This was my third time to MB, and hopefully not my last. I went with my husband, three year old son and 8 month old daughter. We stayed at Dunes Village, which is where we stayed the last time we went.
Weather: Perfect. Sunny, hardly a cloud in the sky, not a drop of rain the entire time. Hot, but bearable 85-90 every day.
Ocean: Like bath water! A couple days a little rough, but not too bad
Dunes Village Resort: Once again, we loved it. We got a Oceanfront Angle 2 Bedroom, which we got for $99 a night because of a fall special they had going on. The condo was very roomy, the bedrooms were very large and we had plenty of space to spread out. I can't say enough about this place, the pools/indoor water parks are fantastic. My three year old assumed we should spend every spare minute in the pool! My only gripe- the staff often held up the elevators; we only had one set of elevators to get to our room on thee 14th floor and often the staff would use the elevators to go up or down one floor. It was a little irritating. But- the staff was really nice, I just wished they would use the stairs more!
Food: We ate at DVR's restaurant one day, and that was very good, however the drinks are very expensive. We also went Jimmy Buffet's Cheeseburger in Paradise. I have been there several times, and at first thought it would be hookey, but the food is actually really good. Better than Margaritaville by far. Another place that I would go back to was Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill- the seafood was fantastic. I got the grouper and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Finally, we went to Chuck's Steakhouse. Nice atmosphere, but the food was below average. For being a steakhouse, they didn't have a very big selection of steaks, def. would not go back.
Anyway, we had a fantastic time, can't wait to find an excuse to go back!
If you have any questions let me know!