Hello, Minions. Yes, that's me up in the clouds on the balcony of 709 enjoying the best condo on the entire island, waving to you down below.
My favorite part is the balcony. Huge and private. Chaise lounges, regular chairs, tables/chairs, a wonderful hot tub and a view that is unequaled. We arranged to have massages on the balcony and it was incredible. The waves, the sun going down and faint music and laughter from a wedding at Sunset Grill.
Everything is there. Dishes, wine glasses, comfy furniture and beds. Purified water dispenser, coffee maker, ice chests. The upgrades that have been made recently are fantastic. Larger bathroom, gorgeous new sinks (the bamboo one is super cool!), beautiful tilework and more closet space. Bravo!
Beach towels and umbrellas/chaise lounges are available at no charge on the beach in front of the hotel, two sparkling clean pools, a shower by the pool to rinse off sand (I know that seems like a little thing, but I like it). The hotel is perfectly situated on Playa Norte with a one block walk into town for dining/shopping.
I only rated the 'spa' and 'breakfast' as average because we didn't partake of either.
I always feel like a Princess, but even more so when I stay in 709.More