We are heavier and tanner than when we left - LOL. Loved the place! It is NOT like other resorts. It is small, 144 capacity and when we were there last week it was up to 100. The beaches are small, not meant for walking - meant for laying and being pampered!!! Very few rooms have walk out balconies, the majority are french balconies. Everyone there is so polite and professional - that is until you get to know them and start cracking jokes with them. The rooms are nice and comfy - DO go with the royal plan, trust me on this one!!!! Once you start signing your "checks" for your meals and drinks you will be thankful for it. Getting reservations for Papillon and Flambe arent that hard, but do them as soon as you know when and where you want to go to make sure. With the Flambe once booked you have to pick your food ahead of time in order for them to have things prepared for you (first time I've ever seen soup set on fire!!) You pick out appetizer, soup, salad, entree, desert - and watch them prepare it in front of you. I cannot tell you how pampered you will feel there. You can easily get spoiled rotten. The bad part of the trip was getting there. That road to Ocho Rios is BAD!!!!!!!! Because of the roads we didnt get a private car transport like it says in brochure, we got a van that we shared with another couple who came in at the same time we did. And as it was raining hard then we were glad it was a van, but that ride was rough! The food was great, not your typical American sizing and not your typical salty, sweet, greasy fare either. The food was where you could taste the food itself. Just watch out if you order the jerk spareribs from the beach grill - can you say SPICY!! but the meat patties were the best I've ever had in Jamaica. If and when you go say hello to Natalie, Damian, Cleon, Dalan, Terri Ann, Ralston, Gary, and Peter Fraser and Suzanne Middleton. Tell them the couple who celebrated their 30 year anniversary said hello and we miss them. And if you go shopping at Taj Majal and go into the House of Diamonds tell Mad Max that I love my necklace he created for me (and gave us a great deal on) and he is STILL a nut!!!!!!!! LOL
Any questions you may have just let me know.