Yes, we would go back. It is a lovely resort with fabulous sunset views and attentive service. The food is excellent, and I don't mean it's good for an all-inclusive. It's just great food that we would pay for in a regular restaurant. The spa is superb and would rival the best in the US. Our jacuzzi on the balcony was our favorite part of the place. The room was swanky with huge towels, soft robes, slippers, turn down service, etc.
The reasons I gave 4 stars instead of 5: scratchy sheets; limited choices for room service; and a high pressure sales pitch to get you to join their vacation club. Avoid the trap at all costs. It is a time share pitch for a $20K "club." Yes, you might get a free massage or other incentive, and if that's worth a headache and 2+ hours of your vacation, go for it.
NOW and Secrets are on the same property and share restaurants. Unless you just loathe kids, Secrets probably wouldn't be worth the extra money as you end up in the NOW section for a lot of amenities anyway. Kids were only annoying in the pool.
The morning buffet and the options for dinner were fantastic. Avoid the sushi section of the Japanese restaurant if you're picky about sushi; it was just so-so. Everything else we had (mostly fish) was very well prepared and presented. Note to vegetarians: you'll do OK here if you ask lots of questions and ignore what the menu says. An educated vegan will be all right as well. Note that the alcoholic beverages during dinner are limited to house wines, which were pretty good. Also, there is a dress code for guys for dinner: long pants, collared shirt, closed toe shoes. The servers try to take your entire order at once, but you can let them know you want to take your time and they'll slow down the pace. They also made great recommendations, so don't hesitate to ask.
The trip into town is a $5 cab ride or you can walk. We felt safe when we were out in the evenings.
Overall, NOW was a great value booked with Orbitz at the tail end of low season. We recommend it.
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