Written by sylcro on 06 May, 2005
We went to the visitor/activity center, which is located a little walk away, and the staff was very helpful and informative. I signed up for a free tennis lesson, but the day of the lesson, we had such high winds and rain that the…Read More
We went to the visitor/activity center, which is located a little walk away, and the staff was very helpful and informative. I signed up for a free tennis lesson, but the day of the lesson, we had such high winds and rain that the class was cancelled (perhaps next visit). I also went to aqua-cise in one of the two pools two days. This was great fun and a good workout. The instructor is very great. She also has yoga on the beach at 7am on alternate mornings, but I missed it. Classes were mostly great to get to know the other travelers, and I made acquaintances with several people who come there for 4 to 5 weeks each year.
We only had one problem with facilities, and it was with our toaster. We called maintenance and told them that it did not brown, and within 10 minutes, a smiling staff member brought one right over. Most mornings were hazy, and that was the time we would go to the beach, and then we went off to sightsee after noon. I met two fellows on the beach who had long fishing poles (they've been doing this for many years). One day while I was swimming, I heard a splash and looked behind me to see something large on a fishing line. I scrambled to shore and went to stand with these excited fishermen, and a large crowd gathered while they worked the fish to shore. It turned out to be quite a large sting ray, and there was some excitement and hubbub while they tried to unhook it and return it to the ocean.
My husband and I went to the Cocoa Beach Pier, which is a local hot spot for tiki bars and shops, and had some iced drinks and watched masses of people, young and old, frolicking in the waves. It is just about a 10-minute drive. You have to pay for parking, but it's worth it just to people-watch! We also walked up the Lori Wilson Park near our resort and took pics of I Dream of Jeannie Drive. Cape Canaveral is also close and worth seeing. We drove to historic Cocoa Village, about 20 minutes away. This is a whole neighborhood of quaint shops/artisans/antique dealers and restaurants, delis, and bakeries where you can park, walk, and spend at least a whole day browsing.
I must say that I love this resort. I would buy here if I could get a good week in the Oceanfront C or D buildings, but it’s not quite so impressive if you can't see the water, as with the older buildings in back. They are converted motel units, some with balconies, some without. There are some children and young families here, but if you want to relax or be with other middle-aged or retired type people, then this is a good choice for you, too.
We walked late on the beach in the evenings and went to sleep listening to the surf. One night on the beach we discovered families running about excitedly with flashlights. They were having such fun that I went to ask them what they were doing. They had a plastic pail with several crabs. Apparently the crabs are on the beach in the dark and the flashlight surprises them, so then it's easier to catch them. Such great memories for those children!
Enough raving! I'm sure I could write a book, but, in my opinion, this resort is a great value for an exchange. I will definitely try to trade for it again.
Written by Ladunn on 02 May, 2004
When we went to Cocoa Beach, we were originally staying in a large chain hotel. We were extremely unhappy with our small room where we were planning on staying the next 8 days. On our way to the beach on our first day…Read More
When we went to Cocoa Beach, we were originally staying in a large chain hotel. We were extremely unhappy with our small room where we were planning on staying the next 8 days. On our way to the beach on our first day a young man in a golf cart asked us if we needed anything such as tickets to attractions and the like. We told him we had gotten all our tickets before we left home. He then asked us if we were interested in looking at a timeshare. My husband said absolutely not, I said we have nothing else to do today, let’s check it out.
On the way over to the resort, my husband sounded like that Circuit city commercial, "Don't say anything, Don't ask anything, Don't look interested." When we got there we were greeted by a nice gentleman named Diego. We dropped the kids off at the daycare, and went to spend some time with Diego. Well, the 90-minute presentation stretched to almost 3 hours with my husband breaking every single rule he had set down. We loved the place and Diego was very thorough and helpful.
After we purchased, with our weeks starting the next year, my husband asked if there was any way we could stay there for the rest of our vacation, because we were really unhappy where we were staying. Diego checked it out for us and came back and said to check out of where we were staying and to check into the resort the next day. We were thrilled!!
The hardest part of the day was getting our 5-year-old to leave the day care. He was having a great time. They had gone to the 50-seat movie theater and watched a movie while we were gone.
Written by LizRN on 18 Apr, 2003
It was an exceptionally clear night on the beach tonight. The kids were in bed sleeping soundly from their busy day at the Discovery Beach Resort. It was peaceful, all I could hear were the waves crashing on the beach below me. I was on…Read More
It was an exceptionally clear night on the beach tonight. The kids were in bed sleeping soundly from their busy day at the Discovery Beach Resort. It was peaceful, all I could hear were the waves crashing on the beach below me. I was on the eighth floor of the timeshare, laying on a chase lounge of an oversize balcony. There were a million stars shining so bright in the sky. I was swept away staring into the midnight sky and listening to the waves. I awakened the following morning to a bright colorful sunrise out on the balcony. The last thing I remembered was counting the brightest stars. Close
Written by mstefonek on 31 Dec, 2010
I live in Melbourne, FL and recently had to entertain some out of town family....what to do...what to do!! I took them to rent segways in Cocoa Beach for the first time. We had a Blast!!! They are so easy to ride. The folks at…Read More
I live in Melbourne, FL and recently had to entertain some out of town family....what to do...what to do!! I took them to rent segways in Cocoa Beach for the first time. We had a Blast!!! They are so easy to ride. The folks at EZ Ridin Rentals sent us down the bike path along the Banana River (away from traffic) and it gave me a whole new perspective on Cocoa Beach. I have driven over the causeway a million times and never really appreciated the beauty of the river; to experience it by segway was pretty amazing. I highly recommend it! Close