We already want to go back!
Posted Aug 30, 2016 on Expedia
7 days in paradise! From the minute we arrived at the Valentin we were awestruck at the beauty and friendliness. Our room was absolutely wonderful, all staff were pleasant and helpful, and I couldn't imagine a more beautiful location. The food was delicious in the restaurants that we tried (French, Indonesian, Japanese and the steak and seafood restaurant). Our favorite breakfast place was La Marche (Juan at Mexican, Alfonso at french- amazing service!) , and they also had great lunch buffets. Pretty much anything you could need/want was available. We read a lot of complaints about the birds, but you're at a resort on the beach, not a stuffy 5-star hotel in a major metropolitan city. We loved the animals.
The pools are incredible! Swim up bars full of great conversation and drinks! They go on for ages, and I stayed in one all day. Eduardo was our favorite bartender.
The beach was lovely. While we were there (august) the water was forceful, but still beautiful and fun to jump the waves. Our first day at the beach was interesting- because a man in a hut ran over and yelled "No, No!" at us as we walked by. We couldn't figure out if we weren't allowed there because it didn't belong to our resort or...? It was very confusing. We spoke to others in the resort and they had zero clue what was going on either, and assured us we were allowed on the beach. That was our only negative issue, and a minor one.