My Wife and 3 teenage sons came down for spring break this year and had a great time. I was worried that my sons would get bored and not have enough to do. Was I ever wrong. There was always something to do for all of us at either our villa side of the resort or at the main hotel part of the resort. In fact the only time we left the resort was to go grocery shopping the first day we got there. The villa was very well equipped and very spacious. the beds were great and sunsets on the balcony were great way to have dinner. I would agree that the beach is smaller than the reef side but it is still large enough to not be crowded and it is very close and convenient to the villas. We did venture over to the reef beach a few times just for the change in scenery and had met a few other couples staying at the Reef. I would definitely recommend this villa to everyone from a small to large family, or even just a couple.