Everything at your doorstep
Posted Jan 18, 2013
We had a fabulous stay at The Cloister with our three adult daughters, all of whom have different interests. The room in the main building exceeded our expectations. Each room had approx 950 sq ft and included an entry w/ powder room, a lovely sitting room that was beautifully furnished (with pull-out sofa) and balcony, a large bedroom w/ either king bed or 2 queens and TV, a dressing room w/ huge sink & 2 closets, an enormous bathroom w/ separate bath and large walk-in shower, a sink w/ TV, a separate toilet. The furnishings throughout the hotel are stunning, staff is delightful, restaurants (formal, Italian bistro, casual dining indoor or outdoors) are fabulous AND the spa which is a short walk away is incredible (many of the rooms, atriums, pools, hot tub, and exercise room are complimentary), classes are available for a small fee. Many services are available at the spa, but we didn't avail of them. Tennis courts and clinics are nearby, as is the beachclub which was not in full-swing, as it was January (but 75+ degrees). The heated family and adult pools and hot tub were delightful. A shuttle away is the Lodge and one of the facilities golf courses , where we enjoyed listening to the sunset bagpiper on the Lodge lanai followed a delicious meal in the main dining room. This was our 2nd stay and we especially enjoyed the "off-season" pace. All in all, the experience was spectacular. This was our 2nd stay and we especially enjoyed the "off-season" pace.