True, there is not a ton to do but if relaxing is what you are looking for; this is a great resort to do just that! My husband and I were looking for exactly that.
The resort is mostly clean...now I have to say the poor resort just wasn't always able to keep up with the disgusting people who littered like crazy all over the place. There were plenty of garbage cans to dispose of the refuse but many people just left their garbage as they pleased.
The food was repetitive. As a vegetarian, I was left to eat mostly potatoes and pizza as there wasn’t a lot of vegetable dishes to choose from. The food though was ok; my biggest complaint was that it wasn’t hot. It did get better as the week went on. They have new chefs who were already making improvements to the taste and quality of the food, but as the one chef said that they do the best with what they have…and it isn’t much! We need to keep things in perspective. My husband and I ate at Grille 66. The food was so delicious and hot!
We never had any issues with the bar. The lobby bar was the best bar by far! Just take a look at how organized and efficient they are taking orders from the servers while pouring drinks for the patrons coming up to the bar. We never had to wait more than a minute for service. Danny was truly an amazing bartender- he works long hours and always was smiling and made the best rum punches!
The beach was simply amazing. You can walk for miles and the sand is never hot. If you go to the right towards the rocks, there are reeds and a rocky bottom that have lots of fish to check out while snorkeling. We saw an octopus and many lionfish.
The one thing this resort does do well is their service. The maids, Odalys and Vivian were so sweet. They left us candies and notes and turned down our bed a few times during the week even though we weren’t diamond club members. The staff at the buffet were very attentive, never letting our glasses get empty. Very friendly staff, right from the groundskeepers to the manager!
Our room was located right next to the marketplace which was surprisingly quiet yet also very convenient. There were many great items for everyone and the prices were so cheap (I thought so anyways so I never felt it necessary to barter)
I would recommend this resort because the pluses do make up for some of the negatives!
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