"We left the kids home and met at the Surf Club. It was spacious, modern, relaxing in our villa. We used the laundry every day so came home with clean clothes. Stopped at the market on the way to get snacks and drinks. We hung out on the beach after renting umbrellas and chairs from the nice local man with the hut on the left. Some days, stayed at the serenity pool with books. Other days, sat around the pool and participated in games and lounged in lazy river. There was a particularly rowdy group of kids that were there but someone must have said something because they calmed down by the third day. (Or maybe they left?) The location of the resort is great - we walked along the beach on the sidewalk which connects all the resorts. There are some restaurants and bars along they way, so always found a place to stop. One night, we came to a pier where they had live music. They taught us to Samba and we stayed til close. Great time!
Going out the front of the resort, there is a nightlife area with vendors, restaurants and bars. It was still warm at night but the always present breeze cooled us off. Our favorite restaurant was Gianni's. Incredible Italian food and very friendly. We went to Senor Frogs and had a great time but be careful! The tip was already included in the price of the drinks and they tried to add it again.
There were lots of excursions to be reserved on your own or with the assistance of the resort. Some of the girls went on a four wheeler tour and got to see most of the island. They loved it, but not my thing. Some went on a catamaran excursion and I went on a power boat tour. They included drinks and lunch. Glad I wore plenty of sunscreen because the rays reflecting off the water really burned some who were not careful with coverage. The boat stopped in the open water and we snorkeled. Clear water, beautiful fish. Would do it again. Next time, I want to bring the kids and go to DePalm island. It is an all inclusive place where for one price, you receive a ride to the island, water park, water sports, drinks, snacks, lunch, etc. It looks awesome.
Our view was so nice - high floor, oceanside. We could see for miles and loved having morning coffee overlooking the water. Check in was easy and our room was ready at 4:00. Reserving was easy and our price was fair. Highly recommended!"
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: June 13, 2016