Let me start off by saying we booked Breathless at first, but it was new and had bad reviews, we paid MORE money to come to the reserve b/c of the glowing reviews. Got there, the beach was OK, it was filled with broken furniture and just looked so worn out and disorganized. It was so windy that day (not the resort's fault) but the ocean was impossible to swim in and you couldn't lay out. We went to the bar, NO TOP SHELF!!! You have to PAY MORE FOR IT!! Are you freaking kidding me???? we paid MORE money toy come to this resort that was advertised with ALL INCLUSIVE PREMIUM LIQUEUR. We have only stayed at Secrets which is an AM resort and they know how to do unlimited luxury right... not to mention the bracelet that left dug into my wrist from having to sleep with it on... well I didn't really sleep as the walls are paper thin, I heard children SCREAMING all night and house keeping and other workers, and the TRAMS, they are gas powered and are SO loud, I was in tears our first night and called our cheap Caribbean rep to switch back to Breathless and we had to pay MORE money again to leave the resort. The people were very friendly though, no one was rude. But this is not 5 star, and the ADULT pool was teaming with CHILDREN. You just can't escape them!!! The food at the Gabi buffet was all inedible, I am not picky either, I love buffets but the meat was so fake tasting and dry, I couldn't eat it. Maybe if we stayed longer than 1 night and tried the al a cart places it would have been better but we didn't want to chance it. Over all, this place is average, maybe if you've never been to an AM Resort brand then this place is like paradise but I guess we got spoiled at Secrets and Breathless to appreciate a resort such as The Reserve. Our room was very dilapidated too, and the light switched... WTF nothing makes sense!! The room had so many broken things in it, the shelf below the sink was broken, the doors on the "kitchen" were all busted up some didn't open they were nailed shut and the knobs missing... I mean come on... you can't charge that much $$ for a 2-3 start quality experience... I'm sooooooooo glad we switched to Breathless but sad we wasted a day at the Reserve.
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