I went to the Las Brisas Resort from January 19th-26th 2013. I travelled as a group of 18 people. Friends and family were among the bunch from ages 21- 50. If you are thinking about booking this resort then I can tell you it is worth the money.
Check In - The process was very quick and efficient. We were greeted with some non-alcoholic cocktails and smiles. It was in the afternoon so we were all ready to get up to our rooms to head down to the pool right away. I have never had a check in that quick, especially in the middle of peak season.
Property - Was very big and spread out. I walked down to the pool most days and took the carts they drive back up as I was staying in the farthest building. I did not find it a problem what so ever and actually enjoyed the little ride around. Also note I am 24 so as it is not a problem for me it could be if you have small children or seniors in your group if you want to walk , but if your okay with a few minute cart ride then you are good :) The men who drove the carts were very friendly and polite and quick to help you with your things.
Rooms - I stayed in the the beach club room call the mar section (blue tower). It costs extra money to stay in these rooms as they are better and you get more with your package (balcony, ocean view, bigger room, more room amenities, private restaurant, best building ect) . Was definitely more then worth it. However some people in our group chose to stay in the regular rooms and still thought they were good.
Beaches - I am not a beach person as I enjoy the more lively pool scene much better. with that said the beaches were absolutely beautiful. They have 3 beaches (not including secret beach) A snorkel beach, an activities beach and then the big regular beach. The snorkel beach was fun and I did go snorkelling. The activities beach had jet skis! I went several times and got addicted to it. It was about 40 dollars Canadian for about half an hour (they let us on a bit longer) and was well worth the money.
Pools - There were 3 pools. One being an activity pool that they had water basketball and water volleyball in every day I was there. The guys in our group enjoyed it a lot. There was also a very large pool where most people hung out, there was great music sometimes games such as aqua aerobics and trivia for prizes which was fun to watch. The other pool was the adults only pool where I spent everyday! because I am not a kid person this setting was perfect. I could tan and swim and drink and our group didn't have to be worried about small children running around when we are trying to get our drink on, its not really appropriate behaviour in front of kids, so it made me feel more at ease that it was adults only. Also had these huge steps with water flowing down them I tanned here for hours everyday So if you like the heat and like to tan this will be the spot ;)
Bars - All the bars had very fast service, the main bar in the lobby could be a few minutes if they were really busy which was not a problem with us at all. The drinks were good in my opinion however some in our group were not happy with the "caesars". The only complaint is that the bar closed at 1am, I wished it was 24 hours because I drink into the night, and like to have that as an option. However we went into town most nights so it was not really a problem.
Food - The breakfast was good for omelets and and fruits and breads. However the bacon was not good but I am not a bacon person so did not care what so ever. The lunch you can either go to the buffet or a smaller lunch bar type restaurant (snack bar). They had nachos , fries, chicken ,burgers, salads, pasta salads, sometimes fish, pizza, and many toppings. I love love loved the food here. The lunch buffet was also good but the snack bar was my favourite. For dinner we only ate on the resort 2 nights of our 7 night stay. Had the buffet both times and it was so good especially the chocolate mouse I had for dessert. I did not get a chance to try any of the a la cartes while I was there so I cant comment on them.
Service - Best service I have had at a resort period. I have stayed anywhere from a 2* to a 5* and as for service this place really had it together. "Victoria" the server who works the pools areas bringing drinks around works very hard to bring drinks down to the lazy tourists who didn't want to walk up to the bar (including us haha) We tipped her VERY well as she works very hard along with the other serving staff and bartenders. I must also say I noticed some people were not tipping her and she still served them with a smile in a timely manor good for her! But please tip the staff! they work hard for lower wages! The service at the front desk was always great. Nadia is amazing and friendly and really cares about her job and making people happy. The staff who cleaned our rooms, as well as stocked our bar fridge were always polite and kept our rooms very clean. Always had our room looking great and fully stocked with sprite, coke, bottles of water and CORONAS. Yum.
Activities - I saw an activity board that had something going on every hour at various parts of the resort. Good for people who want to participate.
Location - The location of the resort is among the mountains and just so picturesque. It was about a 5 minute ride into La Crucecita by cab. We went into town every night eating and drinking at various places and had amazing food at every spot. Casa Mayor is a must see and has the best food, coffee, drinks, and live entertainment. Right in the town square with a great view and atmosphere.
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