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Old 12-14-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Feeling like a sellout - Hyatt in April

I broke down and booked the Hyatt in April. I love that area of the beach and for my two kids having that pool behind me while I'm on the sand just works out well. Has anyone stayed there and had any really positive or negative experiences? I still plan on eating and drinking out around town so I'm not necessarily worried about that.
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The Hyatt has a great location, great food, excellent pools, and friendly and helpful staff.


Buying anything (drinks, food, sun lotion) is going to be more expensive if you buy onsite obviously.


The electrical wires in the pools spooked me a bit at first, but now that the place has been open as long as it has with no electrocutions, I feel fairly confident they did the wiring correctly.


The did a good job getting creative to keep a lot of the natural vegetation in place as well (compared to many other hotels at least).


No need to apologize for staying there
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Thanks, it's just odd for me to stay there and not a small hotel. After all these years I developed a pattern, and this is out of the norm. I did inform the kids that no matter what there will be at least one partial Wah Wah day, where we can eat, drink, and be merry without spending a half week's budget.

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The Hyatt has a great location, great food, excellent pools, and friendly and helpful staff.


Buying anything (drinks, food, sun lotion) is going to be more expensive if you buy onsite obviously.


The electrical wires in the pools spooked me a bit at first, but now that the place has been open as long as it has with no electrocutions, I feel fairly confident they did the wiring correctly.


The did a good job getting creative to keep a lot of the natural vegetation in place as well
(compared to many other hotels at least).


No need to apologize for staying there
They HAD to keep a lot of the natural vegetation/mangrove. But they did tear out a lot of mangrove before and during their construction.
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Thanks, it's just odd for me to stay there and not a small hotel. After all these years I developed a pattern, and this is out of the norm. I did inform the kids that no matter what there will be at least one partial Wah Wah day, where we can eat, drink, and be merry with spending a half week's budget.

A couple of years ago, I went to Wah Wah's every week or two. Some time a while ago (maybe a year? Not sure) I went and the "relaxing afternoon music" was LOUD, as in, not able to talk to the person right next to you without YELLING.


We returned a few times after hoping it was a fluke. So far, no fluke, the music there is just REALLY LOUD now.


Now it's been a couple months since we've been there, so I can't guarantee what things are like now. But just be mentally prepared
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A couple of years ago, I went to Wah Wah's every week or two. Some time a while ago (maybe a year? Not sure) I went and the "relaxing afternoon music" was LOUD, as in, not able to talk to the person right next to you without YELLING.


We returned a few times after hoping it was a fluke. So far, no fluke, the music there is just REALLY LOUD now.


Now it's been a couple months since we've been there, so I can't guarantee what things are like now. But just be mentally prepared
I was there about a month back and it was fine...
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Was there twice in November. Music was fine except on Sunday when a young girl and her Dad were belting out accopella tunes all day long. And the girl had quite a voice. I mean...her projection was awesome! Obviously not Wah Wahs fault though.

As for the original question, we did a day pass at the Royal Hideaway recently. Gotta say, it's nice to go to the beach and be waited on hand and foot once in awhile....
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Was there twice in November. Music was fine except on Sunday when a young girl and her Dad were belting out accopella tunes all day long. And the girl had quite a voice. I mean...her projection was awesome! Obviously not Wah Wahs fault though.

As for the original question, we did a day pass at the Royal Hideaway recently. Gotta say, it's nice to go to the beach and be waited on hand and foot once in awhile....
If you don’t mind me asking, what was the cost of the day pass?
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If you don’t mind me asking, what was the cost of the day pass?
I was told $100usd per person on TripAdvisor but they "only" charged us $80 each since we are Playacar residents.

I know it's a lot, but a nice splurge once in a while. The Reef is $52usd per person for a day pass and you don't even get a towel. For the much higher quality of food and drink, plus great service, I would pay the extra $28 anytime.

All cash, no credit cards.
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I was told $100usd per person on TripAdvisor but they "only" charged us $80 each since we are Playacar residents.

I know it's a lot, but a nice splurge once in a while. The Reef is $52usd per person for a day pass and you don't even get a towel. For the much higher quality of food and drink, plus great service, I would pay the extra $28 anytime.

All cash, no credit cards.
Thanks much. I agree worth the extra.
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The Reef is $52usd per person for a day pass and you don't even get a towel.

The "pepperoni" on the pepperoni pizza at the Reef is very thinly sliced hot dog which is dyed red. (not kidding)
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Was there twice in November. Music was fine except on Sunday when a young girl and her Dad were belting out accopella tunes all day long. And the girl had quite a voice. I mean...her projection was awesome! Obviously not Wah Wahs fault though.

As for the original question, we did a day pass at the Royal Hideaway recently. Gotta say, it's nice to go to the beach and be waited on hand and foot once in awhile....
I was there twice in early Dec. No problem at all.
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The "pepperoni" on the pepperoni pizza at the Reef is very thinly sliced hot dog which is dyed red. (not kidding)
I don't doubt it!
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