The service and set-up outside was amazing and the appetizers and most dishes were really delightful. We were able to sample just about everything. We enjoyed every bit of it except the steak. The steak was listed as an angus but tasted more like a sirloin. My husband’s and mine also came out very over cooked and I couldn’t eat it. We however had a large party of 12 so that can happen. With so many other tasty offerings, I’d stick with those instead of the steak.
My wife and I had a destination wedding at their beach club 5 years ago and it was great. This was my wife and I 3rd visit and our kids 2nd. This was all of our first time staying at the condos and it was great!! The only small issue is the roaming security can be a little heavy with putting people out the pool at closing. Not only would I stay again but I am considering purchasing a condo.
Rented a great house with friends. Cost a bundle though. Went once to beach club where they wanted $50 per person access fee then didn't have enough loungers for us. Did a nature hike and saw no wildlife. Saw lots of birds in back yard of rental property. Property came with golf carts otherwise we would have been stranded. Long distance to front gate and town.
The name can throw you off a bit. It is not actually a resort. It is a condo development, a 25 minute walk away from the beach club. The beach club is what is located on the water. It is very nice, but a bit far to walk and the shuttle runs 4 times a day, which isn't really that convenient, that being said, if they were to have an on-call shuttle between the two, the place would then be perfect. The construction is great. We were staying in an amazing 3 bed room 2 bath place. The AC was central and worked well. The pool, the security, the amenities were all great.
We went there for 5 days in late January, 2008. The good: 1. Pool was very nice, very clean, well maintained. 2. Other then a very strong musty smell, the rooms were very clean and our two bedroom villa was large. Maid service only on weekends. 3. The view of the ocean - unbelievably outstanding. Two private beaches. We went to other hotels and none had the view that we did. All rooms have either a balcony or an outside area that faces the ocean. 4. Monkeys in the trees outside, coati's (type of raccoon) would come up to us at breakfast to be fed by hand. Large lizards would walk by. 5. Majority of the staff was very friendly and would do whatever they could to respond to our requests. The bad: 1. Emails were never responded to - we had to call several times to book the room and then when we called to confirm they had no idea who we were. 2. We got there late at night and they were waiting for us. Our first room was very very musty smelling with water pouring from the ceiling. They were very responsive and moved us after an hour, but the room they moved us to was very musty smelling as well (in a different building.) Everytime you walk in from outside it was a strong odor. 3. The 2 bedroom 'villas' are very large. The kitchen is that in name only - a microwave and a minifridge, but no utensils, oven, plates, etc. The website advertises a full kitchen with stove, coffeepot, etc. but neither of our rooms had any of that, only a minifridge and a microwave. They were doing renovation so maybe we got two of the older rooms, but for coffee each morning we had to walk to the restaurant/bar and wait until they opened up at 7am. Beds weren't very comfortable but they sufficed. 4. We never had any hot water the entire time - we were told they were replacing the hot water tank. For the 4 days we were there it was never fixed. 5. We did the all-inclusive (not by choice, that's all we were offered, told that Bed & Breakfast listed on website wasn't an option.) The food was very basic, nothing outstanding but definitely not bad either. Three meals a day offered, no snacks anywhere to be found. There were only 3 alcohols offered under the all-inclusive and one type of local keg beer (and it wasn't Imperial - it was something very light and cheap tasting.) 6. Maid service only on weekends. To get anything you have to walk up to the reception desk and ask. They are very responsive and friendly however. 7. Bar closed down at 10pm, once even at 9:30pm. We got in on a Friday night about 10:05pm and wanted a drink but the bar was closed. It took about 30 minutes just to get a couple bottled waters. 8. Very very hard to find although I was told repeatedly prior to arrival that there are many signs and it's easy to find. It's down an unmarked road. Once you pass Playa Hermosa, but before Playa Panama, it's down an unmarked two-laned paved road to the left. The first night we were a little worried, by the end of the trip we were happy there. I really can't overstate how beautiful it was. We spent the majority of the time either at the bar/restaurant area, or just sitting on the balcony looking over the bay.…