Love, love, love this resort. The resort consists on 5 buildings. 4 are together and the Kingfish is separated by an apartment building. I stayed in the Cobia building in a two bedroom unit.
If you are not a owner at the Marriott it could be hard to get an ocean front if exchanging through Interval International (understandably so). I found that if you place a request, they will try their best to fill it. Tip: request the building you like and ask to be put as close to the front and as high as you can get. Palm trees could block your view, so fourth floor or above would probably be best. All of the buildings are great. We really enjoyed staying at the Cobia building because it was close to all of the action.
Request Kingfish building if traveling without children or if you have a small child (age 4 or less) you'd want this building because of the zero entry pool, and it is less crowded. Plus there is a bar right next to the pool. Additionally, you can watch the boats go in and out of the inlet at this building only. It also has its own hot tub.
Our 2 Bedroom:
We couldn't have asked for more. The unit was recently updated and absolutely gorgeous. Super clean! The beds were comfortable, the Jacuzzi tab in the master bath was wonderful, the second bedroom was its own little suite with its own balcony and kitchenette. The unit was large and spacious. The washer and dryer came in handy, and we called the front desk to replace our room towels at no cost. We didn't get daily maid service however, I believe you can request it for a fee. We enjoyed not being interrupted each day by a maid. There was a trash drop right on our floor. Perfect!
Tip: When you check-in ask for more keys than what you think you will need. Leave one in your beach bag, purse, and with each person on in your party because you will need them to use the elevators throughout the resort.
The grounds are lovely!! Mini golf, Shuffleboard, Ping-pong, video games, kids spray water zone were are all free! There are bench swings, hot tubs, and grilles throughout the resort area. There is a list of activities each day. Some of the activities were 80s night, karaoke night, root beer floats, flag football, hula hoop contests, dance contest, sand making, candle making, Tie-dye T-shirts, and Barbecue night. Some activities were free and some had a minimal fee. It was nice to always have an option to get involved or not.
The ocean was the best!!! The water was beautiful and I am not one to usually go in ocean water. I loved it because you could see straight to the bottom. Very clean, clear, and very blue. We opted to purchase the use of beach chairs. It was not cheap but worth it for extra relaxation. We paid about $25 a day and he will give you a free day if you're staying five days or more. That included two chairs a small table and beach umbrella. Tip: book for less days than you think you'll need- rain could interfere with your beach visits. If you need the extra days he will give it to you at the discounted $25 a instead of $30 if you ask. You can also bring your own chairs and set up wherever you like on the beach. Much of the beach has a sand hill to go down to reach the water. Looks intimidating but is very easy to get up and down. Each day we brought a small cooler filled with beer and other drinks to the beach. So many people do it. Relax and enjoy :)
We especially like the surrounding area. Walking at night or during the day was safe. I did not use my bug spray at all. Johnny Longboats and Two Drunken Goats are located to the right of the resort. We walked there quite a bit. The marina is close within walking distance. Thursday nights they have a craft show. Tip: If you want a drink, stop at the gift shop at the Marina and purchase can of beer for as little at $1.40. Then relax and enjoy your drink as you walk and look at the crafts. This is much cheaper then buying from the restaurant.
Our stay was absolutely sensational. We will most definitely return. I highly recommend the Marriott Ocean Pointe.
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