Just got back from the Surf Club on March 25th, 2012 and it was a very nice experience. Rooms were spacious, very clean (although I brought my Buggybeds traps just in case, but found no bed bugs). Nice balcony off of the rooms, wi-fi worked perfect for my Kindle at the pool and since we had rooms right above the pool (2nd floor), wi-fi worked in our rooms rather than connecting to an Ethernet cable.
Had a 5 minute downpours a few days but within minutes, the sun was out. Very breezy, never felt the heat (80 degrees every day), which was not good for detecting sunburn. Bring sunscreen.
Restaurants are plentiful within walking distance, i.e. Captain’s Galley, Ruth’s Chris, Hadicuari, some place a little more expensive than others.
Pool area requires wristbands now so that Ocean Club residents don’t overcrowd the Surf Club which made it very easy to find chairs at the pool. We received pool tags so that we could go down to the pool area in the morning (7am) to select/reserve our chairs, we tagged them and were down at the pool within the 2 hour time limit (although I didn’t see anyone checking to see if anyone abused the “chair tagging”)….The wristbands also keep the Lazy River pool less crowded.
Staff could not have been more helpful. They made dinner reservations for us when we went offsite. Daily activities for kids (and adults), bingo, karaoke, beauticians for cornrows, watermelon eating contest, things like that. Mini-market inside the hotel was great for getting coffee, morning bagels, cheese/crackers, snacks, liquors and other items required for relaxing. They us American dollars….Grocery stores are a little expensive.
The Jolly Roger boat for snorkeling is just off the beach. We rented a car although we really didn’t need one. Taxis would have been adequate. It took us a little over 2 hours from the time we left the hotel, got to the airport, returned our car, and got through security, so plan accordingly. The line for the initial checking in (if you have bags to check) is quite long, about 45 minutes.
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