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“Great Family vacation”
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Caribe Resort
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Reviewed April 29, 2008

We just returned from Orange Beach with another family. There were 4 adults and 4 kids sharing one condo. Everyone agreed that it was a great vacation. Coming from the Northeast, not many people know about the beaches in AL. We went during our April break and the place had just emptied out from their spring break. Our week was nice and quiet. We stayed at The Caribe. It is across the street from the beach. But we picked it because it has 8 pools, waterslides, and a lazy river. It also has putty greens, bocce and tennis. It was great for the kids to go and hang out. on their own. When we wanted, we just went across the street to the beach (in a shuttle they provide) and hung out there.

Our condo was beautiful. Although it had 4 bedrooms, none had twin beds so kids had to share beds which they complained about. But the place was really spacious and everyone could "escape" somewhere if necessary.

If you stay at the Caribe, get a unit that doesn't face the parking lot. The trash collector came every morning and made a lot of noise. So if you aren't an early riser, you would be there.

We rented thru Meyer Real Estate. They were really good and even called to do a customer care call to make sure all was well. They are open 24 hours so someone is always available. But renting thru them, we weren't allowed to use the fitness room unless we wanted to pay extra.

Pensacola, FL is only 20 mins away. We went to the air museum which was nice. We also went to downtown Historic Pensacola which was really disappointing. We left shortly after getting there. Definately not worth the trip.

The Wharf area was nice. We went there a couple of times. We had dinner at Ginny Lane's which was great. Everyone loved their food, even the pickiest eater who claimed they had the best Mac and cheese he ever ate.

Overall, I would highly recommend a trip there. It is a great family beach destination.

Thank MassMoma
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Reviewed March 30, 2008

We just returned from the Caribe for a Spring Break trip. The resort is beautiful and our particular condo (1016B) was lovely. The grounds, tennis courts, etc. were great. However, a huge problem for us and all the other people staying there was that the outdoor pools are not heated and were too cold to swim in at this time of year. People were crowding in the indoor pools and the outdoor hot tubs but were staying out of the outdoor pools and lazy river since the water was just too cold this early in the Spring and had not been heated by the sun/atmosphere enough to make them comfortable for swimming. Virtually no one dared go in them. It was so frustrating. To be fair, we knew beforehand that the Caribe doesn't have heated pools, but just didn't realize how much this was going to matter. The days we were there were in the mid-70's and sunny and yet the pools weren't used. Due to this reason, we can't recommend anyone who enjoys swimming in outdoor pools to go to the Caribe (or any other place in the area that doesn't heat their pools) at this time of year. In the summer, it would've been fine- just not early Spring. I think that if the Caribe wants to increase their Spring Break bookings, this would be something they should consider!

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Reviewed September 8, 2007

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2007

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank we-6
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Reviewed August 3, 2007

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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3  Thank Want-To-Vacation
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Reviewed July 20, 2007

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank mkrm_mo
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Reviewed July 17, 2007

8  Thank hickory123
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Additional Information about Caribe Resort

Address: 28103 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-3225
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Location: United States > Alabama > Orange Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Orange Beach
Price Range: $173 - $698 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Caribe Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caribe Resort vacation rentals in Orange Beach, Alabama are truly unlike any other. Located on over 30 pristine acres of a peninsula, Caribe Resort features the most amenities of any lodging on the island. Among Caribe Resort's luxury accommodations you will find an incredible array of pool space, along with stunning vistas of beach front sunsets. Our comforts are designed with fun in mind: over 40,000 sq. feet of pools, lazy river, tennis courts, saunas and steam rooms, game room, private beach cart service, five star restaurant, and much more. If you are looking for a unique vacation idea, our condo rentals provide a ticket to the most relaxing, picturesque, amenities-packed resort Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have to offer. Serving as both a family friendly hotel and honeymoon spot, Caribe Resort will provide an unforgettable vacation experience. ... more   less 
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Caribe Resort Orange Beach
Caribe Hotel Orange Beach

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