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Sunset Beach Resort Questions

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Sunset Beach Resort Questions

3 weeks to Sunset Beach Resort and have some questions:

1. I've read that vendors are allowed in twice a week. Does anyone know when and what they sell?

2. I've read that day trippers from the cruise ships use the resort. Does anyone know what days and if it the pools & waterpark get crowded as a result?

3. Traveling with 3 kids who will want to watch a bit of TV before bed. How's the TV? Do they have Disney channel, etc?

4. Is there a casino on the grounds?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Sunset Beach Resort Questions

Just back from 2 weeeks in SSB

1. Saw vendors about 2x/week. Sold Jamaican shirt/shirts/coverups/t-shirts/assorted nic-naks/carved wood items. They also had an auction about 2x week selling paintings. I am not much of a shopper so didn't buy much. They have Bingo one night/week so your kids can win souvenirs.

2. Cruiseships seemed to be there about 2x/week. Not sure of the days. Was a bit busier, but not crazy. Always had chairs to sit on and buffet was manageable.

3. They had a good selection of T.V. for kids. Cartoon network, Disney and a few others.

4. There is a small Casino with Slots only. Didn't meet anyone who thought it paid out very well.

Hope this helps. We had a great time. We went during Canadian Spring Break and U.S. college break and were quite comfortable and never waited very much for anything. Only really complaint from others was waiting for snorkling equiptment. Best to bring your own

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2. Re: Sunset Beach Resort Questions

1. Just want to mention that vendors were there during the day (late morning)when we were there, which surprised me. I have stayed at other resorts and vendors were always there at dinner time. They were located in the center of the resort outside the buffet restaurant, but our room was near the water park and it would have been easy to miss them completely since I didn't usually head in that direction during the day.

2. I met some people from the cruise ship one day, but the resort was large enough that it certainly didn't feel crowded. In fact the water park was the only area that ever looked crowded, and it certainly was not a problem. The pools are all large enough to accommodate everyone. One day I just noticed that there were a lot of people there.

3. I agree with the suggestion to bring your own snorkel gear. They had plenty of flippers but masks and snorkels were in very short supply.

4. They had more tv stations than we have at my house but you'll have to monitor it. They had one channel that you wouldn't want your kids to watch.

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3. Re: Sunset Beach Resort Questions

Thank you for your responses. I have a feel for what to expect now.