Let's get the bad out of the way first....
The weather was not good, it was cloudy, rainy and windy all week. There was only one day that the sun was out until about 2:00 and the wind was not bad. Watersports and the island was busy, busy, busy that day!!! (I know the resort cannot help the weather, just wanted to report it)
We were welcomed by wonderful people, cold drinks, and cool cloths. Check in went smoothly and before we knew it we were going to our room. Deluxe Ocean View - Very nice! Great view of Tower Island, plenty of drawers and closet space.
Restaurants - EIGHT RIVERS - My favorite! Everything was delicious! Enjoyed everything about eating there.
VERENDAH - Nice, but food was just okay, maybe it's what I ordered. My husband liked his. BAYSIDE - Very good! Service and food were great. Loved eating out on the water. PATIO - huge buffet. If you can't find something to eat here you are in trouble! The lobster was so good on lobster night! POOL GRILL - had burgers/onion rings and jerk chicken YUM!!!
Nightly entertainment was good, really liked the steel band. The piano bar was really crowded one night but we did not go in. Everyone looked to be having a great time! We did go in two other times to sit and have a drink.
SPA - I had a manicure and my husband had a massage. Very relaxing atmosphere, nice staff, great services! We also enjoyed the hot tub at the spa often since it was rainy out and we really didn't want to swim in the cold pool water.
We did get to snorkel once on the sunny day. It was very fun...wish we could have gone out more! We also did the catameran cruise. It did not pick us up at the resort, we were bused to another pick up location, which was fine, I was glad we got to go!
Red Flag Service - all I can say is GREAT!!!! How wonderful to lounge in a chair and have a great server deliver a tasty drink right to you!
The whole staff was GREAT! Always happy and smiling making us feel welcome. The wonderful staff is the heart of this resort in my opinion.
The resort was beautiful! How they can keep all of the sand out I will never know. The floors and walkways were alway clean, no sand anywhere but on the beach. The garden was nice to walk in. It's not real big but it gave us something to walk around in when we just needed to move around.
Our vacation was awesome! I've never experienced such wonderful people and service before. (hey Otis, David, Katie, Matthew & Danavan) I think we had our minds made up before we even got back home that we would be returning.
Thanks to EVERYONE at CTI who made our stay one we will never forget!