We had a generously sized 2 bedroom ground floor condo overlooking the pool on one side and the parking lot on the other. The bedroom facing the parking lot also was near the dumpsters. About 5 AM, we were rudely awoken by the crashing and clanging of the dumpsters as it was garbage collection time. This was unfortunate for my son, who needed to rise early to meet a scuba dive pickup. And that was after we had already been sleep deprived from our 6 AM flight the previous day. The roosters, cute during daylight hours, scream like they're being strangled on frequent intervals, beginning at 11 PM until the early morning. I'm not sure if they were this noisy because they were near the dumpsters.
Our other bedroom faced the pool, and we did not hear the dumpsters or the chickens at all. My son ended up joining us in our room two of the nights when he couldn't take the noise anymore. Luckily we were there over XMAS and Boxing day, when there is no garbage pickup and there was less of an early morning crowing fest.
Other than that, the rooms were beautiful, the beds comfortable, the bathrooms well appointed and clean, the kitchen full of every appliance (microwave, oven, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer) The kitchen had a full wrap around Corian counter space, lots of utensils and plates and cups. It could have used some measuring cups, but I improvised anyways. It also had cleaning supplies, but I had to buy my own laundry detergent. It also would have been nice if it had had spices for cooking. A full sized refrigerator (could not get ice maker to work) was handy in storing our leftovers. We saved a lot on food by shopping at nearby Fosters and cooking our own breakfast and some dinners.
The conveniently located pool was spacious and mostly empty. The hot tub was a pleasant way to meet other guests and relax at night. I liked the screened in lanai where we left our clothes to dry overnight under the ceiling fan. The living room couch was also comfortable for hanging out and converts into additional bedding. We had our meals at the glass dining room table. It was easy to stay here.
The beach front, however, was sadly eroded away at this location and offered absolutely no place to put a chair. To reach the beach, we had to jump off a high up step onto flea infested seaweed, only to wade through more disgusting seaweed until we reached the neighboring resort. The Marriott next door actually rakes away all the seaweed, leaving beautiful sand to enjoy. It also afford its guest several rows of beach chairs. But it is also much more expensive than this condo, so be prepared to enter the beach from the stairs I mentioned before, or walk around the front of the hotel and enter that way. The 7 Mile Beach Resort and Club offers free passes to a neighboring resort. We never took the time to try it but it is probably worth doing if you intend to spend a lot of time on this beach. We spent most of our week on tours and scuba dives, which pick up in front of this condo. The staff was nice here. Definitely go to the orientation on Monday, where they tell you what to see on the island, while serving the most delicious donuts and juice. This is where we met our tour guide, Gilbert, who you must hire for the best private personalized tour ever!
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