Thanks so much for sharing all the details of your trip. I can not imagine dealing with lines and palapa reservations. Becoming more & more thankful that we stay on Eagle beach during the summer months.
Hope your trip home went well!
I would really like to stay a few days or even a week at Eagle Beach. Our visit to Matthews was part of my master plan . There is more within walking distance than we realized. We also learned that we do better on our budget when we don't have a casino to walk past to get to our room. We are working on trying to do 2 trips a year now, so maybe we can compromise and do one week on each side. The wide open beach at Casa Del Mar was really beautiful to look at.
We really enjoy splitting our trip between low rise and high rise. It feels like 2 separate vacations for May we're going back to just the Divi but for November I've booked the Divi and then the Rennaisance for a few nights. It will be nice to try the private island and some of the downtown restaurants.
Wow! Look at all those people around! And you paid for that! I guess we "pay" for the chairs & palapas thru rent as renters or TS owners thru maintenance fees and of course a tip to the guy who sets out the chairs for you. Wow. Loving Eagle Beach more & more. Of course I'm not sure what Eagle would look like during high season - I've only gone during low.
Wow! I don't remember that beach area being that crowded even at Christmas 2012. We were there last June, which was low season, so I cannot compare. I do recall my DH mentioning years ago that the Marriott, Surf Club, Ocean Club were cramming too many people into their beach space.