We stayed at moondrifter during the hurricane in September 2011. We were going to cancel our trip since we knew it was going to be raining and storming, but I called and spoke with the staff and they said since the hurricane wasn't going to be a direct hit, they couldn't refund all our money. We had already paid about 80% of our stay so we decided to go. I'm glad we did!
We were able to experience the beach in an environment most people don't get to see...it was pretty awesome to watch the storms roll across the ocean, and the waves were the highest I have ever seen. My kids got in beach time, and they didn't get sunburned because it was gray skies. We were next door to the club but it was a very quiet time for them. At night we could hear the music, but nothing that prevented us from sleeping. The beach was BEAUTIFUL! We were on the very top condo on the front facing the ocean. We could lie in bed and leave the curtains open on the sliding glass doors and see the ocean from the bed. It was amazing to wake up to that view! The downside to our condo - there was no ladder to the bunk beds, they were built into the wall, and it was difficult to get either one of my kids up there because if they needed to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night they couldn't get down, or back up there, so they slept on the couch. The couch had a sleeper sofa, but we all know those are miserable, so we pushed the couch and loveseat together, and my 9 yr old took the couch and my 5 yr old had the love seat, and they never had a complaint. The bunk beds are IMMEDIATELY outside the door, so no hanky panky if your kids are going to be sleeping right outside your door...The sliding doors in the bedroom leaked, so the carpet was wet for about a foot into the bedroom, but it was coming a hurricane! So who can really complain about that...Patio furniture was nice, good location, pizza place will deliver, and our unit was very clean! The price was a little steap as we booked online at priceline I think? and we were not aware there was a cleaning fee that wasn't added in to the price, so that was a struggle as we were on a budget and thought it fit. I can't say it's worth the steep price they charge...we would consider staying here if all those fee's weren't added on.
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