Travelers' don't know where they're going, and tourist don't know where they is. Expectations and attitude can make a big difference in traveling....I just visited the Sea Gardens for a week and found the site and service excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is beautiful. And there are a lot of activities right at the resort. I've stayed at a few 4 diamond / 4 stars, all over the place...Sea Gardens doesn't claim to be 4 diamond, but their staff sure acted like it....The location is excellent for a leisurly vacation of lounging around. I was appreciative of everything. Sometime a vacation is what you make it...and an attitude either positive or negetive can influence one experience. The room had a beautiful view and offered almost all of the needed amenities. I will return if given the opportunity...
and although there is bus service renting a car is a good idea.
One other thing: if you plan on snorkling off the beach. You gotta get a diver down flag to swim out to the reef....so plan on spending about 33 dollars on that peice of equipment unless you decide to do the boat tour. And ask the lifeguards or do your research about where you can swim. Swimming there, by the way, is a blast....especially for someone from the Northwest. And there are amenities on site for beach activities by the way.More