Surrounded on three sides by ocean, this resort provides stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean. It stands out in other ways, too, with all the little extras (incense, umbrellas, sunscreen) that are provided in the wood, white, and turquoise guest rooms. A main draw to the hotel is Delphinus, a large aquarium in which you can swim with dolphins, which is a thrill but expensive ($159 per person for 45 minutes). The deluxe dolphin-front rooms allow you to watch performances
from your private balcony, but this area can get noisy at all hours. This hotel is recommended for families; there are plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, like rock climbing and even a trampoline. The kids' club here accepts children between the ages of three and 12, and is open far longer than most other hotels (from 9 am to 9 pm daily). The only catch is that parents aren't allowed to leave the hotel premises while their children are at the club. Every Sunday at 1:30 pm the hotel offers bilingual Catholic mass open to the public.