We are owners at the Marriott Waiohai and had our trip planned there for last September, but then we got an email notice that the pool would be closed for renovations for our time there. So we cancelled our reservation and flight, lost $100.00 due to canceling our Hawaii flight, and found ourselves needing to trade. I called Marriott and complained vociferously and all I got was a promise that we would get 100.00 Marriott gift certificate that never came. I thought we should get some help from them getting a trade, but that too never happened. I opted for Marco Island and gave about a six week window for March and April. When we bought at Waiohai, we were assured that we would have great trading power but alas, that is not true. We were called in the winter and told that since we could not get Marco Island, perhaps we should consider Ocean Pointe before it was too late. I think they want Marriott owners there so they can sell them their new resort in the area, Oceana Palms, which I have to say is beautiful. Before we even got there, they called to urge us to attend their sales pitch, but we refused.
When we drove there, we were disappointed in the area. It is just ok. The lobby is not pretty. There is a real dearth of restaurants, but we ended up liking the Sailfish Marina, which does offer a beautiful view, and Johnny Longboats. The only food at the Marriott is at the Tiki Bar, that does serve good drinks and bar food, and there is a Pizza Hut take out At least, there is a Starbucks at the Marketplace, but some of the rolls we bought there were stale. The villa had been renovated; the beds were comfortable, but the living room furniture was not. The pools and the spas though are beautiful, very large, clean, and warm. Every staff member there including service people you might meet in the elevators are unfailingly polite and cordial. We would recommend the boat ride and tour that leaves from the Sailfish, a trip to the Flagler house, a trip through the Everglades, and a visit and dinner at the Breakers in the real Palm Beach. It is the most beautiful hotel that I have ever seen and our dinner there was wonderful.
If I had to do it over, I would stay at the Kingfisher building, but I am not sure if these villas have been renovated yet. That building provides the only view of the ocean while you are at the pool. Hedges at the other pools prevent you from seeing the ocean. Apparently they need to do that to cut down on the wind. It is a shame because the beach is beautiful; unfortunately, it costs thirty dollars to rent a beach chair-a major rip off.
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