Overall, this was a wonderful experience for my wife and I. This trip was a gift my wife and I gave to each other in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. It also just happened to be my wife's birthday for the first day of our stay. I had mentioned it to the staff in the Don Pablo lounge when we checked in, and when my wife & I returned from dinner that first night, we were overwhelmed with how the room had been decorated with lit candles, balloons, rose pedals, and a bubble bath that had been prepared for my wife to enjoy. In addition, they left us a bottle of iced down champagne with two glasses. This was extremely thoughtful and wonderfully overwhelming!!
The resort is beautiful. I understand it is only 5 years old, so it is in extremely good shape. The landscaping and gardens are kept up beautifully! You can't go wrong with the half dozen restaurants. The Dolce italian restaurant was our favorite. Set right on the water, the view is breathtaking! We were able to take in the unbelievable sunset, which I took many pictures of, and also played photographer for a number of other couples.
We stayed in Bldg 24, which is one of the newest additions and part of the Don Pablo collection. We highly suggest you request this location with an upper floor (ours was on the 5th floor, room 24501). We had a corner unit, so we were able to view our pool, the gardens, ocean, and mountains.
The beach area is a little walk because it is to the opposite side of the resort from where we were, but not too awfully bad. There is separate location for the Don Pablo guests, but we preferred to walk down to near the very end of the beach, where there were trees to lay under or just enjoy the sun. This area was breezier, too, which was nice. This location also had a restroom, plus a small bar hut serving up any type of drink you wanted.
This resort was truly paradise, and we would highly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 3 lake-style pools 3 Jacuzzis Large sun terrace with gardens, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (20% discount on some treatments) Sports facilities: gym, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, football pitch Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (additional charge) 2 main restaurants 5 speciality restaurants 5 Bars 1 Snack bar Exclusive terrace bar serving Premium drinks Private check-in/out Late check-out subject to availability 18 hole golf course. Pueblo Principe: stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 70 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: Four poster king size bed or 2 full size beds Pillowtop mattresses Air conditioning Ceiling fan Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Sitting are with sofa Balcony or terrace with sea view Fully-equipped bathroom with separate shower, hydromassage bath tub, wash basin, magnifying mirror and hair dryer Bathro be and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Ironing set Beach towels in rooms 24 hour room service Butler service in rooms (available on request) Evening turndown service Pillow menu Safe (no additional charge) Internet and international newspapers and magazines in the Club House WiFi (no additional charge 24H) Aroma menu Bahia 'au Naturel' (over 18s only): The hotel has a nudist bathing area apart from the other areas ... more less
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