"We had a wonderful experience here! The villa is older, but immaculately clean, spacious, and perfect for a larger family. The owner, Steve, is incredibly communicative and helpful, and was very patient with my endless questions. The Omni is what I would call a nice, mid-range resort, but the lobby (newly renovated) is gorgeous, as are the pools, views, and beach area. The resort is extremely family-friendly (we visited with a rowdy three year old and a baby) and the resort staff were unbelievably gracious and service-oriented. We purchased the all-inclusive package all days of our trip — I honestly don’t think you’d want to be at this resort without the all-inclusive, as there is no other payment option at any of the bars or restaurants — and we were treated just as well as any other resort guest, even though we rented our villa privately from an owner. We received 50% off the all inclusive price since we were guests at a privately-owned villa, which was GREAT! The food was pretty good for an all-inclusive and the drinks were outstanding. Our favorite dinner spot was La Vista, a kind of Asian fusion restaurant, and our favorite for lunch was the taco bar, which is conveniently located right outside the back door of the villa! We did find lots of contradictory information about the dining options (hours, dress codes, kids vs. adults only, restaurant names, etc.) floating around, so be sure to ask the concierge about all your options and make your dinner reservations for your whole stay right when you arrive. The only slight negatives I can think of: The third floor bedroom is up a second set of very narrow stairs. It was fine for our group but that room would not work for little children or anyone with mobility issues. Likewise, the entire resort is on a steep hill, so it would be challenging for some people to walk up from the street to the lobby (we took cabs!) or down all the steps to the beach (though there are ramps for stollers and wheelchairs). The surf is very rough in this location so while it’s beautiful to watch, it’s not the best for swimming. Finally, the resort is extremely quiet after 9pm. There is no on-site entertainment after that time, and the only bar open at night is the small one in the lobby. None of these things really affected our experience but I thought I’d mention them in case they might be issues for anyone else. Overall, we had a wonderful time and hope to return someday soon. Great property and fantastic owner!"
Guest: Heather B.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 14, 2017