"Good beach resort"
The Red Jacket Beach Resort hosted the wedding of friends in June 2013. Their vision of the event seemed overly optimistic: beachside ceremony, cocktails overlooking the ocean, food that matched the samples, good reception space...then free time with a slew of activities on hand or nearby--pool and ocean swimming, kayaking, parasailing, jet skis, golf, go carts, beach bonfires, outdoor barbecue. On and on.
The resort managed the affair with flair and friendliness, exceeding (my) expectations. The place was so delightful that even after extending our stay, we were loath to leave. The beach is expansive. There is an abundance of comfortable lounge and beach chairs. The heated 20 yard pools are adequate for lap swimming but lack bottom lines. Our room overlooked (nearly overhung) Parker’s River and its marsh which teemed with ospreys and oystercatchers and which was the foreground for stunning sunsets. Other rooms face the beach and pools.
The property is well maintained and clean, the grounds remarkably so. Landscaping is immaculate and stunning. On-site breakfast and lunch were reasonably priced and delicious. A good seafood restaurant, The Skipper,” is a ten minute walk distant.
Rooms are clean but spartan. Bedding is new and comfortable. Sounds from the second floor transmit too well to rooms below.
The appeal of the Red Jacket’s physical plant and the natural setting would amount to little without good staff. The wait staff, bartenders, maintenance and pool folk, and those I cannot categorize or who work out of sight were, to a person, friendly and helpful. Waitresses, Kelsey, Nancy, Colleen, and Mara; Jack the bartender; Jon the event manager; and Gus the bonfire guy are employees whose names come to mind. Mentioning them is unfair to the many equally outstanding others. The manager Tom logs miles daily overseeing the operation. He is everywhere, all the time. What an asset.
The front desk sometimes failed to function. Adding a day and changing rooms was a four-person, two-day process that clunked along until Egle managed it promptly. Earlier in the year, booking rooms took several people and days.
The labors of the staff at this resort largely coalesce to produce an exceptional experience.
WJSSBS from NJ