Happy to answer any questions.
Preference to stay off Covid debate if possible
Have you found anywhere walking distance along the beach that is good for snorkeling? I’m right next to you at Hyatt Zilara. Really low visibility. That being said, I had a sting ray hanging out with me for like an hour yesterday when walking along the shore.
We have not. The water has been murky all along our coast unfortunately. If you walked over to the sanctuary beach, the nets seem a bit better but I think in general the water is just a bit rough for snorkeling. The beach here is much smaller so it’s likely not worth your while unless you just wanted to check out the hotel!Edited: May 20, 2021, 11:07 am
How is occupancy at the moment and how many of the restaurants are open in the evening?
I believe all restaurants are open with the exception of the Pub (disco). They said when I checked in they were at 50% capacity. I would say that’s about right. Also it took us an hour from exiting the airplane to get to the hotel.
Today is much busier than a few days ago I should add
We walked by yesterday and it appeared to be open. The bar area was def open. There were few if any customers though. Some workers appeared to be chatting off to the side.
Thanks for the info
What room / villa type are you staying in and what do you think of it?
How is the food you have had so far?
Thanks. Nice to see it has survived so far. Hopefully as things are picking including building more resorts in the area, it may stay. Enjoyed having a cold drink there.
I’m in a luxury jr suite. It’s in a large building. I tried to move rooms but to no avail. They insisted there was no availability. I believe the regular jr suite building is renovating so everyone is given a complimentary upgrade from those suites. Before we arrived we were offered the king and queen villa and also a castle 1 bedroom suite. I noticed the monarch villas were avail online until my arrival and knowing they were between 30-50% capacity, we wanted to see them in person. Yet, on our arrival nothing was available. Even suites that showed online for our dates they said weren’t available. I spoke to several different people. They suddenly found us the monarch villa on day two but it was a garden view. It was pretty disappointing.
I will say- as far as hotel rooms go, the finishes were lovely. We had a ground floor unit which I liked albeit views would have been better higher up, faster to beach and pool. I would prob stay away from castle swim outs. Lots of construction next door. And all the ground floor castle suites. The seagrass is bad. Opt for 2nd floor in castle section IMO