Beautiful beach, small but good spa center with excellent massage therapist, lovely dining room with an exceptional breakfast offered, as well as a complete, not inexpensive, but beautiful lunch and dinner menu,( both tried and enjoyed!) Very friendly and helpful staff. The pool and outdoor bar area are lovely and well maitained. But the beach , right there? Is really the treat! The taxi ride to town is 15 minutes, or a few block walk to the local bus/van into town. More restaurants, shopping some night life and a scenic wharf pier await there.
I didn't like that we had to check out of our room at 12:00 noon, when we couldn't leave for the bus to take us back to Rio until 3:30. It was a rainy day, it wasn't high tourist season, no one was checking into our room, and we ended up hanging out between the dining room and the TV room ( Very noisy family also in there then, not fun...) and the front lobby, comfortable enough, but would have preferred a later checkout and leisurely lunch. As it was, we ordered our food to go from the kitchen and they were not really prepared, or that appreciative of us doing so. The waiter kept insisting "it will be out in time!" He, thinking we'd have time to eat it there. But I knew that the moment it would come out, we needed to be in the taxi to make it to the bus. So at my insistence, again and again, to please wrap it for us "to go" they finally did. BUT not untill after he brought it to the table! At which point I knew we had to leave! Hellooo? The taxi was waiting! After some bumbling in the kitchen.." "to go forks"??? what is that???" ... They got it to us, with real forks, bless them, (souvenirs), and we did make the bus, with several seconds to spare, but it was unnecessarily anxiety producing at the end of what was a lovely stay.