The playground was like this fenced in area with one side. Pretty disappointing. We like to burn off the energy with the kids at a park, and it seemed like kind of an afterthought on the resort, which i feel caters more to adults than families with young children. The lake we were promised didn't have a track all the way for walking, so its kind of underwhelming as well, but the lanai made up for that. We have friends in the area, so we were able to visit and entertain them at our vacation villa, and grill around our private pool. That was worth it, to have that space to spend time with our friends, having fun.