I have just returned to England from Sandos Caracol and can honestly say that I would go back there in a heartbeat if I had the chance!
After reading some reviews of places I have already stayed I decided to completely ignore some of them and make up my own mind.
I'm glad I did and can honestly say that the person that said they were BS is completely right!
I've never travelled further than Greece so the flight length was the only thing I didnt enjoy but even that was made better by the Thomas Cook staff. We were lucky and ended up with extra leg room and we didnt even mention that we were on honeymoon. The transfer was very informative and it was nice to see the other hotels that other passengers were staying in, I did get the usually nerves when you see of these wonderful hotels and wonder what yours is going to look like but I was not disappointed.
We were greeted by very friendly staff and a much needed drink. Then we went into the Elephant Bar to be given our room keys and some important information about the resort. The first view from the bar was beautiful and I wont spoil it by describing it. I could not do it justice.
From here we were driven to our room with our baggage in a small golf caddy type vehicle by another very friendly man. Our room was lovely and overlooked the adults only pool. We were honeymooners so had a welcome letter and champagne, fruit, aromatherapy products and a towel swan. It was all very nice of them. We had been hoping for an upgrade but I guess these rooms were filled with the serial complainers that we heard so much of around the pool. What these people have to complain about I can't imagine!
Nevertheless we were more than happy with our room and don't think we would have made use of the extra facilities in the suites anyway!
The other parts of the resort were also great and the animals around us were amazing, it really is quite something to share your morning sunbathing with an iguana! The food was lovely and there is plenty of choice and variety. In fact I found myself enjoying the food a little too much! Everything looked wonderful and it was very hard to decide what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Whilst there we went on the Delphinus trip organised by our Thomas Cook rep, we were picked up from the hotel and taken the place and it was amazing. I've never done anything so wonderful in my life! The dolphins were kept in great conditions and were very happy. The experience was very expensive as we went for the most expensive package but it was worth it. The photos and DVD were very good but again very expensive so we did only come away with the DVD but it was great to watch when we came home and relive the experience.
The weather was wonderful the whole time we were there and I would recommend a lot of sun screen as the majority of my tan came from the shade so the sun is very, very strong indeed!
If you are about to go to Sandos Caracol I would only be excited and don't be nervous about other comments. I'm not really sure where these people stayed but I don't think I was in the same hotel! I had the most wonderful honeymoon and only wish I could do it all again!
To anyone that is going- Have a wonderful time and I'm very jealous! I only hope you have the same amazing time we did.
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