We are currently booked for a trip in March to the Xanadu with our college age kids. The tour operator, for reasons unknown, is offering an "upgrade" to BYC. At the late time of our booking, Xanadu looked good to us. Now I see that the rates are considerably higher at BYC, but most of the posts I've read have some negative feelings. Some are not too current, so I'm looking for the most updated info.
How are the bars, restaurants, service?
Is the beach really dirtier there?
Is it a higher traffic area (we are to be oceanfront)?
Basically, for the same money, which would be a better place for us?
We plan to do several snorkeling trips, and like that Xanadu had free kayaks to paddle out to the reef in our free time...
Whatever help you can offer will be appreciated - we have until tomorrow to decide.