It is amazing how much things have not changed since Nov 2007. Last year, at this same time, SLS was getting not so great reviews. Let me say, I had a great time when I went, as I am hoping to when I go again this year. It just seems amazing to me that this hotel cannot seem to get it together. If not for the food complaints, it would be a 5 star for sure. As per my visit in November 2007, the beach is very nice ...so the beach complaints are a mystery to me. The food needs alot of improvement, but no one will starve. The rooms were nice and the staff was friendly. By the way, my prayers go out to the victims of Paloma.