Posted Jan 15, 2016 on Expedia
Well-maintained grounds with very friendly staff. The wide selection of food is a plus, but the food quality itself was just average. Aside from the main buffet restaurant, there are 4 other specialty restaurants that require a two-day (and only two-day) advance reservation. Why can't they take reservations like any regular restaurant, for any day you want based on availability. If you're out for the day between 8 am and 4 pm, you are out of luck for the day that is two days out. Also, the line to make dinner reservations is exceedingly slow -- after 40 wasted minutes waiting in line, we gave up. Again, why can't they take reservations like any regular restaurant, at the restaurant. That would divide the line into 4 lines instead of 1. The water is very nice, but if you're expecting crystal clear azure waters, you should try a different beach -- the waters are a bit cloudy here. Also, there's no reason the pools should close in the evening, it's a beautiful time for a dip. The bees at the swim-up bar, the bugs in the pools, and the incessant biting flies and mosquitoes lower the rating for this resort a full star by themselves in my view. The friendliness of the staff, the diversity of the pools, the jerk chicken BBQ and bars right on the beach, the freshness of the salad bar, the diversity of food selections, the long time ranges for meals, and the security are all positives. Taxis are expensive. For a reasonable and responsible driver, ask for Christopher.