Best Things Nearby:
It is located on the beach and has its own private lagoon for boating, kayaking, windsurfing, and jet skiing. They have their own casino on the property. The entire island offers duty-free shopping.
Best Things About the Resort:
There are nine different swimming pools, including one designed for children, one with waterslides, an Olympic size lap pool and one with a waterfall. The resort is optionally all-inclusive. If you plan to stay at the resort (very easy to do) and have all your meals there, it's relatively inexpensive. However, with so many other exciting things to do away from the resort, you can opt to pay only for the meals you eat in each of the three on-site restaurants including Caruso's Italian, Topaz (buffet menu changes daily) and Troje Mexican Restaurant. Every evening they put on a different live stage show.
Upon our arrival, the resort staff was friendly, quick, and efficient, and before we knew it we were settling into our new home away from home. Located in one of the two towers, in a very large one-bedroom condominium, with sweeping balconies on three sides, we commanded views of the sunrise over the main part of the property and the sunsets over the ocean and the man-made lagoon.
We were expecting a lot from this resort, based on the referral given by the RCI exchange agent, and were very pleased to find that it was even better than we hoped. The accommodations were very spacious for two adults and included two full bathrooms, a large bedroom with kingsized bed, a small dining area, and a large living room. The half high refrigerator was adequate for keeping sandwich makings, beverages, including milk, and ice cream novelties chilled. Without a stove or microwave, we ate our main meals either at the on-site restaurants or at places we came to during our travels.
On-site activities included swimming in any of the nine different pools, boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing or wind surfing in the man-made lagoon, playing tennis, gathering sea shells along the beach, gambling at the casino, and enjoying the live entertainment nightly.
Internet access for checking e-mail was available for a modest fee. Several small stores provided resort clothing, help with arranging tours, food, and souvenirs. Shuttle service to nearby Pampatar and Porlamar were reasonably priced.
- Unit Type: 1 Bedroom
- Activities: Excellent
- Amenities: Excellent
- Unit Satisfaction: Excellent
- Family Friendliness: Excellent
- Service: Excellent