Very quiet and relaxing atmosphere at this hotel. Posted Dec 26, 2012
I read the reviews here and right away as soon as they put the all inclusive bracelet on you, you are guided to a time share desk. Well, we were prepared and said we were not interested. They quickly backed off and didn't bother us. During the whole week we were approached 2 other times and we quickly learned that you just say " I'm leaving tomorrow and they leave you alone!". The moment you step into the lobby of the Pacifica, you are greeted with friendly staff. The smell of Lavendar reminded me of my favorite spa. Loved that. The hotel was very clean and the staff there was always cleaning or landscaping, even scraping the beach flat where there were beach beds/huts. The cabanas were an extra $35 which we didn't partake in. The restaurant "Siempre" had excellent service and, served excellent food/buffets and the sushi restaurant is not to be missed. I have been at all inclusives with entertainment and I must say I missed a bit of that here, so we caught the free shuttles over to the Rose sister hotel and there was lots of entertainment there. Just people watching along the beach or whatever was going on was entertaining. Also a free shuttle to the next door hotel, Sunset was very nice too and we watched some terrific sunsets there and swam in a pool called the skyfall pool. The other hotels were very busy and frantic with kids running around, but coming back to the Pacifica, you notice how quiet it is at the resort. At the Pacifica there is also yoga classes, beach yoga, pilates, power walking, abs classes, all at the beach by a very qualified instructor. This started out most of my mornings and I felt great after each one and ready to tackle my day of lazing by the pool, eating and drinking well. Even though you can't swim in the ocean, I didn't mind that (I'm not a big ocean swimmer anyways), we went to the Rose hotel and caught a water taxi on the beach for $20 and went snorkelling out at Lover's beach for the afternoon. A must do when you are here. We had a very relaxing week here and would return again for sure. Great if you want peace and quiet, health and fitness and pure bliss for your vacation.