In Dec 2008, we booked the Great House Verandah suite and were in room 5206 and absolutely LOVED it! I was worried because you don’t hear too much about these type rooms, and we had booked before discovering the message board! We were quite surprised and pleased with this room! We had a beautiful, breathtaking view of the beach and also of the pool area (we were on the 3rd floor) ! The room was simple and elegant and more than enough room! Everything was spotless and definitely up to par! Because the swim up bar closes at 6 or 7 maybe, we NEVER had to worry about any noise from any loud guests. AND we didn’t realize that the AURA club was within the Greathouse as well until our 3rd day there (because things were so quiet). At night we left the balcony doors completely open with the sheers drawn (to keep out the mosquitoes) and only heard the lovely waves and tree frogs that lulled us to sleep each night. It was paradise. I’m sad that I forgot to record the sounds before leaving! Anyways, anyone worried about booking the GHVS, DON’T! It was perfect! Provide your email and I'll send you pictures.
***Added Bonus, the GHVS are located in the same building as My all time, favorite restaurant to eat! Patios Patio (banana stuffed French toast, smoothies & breakfast pizza) !
As a side note, my husband and I are both lightweights when it's comes to drinking so we didn't get much use of the bar. As for the TV, we didn't use it that much as well. So for our next trip, we have booked an Atrium. We have recommended the GHVS to others travelling with us that would love & utilize the Bar area.
Could you please send pictures of the Big House Jacuzzi Suites or is it the same thing as where you stayed? We are going after Thanksgiving and want an oceanside/beachfront suite. This will be out first time. We are going for our 30th Anniversary. We think CSA is where we want to go.