Our hotel room
The view from our bed
View from hallway window
The beach itself at this resort was enough to get me to put it at number one on my list. They had their own glamorous pool area just outside of the hotel, which included water falls, eternity pools, and refreshment huts. There was even a fancy restaurant that sat above the water. Immediately after you step out of the pool area, you walk right onto the beach of soft white sand. On the beach they had countless padded beach chairs for the guests to use. Jason and I enjoyed lounging and reading on those chairs while looking out onto the beautiful ocean. The hotel services would walk around the beach offering drinks and pina coladas that we could have brought right to us without lifting a finger.
View from our balcony
View from the beach to our balcony
Reading on the beach...Oh yeah, Harry Potter...
One of my favorite aspects of the pool/beach area was the refreshment hut. I believe there were two large huts located at opposite lengths of the pool and at these huts they serviced a variety of fun, tropical drinks as well as lunch platters. These huts were connected to land as well, so if you wanted to order from the side of the pool and eat at the tables you could do that; or, my favorite was the stools that sat below the water. These stools were the perfect height so you could sit in the water while leaning on the countertop of the bar. I remember ordering some delicious quesadillas one day, and another day ordering something with fries. Their fries were top-notch! I remember just ordering a couple plates of fries once because they were so good! We would also order some fruit smoothies from the bar whenever we felt like it.
We were really lucky, because at the time, the hotel was having a special promotion of some sort which allowed us to get a $200 credit at the hotel, just for putting a credit card on file. This hotel credit is what allowed us to take advantage of the refreshment huts and the great room service.