Given the state and craziness of my life, escaping to a place of peace is essential. And I was not let down by my experience here. The Kitchen has been professionally updated since the photos provided (A pleasant surprise). It is nicer than a neighbors that we visited. Sitting on the balcony was a great way to start and end the day. The location is very private in the gated community of Playa Car, while still amazingly close to all the activity of of Playa del Carmen. It's the best of both worlds. The beach was wonderful, and grounds were as expected. I love the road driving in to the resort. The staff always smiles, and seems playful. They offer free usage of kayaks, sail boats etc. with life preservers and have organized events all week long. Learn to cook sushi, learn to make tropical drinks, volleyball, poker, yoga, and more, and all at no charge. We took the owners advice on restaurants in town, and had some very nice meals. They also provided information on great places to buy food including organics, and we were able to some very nice meals ourselves as well. It has been a great experience all around. We will be back next year.