There's lot of shade on the beach and you can move your loungers where ever you'd like for them to be, so no problem. There is also some shaded area around the pool if you decided to lay out there as well.
I loved breakfast at Patois Patio. It's a la carte and yummy! Breakfast at the Palms is a buffet and is just ok.
Don't miss Seagrape for lunch. But, try them all if you can! Sometimes you may want to just grab a burger or something, and the grill is perfect for that. If you want to eat on the beach in your lounger, you'd probably need to get food from the grill and take it down there. But... I guess if you really wanted to you could get food from Seagrape and do that as well?
Not sure about the sparkling wine question....
As for the birthday and anniversary celebration.... I'd suggest an hour long couples massage during the day (make sure you scrub off the oils really well if you do it before getting in the sun -- it will make you more sensitive to the sun -- learned from experience!) I know a lot of people have done the private dinner for 2 on the beach. That's something you may want to look into. I believe there are romance packages somewhere on the website here that offer different add ons that you can purchase. Make sure you let the staff know about the birthday and anniversary. They will make it special for you as well I'm sure.
Melea & Joseph
CN - '06, '07, '08
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