We payed so much money to "get away from it all", but that
wasn't the case. We avoided main land beaches because we heard of
hustlers going up and down the beaches pressuring you to buy a product
or service from them. You can not avoid this, even on this supposed
private resort. I understand that the locals want to make a living, and
I applaud that. But there has to be a better way. We suggested to the
manager to set up a bazaar stand and have booths so that all the guests
can go at their own time to check out what the locals have to offer. We
were disturbed many times, and we just wanted to relax. Some got the
point after one "no thank you" but some will pursue you. One
guy forced a coconut on us after we clearly told him we had no money.
Plus he cut up the coconut with a rusty machete! Then, the following
days he was stalking us for money, changing the price. The hotel manager
to his defense, rectified the situation. We didn't see the coconut
guy after that. But my point is, why pay all this money to go to a
private resort, when you are going to be harassed on the beaches??????
Speaking of beaches, there's no shore. The chairs are on man made
ledges and you walk down stairs into a very small beach area that
immediately becomes the water. We walked over dead corals along the
sand, we broke out our water shoes to avoid discomfort. They have two
beaches, a silent chill out beach on one end, and a "party
beach" with music and drink service. The music wasn't to my
liking, but I'm sure others may have liked it. Drinks were super
expensive and we refused to order. Thankfully, my husband had his
tequila flask with him and we took advantage of that. Every morning, the
staff would clean up the premises, including the seaweed that washed
ashore frequently and did a great job. However, even during the day
there was all sorts of junk floating around, that Needed attention. We
saw an oil can floating on our beach.
The accommodation was great. Very clean, despite small critters always
trying get into our thatched roof bungalow. Maids did thorough job
cleaning up daily. Restaurant had decent food at times. We had a great
waitress a few times during our stay, she seemed to be the only female
waiter. She understood our broken Spanish, and with some magic, we
understood her. She was patient and smiling. Waitstaff in general,
looked presentable and were kind. Beach towels were crisp and clean.
Beach loungers were in great shape and comfortable. Didn't use the
spa, but the facility looked really nice. Can't report on the
quality of the the services though. Staff cleaned outside premises every
morning. They did a great job. They had a free ride to the local
aquarium on an other rosario island. Satellite tv was a saving grace!