My husband and I are frequent travelers and diamond HH members. Perhaps as a result I've come to expect too much from so-called luxury resorts.
Our room had dozens if not hundreds of small ants and spiders. They were everywhere but the bed, which is the only reason we made it through 5 nights in our ocean view villa. They were in my laptop, my clothes, covering the television stand and the sofa, and the walls and floors for that matter. They were on the restaurant tables and chairs, buffet plates, etc. You could also tell from the dust and cobwebs in the room that housekeeping services seemed to only include making the bed and changing the towels.
I requested the issue with my room be addressed on the first day, and again on the second day before giving up. My husband was happy enough to flick the bugs off of things as he used them, but I guess I'm just too much of a girl to relax in such a situation.
The staff was always very friendly but not always accurate or particularly helpful in their advice. The hotel is situated in a fairly isolated area and the beaches are very small and rocky (bring water shoes!). Don't expect to walk anywhere (especially at night) as the roads are quite narrow, no sidewalks, with a ditch/mountain to one side and cliff to the other. Renting a car is also somewhat intimidating given the terrain.
There are a good number of restaurants within 5-10 minute taxi ride, as well as Beau Vallon beach which seemed to be one of the larger and sandier beaches on the island. The hotel is on the west side of the island so you can expect gorgeous sunsets nightly and reasonably priced (for a hotel) good food at the bar.
My biggest issue with this hotel was the cleanliness. The grounds and villas are quite beautiful, the staff friendly and the breakfast and bar food above average. If you're aware of the type of beaches and the isolated location you might really enjoy the place. You just may also want to bring the kind of bug spray that kills on contact.
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