A Fantastic, Relaxing Spring Break
If you book “Ocean Front” without upgrading to Club Premium, you will get one of the best rooms in one of the buildings that are about 50 yards back from the beach. The only better rooms are “Ocean Front Club Premium”, where you’ll get the same room, but in one of the buildings that is closer to the beach.
Book your dinner reservations right when you get there. We did so through our Club Premium concierge, and had no problem getting a good reservation for each night. Most restaurants open at 6:00, but in reality, it was closer to 6:10. Island time.
There is a train that runs you back and forth from the Palace. Often, if you don’t want to wait for the train, just ask someone to give you a ride on the golf cart. Tip them a few bucks, and you’ve received a quicker, more enjoyable ride. We did this several times on our way to dinner, and then usually walked back.
Bring larger cups that keep your drinks cold. This was a great tip that we read before leaving. The bartenders were happy to fill the larger cups, and we were able to make fewer trips back and forth from the beach.
Men must wear long pants and close toed shoes at the restaurants. Don’t forget to bring them. Ladies, think about bringing something to cover your shoulders once the sun goes down and it gets cooler.
We brought $150 in ones for tips, and probably used about $100 of them. Tipping is not necessary, but we felt it was well-deserved for the service that we received.