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Anyone stayed at Our Lucaya with a child--Westin or Sheraton?

Anyone stayed at Our Lucaya with a child--Westin or Sheraton?

Feb 4th, 2004, 03:32 PM
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Anyone stayed at Our Lucaya with a child--Westin or Sheraton?

I'm confused by Our Lucaya and hoping someone has stayed there recently. We will be a couple with a 4-year old; there are great (inexpensive) packages available for both the Westin and Sheraton (are those the only hotels there?)and wonder what the advantages/disadvantages are to the two properties.

thanks in advance,

Mary
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Feb 4th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Mary,

Do a search on this site. I, as well as others have left lengthy recent reviews on out trips there, mostly positive. May I ask what kind of deals you are seeing and through who? Thanks so much. Make note of my inspection of the kid's club there. Threehearts
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Feb 4th, 2004, 04:56 PM
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I was considering going there this year and I asked a friend of mine that just stayed there last year and she said that the Westin is much nicer than the Sheraton. There were more children at the Sheraton, but the hotel Westin was much nicer.Hope this helps.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 05:14 PM
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Sorry, threehearts, the posts that come up through a search are mostly questions, no reports. The package I saw is through AirTran (I live in D.C.) and the nice thing for us is a nonstop flight. I would love to hear about the kids club!

Thanks,

Mary
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Feb 5th, 2004, 03:12 AM
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Hi
Stayed at the Westin last spring. EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE loads of add on fees like room maintenance charges etc. The property was nice but- wouldnt go back. Not enough value compared to other carrib. islands. Goodluck
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Feb 5th, 2004, 04:42 AM
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We stayed at Our Lucaya (the Sheraton) in October with our two young kids (1 yrs and 3yrs.) We really enjoyed the resort and will definitely return.

Our Lucaya is comprised of three hotels that share several pools, restaurants, a casino etc. The Sheraton is the least expensive hotel. It was nothing fancy, but perfectly fine for our needs. The mini-fridges in every room were great for keeping juice, etc for the kids.

The other two hotels are different buildings but they are both branded as Westin and are supposed to have nicer amenities/interiors than the Sheraton. Westin/Breakers Cay is a high-rise type building in the middle of the resort and Westin/Lighthouse Point is considered the more exclusive, quiet end of the resort. I think Breakers Cay would have the nicest ocean views if you are looking for that. We toured a Lighthouse Point room and it was nice but not really that much bigger than ours in the Sheraton. We wanted connecting rooms since we were travelling with my parents and apparently only the Sheraton offers that feature.

There is a large swimming pool in front of each hotel, but you are welcome to use any of them if you are an Our Lucaya guest. The beaches are open to the public, but the public access point is down near the Sheraton so that seems to be where the day-trippers hang out. The best beach is in front of Lighthouse Point.

We didn't use the kids club but we did use the kiddie pool and playground behind the kids club and nobody minded. There's an opening in the fence to the right of the club where you can get to the pool and playground.

The Marketplace is directly across the street from the Sheraton and that's where we had breakfast and lunch every day. MUCH cheaper than eating on the property, and very convenient.

When we return I think we'll opt for the Breakers Cay building since it's right in the middle of the resort. It's not that far to walk from one end to the other but when you're dragging little kids, beach toys, etc it can seem like a hike.

Overall, I think Our Lucaya is a great value. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Feb 5th, 2004, 07:55 AM
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marymarra...we have stayed at the westin, but left our son with my in-laws (it was our anniversary).
anyway, westin and sheraton are really the same property. they're next to each other and you can use each other's facilities.
the only difference between the two is that the westin building is nicer than the sheraton building..but frankly if you want to save money, i think staying at sheraton wouldn't be such a big deal since you can use westin's facilities (the really nice infinity-edge pools for mom & da/the restaurants/etc...).
there's a nice (and safe) market place across the street with lots of stores and restaurants (we had breakfast/lunch there--much cheaper than hotel's restaurants).
we did not think the hotel was that expensive, frankly.
you can get the westin for $80/night on priceline if you're not afraid of their non-refundable no-change policies...although you might end up with sheraton with priceline, i think.
anyhow, do a search for my screen name "caribtraveler" and should find my trip report from last october. it's called "westin at our lucaya trip report".
 
Feb 5th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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Hi Mary,

The trip report I wrote is under "Threehearts, question for you" from caribtraveler. We very much enjoyed our stay at the Westin and our experience very much is reflected in caribtraveler's reply to you. I live in Chevy Chase and have also been looking at AirTran but have decided to go to Cancun for the weekend and either stay at the Ritz or LeMeridien as the flight times are better for us and the hotels are having wonderful deals. Good Luck. Threehearts
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Feb 6th, 2004, 10:26 AM
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thanks everybody (especially threehearts, I found your message--since we are having the most dreadful weather we both need to go somewhere!).

thanks again,

Mary
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