If you are looking for a breath of fresh air in the Carribean, you have found it. All of the previous glowing reviews are accurate. It's just that special. The staff, the food, the location, the amenities, the rooms, the experience are what you imagine the perfect, luxury, experience in the Carribean to be.
If you are like my wife and me, you've been to very nice hotels and resorts around the world and have very high standards. You don't mind paying but expect quality in return. The Mandarin Oriental delivers. You'll never find yourself looking at the bill, wondering if you're getting the best service or if you're missing something. This resort delivers.
I recommend you stay in the Penthouse suite. The view is amazing and it has more than enough room for an entire family. The finish and interior decorating are top notch. Make sure to spend a day at Shell beach and get the jerk chicken. Delicious. As others have noted, make sure to catch the sunset on the 13th hole. The bar staff at Turtles was always on point. Management was always around, available and happy to chat and make sure the clientele was enjoying their stay. Our butler was amazing - around just when we needed her but never overbearing.
What else is there to say? Five stars.
- Free Wifi