Hi Melissa - I think that it all depends what you are looking for. We prefer the third floor BFVS room - no one stomping around in the room above us, great view of the sunset because it is less likely to be obstructed by palm trees. We also go in January, so we like to sleep with the verandah doors open at night (I would not do this during the summer because of the heat, or in a first floor room). If you are looking to be able to stroll right off your verandah onto to the beach, then a first floor roome is heaven.
It depends what you prefer AND what's available when you arrive. Why not take a chance and let them place you - this works for most people who are visiting for the first time...my guess is you will love it, wherever you are.
We are here now. We are in a beach front verandah and requested a ground floor which we received. Since bathrooms are few and far between on the beach and shade is reserved early we are very pleased to have our room to return to if required. I would next time book just a beach front as the patios are huge and having a TV is not such a big deal.