We recently had the privilege and joy to experience 5 glorious days at this resort with a very large group (over 100) for my husband's company trip. Day 1 we were greeted with champagne and a gorgeous room. We had a catered party on the beach that night- SO MUCH FUN. We were part of the Preferred Guests area, and I definitely think it is worth it. We had a private section just for us, a private BEAUTIFUL beach, all the top shelf liquor in our PREFERRED lobby along with snacks and champagne at all times. Our room was very clean and GORGEOUS. We had a bay view, and it was so nice to wake up to see the beautiful bay every morning. Everyone who went on excursions loved them. We just stayed on the resort for the most part, except for a cruise on the Island Dreamer catamaran, which was WELL worth it!!! Overall, our experience was EXCELLENT except for a couple of snags which the resort managers truly tied to fix. Day one, my husband's iPhone was stolen. The resort ended up paying for it, and it doesn't affect the rating I will give because one thieving staff member made a bad decision- it was locked anyway, so I guess it's a nice paperweight for someone. SO, I suggest WATCHING your belongings at all times, and if any doubt, put it in the safe in your room. A few of our friends also had money and phones stolen, so if you are going to drink a little too much- leave the cash and phone in the safe. That was the one and only complaint I would maybe give, but the majority of the staff were so helpful, honest, and friendly. Here are all of the pluses:
+location- the bay is SO calm and the beach is beautiful
+clean- the entire resort was VERY clean. I have been to many resorts, and this was by far the cleanest.
+rooms- modern and very spacious, rain shower, beautiful views- a sanctuary
+room service- prompt and yummy
+breakfast- YUM. Buffet and made to order omelets, quality cheese and fresh fruit/veggies
+Lunch and Dinner- I love the "No reservations" attitude. Just make sure the men pack collared shirts and long pants. The Mexican restaurant for dinner was SO yummy that we ate there twice. Our friends did the hibachi and loved it (you have to reserve that early)
+JERK CHICKEN- You absolutely MUST find the man who grills the Jerk chicken on the beach grill and grab a few plates- AMAZING. Best lunch hands down. He grills on a cart, you walk up, get your delicious freshly grilled chicken and you are in heaven.
+Spa- glorious. I had a relaxing 80 min massage and the hydrotherapy circuit was SO heavenly, make sure you try the cold plunge pool- invigorating.
Here's a tip- TIP these people. Yes, this is an all-inclusive resort, but I still believe you should tip. Give your waiter a few bucks, tip the maid, tip the room service and bellman. Anyone who objects to that doesn't really appreciate how hard these people work to make your vacation seamless and extraordinary. Will you get better service if you tip- probably, but the service is already stellar.
I would go back to this same resort in a heartbeat- absolutely. We have been on MANY vacations, and this is hands down, the BEST- minus the stolen phone, but that is not a reflection of this resort as a whole. If you are contemplating going here...GO MON!!! and try the Preferred Suites if you can swing it- ultimate luxury. It's all Ire Mon, no worries, no problems.
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