a traveler from Travelocity.com
on January 21, 2009
My family and I stayed at the Westin Jan. 1 - 10th and had a great time!
The weather was perfect the entire time, with the exception of one day where it rained in the evening. Most times, the beach water was warmer than the pool water. Everything to do is right at the hotel including, parasailing, jet skiing, banana boats, etc. The only thing you can't do is snokel anywhere near by.
They have a concierge to assist you with any type of tours. We took the Bahama Mama Tour that take you out on a boat to snorkel with lots of fish, then off to a private beach for a great lunch, (bbq chix n ribs, corn on cob, red peas & rice) then a volley ball match. Make sure to ask for X, who will ensure you have a great time!
The Lucaya Market Place has a variety of restaurants. Be prepared anywhere/anything you eat is expensive. For a family of five for lunch or dinner would cost you $100 easily, (we shared meals). Rum Runners has great food: $4 tuna sandwich & fries, $4 fried conch fritters, $7 club sand & ff, $4 non-alcoholic smoothies. Pisces Pizza, both italian rest. are great, catch the early bird special by 6pm. Luciano's, great fine dining. Every restaurant, etc. adds on 15% gratuity. You can eat at subway: For 3- 6' sandwiches, 1 bags of chips & 1 drink for $24.00.
Snokeling at Paradise Cove was the best. You have to swim out to the coves in shallow water, but once you get there, lots of fish to see! Make sure to visit the folks at PineTree Stables. Overall the hotel staff was friendly, some more than others.
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