Day #1 Arrival
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When we arrived in
When we walked out of the airport, we were swarmed by taxi, and shuttle drivers yelling and flapping signs at us. We chose one and were told we would have to pay $55 US for a 45 minute drive to our resort.
We arrived at the resort and because it was night couldn’t really see much. The reception area was at the top of a big hill. They had a blue-lit Christmas tree in the lobby. A shuttle bus drove us down the mountain to our room. We did have to switch rooms at first because they had only given us one bed. It worked out though because our second room was further down the hill (closer to the pool area).
The whole resort was built into the side of a mountain; very pretty landscaping.
The dinner area was just adjacent to the pool. IT was all open air buffet style. The beach was just on the other side of the pool. It was all black sand and very secluded. They had kayaks, sail boats and jet ski’s that you could use. There was a volley ball net and plenty of beach chairs around. They even had a security officer that patrolled the beach though I don't know why.