Overall a great vacation. One of the best parts of the hotel was the quiet beach with loads of tree cover. The pool area was extremely hot and muggy (no breeze), but the beach under the palm trees was amazingly cool with a fantastic breeze and shade. It seemed that the trees provided a cooler shade than the straw umbrellas that other hotels had.
The food was good and we had an easy time making reservations for the restaurants.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
For larimar and other shopping, we were able to negotiate cheaper prices at the shops on the beach (if you are looking at the beach, turn right and walk about 20 minutes down to the point on the beach). Just be prepared to haggle (we got items for 25% to 35% of what was originally quoted).
The downside was that the rooms lack adequate climate control. Our first room (3019) was extremely damp and smelly, 3119 was a bit better, and 3219 was again better. Even at that, because the bathroom has no fan or circulation, the closet was also extremely damp (made my clothes smell).
A final tip, if you book through Delta Vacations to get the amenity credits, you may be disappointed like us- they are basically discount coupons for only 25-50% off services. More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included