Stayed for 10 days in a standard honeymoon suite and loved the improvements since last year! Here are the highlights of changes since our last trip: Pool lounges have new, thick cushions that are super comfy and they cover them up every night to keep them clean and dry. Rooms - although they have not yet updated the rooms, they are improving what they can in the meantime. The closet doors now have brand new full length mirrors, and the entire resort has scented toilet paper. It smells like baby powder. Not that big a deal, you think? Well, it does make the bathroom smell nice all the time. The beds are SO comfy! We meant to strip the bed to try and find out what was under the sheets, but forgot. The resort is kept immaculate, but the age is showing on the balcony doors in the rooms - some of them are very hard to open and close because the tracks are old and corroded. Also the pool is showing its age with missing/broken tiles on the pool bar stools and elsewhere. But still gorgeous overall.
Food - Improvement in the breakfast and lunch buffet - last year I complained especially about lunch because the salad buffet was boring, standard greens and add-ins. This year we had creative salads and a ceviche or similar seafood salad every day. My favorite was fresh spinach with blueberries, strawberries, and blue cheese. They still have the made-to-order omelets and hot buffet items at breakfast as well as small muffins, rolls, and fresh breads. We were fortunate to be at breakfast twice when special treats came fresh out of the oven - a mini-chocolate filled croissant one day and a fresh mini-donut the other day. Love the size of the pastries - petite so you can have one or many per your desire. Lunch still has the fresh meats/poultry/seafood selections that you give to the chef who cooks it to your liking, with any/all add-ins and spices you want. Missing from lunch buffet every day was guacamole. I know California had a problem with their crop but Mexico is the world's largest producer so I didn't understand this. I asked for it one day for lunch and it wasn't a problem to get it. At the pool, when you order a side of chips it automatically comes with guacamole and pico de gallo.
Poolside food was delicious with one exception. They cooked something special on a grill every day - this was spectacular. I had grouper ceviche twice because it was light and the flavor was amazing. However, the third time I ordered it, it was completely tasteless. I simply doctored it with guacamole and pico de gallo and it was fine. The pizzas on the third floor are awesome and their salad selection has improved.
You must go to the Chef's dinner - held on Wednesdays. Use your resort credit. It was very special - food was amazingly good and they had wine pairings. Chef had a great sense of humor - as he finished showing us how to prepare each course, a long line of waiters came out with that course hot from the kitchen and placed it in front of us. Seriously - this is not to be missed.
The only thing we were disappointed with was that even though overall the food was wonderful, since our expectations of every meal were high the bad meals were really bad. The Italian restaurant changed their menu while we were there and although we heard the scallop appetizer was not good, two of our party ordered it and had to send it back because it was raw. Plus there seemed to be a tendency to overcook grilled fish to the point of drying it out completely. My feeling is that if you got a good chef, the food would be good, but not all chefs were up to the task.
Ending on a good note - the service is spectacular! Everyone is so friendly and helpful. One day we were pursued by a butler in the lobby with cool wash cloths and water after he saw us come in from our walk. The person who is usually out there was busy, so he took it on himself to get the the wash cloths and water and run after us! But the thing we felt that we were most impressed with was the smiles - made us feel good to be there!
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