a traveler from Travelocity.com
on April 1, 2009
Had a perfectly lovely time. Beautiful grounds, view of the water from the open-air restaurant, fabulous breakfasts, personable staff. Our cabana had solid rock walls and a stained glass window! Private and safe. In 10 days I heard one person cough. VERY peaceful, very quiet. Slept very well. (The penthouse suite was beautiful, but the nightclub across the street kept my husband up.) Loved the big tub. Balcony was decorative only, disappointing. Pool area was picturesque, with a view of the cruise ships lit up at night. The open-air restaurant and breakfast was spectacular. We had a view of the Carribean every morning as we piled up on made-to-order omelettes, fresh-cut fruit, Mexican dishes. Tip the ""omelette lady"" (her chef's hat is as tall as she is): she stands behind that hot grill all morning making fabulous omelettes not getting tips. I tipped her $1/day, and you would have thought I had given her a house! They don't make much money, and a little bit to you is a blessing to them. Likewise, we left $1/day for our maid every day, and you wouldn't believe the incredible towel art she left us - just like on a fancy cruise. Dinners were average, sandwiches good. The chocolate cake was to die for! German chocolate cake with an amaretto filling served with coconut ice cream. Try to top that. Not a high-rise or a beehive - (Senor Iguana guarded our room) - quaint, authentic, peaceful, beautiful.
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