I went to the Barbados Almond, and it was fabulous. My favorite part of this experience was the access to all three resorts. There is a free shuttle going back and forth all day long (short ride). I booked the "Almond Surprise" to save a couple of dollars. No matter what resort you get placed at, you can't go wrong. For the adults worried about kids at the other resorts, no worries. They have separate sections. In fact, I think the shows tend to be better because of them. The adults only where I stayed tends to be a little older and for adults looking for a quiet location. A couple honeymooning switched to the other resort. When talking to them, they said they wanted a bigger resort and something with more entertainment. I'm already planning to go back. The food was delicious. A great selection, and you can eat at all three (make reservations before getting there).
I would like to see this resort removed from Cheapcaribbean web site. I was never at a resort where everyone wanted to leave. It was terrible. I was disappointed from the very begining. You drove up to a hut that was to be considered a lobby, brought to a room that was gross, food was bad with no selection. There would be times you could not get food because it was not beining served. Staff was horrific. The entertainment manger, Kevin spoke to me that i may have not researched the resort enough. If I was looking for night life and food served like all the other All Inclusives that I came to the wrong place. Please listen to my warnings that this is a horrible place. Oh Yeah, No Beach and I would not have anyone touch me at the spa.
First I would like to say the Cheap Caribbean is a great company, have used them many times for our trips to the Caribbean. They are organize, instructions that are given are to the tee. The Island is amazing, people are the nicest people I have met. THE ISLAND IS SAFE!!! we took the local bus everywhere. My experience with the hotel was not to our expectations. We have stayed in MANY all inclusive hotels. by far, this was the worst one ever. We read comments, TripAdvisor and decided this was going to be the one. Being an experience traveler the hotel did not meet the expectations. Starting with the room had to pick up the dresser because the drawers would stay open all the time. Bathrooms was extremely uncomfortable when showering the water ran out that you had to put towels to stop from running in the entire bathroom. No space for your toilette in t he bathroom and in the shower. The King bed was two mattresses put together in the middle of the bed you had the hole. The pool area was very nice and quite. The Beach was not what I expected we did know that it had a rock wall, there was no beach to lounge out and the beach was full of rocks. The sports activities, it was 11am no one was using any of the sailfish and the hobie. They told us we need to make an appointment for 1pm or 2pm during which these hours are during the lunch hours; this was another disappointment. Entertainment none a DJ just playing music.
This hotel is in a great location but the hotel itself needs to be upgraded. I had to change my room because the air conditon was not working and the door knob fell off when I was trying to open the door. They switched me to another room and the AC in the bedroom worked fine but the AC in the common area was not working properly. I was in the entrance of the hotel waiting for the bus when other guest s were checking out to go to Almonds hotels. On the way out, I spoke to the taxi driver and he said there were lots of complaints about the the hotel. The dinning options- the restaurants were only open on certain days , they should be open 7 days a week. When I first arri ved I was greeted with rum punch and it was great, but when I went to the bar and order the same thing it was not the same. I went to 2 different bars and received 2 different drinks. So I watched the bartendar make my drink so I could tell the others what I wanted.
I was disappointed in this resort. It was small, old and barely had a beach ( which was a man made beach ) there are three Almond resorts all 30 mins apart from each other... This was definitely the worst of the three. The only impressive aspect of this resort was the room. We got the best room in the resort which was room 427 and right over the water.
I stayed at this resort for 7 days with a friend in early February 2013. It started off on the wrong foot as we were given a 2nd floor oceanfront room when we were supposed to be given a ground floor room...this ground floor room was even confirmed to me via email from a reservation member from the management group that oversees this hotel. The next morning the day shift lobby person now told us a move could not take place until the following day when someone was leaving. We were hoping for 2 double beds but ended up with 1 king & 1 twin bed....not ideal. New room had no clock radio, had to request that. Took 2 requests for a working coffee maker since 1st one didn't work. Key that was given to us for in room safe didn't work. Reservations that were taken for dinner nightly at the Sunset Restaurant was ridiculous & off putting for an all-inclusive, considering even with reservations there was still a line waiting to be seated & always a long wait to be served your food. Most waitresses were sweet & hard working. Cannot say the same for the bad attitudes of the hostesses, especially Sophia, who one day inappropriately & unprofessionally engaged me to answer one of her inappropriate questions....totally unacceptable. Vincent & Lucille from the bar staff were some of the only truly efficient, happy staff....along with the 2 girls who served breakfast daily in the hottest conditions, always smiling! Never received 2 requested wake up calls during our stay, was locked out of our room on the last day & was met with yet another attitude from the front desk staff expecting us to walk up to lobby to get another key, when I requested that they should bring key to us waiting in the bar considering it was their error! New management has taken this resort over & has a LOT of work to do, especially with staff attitudes & maintaining a certain level of efficiency to at least be considered average. I am being generous when I give a 2 palm rating, overall I was unhappy, stressed out & appalled at some of the bad attitudes of the staff there. Definitely cannot recommend this resort to anyone for any reason!!
I went knowing that it was not the newest resort, and that there wasn't a "beach" Our room was beautiful with a great garden few. All the servers were amazing, and the pools were cleaned everyday. The beach was there but small but still got the feel. If you're looking for a nice relaxing vacation- the club is for you. If you want more of a party scene go somewhere else. It was our honeymoon and they did a lot to make us feel special.
It was okay. I was expecting more. The staff was friendly and helpful.
This resort is by far the worst I have ever been too!!! I cried as soon as I arrived! The place is run down, the beds are just as old as the resort! you could actually feel the springs on your back! The food was OK, but the service was horrible! we had to wait at least 45mins to get served our meal and forget about waiting for a drink that would never get there. We always had to get our own! The beach area is soooo tiny its almost nonexisitant! I will NEVER recommend this place to anyone!