First off, I have learned so much through this forum! Brooklin - you are awesome! With your helpful map and suggestions, we have booked the Bahia Esmerelda for five nights for a surprise Christmas trip with our kids: 21, 18 and 13 who are very adventurous eaters so we wanted a resort with good food and as much luxury as possible. I understand the 13 year old would not be welcome at the Ambar ala carte, but my consider a reservation there for the hubby and I. My question is if the big kids want to take little sis with them exploring the rest of the Bahia complex, will there be restrictions by wristband color, i.e. if they go somewhere alcohol is served (only my 21 year old son will be partaking) will they not be allow in with her? Say, a sports bar or somewhere else fun?
Second question: would it be worth it to get the butler service for my husband and I? What about tips for butler service?
Pools & Beach: that map is so helpful! But what about what looks like the big pool complex right on the beach - between Ambar and the Esmerelda...is that the most happening? Can we hang out there and get drink service (with our 13 year old in tow?) Does the drink service only work at the local Esmerelda pools? What about getting up early to secure chairs at the pool and beach? Do you get beach chairs reserved by yourself and is the Esmerelda beach roped off?
I'm sure I will think of other questions - really appreciate the help!