Stayed for 2 weeks in May.
This is a timeshare resort on Dickenson Bay which is very pretty but remote.
There are very few local bars and restaurants as Sandals is right next door and this is All Inclusive which means local business' struggle to attract sufficient customers.
The accommodation was very clean and cleaned every day.
The Gardens are very pretty with a large varied collection of trees and shrubs.
The pool is pretty but only rarely cleaned so usually full of various types of vegetation which has been blown in - especially on Saturdays when the lawns are mowed and lots of grass ends up in the pool.
We were eaten alive by mosquitoes so don't forget your spray's - we did and it was a painful lesson.
The reception is cool and has many ideas for trips and excursions however the Reception staff are not very communicative and look miserable so we tended to ask the local taxi drivers who didn't seem to need an email message to let their faces know they were happy and smiled a bit.
I can only assume they are family members of the proprietors as they wouldn't get employed in a service industry otherwise.
Dickenson Bay is remote from St Johns and around a $20 taxi ride each way. It will be up to you to ascertain if that is EC$ or US$. It is a local scam to quote prices in dollars and when the price is agreed to state that the price is US dollars which equates to 2.6 times more expensive than the equivalent amount in EC$.
I recommend the Sunday trip to Shirley Heights which is organised by reception when they can be bothered.
Also recommend the Catamaran trip around the Island on Tuesdays on the Wadali Cat, see Jacob the Rasta man on the Beach for bookings.
Recommend C&C wine bar in St Johns for a drink and cheap eats - ask the taxi driver its easy to find at the Cruise ship quays.on Radcliffe Quay.
And say Hi to Evelyn a really nice, friendly, beach trader selling handmade trinkets.
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