It was just the 2 of us in the 2 bdrm condo. We were disappointed that we were giving a second floor room which overlooked the 'nature pool'. We are owners in St. Thomas and had traded the week, but the speech that we received was that the higher floors were for the resort owners. The condo had everything that you need to cook breakfast everyday - we mostly ate dinner out, but there are grills available for a nice steak dinner. Another odd thing is that the resort does not have chairs and umbrellas for guests. We knew this ahead of time, and brought our own - but it is something that visitors should know ahead of time. The pools are nice - people do reserve them even though there are signs advising not to. We went to Pool Bar Jims - not really impressed with the frozen drinks, but the mojitos were very good - although pricey.
We rented bikes from the resort - went out to the lighthouse, and down to Coligny. Some of the restaurants we ate at - Vine, Eat!, Lowcountry Backyard, Skull Creek Boathouse, and One Hot Mama's. Highlights were the shrimp and grits at Lowcountry Backyard, and fried chicken from One Hot Mama's - although none of the meals we ate could be considered bad. The concierge who contacted us prior to arrival got us reservations at Eat and Skull Creek.
The jelly fish were out the week we were there - mid August - the lifeguards had warning flags out, and had vinegar spray bottles. Both of us were stung on the first day, but they got better as the week went on. The location on the beach is nice - although there is public access to the beach - there is not as much parking available as at Coligny, so it is not as crowded.
All in all a relaxing vacation - we won't return - the drive from PA was a little overwhelming, and unless airfares come down - it's too pricey with factoring a rental car, and renting beach equipment as well just doesn't make sense.
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