Maybe it was the fact that I was meeting my Long Distance Partner at the airport in Orlando to stay at his time share on Cocoa Beach. We had been apart for 17 months!!! Maybe it was the incredible weather, despite the fear of Hurricane Earl or maybe it was the fact that the resort was just so nice...
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we had an incredible time. With a fully stocked kitchen we were able to cook together and only went out for dinner once to a Chinese Buffet down the road past the Air Base. Sorry can't remember the name of it but it's fairly new. The grocery store Publix is just down the road from the resort which made for easy access to everything we needed including a bottle of wine and some beer!! Can't shop for those items in Canadian grocery stores.
We didn't try the resort's restaurant, but only because we are not fans of "Authentic" mexican food. The pool bar was a nice plus if you felt like a cool drink and the lady working there was very helpful and friendly. In fact all of the staff at the resort were exactly that - friendly and eager to serve.
With the option to decline maid service we were able to just have a really quiet stay. We did get our towels replaced mid week and the bathrooms were cleaned.
We received daily messages on our in room phone regarding "events" which was nice too.
There's a lot to do at the resort too. Although we hit the resort at a bit of a "down time" regarding tourism/guests, things were still happening.
The beach was okay - not a typical tropical destination beach - ie. no Cabana's or palm trees but you can rent umbrella's and beach lounges if you like. I guess this is because of the possibility of hurricanes. It would be costly to replace these extras on an annual basis if the area were hit by a hurricane. Once you adjust to the lack of vegetation on the beach and realize that the waves are absolutely so much fun, you really don't care anymore. The pool was great while we were there but I imagine can be frustrating when it's busy as it's a little on the small side.
This is a great place for a family vacation or even a romantic getaway. The sunrises and sunsets were phenomenal. So many wonderful memories for my partner and myself.
We only made it to the Kennedy Space Centre but thought it was amazing - you need a little more than a day to take it all in and can get your ticket stamped so you can return.
The only thing I can say that might be a bit of a negative is that the hotel seems to have gone through some upgrades and really only needs a little more sprucing up. Otherwise, it's just fine.
We hope to be back one day on a repeated basis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on beautiful Cocoa Beach, yet close enough to Orlando and all major theme parks to "truly have the best of both worlds"; The Resort on Cocoa Beach is a premier destination in the Cocoa Beach area. We are located just minutes away from Port Canaveral and all major cruise terminals. We offer deluxe two bedroom, two bath condos with full kitchens. There is an endless array of fun activities both at the Resort or just minutes away. Enjoy surfing, golfing, kayaking, parasailing, deep sea fishing and Kennedy Space Center just to name a few! ... more less
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