We arrived Tuesday and were pretty happy. The resort was clean and the food was good. Tues Thru Fri I was impressed with the cleanliness. Our room was always very clean, as was the lobby and buffet dining room. The Gourmet restaurant was very clean n the food was good. All the employees were very nice and helpful. You could not ask for a better Maitre D. He had a special meal prepared for our anniversary.
Fri thru Monday. There were so many people in the pool, you could hardly get in. It could not have been sanitary. They did keep kids out of the adult pool which was a first in all of the many resorts we have stayed at, but the adults sat on the steps and wouldn't let anyone in. It was an infinity pool so this was the only way in. The pool bathrooms were so nasty. With that many people, they should have hired more help. We just went to town not even wanting get in the pool. There were plenty of beach chairs n we would've just gone into the ocean to cool off, but there was a big drop off making it hard to get out n in of the ocean.
The other thing that bugged me was the disorganization. They never knew when the only restaurant, the Gourmet was going to be open, if when or where the shows would be. I missed the treat of dressing for dinner then always having a nice show.
The location was nice. Only $10 for a taxi to town. The bus stop was just outside the grounds.
A nice clean hotel with nice people Tues thru Fri.
Fri thru Mon, the humongous amount of people n dirtiness at the pool have made my cecision not to go back.
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