thanks for the feedback. I thought about booking something in town because of what you mentioned (we are going to the Excellence as well) however I have not found anything that seems like it makes much sense. There was one hotel that others had recommended (I cannot recall the name right now) but believe it or not it their calendar was wide open except for one week where they are all full and that is when I need it. If anyone has some great ideas - please share! It just seemed to me that we could stay at a good, but not extremely expensive AI (something like the RIU Palaces) for not much more than staying somewhere in town and then we would have food and drinks if we wanted them but still be able to go out in town for other things while not feeling guilty. I would love to hear great ideas on any and all options! We would only be doing 4 days for this part of the trip so we are open to advice!