Nice resort with excellent snorkeling
Posted Jan 2, 2017
The resort was literally 5 minutes from the airport, but you hardly heard airplanes coming or going. Plaza beach had lovely huge rooms with an awesome bathroom - huge bathtub and separate shower. The water was wonderful with amazing snorkeling just a few feet from the beach. Water shoes are a must though because there are a lot of coral lining the beach. This is not a smooth sandy beach, but very pleasant. It was really quiet, until the cruise ships came in, and the resort lets in a group. The food was okay. If you are an American, don't expect pizza, fries, or standard American cuisine. The meats were unfortunately overcooked, except on BBQ night when it was excellent. Know that you have to ask for ice cream for dessert (they don't tell you nor offer it, unless you ask!). It rained quite a bit, but it was rainy season. It rained mostly at night, but a few times it came down hard in the middle of the day. It only lasts a short period. Unfortunately, it did make the mosquitoes pretty bad - and the worst was around the reception/lobby. Downtown is a very quick 5 minute ($10) taxi ride. Unfortunately, it wasn't so easy to get a taxi and we waited sometimes 30 minutes for a taxi to arrive. The back gate or the front reception can call a taxi, which was really nice. We are planning on returning.