Beautiful, relaxing paradise... Posted Nov 27, 2012
My husband and I booked a package deal that included air, hotel, and rental car. This resort is absolutely beautiful!. Aside from leaving to watch the surf competition at Sunset Beach, we stayed the entire time at the resort. The food is a bit expensive so just be aware that you will be spending some cash in that department. There are several restaurants at the the resort, but we especially liked the Surfer, the Bar for dinner. Great drinks, entertainment, and ambience was really enjoyable. My husband paid for a private surf lesson through Hans Hedemann at the resort, but that was just to be taken to spots that locals would know. He surfs in Cali where we are from, so no 'lesson' was necessary. It wasn't private and he was taken w/ newbies to the same spot only to be given a 12ft foamy board. Disappointing considering the $150 pd for 2hrs. He ended up renting his own board through them and surfed on the south side of the hotel. Nice waves and very consistent swell. Our room was clean, comfy bed, but just a bit dated on the decor. It didn't matter really, we enjoyed ourselves eating good food, drinking great drinks, and snorkeling on the north side of the hotel. There is a great mix of people, couples, and families. We were on our honeymoon and loved it. There is a resort fee of $25 per day, and they do need a credit card made available at check-in for daily incidentals that might be charged to the room ($150 per day I think) but other than that, the staff and the location were fantastic. Loved it so much that we are planning our next visit in the spring!!!