I have been going to Vero for almost 17 years. My family has owned a time share with the Reef for the entire time. Last year the resort was basically demolished because of the hurricanes. This was the perfect time for the Reef to redo the outdated facilities they had. I was not impressed with the rebuild at all.
The new appliances are cheap and do not perform well. The refrigerator is located in the corner where the door cannot open all the way to get into the drawers of the refrigerator. We didn’t have any patio furniture and had to ask the front desk for table and chairs (Patio furniture was on most of the patios). There was no TV in the bedroom and I am not sure if there will be based on the location of the cable line. There is a large piece of plywood attached to the ceiling where the AC vent comes in. It looks very tacky and not up to code. The bathroom is nice but very dark. We were there for 7 days and had to request an additional roll of toilet paper since the maid service doesn’t think it is necessary to replenish. I think the worst part of the trip were all of the ants in the condo. When I called the front desk, they said I can come down and get 2 ant traps (no more). I asked to be moved to an un-infested room and the refused. Do not get me wrong, this just wasn’t a few ants; it was hundreds of little red sugar ants. On the second to last day we found a large dead cockroach under our sink. We had to call the front desk and leave a note for the maid service to remove the carcass.
Outside the beaches are still covered with debris from the hurricanes and you must wear shoes at all times outside. The pool area is nicer than it was. The hot tub is nice also. The decrepit basketball court is an eyesore. It also doesn’t help that the Reef keeps it’s dumpsters in the open at the end of the parking lot. A storm came through each night and I was picking garbage off of the rental car the every morning. Bobby’s is the same old dark place it has always been, nothing special. You are better off going to Tango’s on Ocean Drive.
If you are looking for a nice place to go, Vero is the place. I just can’t recommend the Reef at this time and I am an owner of a time share there. There are not many options right in the beach front but it seems the Holiday Inn was in a lot better shape than the Reef. I will still go down next year to see if anything has changed. I will update if anything does.
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