We are looking at playa grande to stay for a week the end of July. We are a couple in our early 30's. Last year we were at the RIU Santa Fe and did not like it.(food, service , rooms and location terrible) I have found low rates for that time and was hesitant that there may be construction or something going on. I found a rate of $164/night for a deluxe ocean view room. For $34 extra per night they would give us a luxury ocean view. Is it worth it to go with the luxury room? Is there a difference? How far of a walk is it to downtown/marina? Is it safe to walk at night? Also the ridge is available too for a little more, is it worth it?
If not playa grande, what other places should we consider staying at that will be walking distance to marina.