This is me and Ziv’s 4TH time in this property, I can honestly say we’ve only ever had wonderful experiences. At this point we’ve fallen into a habit of always looking to see if there is a Hyatt hotel or resort at the destination where we are traveling. When you take a vacation, you’re not only investing money, but your time. While I no longer work a full time desk job, I would’ve been absolutely devastated if I’d wasted my precious time on an unenjoyable vacation. The point is– when you find a hotel brand or airline that you love, you stick with them.
The Guest Room & Club Lounge. Our guest room was located on the top floor and had the most beautiful view of the pool and beach. We had a king size bed, spacious dresser and closet, double sink vanity (such a luxury for us) and separate bath and shower. Conveniently the location of our room was a short walk down the hall from the club lounge, which made getting breakfast each morning and cocktails in the evening such a breeze. From now on I’m definitely going to always request our room be on the same floor as the lounge to save time. You don’t realize until you’re at a resort how many minutes you can spend walking to and from the restaurants, the lobby, etc.
Pool & Beach. I think the photos really speak for themselves. The beach front and pool areas at this resort are both beautiful and spacious. We spent one afternoon in a cabana where we were able to order drinks and lunch. The staff was unbelievably attentive and and we felt they really took care of us. The pools were very well maintained and they also have water slides; though that the water temperature could have been a bit higher. We loved the bridge access to the beach and also the proximity to the mall.
We ate at Pete’s where the food/service was excellent; especially the cedar plank salmon. We also ate brunch at Watertable and the food/setting was really good.
Excursions & Spa Experience. This trip had the perfect mix of excursions and relaxation. Saturday morning was spent by the pool. Bright and early on Sunday we to the beach. The day ended with a couple massage at the spa . Ziv said it was the best one he’s had so far. On Monday we rented bikes at the “Toes to shore” store on the property and the staff was phenomenal; very helpful. The best part about the grounds are the numerous fire places where you could cozy up late into the evening (and roast marshmallows!).
The resort itself certainly has enough to keep anyone preoccupied for a few days of rest and relaxation, however if you’re the adventurous type and are looking to get off-site the next nearest tourist towns like Laguna beach, Hermosa beach and other its only an hour drive away less .