| Decameron Maryland|| Gord ~ Northern Ontario|
Arrival: Dec 1 1- 25, 2008
We flew with transat and everything went well on the way done, landing and imagration were a breeze. Very warm when we landed, nice. We were whisked away in a taxi, with our luggage tied in the trunk as others stated. We were at the hotel in under 5 minutes.
We were on the second floor, oceanview, large beautiful room. We had a few problems, hot water occasionally, airconditioner seemed to stop working by morning, but we lived. Beds were hard, but we survived and stiff joints worked there way out quickly. There was a bad waterstain in our room but for the price, who am i to complain, it didn't hurt us. Maid did a great job and we left her little gifts everyday.
Restaurants and Bars:
There is only a buffet here but the food was terrific and plentiful, good variety. Service was very good, staff seemed very determined to have us learn spainish which was okay with me. The pool bar was okay but the beach bar was often deserted and only made mixed drinks or cervasa. We tipped occassionally and all was good. Cigarettes were free at all the bars.
Pool was okay, but cold, beach was okay for tanning, little rocky and rough for swimming but nice public beach is only a few minutes walk, could have lunch and drinks at the Decameron on the beach.
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
There were no activities at this resort, but we did go for a show at the other resorts. We did the zip-line which was amazing and cheap, once we found it. We also went snorkleing and playing with the stingrays which i found to be the most amazing thing i had ever done. We toured the island with a golf-cart one day and had lunch at the San Luis.
Weather was mid 80's every day and sunny, every morning had 15 minutes of rain then sunny and hot. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone. The Maryland is a smaller resort with lots of families in and out every 3 or 5 days from south america, colubia or peru, etc. If your looking for more night-life i would recommend one of the larger decameron's. The only complaint i have is Transat decided to combine our flight with montreals flight and we were diverted to montreal, before we got to go home. I had booked non-stop flights and not even sure how they got away with it, but i did send in a complaint and will see how it goes.
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|Decameron Maryland||William and Nicky --- Toronto, Canada|
First off, we had an amazing time in San Andres! We were there for the first week of February and the weather was above 30 almost everyday. Flight was on time and arrival was problem free. The travel rep put us in a taxi to the hotel but because we stayed at the Decameron Maryland (the smallest of the 5), we had to wait a bit longer because they like to fill the taxi with 4 people. It's a 5 minute ride to the hotel from the airport but it's really not a big deal at all. It's rather charming to get a view that close from below and well, everything at the hotel well makes up for it.
The staff are incredibly friendly, rooms are clean, neat and by far surpassed our expectations especially with the cheap price we got with Nolitour/World of Vacations via Sell Off Vacations ($1000 each all taxes included). Book your seats in advance. It is worth the $10 each way to make sure you get a bulkhead because the Air Transat Boeing 757 is tiny! We stayed for one week. The variety and quality of the food was grea
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