A group of 15 people travelled as a family vacation. The beginning of the vacation was quite rocky since our flight had been delayed and we arrived at the hotel 3 in the morning. We were given small food boxes with a sandwich and fruits.
We settled in our rooms and were glad to get some rest. Some of our group members were placed in a separate building but we didnt mind at all. We were just satisfied that we were accomodated in the renovated section of the hotel since we had booked in advance and expected to be placed in the new section of the hotel.
The buffet was good and I preferably ejoyed the snack bar where I ate most of the stay. They had hotdogs, burgers, fries and other finger food items. We did not eat at any of the specialty restaurants since they were under renovations.
The nightly shows were great and we took part in both sections.
A major issue was the attitude of some of the workers, they can be quite careless while others such as the waitresses and maids are so hardworking. One day our toilet had overflowed without even using it, which was really disgusting. The stench and the experience was intolerable, we contacted the front desk and waited. They finally sent maintainance to resolve the issue and we agreed to stay in that room because they really did a good job in cleaning up and handling the situation. For the rest of the stay, the washroom worked well.
During our stay, we did the tour downtown where we did shopping on the streets. Beware there are several con artists that pose as currency exchangers offerring you a large rate in fact they conduct black magic. I suggest that you change your money in the hotel, your tour rep or in sae shops. It can become quite uncomfortable and irritating because they people try to hassle and haggle you on the streets. I also suggest walking with single bills and not much cash. We then visited the centro commercial mall, Sambil which was HUGE and really fascinating. The Diverland theme park was also a good experience.
The beach is not the best, quite rocky and dirty but it didnt affect me. I made use of the swimming pools and the waterpark close by.
What i enjoyed the most was the location of the resort, it was close to the waterpark, we actually walked instead of paying the extra bucks to be transported by car. Trust me use your brains and you can save alot of dollars. Parque el Agua was exilarating, it was $20 Bolivars per person i believe but its worth it. I suggest visiting early in the morning so you can enjoy the entire day.
Overall the hotel is a good selection. The atmosphere and vibes of the people are great. Truly a party resort, lots of singing and dancing. The entetainment at nights were never-ending. There were a few hiccups but i would return. We visited during the summer and I'm planning on returning during the Christmas season.
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