a traveler from Travelocity.com
on July 12, 2012
Food: Actually food very good ?Barefoort on the Beach? get there at the beginning of lunch or the end otherwise you will be waiting and waiting for your lunch. Sundowner very good very pretty if you want some different wine you will have to wait a bit, service was great wait staff lovely. Kimonos great new twist to hibachi made with some Reggae bogging, lots of fun. Food was great. Main restaurant ?Bayside? lunch and breakfast buffet Great!! Dinner was also very good. Service was great. It is mostly outdoors if you don?t mind the company of some garlins that look like white herrings you will be very pleased. ?Dino?s? was excellent, try to go late when it is cooler. Beach: Wow gorgeous keep walking along beach and find a sandy spots with less seaweed, however, who cares about seaweed with gorgeous three shades of blue and green water. Sand is cool and white. When in the water look down it?s pretty. However, not to scare you look for sea urgents. They are spikey star fish, very pretty but is you step on one you will be startled. I was swimming alongside a sting ray who was afraid of me NOT dangerous very cool. Vendors: very controlled believe you are not constantly bothered by vendors the resort guards let a certain amount threw and they are very courteous and polite not pushy at all. They carry some beautiful things take a peek. Drinking: Ok I am officially a wind snob; Beringer Chardonnay is not for me. So I spent a good amount of money on Bottles of ?Chateau St. Jean? to the tune of $48 a bottle. The good news Berenger Red is good. The sweet stuff was delicious and pretty new exotic drinks served everywhere with a smile. Rooms: Well this is when it gets dicey. We had the Concierge Room yes it was fully stocked with liquor with a beautiful view and very clean, however it was dated the bathroom was dated and our water pressure was not so great. We did take a peek at the Crystal lagoon rooms, and the millionaire Suite, and let me tell you, they were gorgeous. Needless to say we upgraded to the Millionaire Suited gave up our view for a deluxe bathroom and a private terrace, living room, two big screen TV?s etc. etc. We could only have the last two nights due to our availability. Pool side: The main pool was fun swim up bar a lagoon in the morning they have activities I took some Salsa lessons it was fun. Then they have couples activities. If you are looking for a more peaceful environment around the pool go later in the afternoon they play calmer music and people are just lounging. Staff: They get my vote for being the most hospitable people on a resort and I have been on a view including the Ritz Carlton in Naples Florida. They were totally up to the Ritz Carlton Gold standards without looking for a tip. However, if you want to tip sneak it. They all deserve it. Night Activities: Piano Bar was fun then after that they break out to a fun disco. There is always a show at the Main restaurant stage which was very entertaining. The big attraction for the Young people was the Reggae Party on the Beach near the Cabanas. We wen early and the young people where having a blast dancing and around to a great Reggae Band and let me tell you that party went on to the wee hours. Made me wish I was young again and could keep up. We talked to some couple that stayed all night and they said it was a memory making fun filled time.
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