Conveniently located hotel with GREAT beach
Posted Apr 14, 2017
RWI has a great beach and the rooms are in good shape with a number of conveniences. We had a room for the adults and a connected room for our kids. It worked wonderfully. Having a full kitchen helps to save on costs as well as it is convenient for snacks, drinks and taking sun breaks.
RWI is conveniently located. Walking to shops and a number of restaurants is convenient (~15 minutes) with it being about a 20-25 minute walk to the Salt Mills Area. Parking is available. I'd rent a car (we did).
The bar/restaurant has a good 1/2 priced happy hour. The food is expensive, like other restaurants. The service was a bit spotty (e.g., slow, missed some items on a regular basis) but it is so convenient and the quality is very good. They run special themes on many nights which are a bit pricey but the food quality was good as was the selection.
They have a pool that is next to the bar but seating is limited. It is nice and long which helps if you want to swim a few laps. The "quiet" pool and hot tub are great if you want to read or just chill-out with no noise.
The grounds are like a high-end botanical garden. They are immaculately maintained.
There were plenty of lounges on the beach and many umbrellas. The wave break in the ocean, while gentle, can still make a 1.5-2' drop that can be a little challenging for smaller children. The water was really clear. While there wasn't a ton to see while snorkeling, there were some fish and it was cool to see 10-15' down to the bottom.