The unit itself was large. Two bedrooms and a loft. The kitchen was good size. The bathroom was tiny, but there was a dressing room/make up area separate.
The downstairs shops and restaurants were cute; we did lots of shopping. The best restaurant was the Fish Market; great view, above average food. Harpoon Harrys was noisy and the food was average, but if you like that noisy, bar-ish; the view was great.
We arrived after 5:00 pm and the office was closed, but there is a security phone right next to the office, and the security officer arrived in a timely fashion to check us in. I would suggest that they have a packet of activities in the units so that if you get in late, you still have options of choosing activities. We missed a Farmer's Market that took place on Saturday as there was no information about it available.
Oldies music piped in til past 8 pm; I found that annoying. You could hear it from your room, over the t.v. sound.
Not on a beach! The closest beach was probably 30 minutes away! Be aware!
One night we happened to go to the wine tasting at the Fruit Wine shop downstairs; the owner was fun and talkative and helpful. Good deal, 6 tastes for $3.00. We also went to Charles Salon and had pedicures! My husband loved it and so did I; we got a 10% discount for the fact that we were staying at the resort.
We took a sunset cruise one night, it was too cloudy to see the sunset, but we enjoyed the boat, and the view. We booked a day cruise for later in the week, but I became ill and wasn't able to go, and the owners were very kind to refund the entire cost of the trip.
Important to have a car if you go here.
Putz alert!!! The coffee shop in the mall downstairs is called "Ornery Attitude". The owner was a jerk! I was wearing a political t shirt; I think he was attempting to be humorous when he said he wouldn't serve me because of who I supported for President, but then he got nasty and told me he felt "sorry for me". It got uglier, which was amazing to me.
We decided to go to a local coffee/cupcake shop or the Starbucks from then on. The cupcake shop is awesome; great coffee, good cupcakes and they serve alcohol as well. (In Your Face Cupcakes). I complained about the guy to the owners/managers of the property and they said it was one of many complaints they had about this man. He was a fool to be rude to a customer; we were there for a week and I have to have my coffee daily!
I wouldn't go back there, but it was okay for an experience. Not much to do, really, unless you are a fishing person, I guess.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fishermen's Village Resort Villas are located directly above Fishermen's Village Shops, Boutiques and Restaurants. An all inclusive vacation destination, each villa is 1,000 sq. feet, accommodates up to six people, two bedroom, loft, kitchen and balcony. Free bicycle loaner program, BBQ grills, pool, on site shopping, dining, water recreation activities. Daily/Weekly rentals. ... more less
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