Sorry I didn't get back to your earlier email - I just got it last night - I went on vacation and didn't check email or even turn my phone on - what a treat that was!
Anyway, the trip was great - we all had a blast. The location was ideal, nice and close to the airport. The food and drinks were excellent, the beach and the water were beautiful. The resort as a whole was spectacular, however there were a few growing pains experienced throughout the week; all of which were more than likely due to how new the St. James property was; none of which were bad enough to ruin our trip.
We would go back in a heartbeat, so keep your eyes open for any upcoming specials!
If you have any follow-up questions on our trip or the property in general, feel free to ask, I have no problem sharing!
You are 2 for 2 on vacations for us - can't wait for more!
The trip was fantastic, due almost entirely to the resort, which was the best that we have stayed at. We upgraded to an Ocean Front room on arrival, and it was well worth it. The resort was very clean and the staff was friendly. The food was plentiful and unique, but average. The room and private balcony were the best part of the trip. Butler service came by twice a day and stocked our fridge with whatever we needed (included in price of the room).
As for the diving, I would say it was average. The best part was the convenience. The boat left from the Iberostar Beach resort, which was a five minute walk from ours. The longest boat ride to a dive site was around 18 minutes, which is nice. It was a bit pricey at $60 for a one tank dive, plus $7/each piece of equipment rental, but this is not outrageous for the Carribean.
Thanks for your help. We are talking about going in December to the Iberostar Grand in Mexico.
Hi Renee! Everything was fantastic! The resort was beautiful and we had a blast! They weren't able to give us adjoining rooms ( they only had adjoining king rooms & double rooms). However, they did give us rooms close by one another. Would HIGHLY recommend this resort to anyone!
We've already decided to make this an annual trip and want to book oceanfront next year. Please keep me posted if you run across any great deals!
Thanks again for all your help!
We had a great time minus our luggage not getting there till the next evening. Seems that is a somewhat common problem with a tight connection. Lots of relaxation, subpar food, great nanny service, great room, good value for the money. I would recommend it to families with small kids. Thanks for all your help in putting it together for us.
My wife was in charge of the camera, as soon as we get settled I will have her email them to you. The room and food were great, there were plenty of places to eat. And I wanted to tell you we were upgraded to room service so needless to say we took advantage of that. As far as excursions we only went horse riding which was a lot of fun! The rest of the time was spent on the beach and one afternoon in the spa. We should have taken more excursions but it was nice just relax and do nothing.