hardest workers there, preparing 3 services/day for 1500 or so ppl can't be easy. But they still find the time to design the incredible fruit sculptures. Nice :)
The staff works hard, memorable bartenders are Angelo, Arnaldo, Ceferino, Doroteo, and a few more whose names escape me. The beach was probably one of the nicest I've been to (Note to self, bring a boogie board next time). We walked left to the Hard Rock, nice big beach area, but a lot of debris, there were many glasses in the sand so watch out. To the right for a 45 min walk we checked out the Majestic, the Gran Bahia Principe, the Iberostar, the Riu (HUGE!!), and a few more, we agreed we had the nicest stretch of beach. Just beware of the time share type recruiters on the beach, they get you at the start of your trip, pre-tan lol They know you're a newbie & haven't yet been warned lol
All in all, it was a great escape, a relaxing paradise ... & happened to get engaged there as well !! We will absolutely go back, maybe as soon as November :o)
P.S Not one bug bite. They usually love me - Nada !!
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