I’m not going to mention the name of the hotel until I get home, but let me tell you – this trip to Puerto Rico has completely CHANGED my perception of travel.
We (without knowing) opted for a very small hotel. I am SO USED to going to brands that have thousands of room on property which means everything is typically busy. The pool is always packed. Restaurants need reservations. Staff is pre-occupied. Never second guessed it because I knew no other way.
I’m not in a boutique hotel by any means – but it is VERY SCALED DOWN. Just about 100 rooms in total, but the pool is as large as your typical chain and yesterday afternoon we had it all to ourselves.
I would say in total – MAYBE 25 people were there with us. But do you understand what I am saying – that is spread out against a HUGE SPACE. It was unbelievable!!! I kept looking around thinking, “MAN I’ve been vacationing ALL WRONG all these years!”
When you go away, do you have criteria for your hotel? I never did. I just made sure I trusted the name. Moving forward I will be looking into a few other things INDEED.