From the moment we arrived at the gates to this resort we fell in love. The grounds were beautiful the plants and flowers made it feel like the tropical paradise we were expecting. As we pulled up in front of our unit and began to unpack the sound of the ocean began to call. It was so exciting. The unit itself was roomy. We loved the fact that the bedrooms were separated upstairs from the living quarters. Everything we needed was there from a well stocked kitchen, cozy lanai, bedding, towels, etc. Like the grounds, the unit was well looked after and felt almost brand new. We could see the pool from our place but even though it was close it was not loud. We quickly unpacked, drove up the street to the mall to get a few groceries and then once we were offically settled we walked to the beach to go snorkeling. The amount of fish there was amazing with so many different species and colours! A turtle swam a few feet away from us, IT WAS GREAT!!! We then went downtown and walked around. We went to the local market that from the roadside looked alittle worse for wear but upon closer inspection had a huge array of fresh fruits and veggies as well as some unique local art and souviners. Although we had everything to make dinner at home we stopped at a local restaurant and sat a mere meter or two from the waters edge watching the waves roll in. Everyone we met along the way was warm and welcoming, not to mention helpful- it felt like we belonged there - like we were welcomed guests!
There was so much to do from exploring the rain forests, driving to the top of one of the volcanoes and seeing 13 observatories from countries around the world as well as a spectacular sunset, to walking in old lava tunnels. We even took a helicopter ride around the Island -what a view! The difference in landscape is almost indescribable.
We had so much fun and would recommend it to everyone!! Our place was so comfortable and the beds were just right. We slept well and were up bright and early with a birds as they brought in the morning with song. Such a busy vacation but so relaxing as well. We will be back!! : )
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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