The rooms, while large and spacious, felt rather old and tired, especially considering the price of the room rates. On top of the room rates , don't forget about the USD 35 per day resort fee. All in, our rooms with fees and taxes cost USD 1500 for 4 nights in August 2015. While there were no big problems with the hotel, we were not particularly impressed considering the price.
Also , we had booked a Partial Ocean View Room, which our room did have. However, our balcony was located directly above the sunset lounge, and so our balcony on the second floor also had smells of kitchen grease wafting up pretty much the whole day and evening.
We took a 45 min trail ride along the beach which was pleasant but very slow. Probably more suitable for families with young children.
There is a very nice cove for beginner surfers. We took group surf lessons, which did the job in helping people catch some waves. However , the two instructors were two young guys, probably no older than 15 years old, who are able to read the waves and lead the group, and I'm sure are great surfers, but probably simply a bit too young or still lacking some experience to deliver a pleasant enough experience for adult guests.
The hotel is situated on a large property in turtle bay, with many water sports and other activities operated thru the hotel. We tried trail riding and surf lessons.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful.