So I'm checking out alternate properties for a late Jan vacation. Was considering Dreams PV, but not seeing prices low enough for what I want (given their upcoming changes). I don't want to give up on a PVR vacation yet, determined to visit this beautiful place. We typically stick to Dreams or Palace resorts for comparison. So, we don't like having to make reservations for dinner, stand in line, limited ala carte dinners, etc. For whatever reason Dreams VM wasn't as alluring to me as PV so I'm just looking outside our normal venue now.
We want to be close enough to town 10-15 mins by cab, but intend to eat mostly on resort just for convenience. Staying 7 nights, husband will dive 3 days max. We'll probably tour town or check out other towns on another day. While hubby dives, I read books and chill on the beach. Also like to join a game or two around the pool or beach if any are offered.
What I really prefer is a nice beach. I'm looking at the Sunset Plaza Beach as several have mentioned this property as a great option. Also checking Villa Premier. What I'm worried about at both of these properties is the frequency of vendors...also, do the restaurants require reservations at Villa premier or sunset plaza?
Of those 2, has anyone stayed at those and also Dreams PV and could compare the beach? Do they have umbrellas or palapas at Sunset beach (most pictures don't show any that I could see of traveler photos.)
thanks for any help.