My husband and I stayed at this resort in December of 2013. They had just changed ownership and were doing some renovations but nothing that disrupted the guests. We started out with a room that had plumbing issues, sometimes the toilet would flush, other times not. We were finally given another room only to be moved again to an upgraded room because once again, plumbing issues. It turned out to be right on the ocean. What a spectacular view! (And this time no plumbing issues! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay). We don't require much and complain very little so this was a pleasant surprise.
As I said, the resort just changed ownership so the staff was new also. They had only been working as a team for 3 weeks when we arrived but it seemed as if they had been working together for years. They did everything in their power to be accommodating, especially the animation staff. They kept us busy morning, afternoon and evening. The shows were great. Special hats off to Victor one of the dance troupe. Happy, one of the animation staff made it a point to get around and say Hola to everyone.
The only thing I can say as a negative was, you had to walk out so far before you could swim, but that's mother nature. The water was crystal clear and beautiful with it's different shades of blues and greens. It was entertaining to watch the kite boarders but also a little dangerous. There are areas which are clearly defined to be swimming areas but the boarders still managed to monopolize this area, but once again inexperience of some of them and mother nature made it difficult for them to avoid the swimming area. We were even offered a free lesson from the onsite expert and some of the boarders themselves.
There is no bank on this site but you are shuttled to an adjacent hotel to use this service. You don't really need too much money as the resorts on this area are a few hours away from any town, (I believe the nearest one is Moron). The adjacent hotel Iberostar has a few shops and vendors if you want to buy souvenirs.
Food is pretty good. At least I didn't lose any weight on this trip. Snacks are offered at the pool bar and in the lobby bar ( the 24 hour bar) after hours.
I will definitely return next year, if nothing else just to see the improvements they have made to the grounds.
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